Party Earth Review Created by three young Frenchmen with a dream to open a cocktail bar in Paris – somewhat of a rarity in this city – Experimental Cocktail Club is just that: a baroque-styled one-room bar that specializes in intricate classic cocktails bursting with basil, lemon grass, elderflower, and lord knows what else. Located on a ... read full review of Experimental Cocktail Club
Party Earth Review Facing an array of shops on bustling rue des Archives, Les Marronniers offers people-watchers a stellar terrace experience in the heart of the über liberal Marais. Afternoons see the many wicker chairs under the venue’s deep red awning fill with chatty students, buff gay couples, and groups of girlfriends dissecting the ... more
Party Earth Review Combining board games, drawing, and trivia with a selection of tasty cocktails – all named after cartoon characters – Le Zéro de Conduite (“Zero for Conduct”) is a quirky bar that doesn’t take anything very seriously. Not even drinking, seeing as patrons have to “sip” ... 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 Eating and drinking is the heart of Paris nightlife, and one of the best places to do both is at Café Charlot. Formerly a neighborhood boulangerie, Charlot is now a lively, crowd-pleasing bistro that offers its fashionable patrons an authentic French café experience. A restored 1950s zinc bar is the centerpiece of this ... read full review of Café Charlot
Party Earth Review Part of a chain of seven Frog pubs, Frog and Princess is a no-frills sports bar that brews its own beer and is frequented by a primarily English-speaking crowd drawn in by the home brews, numerous TVs, and loudly cheering sports fans who gather to watch their favorite teams. A long bar, simple dark wood fixtures, and rustic ... more
Party Earth Review Despite its militaristic address, the only fighting going on at 25 Degré Est is for the best seats on the large terrace bar, where sun-kissed patrons can sip sweet cocktails as they admire the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin. Summer ensures this open terrace is the star of the show; a magnet for mellow young professionals ... 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
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.