Party Earth Review A stadium-sized sports bar and club, Le Players specializes in soccer matches and themed soirées for university students, but has enough TVs available to lure any fan of rugby, basketball, and even baseball. At three... ... read full review
161 Rue Montmartre
3: Bourse; 8, 9: Grands Boulevards, Richelieu-Drouot
01 40 26 92 00
Tu–W, Su 7pm–midnight, Th–Sa 7pm–6am
Often opens earlier for games, check website for details
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
A stadium-sized sports bar and club, Le Players specializes in soccer matches and themed soirées for university students, but has enough TVs available to lure any fan of rugby, basketball, and even baseball.
At three stories high, the venue can play host to close to one thousand revelers, from the massive dance floor downstairs to the long rows of simple modern tables and brown leather couches that make up most of the mezzanine and top floor.
During the day it’s all sports bar, attracting large groups of college kids and preppy young professionals with its thirty flat-screens tuned to every game imaginable. But come nighttime on Thursdays through Saturdays, the place buzzes with bustling packs of dolled-up twenty-somethings ready to mingle and dance under a glass ceiling lit by multicolored strobe lights.
The 80s and 90s Nights on Thursdays are a big hit with a regular clientele probably born in the 80s and 90s, while Tout Doit Disparaître! (Everything Must Go) night on Fridays promises some of the cheaper ways to get sauced in the area.
The basic menu of burgers and tapas won’t win any culinary awards, but two bars keep the crowds swimming in brews and sweet cocktails while bottle service areas allow folks to get a little spendy if the spirit moves.
Whether for a widely-viewed international soccer game or an unknown bout of basketball, or to club it up till dawn with a young crowd, Le Players makes it easy to get comfortable and stay le night.
Sports fans, preppy young professionals, packs of college kids, and internationals looking to catch a hometown game, early-20s to mid-30s.
The 80s and 90s nights are heavy on the rap and R&B, with a few Spice Girls classics and other silly throwbacks thrown in for fun. Other nights, the DJs spin a wide range of popular dance music. Thirty flat-screens tuned to sports.
Small menu of appetizers, burgers, and salads, with a few Asian additions like spring rolls. A prix fixe menu offers an appetizer with entrée or an entrée plus dessert. Happy Hour Tu–W, F–Su 7–8pm.
Cover charge €0–€20. Tapas €4–€16, salads €6–€14, entrées €13–€14, prix fixe menu €30. Beer €5–€8, cocktails €10, shots €4–€6, bottle service €120+ (€40+ on Fridays).
Casual to casual clubby: jeans, sweaters, sneakers, button-downs, blouses, skirts.
Fridays for the biggest dance scene and great drink discounts, or any time a big match of interest is on.
O'Sullivans (1 Boulevard Montmartre) isn’t quite as large, but has a similar dedication to showcasing sports and becomes a club/live music venue on the weekends.