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 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 / 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
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take A basement hideaway located in Champs-Elysées, a famous and exclusive area in Paris, Le Madam is a favourite for the city’s socialites and si ..." more
128 Rue La Boétie
Party Earth Review Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs. The young and the bored from all over the city traipse down its bright blue stairwells and into its one underground room, whose ... more
105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review A secluded little hotspot that has been on the Parisian scene since 2004, Le Baron is a tiny nightclub with a big reputation. A dark, red-velvet lounge surrounded by two-way mirrors gives way to the club’s only other area, a simple room featuring a long bar and a collection of fashion photography. The “casual glam” factor ... more
6 Avenue Marceau
Party Earth Review The word “ephemeral” refers to things or events that only last for a short period, and that notion is clearly in play at Point Ephémère, the ever-changing hub for local, national, and international artists. Managed by non-profit group Usines Éphémère – whose sole purpose is to convert unused buildings into thriving cultural ... more
200 Quai de Valmy
75010 Paris, France
Party Earth Review Docked on the River Seine, Batofar (Lighthouse Boat) is indeed a boat remodeled in the 1990s to host concerts and a late-night dance scene. It was such an instant success that a dozen other party boats popped up along the riverbanks – but the original Batofar is the only one left standing and still delivers ... more
13 Quai François Mauriac
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
Club / Historic Bar
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take: One of the oldest clubs in Paris, open since 1946, and featured in a few movies and in fashion spreads on the pages of Italian Vogue, Le Memp ..." more
3 Impasse Bonne Nouvelle
Party Earth Review Originally founded by famed disco mistress Regina Zylberberg and popular with big name celebrities well into the 1980s, the swanky Chez Régine has been transformed by its new promoters into an even more sparkling venue. Once past the picky doormen, fashionable patrons descend two flights into a dark basement ... more
49 Rue de Ponthieu
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.