Party Earth Review The Social Club’s reputation for hosting the best DJs in the city, taking chances on new French indie bands, and offering the most diverse roster of musical genres has earned it an enthusiastic and devoted following... ... read full review
142 Rue Montmartre
01 40 28 05 55
Usually W–Sa 11pm–6am, but may vary depending on DJs and concerts
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
The Social Club’s reputation for hosting the best DJs in the city, taking chances on new French indie bands, and offering the most diverse roster of musical genres has earned it an enthusiastic and devoted following in the Paris music scene.
A nondescript corner entrance leads fans down a set of shabby stairs into a dark underground area with a “retro-futuristic” look.
Black walls, black couches, and bright neon lighting running along the open duct work make up most of the décor, while the rest of the space is given over to a long bar, a dance floor, and a small stage and DJ area, where guest performers lay down their finest sounds.
Many of the featured local bands draw crowds of their own fan base, but regardless of who is playing, the hip young clientele is serious about music and ready to indulge on the dance floor or just soak up the tunes from the sidelines.
The space is fairly small and the doormen are vigilant about the capacity, so it’s always a good idea to arrive a bit early – but even when packed to the gills, Social Club maintains an easygoing vibe.
Local and international music lovers, laid-back and casual, 20s and 30s.
Some of the best DJs in town spinning everything from electronic, trance, and rock to jazz, pop, and hip-hop. The DJs and type of music change nightly, so check the website for the schedule.
Occasional live music by local bands. Tickets may be purchased in advance for some events.
Cover charge €15. Beer €7, mixed drinks €11+.
Depends on the DJ, band, and type of music, but there’s a good crowd just about any night.