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 / Historic Bar
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take: One of the oldest clubs in Paris, open since 1946, and featured in a few movies and in fashion spreads on the pages of Italian Vogue, Le Memp ..." more
3 Impasse Bonne Nouvelle
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
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Located under the historic Pont Alexandre III bridge and housed in a former boating club, Showcase is a popular club whose vaulted ceilings and natural stone arches – former boat hangars – create a unique space with incredible acoustics. Pre-show groups of anonymous rockers and music lovers gather to ... more
Sous le Pont Alexandre III
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
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
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 / Music Venue
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My take: One of the best music venues in Paris, because of their calendar of festivals and concerts, has to be Gibus. The club opened its doors in 196 ..." more
18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
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
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
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.