WHY HERE: With two Parisian cocktail luminaries at the helm, Copper Bay has worked to make drinking an interactive and empowering experience since quietly opening in 2014. Guest education is paramount, and with pop-up Tiki parties and special events always on the calendar, it’s impossible not to be swayed by its charm. (Shhh, ask about the secret menu!) WHY NOW: Dark, cramped fussy-feeling bars in Paris are a dime a dozen. And sure, at times it can be exciting to casually bump arms with the mysterious Frenchman next to you at the bar. Sometimes, though, you want space, calm and plenty of light while still sipping on some (reasonably priced) multidimensional cocktails. When that day comes, Copper Bar is your jam.