The next time you are in Paris stop in Baton Rouge…

Photo courtesy Le Baton Rouge – Pigalle Facebook page

If going to Paris wasn’t cool enough, we’ve found a new reason to plan a trip across the pond.  Located in South Pigalle, Le Baton Rouge is a bar inspired by Louisiana libations, cuisine and of course voodoo.  Among the decor you’ll find inside are the state flag of Louisiana, the city of Baton Rouge flag and the familiar purple and gold of LSU.

Photo courtesy Le Baton Rouge – Pigalle Facebook page

Le Baton Rouge – Pigalle sits at 62 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 75009 Paris right in front of Causses grocery store.  Shortly after the bar opened Stéphanie Chermont of ParisBouge.com wrote…

“À la carte, the mixes have something to stir our taste buds: whiskey, rum, maple syrup, spices, milk, liqueurs, syrups and especially the art of knowing how to choose ingredients for cocktails who breathe America. It takes 13 euros per cocktail and the taste experience is worth the detour. The two bartenders were inspired by a little magical book, the “Famous New Orleans Drinks” hined on the internet for traditional recipes and found elsewhere in France.”

She continued “To accompany these Paloma y Mula, Louis of Pointe du Lac, Green Beast and other Nola Fizz, Baton Rouge also offers typical dishes of New Orleans: a Po’Boy Sandwich, a Mojo Criollo sauce with bread for example. What succeeds the drink and a change of scenery for a night, the decor is more than neat. For the curious, do not hesitate to observe the voodoo niche stashed in the great room on the left when entering, it is full of treasure of the boss!”

Photo credit: Philippe Martineau

The Times Insider Travel named Le Baton Rouge one of the six coolest bars in Paris.

From their insider review:

In south Pigalle, the Louisiana-style lounge Baton Rouge has wooden loungers, peanut shells underfoot and 1930s New Orleans concoctions including pelican milk — Jim Beam, walnut liqueur, maple syrup, Cajun spices, egg yolk and milk. Perch at the bar, and munch one of their three-napkin po-boy sandwiches, or retire to the lounge to flop into high-backed wicker chairs and imagine yourself on the porch of the plantation house.

Photo Courtesy Jennifer Lenechet via Le Baton Rouge – Pigalle Facebook page

So the next time you are in Paris, remember the bar Baton Rouge!  It’s located at 62 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 75009 Paris and open Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am.