Club / Music Venue
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My take: One of the best music venues in Paris, because of their calendar of festivals and concerts, has to be Gibus. The club opened its doors in 196 ..." more
18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Party Earth Review A former synagogue may seem like an odd place for a Parisian hotspot like Le Pompon, but there are few, if any, hints left to point to the building’s past. Nowadays, in fact, the ground floor looks more like an aristocrat’s living room, the subterranean club gets bumping fast, and the stylish clientele is equal parts hipster ... more
39 Rue des Petites Écuries
Party Earth Review Located next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music. Once a workman’s shop, the massive space was converted to a movie theater at the turn of the twentieth century, and then played host to all types of ... more
109 Rue Oberkampf
Club / Fusion Restaurant
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 ... more
3 Rue Taitbout
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Formerly known as L’Alternative, Le Tigre is a small and exclusive music venue that draws a young crowd of twenty-something hipsters, groupies, and music snobs. Rocker-styled patrons and fashionistas who make it past the door will find themselves in a cozy one-room space decked out in a baroque-inspired décor of red velvet ... more
5 Rue Molière
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Anyone who’s ever wondered what the legendary Studio 54 was like just needs to spend a night at the VIP Room, where that same star-studded energy is alive and kicking and the red carpet is rolled out in honor of models, French Open tennis pros, and even Madonna when she launched an album here. Such high-profile ... more
188 bis Rue de Rivoli
Party Earth Review Draped in dark velvets, Chacha Club is a trendy Italian restaurant, bar, and club that overlooks the beautiful gardens of Les Halles – though the regular jet-setting clientele is probably focused more on each other. Inside, the maze-like space sports a sleek art deco décor through and through, with leather banquettes, parquet ... more
47 Rue Berger
Party Earth Review Masterminded and designed by famed filmmaker David Lynch, Club Silencio – named for the theater featured in Mulholland Drive – is a stunning and ultra-exclusive nightclub/bar/concert venue/whatever-eccentric-show-Lynch-has-in-mind-tonight kind of place. Once past a small sign and down six dim flights of stairs, international ... more
142 Rue Montmartre
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
64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Club / Sports Bar
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 stories high, the venue can play host to close to one thousand revelers, from the massive dance floor ... more
161 Rue Montmartre
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review An extravagant venue that lives up to its name, Le Magnifique is an elegant cocktail club that manages to create a uniquely decadent yet very relaxed atmosphere. Comprised of a series of salons, the club features an elaborate décor of deep velvets, antique touches, and rich, inviting black leather sofas that beckon to the ... more
25 Rue de Richelieu
The bars mostly close around 2am, but many of the clubs in Paris keep the nightlife scene going well into the next day, and cater to everything from glitzy fashion hounds to penny pinching students.
It is the City of Light, after all, and Paris clubs light up the night all over town. Jet-setters and glam socialites check into the glorious clubs in Rivoli and the exclusive nightclubs along the Champs-Élysées, while everybody can find a place to suit their needs and styles in the northeastern districts – especially in Ménilmontant, Belleville and Canal St-Martin where everything from jazz clubs to blues clubs to sex clubs sprout up like weeds.
The Bastille clubs are also always hopping with world-renowned DJs, but the coolest thing about clubs in Paris may be the fact that so many of them are built inside amazing historic buildings. Bagatelle, for example, was originally a hunting lodge frequented by Marie Antoinette, and now plays host to amazing annual parties like Eurotrash Disney.
The clubs in Paris are a feast for the eyes as much as the ears, from ultra-private hotspots where patrons practically need to be on a first-name basis with God to get in to crazy circus-styled dance clubs with acrobats and little people flying through the air.