Café Oz Châtelet

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Café Oz Châtelet Barhoppers who were expecting to find a yellow brick road here will be disappointed – in the case of Café Oz, the name refers to an affectionate nickname for Australia rather than to the land of lions, tigers, and bears –... Paris France 48.8593591 2.3479305
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Café Oz Châtelet - Bar in Paris.
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Party Earth Review Barhoppers who were expecting to find a yellow brick road here will be disappointed – in the case of Café Oz, the name refers to an affectionate nickname for Australia rather than to the land of lions, tigers, and bears... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 5pm–2am, F 5pm–4:30am, Sa 1pm–4:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Café Oz Châtelet Review

The Scene

Barhoppers who were expecting to find a yellow brick road here will be disappointed – in the case of Café Oz, the name refers to an affectionate nickname for Australia rather than to the land of lions, tigers, and bears –...

Barhoppers who were expecting to find a yellow brick road here will be disappointed – in the case of Café Oz, the name refers to an affectionate nickname for Australia rather than to the land of lions, tigers, and bears – except maybe koala bears.

In addition to the alligators that greet patrons at the door, the décor is rich in Australian art and old photographs depicting past generations of Aussies drinking at the pub, and the wood bar and furnishings look like they were hewn by hand.

Oz is essentially a one-room bar and can get quite packed any night, which means those arriving late may have to contend with the doormen – but this is not a selective place, so anyone who can fit is always welcome.

The bar also features an elevated area for the DJ as well as a few smaller side rooms off the main bar that accommodate the overflow of outgoing patrons. The atmosphere is jovial and inviting, but gets a bit funkier at night when the blacklights are turned on and customers dance in the dark.

Rotating theme nights keep the vibe fresh, especially Tuesdays when there’s live music or a DJ, and Sundays when the bar hosts live blues bands. Sports fans needn't worry either, thanks to two giant screens that are always dedicated to the game of the night.

Visitors won’t argue that Café Oz is the same as a journey down under, but it’s definitely worth the trip.

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Tip from Lucas:

Café Oz offers a one-of-a-kind selection of Aussie beers that makes for a good time and a great place to meet other English speakers.

  • Crowd

    A mix of very outgoing French and English speakers, on the young side, 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Occasional live music. TVs tuned to sports.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.

  • Prices

    Occasional cover charge on live music nights. Beer €5+, cocktails €8+, shots €5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    This place gets crowded, so arrive by 11pm to get a table.

Café Oz Châtelet User Reviews

Average rating:
Always a Good Time!
Gabrielle M. Apr 11, 2013
Cafe Oz is definitely one of my favorite going-out spots in Paris, as the people are always fun and friendly and the DJ always plays great music for dancing. The crowd is usually very mixed, with both locals and foreigners, which makes it a great place to meet some really interesting people. My favorite part of this bar is that it is a great place to go and dance with your friends (without getting bombarded by clingy men like in many European clubs). And since the dress code is casual, you don't have to spend hours primping and picking out an outfit, and you can wear comfortable shoes! Trust me, you may think that wearing heels in Paris will transform you into a glamorous, jet-setting fashionista, but in reality, when 4 am rolls around you will just be awkwardly waddling around after the long night of bar-hopping and dancing. So if you find yourself fatigued after a long day of sightseeing and don't want to put too much effort into getting ready for a fun night out, simply clean yourself up a little bit, pour yourself a shot, and head over to Cafe Oz!
Fun and Trendy
Helene M. Mar 21, 2013
For the people who enjoy dancing and drink in a bar, it is the place to go! The decoration is nice, music good, except that the drinks are a little expensive, but overall, don't miss it!
Fun international crowd in Paris!
Hana M. Feb 28, 2013
Bar located in the lively Châtelet les Halles neighborhood. The inside isn’t your typical Parisian café setting, they have surfboards on the ceiling, a crocodile on the outside facade, huge horseshoe-shaped bar. Go before 8pm for their happy hour, after 10pm they turn the music up and dim the lights, it basically turns into a club and becomes packed. They often have games displayed, mostly Rugby and Football. They serve up Australian and NZ beers, pretty much every cocktail known to men, they tend to be bland though. The ones served at Café Oz Grands Boulevards are tastier in my opinion. They have special themed parties and Djs and live artists every other night (Check their website for more info).
Casual and Social!
Danielle F. Feb 27, 2013
Cafe Oz is perfect when you are looking for a more casual, yet still club-like, scene. Though it's a bar, there's a huge open area where you can plan to dance the night away with friends or with the friendly, English speaking clientele. People at Oz are open to socializing and tables along the perimeter also make it an ideal place for groups. Check out their Facebook page for special events (https://www.facebook.com/cafe.oz). Sometimes it can get crowded and there's the occasional cover charge , but Cafe Oz is well worth it on those nights when you are craving a mix between a bar and a club.
Basic, but a lot of fun!
Megan Z. Jan 13, 2013
After meeting some Australians in another city in France, we were urged to come here. It was sort of in the back of our minds because honestly of course Australians would tell us to go to an Australian bar, how good could it be? But then our hotel turned out to be right down the road from it and we saw a huge line outside. We figured the Australians we had previously met must have been right, so we gave it a try! When we first walked inside, it was absolutely PACKED, especially around the bar. The music was a lot of fun and people were dancing (there were even poles that some girls were dancing on, which was entertaining, to say the least). The decorations and beers are all Australian, which was really cute. I heard the food is fun, too, but we were there so late and that wasn't on anybody's mind there. The best part is how friendly everybody is here, because all English speakers bond so easily while in Europe. We met so many cool Australians, both bar tenders and other patrons, and had entertaining discussions about other things to do while in Paris. This was our first night out in Paris and I think it was such a great place to pick, because we felt a little bit at home while in a new city.
crowded but fun
Natalie M. Aug 23, 2012
Really fun! Long line to get in but fun international crowd. We randomly met some guys from Berkeley over beers, which was a relief because being surrounded by snobby Parisians gets old after awhile. Cool decor, but VERY crowded, the line for the bathroom was interminable and I could barely sit on my bar stool because people's backs were pressing into mine.
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