Reviewed by Sanam S.
"What most don't know is that this club is highly selective about who they let in. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation, but also have a backup p ..." more
12 Rue de Presbourg
Party Earth Review Not many club-goers dare to venture east of Montmartre, but those who do will discover La Bellevilloise, a large multilevel event space featuring a café and market that caters to foodies and young professionals out enjoying the sunny weather by day, and a party room that brings in hip bohemians for music and dancing by ... more
21 Rue Boyer
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 / 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 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
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.