Party Earth Review A popular spot for the college crowd, Lizard Lounge is a friendly neighborhood bar set in the predominately gay Marais scene. Housed in a three-story wooden structure, Lizard Lounge is comprised of a main floor and second-level balcony with classic café tables for the lunch and brunch crowds and features a simple décor ... read full review of Lizard Lounge
Party Earth Review The name La Fourmi (The Ant) suits this bar and café well, an unassuming, hipster hotspot that passersby could easily miss amid sex shop-riddled Pigalle’s larger distractions. Very much a local’s scene where artists and music lovers gather for drinks, the venue draws its eclectic crowd from the surrounding area, which ... more
Party Earth Review Self-described as Paris’ only “temple of live rock,” Guinness Tavern is an Irish-style pub that has been serving up cold beer and hard music every night since the mid-80s. The classic brown and gold façade gives way to a dark interior of wood-paneled walls covered in traditional Irish beer promotions, and a plethora of ... more
Party Earth Review A lot has changed for the gay Parisian community since La Champmeslé first opened in 1979, but this popular lesbian bar has never loosened its ties to the movement, and consistently hosts exhibits, musical acts, and LGBT-themed shows. The deep violet but otherwise unassuming façade barely hints at the venue’s proclivities ... more
Party Earth Review Conveniently located amid a preponderance of drinking dens that practically beg for a pub crawl, The Lions is a traditional English watering hole that doubles as a haven for sports fans. Several flat-screens – one in nearly every corner – are reliably tuned to rugby, soccer, and cricket, while a weekly viewing schedule ... read full review of The Lions
Party Earth Review Opened in 1968 as a gathering spot for locals during Paris’ legendary student revolt, Le Pub Saint Germain remains a neighborhood hotspot that bustles with activity both day and night. Located in a prime 6eme spot and open 24/7, the place brings in droves of young professionals for the weeknight Happy Hour, and it’s a tourist ... more
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 ... more
Party Earth Review With its three floors of drinking space and a staff that speaks numerous languages, The Long Hop is often considered to be Paris’ international student drinking headquarters. Passing through the bright blue entrance hung with flags from various nations, patrons find themselves in a typical American/British pub environment ... 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.