Party Earth Review Something of an institution for American study-abroad students in Paris, Le Violon Dingue (The Mad Violin) is an energetic bar decorated entirely in US sports memorabilia that does double duty as a bumping little club as the night wears on. The ground floor offers up a pretty standard pub vibe, with young sports lovers ... read full review of Le Violon Dingue
Party Earth Review Even for a hotel of almost mythical extravagance and size, The Bar in Hotel le Bristol is staggeringly luxurious. Dripping with chandeliers and studded with flower sculptures, the large marbled room manages to remain on the safe side of gaudy with a tasteful and calm atmosphere that belies its grandeur. Plush antique settees ... more
Party Earth Review The puckish air of a playroom meets serious food and drink at La Cantoche Paname, a hip Parisian bistro featuring walls covered in nostalgic kitsch, from mounted Nutella jars to the smiling visage of Kermit the Frog. Patrons can reminisce about grade school as they hopscotch in – yes, there’s a course drawn on the floor ... 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 Social Club’s reputation for hosting the best DJs in the city, taking chances on new French indie bands, and offering the most diverse roster of musical genres has earned it an enthusiastic and devoted following in the Paris music scene. A nondescript corner entrance leads fans down a set of shabby stairs ... read full review of Social Club
Party Earth Review On the heels of the success of Prescription Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club added another hotspot to Paris’ nightlife in 2012, this time in the form of a hybrid steakhouse/underground bar collectively called Ballroom du Beef Club. The restaurant, which offers an intricate menu ... more
Party Earth Review A cozy neighborhood favorite for denizens of the 17th, Sans Gêne (“shameless”) is a colorful little restaurant where friends can chat and recharge for the day or night ahead. Tables on the sidewalk terrace – which make for a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee and croissant – extend ... more
Party Earth Review As the name implies, La Quille (“The Pin”) is a classic bowling alley and pool hall, though seasoned bowlers might be really confused when they first walk in the door. That’s because bowling here is all Duckpin, which means the bowling balls only weigh a couple pounds, the lanes (a whopping six) are quite a bit shorter ... 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.