Party Earth Review A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians. The hotel’s discreet entrance is little more than a set of dark French doors, but the façade’s simplicity is quickly offset by the sumptuous ... read full review of Hôtel Costes
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 ... 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 Beer lovers unite at Le Falstaff, a welcoming venue that serves up over one hundred and thirty imports from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and everywhere in between. Wooden walls and booths, tiled floors, hanging football jerseys, and vintage beer signs give the place a traditional pub atmosphere, as do the students ... 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 ... read full review of Café OZ Blanche
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 ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Left Bank, Bistrot des Artistes is an informal and relaxed bar ideal for those looking to unwind with friends on a cold Parisian night. Although green spotlights – coupled with the spiky typeface of the bar’s sign – may give the façade a ghostly feel, any eerie sensibilities are lost ... more
Party Earth Review Opened in 1968 as a gathering spot for locals during Paris’ legendary student revolt, Le Pub Saint Germain remains a neighborhood hotspot that bustles with activity both day and night. Located in a prime 6eme spot and open 24/7, the place brings in droves of young professionals for the weeknight Happy Hour, and it’s a tourist ... 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.