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... ... read full review
18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
01 40 21 38 14
Tu–Th 8pm–2am, F–Sa 8pm–4am
Bastille / Oberkampf - 11eme, Paris –
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 atmosphere of a Brazilian carnival.
Pushing aside the palm fronds reveals a scattering of picnic tables in the long and colorful rectangular room that serves as a restaurant.
Guests should show up early if they want to peruse the extensive menu and try some of the best Brazilian food in Paris – the kitchen closes at 11pm when the restaurant and back bar transform into a nightclub, and there’s no guarantee that the other patrons will wait for diners to finish before they start dancing on the tables.
Favela Chic is loud, hot, and sweaty and regularly filled with a young, international party crowd. The atmosphere is feverish, the dance floor packed, and people are clearly in the mood to let loose and show off their seductive dance moves to the rhythmic beat of Brazilian and Latin music.
It would be hard to find a club more dynamic and energetic than Favela Chic, so for anyone who’s looking for a quiet night out – this ain’t it!
International clientele, mid-20s.
The DJ spins Latin and Brazilian music and a dash of hip-hop with Brazilian beats. Live Brazilian music on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Occasional radio station-sponsored events.
Restaurant serves typical Brazilian cuisine.
Cover charge €10/Th–Sa, includes one drink. Entrées €12–€15. Beer €5+, cocktails €7+.
Thursdays to Saturdays. The line starts forming around 11pm, so arrive earlier to avoid the cover charge and the wait.