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
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
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
Party Earth Review Opened in 1936 as a ladies-only club in the heart of Pigalle’s red light district – and frequented for a time by the legendary Edith Piaf – Chez Moune expanded its client base in 2008 when it converted to a late-night dancing den that attracts an eclectic mix of fashion conscious clubbers and chic hipsters ... more
54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
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
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 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
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 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.