Why Are Adults in France Drinking From Baby Bottles?

The Refuge des Fondus bar in Paris is known for serving low-end wine in baby bottles, and it’s not the only bar

One Instagram user called this unusual bar gimmick ‘the stuff of nightmares.’

Is your hipster acting a little bit cranky? Perhaps he needs a nap under his organic, hand-woven blanket, or maybe he needs his bottle.A head-scratching wine bar gimmick has been spotted in Paris: drinking wine and cocktails out of baby bottles. The trend was spotted by Instagram user @Theothernicryan, who quipped: “Stuff of nightmares this. Imagine meeting your mates and getting there late and not knowing what the restaurant was all about and seeing all your adult friends drinking like babies and just carrying on like it was completely normal."

According to Stuff.Co.Nz, a New Zealand news website, the user was walking past Refuge des Fondus bar near the Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre.This restaurant’s “shtick” is serving low-end wine in baby bottles. You might pass this off as just another restaurant gimmick, but wait, there’s more. Zéro de Conduite, a Parisian bar, also serves cocktails from baby bottles. Could this infantile imbibing tradition become a new trend for Paris?


Yelp users actually rave about the experience. Yelper Ryan R. from New York says, “Yes, it is a little odd to drink your cocktails out of baby bottles, but it lasts a little longer and it's so much fun!” Watch out, Brooklyn. The Baby Bottle Café might be coming your way next.