Party Earth Review It’s pretty hard to miss the theme at Buddha Bar, where flowers and statuettes flank the entrance and the delicate perfume of fragrant Oriental incense teases the air. But the true experience begins when patrons are confronted by the 40-foot statue of the meditating Buddha that dominates the dining room, and the exhilarating ... read full review of Buddha Bar
Party Earth Review The livelier sister bar of Rue Louvre’s Promenade Lounge – and with the same Big Apple attitude – Café Le Pavillon has enough loud music and animated conversation to make patrons think they’re in Gotham City itself. Groups of students and relaxed hipsters settle in on the wicker chairs outside to smoke, drink, and peruse ... more
Party Earth Review With its signature red-and-white striped awning, warm orange lighting, and garrulous crowd, Le Bar du Marché manages to stand out on a delightful street chockfull of open-air bars and restaurants. Always aglow with activity, this lively Parisian hotspot could be considered the headquarters of the “bobo” phenomenon – a ... more
Party Earth Review A quick walk from the historic marché d’Aligre street market and equally close to the Bastille party circuit, Le Baron Rouge harkens back to the wine bars of yesteryear when the vino was cheap and the conversation perpetually loud. Early weekday afternoons see graying retirees and families with kids in tow posted along ... 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 ... read full review of La Cantoche Paname
Party Earth Review A festive fusion restaurant just a stone’s throw from the lively Oberkampf area, Ave Maria takes a quintessentially Parisian side street and transports it to locales all over the world. Once past the vivid green exterior, artsy types and trendy bobos enter a colorful savanna of fairy lights, paper garlands, vintage art ... more
Party Earth Review A far cry from the literal translation of its name – “the general food store” – L'Alimentation Générale welcomes a diverse mix of music lovers looking for an eclectic mash-up of DJs and live performers. An audience of chill students and hip intellectuals promises a calm midweek vibe, as patrons perch at the scattered picnic ... 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
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.