Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Formerly known as L’Alternative, Le Tigre is a small and exclusive music venue that draws a young crowd of twenty-something hipsters, groupies, and music snobs. Rocker-styled patrons and fashionistas who make it past the door will find themselves in a cozy one-room space decked out in a baroque-inspired décor of red velvet ... more
5 Rue Molière
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Party Earth Review When not restricted for private parties – as this popular Champs-Élysées venue so often is – Le 1515 is a pounding chaos of weltering dance fiends looking to party until dawn. Opened as Man Ray just after the millennium by Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall and Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, and John ... more
34 Rue Marbeuf
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.