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
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
Party Earth Review Its gaping rotunda and centuries-old stone façade could easily be home to a museum – and in fact it used to be Louis XVI’s government customs house – but once through La Rotonde’s colonnaded entrance, patrons find themselves in a labyrinthine space that combines centuries of history with ... more
6-8 Place de la Bataille
Stalingrad 75019 Paris
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 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
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review The Social Club’s reputation for hosting the best DJs in the city, taking chances on new French indie bands, and offering the most diverse roster of musical genres has earned it an enthusiastic and devoted following in the Paris music scene. A nondescript corner entrance leads fans down a set of shabby stairs ... more
142 Rue Montmartre
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 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 An extravagant venue that lives up to its name, Le Magnifique is an elegant cocktail club that manages to create a uniquely decadent yet very relaxed atmosphere. Comprised of a series of salons, the club features an elaborate décor of deep velvets, antique touches, and rich, inviting black leather sofas that beckon to the ... more
25 Rue de Richelieu
Reviewed by Lily R.
"My Take: Palais Maillot is one of my favorite clubs in Paris- besides having a very sleek decor and exclusive vibe, the youthful crowd keeps the night ..." more
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
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
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.