Party Earth Review Not shy about having one of the strictest door policies in Paris, Neo – located just off the Champs-Élysées – proudly hypes itself as a hangout for the young stars of today and unabashedly touts its long roster of celebrity guests. Chic patrons are known to pull up to the velvet ropes with a car service or entourage, so ... more
23 Rue de Ponthieu
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review Hip-hop is king at Twenty One Sound Bar, with soul, reggae, and French rap serving court as well, thanks to DJs who keep a basement-style bash going five nights a week. Typically free to enter, the venue attracts an unpretentious crowd looking to let loose on the tiny concrete dance floor, as DJs weave a mix of old ... more
20 Rue de la Forge Royale
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
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
Nightclub / Members Club
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My take: You can still smell the sex in the air at No Comment, a former swinger’s club in Champs-Elyseés. All the original décor is still in place wit ..." more
36 Rue de Ponthieu
Party Earth Review If Six Seven were to be described in one word, that word would be “swanky.” And if it were to be described in six or seven words, those words would be “good lord the people are pretty...here!" Everything about this club exudes chic, from its location right off the Champs-Élysées, its upstairs VIP section and downstairs ... more
65/67 Rue Pierre Charron
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
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A popular concert hall and club, Scopitone – which takes its name from a 1950s French video jukebox – is one of those rare velvet rope venues with an open-door policy, albeit with a cover charge, that attracts an international crowd of street-smart hipsters and fans of indie rock coming to see The Kooks and Junior Boys ... more
5 Avenue de l’Opéra
Party Earth Review Mille neuf cent soixante dix neuf – or 1979 for short – is a chic restaurant, bar, and club popular with a stylish clientele of hipsters and trendy young professionals. A sleek patio draws an after-work crowd looking to loosen their ties and kick back with a bottle of wine, while the eclectic interior offers plenty of space ... more
49 Rue Berger
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Located under the historic Pont Alexandre III bridge and housed in a former boating club, Showcase is a popular club whose vaulted ceilings and natural stone arches – former boat hangars – create a unique space with incredible acoustics. Pre-show groups of anonymous rockers and music lovers gather to ... more
Sous le Pont Alexandre III
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.