Party Earth Review Hosting nightly musicians and featuring a long and sordid history, Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) is a quieter, modern-day version of the famous 19th-century cabaret of the same name. Chat’s third incarnation – the venue moved twice to accommodate its popularity – is a far cry from the theme of the original. Once a hangout ... read full review of Le Chat Noir
Party Earth Review Anyone hunting down college-aged clubbers in Paris will routinely find about two thousand of them at Mix Club on Thursdays, when international students get free entry before midnight. Located at the base of the Montparnasse Tower, this self-described temple to house probably has enough flashing lights to give its ... more
Party Earth Review Among the many hidden treasures of Paris is Favela Chic, a little gem of a restaurant and club tucked into a side street off Faubourg-du-Temple. Finding the illuminated top hat hovering above a small alleyway – the bar’s only exterior signage – is the hardest part, but once patrons arrive, they’ll be swept into the eclectic ... more
Party Earth Review The word “ephemeral” refers to things or events that only last for a short period, and that notion is clearly in play at Point Ephémère, the ever-changing hub for local, national, and international artists. Managed by non-profit group Usines Éphémère – whose sole purpose is to convert unused buildings into thriving cultural ... more
Party Earth Review Eight-foot-tall Greek statues and an ever-present cluster of t-shirt-clad smokers mark the entrance to Le Pantalon, a chill but quirky little bar popular with art students and hipsters. Sporting a décor best described as industrial junk store, the space features exposed silver pipes, random bicycles, hanging plants, and ... read full review of Le Pantalon
Party Earth Review Instantly recognizable by its enormous red marquee, the legendary dance den Le Folie’s Pigalle offers a crazed late-night festival of trance and hardcore techno, lots of go-go girls, striptease shows, and even a tranny night. The club itself is a bare metal-framed concert venue, but the barrage of loud music, disco lights ... more
Party Earth Review Conceived by the same purveyors of custom cocktails behind Experimental Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, Prescription Cocktail Club is a chill, low-profile speakeasy with a constant crowd of the trendy, the hip, and the cool lining up outside its doors. The long bar on the first floor may be the centerpiece of the venue ... more
Party Earth Review Painted red like one of its favorite team’s colors, Rush Bar brings out a crowd of fanatical European soccer seekers, but is also known for having a high-quality and budget-friendly daytime menu that is worlds away from the average sports bar. In fact, unless there’s a big game, the early hours are rather ... more
Ooh lala, Paris got syle! And this is definitely evident at the chic clubs on Rivoli and the dance floors of the Champs-Élysées. In fact, the bars and clubs in Paris cater to international celebrities, models, and jet-setters to create a highly exclusive nightlife scene.
Besides the larger upscale bars and clubs, there are many smaller but equally seductive boutique bars and luxurious lounges that provide a sexy yet laid-back atmosphere. However this shouldn’t imply Parisians can’t be casual; as such exclusivity hardly defines Paris’ elaborate nightlife options.
The hipster set floods the various electronic and break-beat clubs where DJs and dancing are the focal points, bohemians and artists gather at the smoky bars that populate the outskirts of town, while many expats, university students, travelers, and those simply in need of a relaxed evening fill the array of causal Paris bars and pubs, which often feature English-speaking staffs and patrons.