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Apéros Frenchies x Paris: all info about past and upcoming afterwork events, promotions, and recommendations.

Aperos Frenchies Welcome

The Breakdown: Get to Know Apéros Frenchies

Apéros Frenchies was founded by French sisters Marie Anne and Eliz You in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany in 2015. After traveling and spending time as expats in several countries they were missing the little touches of home. So they decided to unite the French expatriate community and share their culture and culinary tastes with their new community. What better way to do this than through a casual Apéro? This is how Apéros Frenchies was born!
The Beginnings

Who could have known in September 2015 how quickly we would grow, and how many cities we would have the opportunity to bring the French tradition of Apéro! From our very first official Facebook event at the Westin Grand Frankfurt, we were excited to meet people who wanted to experience the French Art-de-Vivre. It was a year of firsts, from Summer Garden Parties to our Comme à la Maison event at Coco-Mat ! We even partnered with some of our favorite brands like Tara Jarmon and Ligne Roset and invited you to exclusive events. 

While Frankfurt is the birthplace of Apéros Frenchies, the heart of the company will always be in France. After an expansion to Munich (2016) and a trial in Stuttgart, Apéros Frenchies came to Paris in December 2018. We knew we were creating events we would want to attend, and Paris welcomed the concept with open arms. The year was filled with beautiful locations and fun moments on rooftops and on terraces all over the city!

Our Expansion

Who doesn’t love unpretentious fun at some of the best venues in the city? As ex-pats ourselves, we recognized how wonderful it was to be able to meet people in a convivial atmosphere. So we knew it was the right time to expand to more cities and bring the French Art-de-Vivre with us! We took Apéros Frenchies to Bogotá, Colombia, and London, the UK in 2019 and brought all of you along with us.

As with any rapidly expanding startup we took all the experience we gained and worked hard to maintain our values. We knew we wanted Apéros Frenchies to be a place where people from anywhere could feel at home. To that end, we have always worked to introduce all of our Frenchies to the best people we know in the best places we know.

Finally, we decided to turn our website into a place where everyone could come for inside tips! We currently comb through our international afterword event cities to find places we hope you will be excited to discover. 

The Future

Apéros Frenchies organizes monthly events in 6 cities around the world: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, and Bogota. We’ve come a long way, but as we look towards the second half of 2020 we are excited to get back to basics!

Expect more of the same after-work events you know and love, but with more fun twists! Who knows, maybe we’ll bring back our garden parties later this year? Until then, we are excited to present you all to more small businesses in the start-up community.

As we work to get through the ongoing crisis, keep an eye on our At Home Apéro series! Start reading here, and be sure to keep up with us to catch all of our upcoming content.

We are looking forward to the time when it will be safe once again to introduce you to the best, trendiest places in your city. Until then we encourage you to join our unique community by subscribing to our newsletter, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Instagram.

Normandy Le Chantier Reflection

CBD? Password Please… – Normandy Le Chantier, Paris

The legendary Normandy Le Chantier’s location in the 1ere Arrondissement has put it in the middle of all the action in Paris since 1877 but if you know where to look, you might just find one of Paris’ best kept secrets…

 

 

Paris is full of beautiful Haussamanian architecture and enough history to amaze even the most well-traveled explorers.  However, this newest addition to the Machefert hotels, Normandy Le Chantier, might just be in the most dreamy Parisian quarter. Going there is already an experience of its own, it is just moments walk from the Louvre and other popular tourist attractions. However, don’t let the history and imposing architecture put you off! The Normandy is anything but a conventional hotel located in the Paris city center. Don’t expect the conventional experience here, the front-desk is replaced by employees wearing post-war work overalls, who will welcome you with a large smile.

Like its name “Le Chantier” suggests, the hotel is undergoing extensive renovations but remains open to offer you an immersive experience. The cherry on top could be the plant-based canteen and pâtisserie, “Le Comptoir du Chantier”. You can enjoy a delicious buffet-style meal at any time of the day that is centered on natural ingredients and goodness.

If you’re looking for a nightlife option, however, Normandy Le Chantier welcomes you to come and find their hidden speakeasy! If you can find the entrance, follow the spiral metal staircase down into the Belle-Epoque style boudoir room and enjoy the REHAB bar. It is one of the first cocktail bars of its kind offering CBD-based and alcohol-free cocktails. Relax in the dim light, and immerse yourself in decor from a different time. Good luck and happy hunting….

Need a hint? The door is hidden behind the answer to this riddle. DM us on Instagram and check out their page here!

When you look at this
You see perfection
Because what you see
Is your reflection

 

 

Normandy Hotel
7, rue De l’échelle
75001 Paris Metro 1

 

 

La Rotonde Stalingrad – Le Refuge, Paris

Tucked within La Rotonde Stalingrad, Le Refuge offers a cozy and chic cocktail bar with a retro touch. Text your group chat and assemble your crew for happy hour, this is one place we will be back to!

We had a great time dancing the night away with you earlier this month at La Rotonde Stalingrad‘s Le Refuge! The location right on the water was the perfect setting to grab a few cocktails, enjoy the music from the Guettapen team, and catch up with all of you. 

The setting was absolutely gorgeous! Built-in the 1780’s just before the French Revolution, the main room features vaulted ceilings and Romanesque columns. If you stop by early in the evening you can have a bite to eat at one of the food counters located just outside. Perfect for an after-work Apéro!

If you’re really hungry, why not sample some of the delicious Italian food on offer at the Trattoria.  Come during the day to visit and discover the design concept store as well and art gallery, or stop by at night to sip a cocktail at the Refuge bar or dance at the mini club.

You know by now what to expect at an Apéros Frenchies event!

