Le Syndicat is located around the corner from Gare du Nord in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Rue Faubourg Saint Denis, and the entrance can be found behind a typical graffiti-covered door. It’s easy to see why this understated entrance can be misleading – once you step inside the mood instantly lifts. The urban interior consists of metallic bronze curtains, rich golden hues and complimentary soft lighting which highlights the different textural design elements. Add vibey hip-hop tunes and you know why this spot is a favourite.
Co-founders Sullivan Doh and Romain Le Mouellic self-described this speakeasy as a ‘Organisation de Défense des Spiritueux Français’. Their menu is a celebration of all things French – from exclusive spirits to lesser-known liquors like eau de vie and Armagnac. Beers, ciders and champagne are also available for the non-cocktail drinkers.