Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My take: You can still smell the sex in the air at No Comment, a former swinger’s club in Champs-Elyseés. All the original décor is still in place wit ..." more
36 Rue de Ponthieu
Fusion Restaurant / Lounge
Party Earth Review A festive fusion restaurant just a stone’s throw from the lively Oberkampf area, Ave Maria takes a quintessentially Parisian side street and transports it to locales all over the world. Once past the vivid green exterior, artsy types and trendy bobos enter a colorful savanna of fairy lights, paper garlands, vintage art ... more
1 Rue Jacquard
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
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Lily R.
"My Take: Le Petit Daru is a must- see while in Paris... you will not find a place like this in any other city. Tucked away in a small side street near ..." more
19 Rue Daru
Party Earth Review Located on the ground floor of the upscale Renaissance Hotel – itself just north of the famed Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées Avenue – Makassar Lounge & Restaurant is a swanky Indonesian oasis for exotic cocktails, fusion cuisine, and nightly chill sessions. The modern space is awash in sultry red hues, from the subtly ... more
Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel
39 Avenue de Wagram
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review The creative cocktails are broken down between “For Him” and “For Her,” but the casual-cool and downright dapper regulars at Jefrey’s have no problem crossing gender lines to order from both categories before retiring on plush leather chairs to chat the night away. Located in a historical building with a glass façade ... more
14 Rue Saint Sauveur
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Glitteringly upscale and radiantly pink, La Vue is appropriately named, promising guests panoramic views of practically all of Paris. To say nothing of the panoramic views of all the pretty people inside. Set atop the modern Hôtel Concorde La Fayette – the largest hotel in the city – the venue caters to a hip crowd of ... more
Hôtel Concorde La Fayette
3 Place du Général Kœnig
Party Earth Review Mojito drinkers will find the rum jungle of their dreams at Bacardi Mojito Lab, a trendy lounge with a strict policy of no beer, no wine, and no cider – it’s all about the rum. Decked out in a laboratory décor of white brick walls, charcoal flooring, neon green lighting, and high steel tables, the venue is a popular destination ... more
28 Rue Keller
Party Earth Review Conceived by the same purveyors of custom cocktails behind Experimental Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, Prescription Cocktail Club is a chill, low-profile speakeasy with a constant crowd of the trendy, the hip, and the cool lining up outside its doors. The long bar on the first floor may be the centerpiece of the venue ... more
23 Rue Mazarine
Party Earth Review A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians. The hotel’s discreet entrance is little more than a set of dark French doors, but the façade’s simplicity is quickly offset by the sumptuous ... more
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
French Restaurant / Lounge
Party Earth Review To the unsuspecting observer, Lounge Royal Restaurant looks like just another chic eatery – not exactly a scarcity on the blocks that surround the Arc de Triomphe – but this haughty hangout is also home to a cave-like subterranean lounge that attracts a trendy weekend party crowd. The chill daytime scene finds groups of ... more
2 Rue de l’Arc de Triomphe
If lounging is an art form – and don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t – Paris lounges would bedazzle every critic out there. This is the City of Light, where romance blooms over bottles of wine and perfectly coifed Parisians settle in for a few calm hours before heading out to dance the night away.
It doesn’t matter what kind of evening expedition you are in the mood for, for lounges in Paris are sure to offer a vibe (and a price point) for everyone. The trendiest denizens usually start their evening at one of the ritzy lounges in Rivoli or along the always fashion-conscious Champs-Élysées, but those looking for a more casual lounge experience in Paris will easily find it in the northeastern districts, including Ménilmontant, Belleville, and Canal St. Martin, where a fun mix of cool underground lounges stay busy long into the night.
Known for its beautiful historic architecture, it’s no surprise that many lounges have set up shop inside buildings that have stood the test of time for hundreds of years, so while you sip a glass of wine inside a Paris lounge chances are good a famous person sat in that same spot decades – maybe even centuries –ago.
From the amazing cocktails at Prescription Cocktail Club to the festive fusion at Ave Maria to the grand exclusivity of Le 1515, Paris doesn’t disappoint when it comes to enabling fun mellow evenings, and Paris lounges are the perfect place to find just that.