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... ... read full review
130 Rue de Rivoli
M1: Louvre-Rivoli; M7: Port Neuf
01 42 21 90 88
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
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 with its vintage image of two dancers, and many locals still refer to the club by its old name. Regardless of what it’s called, the venue attracts a consistent young clientele of French and international hipsters drawn in by the diverse schedule of musicians and DJs.
A small stage for the bands or DJs is set at floor level beneath the vaulted stone ceiling, which allows for close interaction between performers and patrons, who love to crowd around and feel the music. The setup, however, can also make for a tight fit on the more popular nights, so regulars often arrive a bit early to claim a good spot.
Like many popular music venues, the vibe and the crowd at 130 Club can vary depending on the style of music featured that night, but patrons can always expect a hip French music scene that only gets louder and more upbeat as the night progresses.
Young local and international crowd, hipsters, 20s and 30s.
The 130 Club promoters plan a monthly roster of events that includes DJs and occasional live bands. Check the website for details.
Cover charge €15 Th after 10pm. Beer €5, cocktails €15.
Friday and Saturday nights for guest DJs. Sunday night is hip-hop night and attracts a strictly hip-hop crowd.