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... ... read full review
34 Rue Marbeuf
Lines 1, 9: Franklin D. Roosevelt
01 56 88 36 36 or 01 53 89 15 19
F–Sa midnight–6am for public club nights
Champs-Élysées - 8eme, Paris –
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 Malkovich, the club has since changed names and hands several times, but still retains its original structure and large crowds of enthusiastic clubbers and curious young tourists.
Formerly a decadent Parisian theater, the space is decked out in red carpets, wrought iron detailing, wood paneling, chandeliers, and plush Chesterfield seating, making it feel like a burlesque show is about to take the stage.
A grand double staircase welcomes guests as they enter and leads down to the backlit bar, stage, and dance floor, where DJs spin a mix of hip-hop and pop to the boozy, in-the-know scenesters who break it down against the backdrop of light screens that rise like columns next to the stage.
Those willing to splurge for bottle service can take the set of side stairs by the bar up to the balcony for private service and a view of the action.
Capable of going from super classy lounge to down-and-dirty dance club in the space of a few hours, Le 1515 is a versatile party palace perfect for a dressed-up night on the town.
Club kids, tourists, young professionals, and scenesters, early 20s to early 30s.
Public events include pop concerts by artists like Mika, Miley Cyrus, and Grandmaster Flash, as well as international DJs spinning a mix of R&B, hip-hop, house, and funk. Call for schedule of public club nights.
Cover charge €20. Beer €10, wine €10, cocktails €17.
Event dependent: from clubby dresses to upscale designer frocks for girls, and button-downs, vests, and nice kicks for guys.
Any public club night for an energetic crowd and bustling party scene.
A short taxi ride away is Roxanne (4 Rue de l’Arc de Triomphe), which attracts a similar crowd with a less clubby vibe.