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Hemingway Bar

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Address: 15 Place Vendome, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-43-16-30-30
Description: This small bar in the Ritz-Carlton is designed in Ernest Hemingway's style...
This small bar in the Ritz-Carlton is designed in Ernest Hemingway's style and features bartenders well-versed in Hemingway lore.
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Nice bar

The Hemingway Bar is in the Ritz CArlton Hotel in Place Vendome Paris. Set in such an impeccable location, the bar is small, quiet and discreet. The bar staff serve up the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Hemingway Bar is in the Ritz CArlton Hotel in Place Vendome Paris. Set in such an impeccable location, the bar is small, quiet and discreet. The bar staff serve up the most delicious cocktails and the genteel ambience is perfect for drinks before a night put or to meet up with friends.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This bar is a tribute to Hemmingway. Went with my American friends and we stepped in with confidence as the Ritz (guards) knew exactly where we were going. Walked past all the displays of expensive treasures, and soon we reached the bar. I ordered a bloody Mary, perfect!! My friends ordered the house drink called the Serendipity, which is made... More 

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Marietta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been going to Paris, France every year since 1998 which is the same year I discovered the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris hotel. This bar is the classic bar from the 20's in every aspect. Although you can no longer smoke your cigar in the bar, they have a terrace that accommodates smoke. This bar pours classic... More 

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Australia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A few years ago, after many previous trips to Paris, I booked this experience which I cannot believe I did not discover, years before! Basking in the warm ambience of this famous space of The Hemingway Bar, in the gorgeous Ritz Hotel was an absolute joy! Colin Field (the world' stop bartender, rated by Forbes magazine) was great; welcoming, humorous... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Went here after dinner with friends. Fantastic service, lots of choices, and very good value! Non smoking section was great

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

First of all, if you're planning a trip and reading this the Hemingway Bar is CURRENTLY CLOSED but they will be reopening. I wanted to take my husband here and was fortunate enough to wander in the last night of service before closing. The staff had family members in for the evening and were all celebrating the place they love... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This should be taken off Tripadvisor. Waste of time. Went all the way just to find out it was closed. Should be taken off the app.

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Miami Beach
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

It is most unfortunate that the Ritz Hotel has closed this historic landmark designed by Hemingway. We went to see it June of 2012 and were politely told that is was not open to the public.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We love coming here for the delicious drinks and fantastic atmosphere, not to mention the attentive service, excellent bar men and tasty snacks. Too bad we'll have to wait until it opens again in the soon-to-be-reinvented Ritz. So sad to see it go, but glad to hear that they don't plan on changed the bar at all. Now off to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I always wanted to go to Bar Hemingway having read most of Hemingway's biographical material and finally went. It lived beyond expectations. Intimate and classy, momentos everywhere, excellent martinis with wonderful "snackings". Love the ambiance. It's small and feels exclusive. Dress appropriately, and keep your voice down to continue the feeling.

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