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
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 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 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 / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A Paris institution, Rex Club has consistently attracted a dance crowd since the early 90s – and indeed the music and dance floor are the heart and soul of the venue, where beat-loving patrons enjoy a mix of powerful, funky sounds played by some of the hottest bands and DJs around. The live techno, house, and hip-hop are ... more
5 Boulevard Poissonnière
Bowling Alley / Club
Reviewed by sian h.
"Just a quick drunken stumble away from L’Arc de Triomphe, Duplex is nothing if not convenient. This underground multi story club can be a bit of a mis ..." more
2 Bis Avenue Foch
Party Earth Review A far cry from the literal translation of its name – “the general food store” – L'Alimentation Générale welcomes a diverse mix of music lovers looking for an eclectic mash-up of DJs and live performers. An audience of chill students and hip intellectuals promises a calm midweek vibe, as patrons perch at the scattered picnic ... more
64 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
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
Club / Fusion Restaurant
Party Earth Review A premiere destination for sophisticated partiers in search of an elegant night out, Barramundi is a luxurious restaurant during the week and a hopping club on Saturdays. Entering via a sweeping elliptical staircase which leads to a dimly lit main room, chic couples take seats on tufted gray banquettes, sipping cabernet ... more
3 Rue Taitbout
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.