Where to Watch the World Cup in Paris: Le Bar at Le Bristol

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Le Bar at Le Bristol

World Cup fever is gripping the globe, and Paris is no exception. If you’re traveling to the French capital and looking for a stylish spot to watch the action, head to Le Bar at Le Bristol at 112 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. Named “Best Luxury Hotel Bar Worldwide” in our 2013 Awards of Excellence, Le Bar has organized a month-long celebration in honor of the World Cup. Le Bristol is no stranger to soccer, as this is where David Beckham lived while playing for the Paris Saint Germain team, and he could be routinely seen in the bar.

All the games (6 pm World Cup kick-offs, followed by all the matches from the second round on) will be shown on the enormous mirror TV screen. Head Barman Maxime Hoerth will be recommending the signature drinks associated with the countries playing each match (Caipirinha, anyone?). Along with the custom cocktails, you can partake in tapas created by Eric Frechon, the hotel's Michelin three-star chef.

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Le Bar at Le Bristol

The “First half" menu includes a drink and four tapas for €40; the 
"Second half" menu features two drinks (choose from: cocktail, beer, glass of wine or champagne), four savory tapas and four sweet tapas, for €70
." The Extra time" menu includes a bottle of Deutz champagne plus a selection of eight tapas for €180. And the 
"Penalties" menu includes a bottle of spirits of your choice plus soft drinks and a selection of eight savory tapas and four sweet tapas for €290.

An added plus: Guests will be able to bet on the final score for a chance to win a prize. If someone guesses correctly, they’ll score an invitation to bring a friend for a cocktail and tapas soirée at Le Bristol. If more than one guest correctly guesses the score, they’ll each be treated to a free signature cocktail that evening, and then a draw will determine the winner of the invite. For more information, visit www.lebristolparis.com

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