Party Earth Review Tucked on a side street of Les Halles and marked by the small crowd of smokers that’s usually huddled outside, N’Importe Quoi (No Matter What) is a tiny dive bar that translates the sense of restless desire of its name... ... read full review
16 Rue du Roule
Les Halles, Louvre-Rivoli
01 40 26 29 71
M–W 6pm–4:30am, Th–Sa 6pm–5:30am
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
Tucked on a side street of Les Halles and marked by the small crowd of smokers that’s usually huddled outside, N’Importe Quoi (No Matter What) is a tiny dive bar that translates the sense of restless desire of its name into never-ending drink specials.
Not much to look at inside or out, the bar’s main decorating theme is concert posters, promotional signs, sparse furnishings, a no-frills bar, and an equally unremarkable downstairs bar and dance floor.
The rest of the décor consists of remnants of years of partying and includes a number of sombreros, personal photos, and a collection of bras hanging above the bar – the result of the bar’s Operation Flash Boobs policy that awards free shots to girls who show their assets.
From the bottle-spinning bartenders to the rowdy crowd of students, there’s no doubt that N’Importe Quoi is a bar made for drinking and for ending up under the table – which might possibly explain why the prices and drink specials are written on the ceiling.
Lively and energetic, N’Importe Quoi is a simple dive that offers French character, cheap drinks, and raucous good times.
International students and local blue-collar types, 20s.
Recorded loud rock classics. DJ spins pop downstairs on the weekends.
Happy Hour M–Sa 6–8pm. €15 minimum for credit cards.
Beer €4–€7, cocktails €8–€10.
On Tuesdays for Girls in the City Night when ladies drink free, or on Thursdays for the Happy Hour from midnight to 1am.