This cafe bar is in the very trendy Menilmontant triangle, (see the RSS tags for details) and is considered an institution by the cool, biker and chic punk clientele. For a more underground and edgy feel, you need to trip to the nearby Feline, but back to Lou Pescalou. Chess players, models, artists, revolutionaries, rock and rollers, writers and above all, idealists abound. The most French of past times; « righting the world » should have been invented here. For that matter, it probably was. The establishment dates from 1900 and prepare for an historical fast-forward of Parisian life from the turn of last century until now. Tackle a game of billiards whilst grasping the essence of what it means to be Parisian for Parisians. Regular live acts and exhibitions add to the hip factor. A MUST detour factor to be combined with all the other secret haunts in this blossoming quartier of cool. Check the web site for more details.
14, Rue des Panoyaux – 75020 Paris