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 ... read full review of Café Charbon
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 A popular concert hall and club, Scopitone – which takes its name from a 1950s French video jukebox – is one of those rare velvet rope venues with an open-door policy, albeit with a cover charge, that attracts an international crowd of street-smart hipsters and fans of indie rock coming to see The Kooks and Junior Boys ... 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 Catapulted into fame when it was featured on Sex and the City in 2004, Kong is an over-the-top, très chic restaurant and bar designed by Philippe Starck. Inspired by Japanese pop art, the East Asian theme is given a modern translation and features such bold touches as a fluorescent green stairway, a glossy orange bar with ... read full review of Kong
Party Earth Review Tucked on a side street of Les Halles and marked by the small crowd of smokers that’s usually huddled outside, N’Importe Quoi (No Matter What) is a tiny dive bar that translates the sense of restless desire of its name into never-ending drink specials. Not much to look at inside or out, the bar’s main decorating theme is ... more
Party Earth Review It’s the land down under by way of Paris at Café OZ Blanche, one of five Australian-themed bars in the OZ chain that cater to rowdy packs of expats and the locals who love them. Operating hours suggest owners forgot to reset the clocks after flying in from Sydney, but with its location on a heavily touristed stretch of ... 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.