Party Earth Review A premiere destination for sophisticated partiers in search of an elegant night out, Barramundi is a luxurious restaurant during the week and a hopping club on Saturdays. Entering via a sweeping elliptical staircase which leads to a dimly lit main room, chic couples take seats on tufted gray banquettes, sipping cabernet ... read full review of Barramundi
Party Earth Review The name La Fourmi (The Ant) suits this bar and café well, an unassuming, hipster hotspot that passersby could easily miss amid sex shop-riddled Pigalle’s larger distractions. Very much a local’s scene where artists and music lovers gather for drinks, the venue draws its eclectic crowd from the surrounding area, which ... more
Bar / Mexican Restaurant
Party Earth Review Owned by two New Yorkers, a Colombian, and a Mexican, Candelaria is a lively little joint that attracts a youthful, international crowd with its authentic Mexican cuisine – a tough find in Paris – as well as its quirky cocktail creations put together by a mixologist from the Experimental Cocktail Club. At the front is ... 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 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 ... read full review of L'Entrepôt
Party Earth Review Hosting nightly musicians and featuring a long and sordid history, Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) is a quieter, modern-day version of the famous 19th-century cabaret of the same name. Chat’s third incarnation – the venue moved twice to accommodate its popularity – is a far cry from the theme of the original. Once a hangout ... more
Party Earth Review Owned by a diehard street art and vinyl enthusiast, 35 Tours is an intimate venue that feels kind of like stepping into a minimalist New York apartment circa 1985. Large records strung in neat rows above the slick glass entrance highlight the retro feel of the place, transporting creative-minded regulars back in time as ... more
Party Earth Review Something of an institution for American study-abroad students in Paris, Le Violon Dingue (The Mad Violin) is an energetic bar decorated entirely in US sports memorabilia that does double duty as a bumping little club as the night wears on. The ground floor offers up a pretty standard pub vibe, with young sports lovers ... 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.