Taking its name from barman Harry MacElhone, who was hired in 1911 and - when the original proprietor hit hard times - ended up purchasing the bar in 1923. His descendants have run it ever since.
Harry’s has been frequented by luminaries from Coco Chanel, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth, Jack Dempsey, George Gershwin - who’s said to have composed “An American in Paris” here - to, naturally, Ernest Hemingway.
One of several bars laying claim to having been the site of the invention of the Bloody Mary, it is generally agreed that the Sidecar and French 75 were created at Harry’s Paris.
Harry's New York Bar, 5 Rue Daunou, 75002 Paris