Situated in the Ménilmontant region of Paris is Gossima, the first true ping pong bar in Paris. Gossima’s owners were former world champions and they have married their adoration of sport with their love of cocktails.
As you might imagine this is a barn of place, housing 8 tables and two bars. Thoughtfully there is enough room around each table for the most expansive game of table tennis without danger of accidental spillage and that’s important. When you’re tired of dancing at one end of the table or the other, Gossima has some of the best guest DJs in Paris.
The all-important cocktail list contains more than a few hat tips to the sport of ping pong. This is a very different bar to the speakeasies and clubs that we usually frequent so we stayed on theme, explored some of the specialist mixes and fell in love with the Smash and the Match. Definitely one to return to.
Gossima, 4 Rue Victor Gelez, 75011 Paris