The bar hotel Littré Paris, a quiet and intimate bar
- About the hotel
Did you know that it is possible to have a drink or a cocktail in the Littré hotel bar, whether you are a client of the hotel, just passing through the area or a resident of the Montparnasse or Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood.
A hotel bar where you can sip cocktails
Open from 3:30 p.m. to midnight, the bar at the Le Littré Paris hotel has areas nearby where you can relax and sip a cocktail after a day of work or sightseeing in the capital. Perfect after a day of shopping in the nearby streets, or to extend your evening after a play.
A place for cosmopolitan encounters, exchange with the hotel staff or a moment of relaxation with yourself, our hotel bar welcomes you in its calm, warm and entertaining atmosphere.
Under the Veranda, in summer and winter, relax in our armchairs and sofas. Our hotel bar in Paris is the perfect place to relax and change the atmosphere of your drink.
The menu of our hotel bar in Paris, a menu adapted to your desires
A warm and comforting drink during an autumn in Paris, a fruit juice to refresh you from the summer heat, or a spirit for your end of evening: the menu is the image of your desires! Come to the bar hotel Littré, in all seasons, you will receive an attentive welcome.
You will find a wide range of choices of aperitifs, cocktails and vintage wines, available by the bottle or by the glass. To be enjoyed at the hotel bar or on the terrace of the rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower, a glass of our famous champagnes from renowned French houses, ideal for an excellent evening.
The expertise of the hotel bar Le Littré: a barman who listens to you and advises you
Our barman, listening to your desires, adapts to your preferences and offers you the best products. Attentive listening is brought to you at the hotel bar Le Littré, a quality service and a mastered mixology. Our barman David, as a real passionate, presents you his colored, sweet or fruity works of art.
From the blue lagoon to the cosmopolitan through the caipirinha, a colorful show is offered to you at the calm and relaxing hotel bar of the Littré Paris.
And if you order the barman’s favorite cocktail, he will serve you a cosmopolitan! To make it, David reveals his recipe.
For this cocktail, you will need :
- Half a lime
- Ice cubes
- Vodka (5 cl)
- Cointreau (2.5 cl)
- Cranberry juice
- An orange wedge for decoration
To make this cocktail, squeeze the juice from the lime. Then, with your shaker, pour the ice cubes first, then the vodka, the cointreau, the cranberry juice, the lemon juice and the lemon. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. For decoration, add an orange wedge. Your cosmopolitan is ready to be enjoyed!
What is your secret for a successful cosmopolitan?
My secret for the cosmopolitan is to put the lemon that I have squeezed beforehand in the shaker and to shake it. For a cocktail that I have never made before, for example, you should always taste it before serving it to the customer. A bartender has to be honest, if the cocktail is not good, you have to recognize it and not serve it to the customer.
A bartender is like a chef, he makes sure that what he proposes is good before serving it to the customer
David’s interview, at the bar of the Littré hotel
David, our bartender, gives you his advice on the bartending profession. A former social worker who lived in Canada before moving to Paris, he has turned to a profession of action and passion. His desire to learn allowed him to add to his bow the realization of cocktails and drinks of all kinds. His desire to create human contact during your tasting is a real exchange and sharing of ideas.
What do you prefer in your job?
The human contact, the exchanges with the customers.
What are the qualities needed to become a good bartender?
For me, the qualities necessary to be a good bartender are relational qualities, essential to create human contact, sensitivity, a sense of humor, creativity, honesty and a good presentation.
Sensitivity is important in order to understand the customer’s needs, you have to be sensitive to his tastes in order to offer him the most suitable choice if he is undecided.
Sometimes, a customer orders a cocktail that I don’t know, I ask him the ingredients, if he remembers the taste of this cocktail, if it is rather sweet, fruity or bitter. I have to use my imagination and be creative in order to recreate the cocktail he tasted. The customer even tells me that my cocktail is even better than the one he tasted before!
Relational qualities are essential in this job. Friendliness, a smile and a sense of humor are essential.
It is a relationship of exchange with the client: I use my personal experience to create a link with my life experience in Paris. I use the interpersonal skills I acquired during my former job in the social sector to listen and give the best advice.
People say that a bartender should not talk about sensitive subjects such as politics or religion, but I think this is wrong. A bartender can talk about anything if he knows how to do it! You just have to find a balance, listen without judging each other’s opinions and engage in a constructive discussion.
Finally, a bartender must have a perfect presentation, especially when working in a 4 star hotel.
What advice would you give to a young person starting out in the profession?
I think that age doesn’t matter when you are starting out, it’s the passion for the job that counts and the relational skills. You have to like having contact with customers.
I would give them the advice to challenge themselves and evolve. There are different types of establishments where you can work, you can go from a small neighborhood bar to a starred hotel bar. You can evolve in the profession and become a head bartender, manage your own team, which makes your skills evolve. Then you can take on the challenge of moving on to more and more prestigious hotels. Young people are lucky to have the energy, it’s a physical job all the same.
Immerse yourself in the world of the hotel bar and in the daily life of its staff!