A special thank you as always to our partners Lillet and Ricard for the delicious cocktails and thank you to all of you. We love networking with ex-pat and local professionals and enjoying an evening with great vibes from all of you.

The music line-up for the evening was truly the highlight and featured some of our favorites. Be sure to check out Alex Wackii and his music here, Dori & LINE  and their music here, Mino and their music here, and of course Unclassified and T.P’s music here.

We are looking forward to gathering with all of you again soon, but until then be sure to keep up with us on social media! Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything Apéros Frenchies. By the way, have you checked out our Apéro At Home Series yet? Catch the first article here, and be sure to subscribe now to never miss an update

Dirty Lemon Bar Interior

Delicious Cocktails and Inspired Mediterranean Small Plates – Dirty Lemon Bar, Paris

What do you get when you mix a chef trained in Michelin starred restaurants, an innovative cocktail bar concept, and the delicious Mediterranean inspired small plates?

Well, you get Paris’ very own Dirty Lemon Bar of course! When she and her staff are not turning dirty lemons into delicious cocktails, Chef and owner Ruba Khoury is imagining up some truly delicious small plates. There are the Mediterranean dishes you know and love, but Chef Khoury has touched on the rustic essence of her ancestral Palestinian palate to introduce her guests to an array of dishes that are sure to please any taste!

 

Its location in the 11eme Arrondissement of Paris also makes it the perfect place to have an after-work apéro. Apart from the cocktails and small plates, the menu features some very solid wine choices and the Parisian favorite BAPBAP beers.

Check out the pics below and next time you’re in the neighborhood be sure to stop in pour un petit apéro!

DIRTY LEMON BAR
24 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm – 2 am

 

California Dreaming in the Heart of Paris – BREAK, Paris

California Dreaming in the heart of Paris? Break Paris welcomes you to their tennis courts for a match and casual apéro treats. Soak in the chill ambiance and enjoy a delicious cocktail on the terrace. What more could we ask for? 🌴🎾

Apéros Frenchies is excited to present to you a new Parisian crush – Break.paris which just opened a few months ago on the 17th. We love them for their fresh Californian inspired cuisine and fun neon decor. Oh! And did we mention they have a hidden terrace…?

This is our go-to when we want a dose of chic & trendy while still keeping the chill vibes! So, grab your crew, or have a drink with your colleagues, and make sure to let them know Apéros Frenchies sent you!

A Breathtaking View of Paris – Skyline Bar Melia, Paris

The Skyline Lounge & Bar invites you to experience Paris from a whole new perspective! The stunning rooftop bar, located in the Melia Paris La Defense Hotel, boasts a full range of cocktails and delicious tapas for you and your crew.

We can’t wait to see you there for our next Afterwork, with breathtaking views 19 floors above Paris!

Psst.. Want to experience the Melia hotel for yourself? Be sure to check out our Instagram contest for a chance to win one night’s stay for two, including breakfast and 1 welcome drink per person at the Skyline Bar! Bonne chance! 

À bientôt, Frenchies ! 

Behind the Bar Sape Bar

Afro Chic Meets Parisian Charm – Sape Bar, Paris

Looking for a hidden gem in Paris? Apéros Frenchies presents to you Sape Bar the colorful and vibrant bar that will leave you in awe! Located just steps in front of the Gare du Nord, here you can find handcrafted cocktails and the most amazing staff 😍

Our Parisian Frenchies know we love this spot from our last two events – so when you go be sure to mention your friends at Apéros sent you! 

Bisous! 

Hotel De Sers Restaurant Area

Luxury Hotel off the Champs-Élysée.. Ohh la la! – Hotel de Sers, Paris

We bring only the best to our Frenchies! Hotel de Sers is a 5 star boutique hotel located in the chic 8th Arrondisment of Paris. This former private mansion of the Marquis de Sers is just steps away from the Champs Elysee. With views on the Eiffel Tower, and beautiful bar and restaurant area, it was the perfect place to kick off a new year of events in Paris.

It was lovely to see all of your lovely faces in this incredible setting! We enjoyed music by Apéros Frenchies favorite, DJ My Little Pony, who kept the celebratory feeling going all night long. A thank you is of course in order for the team at Hotel De Sers for making sure all of us felt welcome, and keeping that coat check line moving! 
We must, of course, shout out our awesome partners @Lillet and @Ricard for the delicious cocktails! They made sure our glasses were filled all night long and were made deliciously every single time.

Last but certainly not least, we hope you were able to chat with the team from Barnaby! Never ask your friends what they’re up to tonight ever again, instead come prepared with a list of some of the coolest bars and best deals in the city. Just a couple taps away, Barnaby is the app with the best bars for any circumstances!

See You Soon Paris!

Ready to Start Adulting? – OY Conseil

Setting up a bank account? Taxes?! Investing!!? I’m sweating already. Adulting is hard enough, but doing it as an expat in your second or third language can be even harder!

This is why we have decided to partner with OY Conseil to make sure you know how to get a little extra help if you need it. French Bureaucracy takes a special and patient touch when it comes to financial paperwork.
Luckily, OY Conseil is a Personal Finance Advising firm that can help you organize your financial situation. They can help you manage your savings, plan for retirement, structure your investments, better understand your wealth management strategies, and provide you with tax optimization recommendations. Let OY Conseil help you wrap your head around your financial future! If you’re looking to start a business, they are even prepared to advise Auto Entrepreneurs in the proper way to structure their business activities, and more!
Co-Founders Ousséni Parkouda and Yves Jérome are experienced and understand the needs of both Expats and French business owners and employees alike.
So whether you’re freelance, full time, or you’re working on your next big business idea, you can trust OY Conseil to present tailor-made solutions for your current and future financial projects or challenges! Think of them as your modern answer to all the traditional banking and finance problems you might come across. Ready to hear more? Head over to their website now!
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