Red House

Paris: Red House

First, things, first. I’m a Southerner who grew up along the 1-10 corridor learning to drink in dive bars from New Orleans to New Mexico. We’re talking jukeboxes with Lynyrd Skynyrd on repeat, late-night taco trucks, motorcycle clubs chalking cue sticks and chefs playing pinball while drinking Budweiser from a bottle. This is everything that I love about Joe Boley & Jen Riley’s Texi-Cali Red House. These talented restaurateurs (Sister Midnight) create authentic concepts from their shared experiences in the American West & Europe. Red House is so well-done: bangin’ craft cocktails (hello, they are a World’s 50’s Best Bar), food, staff, decor & classic rock DJ nights all create a vibe that make you want to stay all night. Local legend Omid Tavallai (Co-Founder of Emperor Norton/Transplant Kitchen Podcast) is the “taco slinger” – making killer bar snacks from scratch: tacos, queso nachos, chicken wings and more. The bartenders are knowledgable, friendly and remember faces and drink orders like no-one’s business. Red House has it ALL, including a disco ball, Metallica pinball machine and big screen TV for football matches. Game, on.

Vibe + Crowd:

It’s a packed house especially late-night for the classic rock playlists / DJ sets (think Ted Nugent, 38-special, Guns ‘n Roses) with beautiful food and cocktails …all under a disco ball and longhorn skulls. It looks like a dive bar – but it is CLASS. You’ll find everyone from locals to industry friends having a great time.

What to Order:

Anything the bartenders suggest from dry martini’s, shots of rye whiskey and old-fashioned’s paired with Omid Tavallai’s birria tacos of the week. Everything is handmade with love: think salsa macha, bbq pulled pork aged & fresh kimchi, taqueria pickles and more.

Getting In / When to Go:

No reservations, walk-ins only. One of the few places in Paris with a late-night license so this is where you go when you aren’t ready to go home yet;

Red House