Studio Paris

Club / Lounge
Studio Paris Studio Paris in Chicago's River North is a swanky rooftop club with big name DJs & A-list crowds. Join the 1% in Chicago with Party Earth. Chicago United States 41.889804 -87.630406
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Party Earth Review There’s always a line of stiletto-wearing ladies and sharply dressed dudes outside Paris Club restaurant, and though the swanky French eatery is itself ridiculously popular, most of these folks are waiting to get up the... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    W–F, Su 9pm–2am, Sa 9pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Studio Paris Review

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Studio Paris in Chicago's River North is a swanky rooftop club with big name DJs & A-list crowds. Join the 1% in Chicago with Party Earth.

There’s always a line of stiletto-wearing ladies and sharply dressed dudes outside Paris Club restaurant, and though the swanky French eatery is itself ridiculously popular, most of these folks are waiting to get up the stairway in back that leads to Studio Paris.

Patrons enter the rooftop club’s lounge area first, where plush black leather couches line the walls beneath artful nude photographs, after which they step into a dark but lively world awash in steel pillars and sweeping dark gray floors.

The décor is sparse, though several portraits of past guests and big-name performers on the otherwise bare walls, as well as potted palms, a wall of grass, and a fully retractable roof – for when the weather cooperates – offset the industrial tone.

A single bar with a glossy black countertop takes up the center of the venue, split between the lounge and dance floor on either side and helmed by elegantly dressed bartenders who whip out bottles of pink champagne and custom cocktails for their big-spending audience.

Two open passageways on either side of the bar lead to the dance area, where the lucky few who gain entry to this intimate club can groove to notables like Kaskade, Avicii, and deadmau5 performing just a few feet away.

With its regular A-list performers and an A-list crowd to match, Studio Paris is classy, cozy, and perfect for anyone who can afford the check at the end of the night.

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Tip from Adriana:

The only way to guarantee entry is to go with bottle service. Luckily, table inquiries are easy to make on Studio’s website.

  • Crowd

    VIP partiers, young businessmen and CEOs, wealthy River North set, models, local celebrities, diehard fans of the DJ, early 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Big-name guests and in-house DJs spin everything from house and electro to dubstep.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Some larger events require advance ticket purchase. Check venue calendar for latest details.

  • Prices

    Beer $8+, wine and champagne $100+/bottle, mixed drinks and cocktails $10+, shots $9, bottle service $250–$22,000.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dressy: dress shoes, blazers, suit jackets, vests, button-downs, collared shirts, sky-high stilettos, designer jeans, club dresses, miniskirts, perfectly styled accessories.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest DJs of the week.

  • Close By

    Mercadito Chicago (108 West Kinzie Street) is an upscale Mexican restaurant and lounge with more than 100 types of tequila to accompany its meals. And there’s always the haute French cuisine at Paris Club on the ground floor, though reservations are strongly recommended.

Studio Paris User Reviews

Average rating:
Beats & Blazers amongst a HiSo crowd
Terra S. Jul 23, 2013
Studio Paris is an example of music as living art. With hot DJs and current artists, there are fewer places with a better beat on the weekends. I would recommend this for all those who enjoy house/dubstep music. Make sure to dress up for a night here- the crowd is hiso. If you are going with a group of friends, the bottle service is definitely worth it- however, if you are flying solo or perhaps in a duo, drinks a la carte may be best on the billfold.
Best club in Chicago
Alexis A. Jun 24, 2013
Studio Paris is nowhere close to the best clubs I've been to in NYC, Miami or Europe. That being said, it is hands down the best club in Chicago. THE CROWD: Well-dressed, decently good-looking (top 10% of Chicago), and in their mid-20s to mid-30s. Lots of doctors lawyers, bankers, and traders. Have decent amount of money, pops decent number of bottles, usually Vevue or Dom Perignon. DOOR POLICY: Extremely strict - in fact more strict than most clubs in Manhattan - mainly due to the lack of other good clubs around. WITH a table I'd arrive before midnight because there will be a wait regardless. WITHOUT a table reservation you need to be sure to arrive before 10 PM (at which time the place will still be empty). You could always get there early, get stamped, and leave out the restaurant entrance to go out somewhere else until it starts to get popping after midnight. The door men (Ian, Ryan, and Ryan) won't know, because once you're stamped you re-enter through the restaurant entrance. MUSIC: Mixture of hip hop and house. Almost 50/50. Pretty up-to-date. Good sound system, especially if you're dancing on the table haha! Small dance floor if you're not at a table though. Sat nights are big, but I personally prefer Thursdays as the music is somehow better then. AMBIANCE: After the recent re-modeling I personally think it looks a lot more chic. Big windows and closed roof creates an open-feeling. All in all I think if you can get in smoothly, you'd have fun. The door is always a hassle though, and I've waited over 30 minutes many times when I was joining a big spenders table.
The Scene
Balsa R. Mar 4, 2013
When you decide to go to this super chic place have in mind that you wont get in without waiting in line a while in a huge line. Once you enter you will notice awkward nude pictures in the hallway but after passing the elegantly dressed bartenders and sharply dressed crowd make a pleasant contrast. To accompany this crowd and great interior you will have the best performers out there just aside you. Notice that the lounge and dancefloor are split aside beautifully People inside are douchey - hate them or love them ... its up to you. But honestly why would someone hate luxury and pretty people? If you aren't this is a good way to get a taste of the lifestyle - the European lifestyle... Paris!
Its like Paris!
Neha P. Feb 27, 2013
Studio Paris is aptly titled because it truly resembles the swanky, snobby city of Fashion. Outside the club you'll see a line of well-attired people waiting for hours attempting to gain entry by snobby bouncers. Getting into Studio Paris is relatively more difficult than other clubs in Chicago, and most of time only possible through table reservation. Once inside, though, the bottle service and overall atmosphere is like fantastic. The music, like the city of Paris has its moods. Sometimes its pumping and at others there is a lull but the club overall is always buzzing. Despite expensive drinks, the bar is busy and as the night continues the music tends to get progressively better. Go to Studio Paris if you want table service, expensive drinks, and a “high life” sort of night out. It’s a good time, but not the easiest place logistically.
Into it... but could equally blast deadmau5 in my apartment
Sara T. Oct 1, 2012
Okay sooo Studio Paris is definitely a "thing" in Chicago. It's owned by the Melman brothers (of the Lettuce Entertain You fam) and it's obviously super chic and cool and awesome and the music is sick. People there are equally pretty as they are douchey and are generally into bottle service and showing girls how much money they can spend. However, please note, if you aren't trying to spend a bajil dollars, I wouldn't recommend this spot. If you don't like waiting in line (for an unforeseeable amount of time), don't go to this spot. If you happen to have friends who like getting tables and who like sick DJs - by all means - this is your mothership calling you home. All in all - I'm personally totally obviously into it... but prepare yourself for the adderall-induced scene.
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