Party Earth Review The word “ephemeral” refers to things or events that only last for a short period, and that notion is clearly in play at Point Ephémère, the ever-changing hub for local, national, and international artists. Managed by non-profit group Usines Éphémère – whose sole purpose is to convert unused buildings into thriving cultural ... read full review of Point Ephémère
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 Among the many hidden treasures of Paris is Favela Chic, a little gem of a restaurant and club tucked into a side street off Faubourg-du-Temple. Finding the illuminated top hat hovering above a small alleyway – the bar’s only exterior signage – is the hardest part, but once patrons arrive, they’ll be swept into the eclectic ... 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 In French, “étages” can refer to the floors in a building or to layered drinks – the kinds that employ different liqueurs to create colored layers – and guests will indeed find multiple floors and an extensive selection of colorful cocktails at the funky Les Étages. Located in ... read full review of Les Étages
Party Earth Review A lofty bar/restaurant/club trifecta, Djoon is where Motown meets the Seine and stylish Frenchies get funky. High painted ceilings complete with Italian frescoes à la the Sistine Chapel create an airy vibe in the large dining area, as chic professionals gather on the egg-shaped yellow chairs to peruse the international ... more
Party Earth Review Although themed bars are nothing unusual on the popular Rue de Lappe, it is nonetheless a pleasant surprise to stumble upon a beach bar in the middle of Paris, which is exactly what patrons find at Bar des Ferrailleurs. Once an old welder’s shop, the tiny one room venue was created by its owner as a tribute to his years ... 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.