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
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 / 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 Built as a hunting lodge on a bet between Marie Antoinette and the Count of Artois, the elegant Bagatelle Chateau and Gardens in the Bois de Boulogne now form the stunning backdrop to a program of cultural events, concerts, and an annual rose competition. The Bagatelle restaurant itself, which serves lunch and dinner year ... more
42 Route de Sèvres à Neuilly
Nightclub / Members Club
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My take: You can still smell the sex in the air at No Comment, a former swinger’s club in Champs-Elyseés. All the original décor is still in place wit ..." more
36 Rue de Ponthieu
Club / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review A stadium-sized sports bar and club, Le Players specializes in soccer matches and themed soirées for university students, but has enough TVs available to lure any fan of rugby, basketball, and even baseball. At three stories high, the venue can play host to close to one thousand revelers, from the massive dance floor ... more
161 Rue Montmartre
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
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 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 Anyone hunting down college-aged clubbers in Paris will routinely find about two thousand of them at Mix Club on Thursdays, when international students get free entry before midnight. Located at the base of the Montparnasse Tower, this self-described temple to house probably has enough flashing lights to give its ... more
24 Rue de l'Arrivée
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
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.