Legendary expat joints aren’t all on the left bank. Harry’s New York Bar near Opera, on the right side of the Seine, has been prolifically concocting cocktails for American and international celebs since 1911. Venerable 20th-century figures, including Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Franklin D. Roosevelt and even the Duke of Windsor, have clinked glasses at “Sank Roo Doe Noo” (that’s the house slogan imitating 5 rue Daunou in a bad French accent, ahem).
Their Bloody Marys, French 75s or Sidecars are peerless—as well they should be, as these drink recipes were invented here. Three hundred whiskeys, a lower-level intimate piano bar Ivories—where Gorge Gershwin reputedly composed “American in Paris"—and special events for Thanksgiving and the U.S. Elections offer variety, but there’s always an impressive cluster of tourists and bar flies—some of which are official members of the bar’s humorously titled club, International Bar Flies.