Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take: Ever wonder where all the cool kids in Paris hangout? They’re all over at L’Inconnu, a new hotspot in the Strasbourg Saint-Denis/Bonne Nouvel ..." more
19 Rue de Mazagran
Party Earth Review Opened in 1936 as a ladies-only club in the heart of Pigalle’s red light district – and frequented for a time by the legendary Edith Piaf – Chez Moune expanded its client base in 2008 when it converted to a late-night dancing den that attracts an eclectic mix of fashion conscious clubbers and chic hipsters ... more
54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
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
Bowling Alley / Club
Reviewed by sian h.
"Just a quick drunken stumble away from L’Arc de Triomphe, Duplex is nothing if not convenient. This underground multi story club can be a bit of a mis ..." more
2 Bis Avenue Foch
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Situated in a prime location right in front of the Louvre, Le Cabaret (known as Le Cab) is a chic and glamorous restaurant and nightclub catering to a young and fashionable international clientele. Although the restaurant and terrace offer a delectable menu in a romantic setting, the real draw at Le Cab is the chic and ... more
2 Place du Palais-Royal
Party Earth Review Coeds in the mood for some serious partying won’t want to miss Back Up, a rowdy mess of drunken revelry and meat-market mingling. The vast purple room, which features flashing green lasers, clusters of glittering disco balls, and an immense dance floor, swarms with preppy boys and party girls getting down to the DJ’s mix ... more
18 Rue de la Croix Nivert
Party Earth Review When not restricted for private parties – as this popular Champs-Élysées venue so often is – Le 1515 is a pounding chaos of weltering dance fiends looking to party until dawn. Opened as Man Ray just after the millennium by Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall and Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, and John ... more
34 Rue Marbeuf
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Built as a hunting lodge on a bet between Marie Antoinette and the Count of Artois, the elegant Bagatelle Chateau and Gardens in the Bois de Boulogne now form the stunning backdrop to a program of cultural events, concerts, and an annual rose competition. The Bagatelle restaurant itself, which serves lunch and dinner year ... more
42 Route de Sèvres à Neuilly
Party Earth Review Originally one of the most famous jazz venues in Europe, 130 Club (formally Slow Club) now targets a younger crowd by offering electronic and house DJs, as well as weekly live hip-hop performers. Although the club has been named and renamed over the years, the space still boasts part of the original 1950s Slow Club marquee ... more
130 Rue de Rivoli
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 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
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A Paris institution, Rex Club has consistently attracted a dance crowd since the early 90s – and indeed the music and dance floor are the heart and soul of the venue, where beat-loving patrons enjoy a mix of powerful, funky sounds played by some of the hottest bands and DJs around. The live techno, house, and hip-hop are ... more
5 Boulevard Poissonnière
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.