Bar / Club
Party Earth Review Something of an institution for American study-abroad students in Paris, Le Violon Dingue (The Mad Violin) is an energetic bar decorated entirely in US sports memorabilia that does double duty as a bumping little club as the night wears on. The ground floor offers up a pretty standard pub vibe, with young sports lovers ... more
46 Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
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
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 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
Party Earth Review Located along Canal St. Martin and once a British officers’ mess hall, Bizz’art is now a legendary nightspot where in-the-know music lovers go to listen to live music, guzzle spirits, and dance until the sun rises. Wood floors, white walls, and crystal chandeliers juxtaposed against the original rafters give the concert ... more
167 Quai de Valmy
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 Anyone hunting down college-aged clubbers in Paris will routinely find about two thousand of them at Mix Club on Thursdays, when international students get free entry before midnight. Located at the base of the Montparnasse Tower, this self-described temple to house probably has enough flashing lights to give its ... more
24 Rue de l'Arrivée
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 Located in edgy Pigalle, Le Divan du Monde is a uniquely French music club with a convivial ambiance and bustling with colorful characters, good music, and swinging dance moves. One of the city’s oldest clubs, the two-level space consists of a stage, dance floor, and bar on the first floor and additional tables and seating ... more
75 Rue des Martyrs
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Among the many hidden treasures of Paris is Favela Chic, a little gem of a restaurant and club tucked into a side street off Faubourg-du-Temple. Finding the illuminated top hat hovering above a small alleyway – the bar’s only exterior signage – is the hardest part, but once patrons arrive, they’ll be swept into the eclectic ... more
18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
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
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.