Party Earth Review Anyone who’s ever wondered what the legendary Studio 54 was like just needs to spend a night at the VIP Room, where that same star-studded energy is alive and kicking and the red carpet is rolled out in honor... ... read full review
188 bis Rue de Rivoli
Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
01 58 36 46 00
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
Anyone who’s ever wondered what the legendary Studio 54 was like just needs to spend a night at the VIP Room, where that same star-studded energy is alive and kicking and the red carpet is rolled out in honor of models, French Open tennis pros, and even Madonna when she launched an album here.
Such high-profile events mean the door can be difficult – to put it mildly – and patrons may find themselves outnumbered by people passing Euros and favors to the doormen in their fight to be “in.”
However, VIP Room also happens to be one of Paris’ main concert venues, so those left on the sidewalk one night can often just purchase a ticket – and a guaranteed entrance – for another night.
The venue itself is an immense three-story theater dressed to the nines in sleek black lacquer, mirrored surfaces, and suggestive lighting, all crowned with disco balls over the spacious central dance floor.
This enormous club, which can host up to one thousand Very Important Parisians, also boasts several bars and private corners equipped with leather chairs and cocktail tables topped with LED screens.
Although these intimate spots are usually reserved for bottle service and quieter clients, the rest of the club is given over to a bubbly party crowd that fills the bars and dance floor all night long.
This exclusive venue isn’t for everyone – but of course, no VIP Room ever is.
Mostly Parisian with some international jet-setters, 20s and 30s.
Pop, disco, and dance music on regular nights, mostly pop on concert nights.
VIP Room has two other locations in the south of France, one in St. Tropez, and one in Cannes that is only open during the Cannes Film Festival.
Cover charge varies by event. Beer and wine €10+, cocktails €15.
Fashionable club attire.
Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest, but they also come with the longest lines and toughest velvet-rope policy.