Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Formerly a classic theater, Le Bataclan is now a small, intimate venue that books many up-and-coming bands and has been known to host the likes of Prince and other renowned performers. A general admission ticket provides access to the ground floor area right in front of the stage, which puts patrons within easy reach of ... more
50 Boulevard Voltaire
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 next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music. Once a workman’s shop, the massive space was converted to a movie theater at the turn of the twentieth century, and then played host to all types of ... more
109 Rue Oberkampf
Party Earth Review Partiers looking for an all-night blowout could head to the infamous Moulin Rouge and pay upwards of €80 – or just stop next door at sister club La Machine, where they’ll get all the thrills at half the price. With space for eight hundred revelers, the venue plays host to some of Paris’ swankiest parties and hottest bands ... more
90 Boulevard de Clichy
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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.