Bar Hemingway

Bar Hemingway, Paris: Hours, Address, Bar Hemingway Reviews: 4.5/5

Bar Hemingway
4.5
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
About
The world’s most famous (and smallest) Bar owes its name to the journalist and writer who was a regular. With Colin Field, the twice-named "Best Head Barman in the World", the legend lives on... Every evening, many fans and followers strive to land one of the 25 seats in this iconic Bar with the aura of a Members' Club. Tufted leather armchairs, a library, photos and an old-fashioned typewriter, the absence of music to encourage conversations... the alchemy of the place is indescribably special: just one visit and you’ll understand.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 1st Arr. - Louvre
How to get there
  • Madeleine • 3 min walk
  • Opéra • 6 min walk
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NJmomof3kids
Elizabeth, NJ279 contributions
Iconic bar
Mar 2020 • Couples
Iconic bar that we had to visit. Loved the ambiance. We sat at the bar. Great service. Not rushed. My husband was able to get Tito’s vodka which he had been missing.
Written 18 March 2020
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A C
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
Underwhelming drinks
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent location and impressive service. Very nice atmosphere and lots of history but we went there for the drinks and unfortunately, these are only your average drinks that you can get elsewhere for half the price. The signature drink, Serendipity, was ok, the Hemingway daiquiri was like something you would mix at home and the classic espresso martini was lacking... most of the taste you’d expect. Still recommend the venue but don’t expect so much from the ”world renowned drinks”...
Written 16 February 2020
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Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review concerning your moment at the Bar Hemingway and for taking the time to share with us your feedback. How wonderful it is to read that you appreciated our location as well as the service! Our staff is dedicated to provide you with the best service and we are more than happy that we succeed in this. However, we are sincerely sorry to read that your experience during your last visit did not fully meet with your expectations. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back in our property. Kindest regards from the Ritz Paris, Christophe Wong
Written 3 March 2020
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MichaelEdinburgh
Edinburgh165 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jan 2020
Following the advice of other reviewers, we turned up at around 5.45 to await the bar opening, which it did bang on 6pm. As we were among the first 20 or so folk to seek admittance, we were soon seated at a comfortable table and placed our order. It was a Sunday evening in January, but even os, the place was immediately full and places only became free at around 7 when people who had come just for one drink headed off. We stayed for two, despite the 30Euro price tag.

The range of cocktails is immense, with all the classics on offer as well as more innovative drinks of the bar's devising. The atmosphere was very special and we were happy to pay the price premium for the surroundings, superb service and 'exclusive' feel of the place, which has resisted expansion and any hint of cashing in on its reputation.
Written 29 January 2020
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Dear Sir, Thank you for your very kind review regarding your recent visit at the Ritz Paris and for sharing your impressions with us. We are delighted to read that you loved the cozy atmosphere of the Bar Hemingway as well as the gracious service provided by our dedicated team. It is a pleasure to feel that you enjoyed your evening at 15 Place Vendôme. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back very soon for another incredible experience. Warmest regards, Christophe Wong
Written 4 February 2020
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prguru2015
Salford, UK588 contributions
Of course this bar must be visited
Feb 2019
Smaller than expected but the thrill f walking through the iconic Ritz Hotel is a pleasure in itself. It is certainly worth an aperitif or a nightcap.
Written 20 January 2020
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Dear Madam, dear Sir, We would like to thank you for your nice comment regarding the Bar Hemingway. We are happy that you loved your experience with us. All the team of the Ritz Paris hopes to welcome you back very soon for a new Parisian experience. Kindest regards, Christophe Wong
Written 23 January 2020
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KnifeandForkToGo
18 contributions
Peter Collin Field in thee Hemingway Bar at Paris Ritz
Jun 2019 • Business
Excellent place to see the rich and famous. Colin has been mixing us beautiful cocktails for 15 rear. A regular stop for us when in the City
Written 15 January 2020
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Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the Bar Hemingway and that you appreciated the drinks prepared by Colin Field and our bartenders for years. Please, be assured that we will let them know about your kind words. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in your Parisian favorite Bar. Best regards, Christophe Wong
Written 23 January 2020
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CptGirl68
Cape Town Central, South Africa463 contributions
Step back in time
Jun 2019 • Solo
The fabulous Bar Hemingway at The Ritz Paris takes you back in time to a bygone era.

Service is just fab, it’s beautifully decorated, champagne served in old world coupes. Not cheap however but you get fabulous bar snacks thrown in so that somewhat makes up for the price of a glass of champagne.
Written 10 January 2020
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Dear Madam, dear Sir, We would like to thank you for your kind words. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your moment with us at the Bar Hemingway. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for a new Parisian experience! Kindest regards, Christophe Wong
Written 15 January 2020
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esl75
1 contribution
Nasty help, obnoxious servers
Dec 2019
We were harrassed because my companion wore walking boots - during the train strike! We were asked to leave, in no uncertain terms & in the most unpleasant manner - treated like criminals.
Written 16 December 2019
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Dear Sir, dear Madam, Thank you for your comment. Please note that we have a certain dress code in our property to respect the other guests staying or visiting the hotel. We are deeply sorry that you felt that way. We thank you for your comprehension. Ritz Paris
Written 9 January 2020
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Escape592672
4 contributions
Great date night in Paris!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Fabulous cocktails and atmosphere! My husband and I went on a Sunday evening while on holiday in Paris. Doors open at 6pm. We arrived around 5:40 and there was already a line forming. If you arrive at 6:05, chances are, you will not get a seat until later. The place is small but oh so quaint. Order the hot dogs and sliders!
Written 5 December 2019
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Chère Madame, Thank you for letting us know about your positive impressions following your recent evening at the Bar Hemingway. There is no better satisfaction to read that you and your husband loved the cocktails as well as the ambiance. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon for another incredible experience at the Ritz Paris. Kindest regards from 15 Place Vendôme, Christophe Wong
Written 16 December 2019
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TravelingFan22
Olympia, WA1,413 contributions
Elegance!
Nov 2018
Although it's called the Hemingway Bar, you don't see that name on the wall. It's right inside the elegant Ritz Hotel.

I came in alone, but was not at all uncomfortable due to the welcoming staff. The service was attentive but not overbearing. I just ordered a glass of wine, but a little dish of heated mixed nuts arrived as well. When I finished the first dish, they refilled it immediately!

It took me a minute to figure out why there was a little cushion on the floor to the right of my chair similar to a doggie stool. It was for my purse!

I walked around the hotel afterwards and took pictures and it was totally okay.
Written 31 October 2019
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Chère Madame, Thank you for your very kind review regarding your recent visit at the Ritz Paris and for sharing your impressions with us. We are delighted to read that you loved the cozy atmosphere of the Bar Hemingway as well as the gracious service provided by our dedicated team. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back very soon for another incredible experience. Best regards from 15 Place Vendôme, Christophe Wong
Written 8 November 2019
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dgray7772k
Melbourne, FL103 contributions
Drinks
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very good drinks but was hoping waitress wld have spoke about the bar history a bit. Was a novelty. Hot dogs were very good.
Written 22 October 2019
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Cher Monsieur, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your last visit at the Bar Hemingway. We are saddened that your experience did not fully meet with you expectations. However, we are more than happy to read that you appreciated your drinks as well as our famous hot dogs. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back very soon at the Ritz Paris. With our best regards, Christophe Wong
Written 23 October 2019
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