Paris of the 1890s had several supernatural nightlife options, each of them with marvelously outlandish gimmicks. In the 1899 book Bohemian Paris of To-Day by William Chambers Morrow and Edouard Cucuel, the authors visit several of the City of Lights darker drinking destinations, such as the Cabaret du Néant ("The Cabaret of Nothingness") in the neighborhood of Montmartre.Read more here via Frogsmoke.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I've been to some hellish bars in my day but none with coffins, skeletons and/or angels (although I've run into more than my share of devilish types). I'm not inclined to ponder my own mortality while sipping absinthe but if I'd lived in Belle Époque Paris I may have gone full-blown goth. Who knows?