Party Earth Review Fashionable for over a decade among fun-loving bohemians in search of a cheap drink, Bar Ourcq is a Parisian original in the far off 19th arrondissement. Situated steps from its namesake Ourcq Canal in the La Vilette area, the bar makes for a perfect spring, summer, or early fall outing when patrons can take full advantage ... read full review of Bar Ourcq
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 former coal merchant’s shop, Café Charbon has been hosting an animated bohemian crowd for over a hundred years, playing host to a chill daytime scene and cozy little late-night dance sessions most nights. The coal shop’s original black iron skeleton and high ceilings have been fitted with elegant lighting, detailed wood ... 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 ... more
Party Earth Review Glitteringly upscale and radiantly pink, La Vue is appropriately named, promising guests panoramic views of practically all of Paris. To say nothing of the panoramic views of all the pretty people inside. Set atop the modern Hôtel Concorde La Fayette – the largest hotel in the city – the venue caters to a hip crowd of ... read full review of La Vue
Party Earth Review Located on the ground floor of the upscale Renaissance Hotel – itself just north of the famed Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées Avenue – Makassar Lounge & Restaurant is a swanky Indonesian oasis for exotic cocktails, fusion cuisine, and nightly chill sessions. The modern space is awash in sultry red hues, from the subtly ... more
Party Earth Review Equal parts bar, restaurant, and concert hall, L’Entrepôt is a welcoming haven for an artistically-inclined clientele of chic young professional couples and edgy hipsters alike. A vast concert hall decked out in twinkling fairy lights, silver mesh, and burnt-orange walls papered floor to ceiling with film posters like Tarantino ... more
Party Earth Review Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs. The young and the bored from all over the city traipse down its bright blue stairwells and into its one underground room, whose ... 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.