Party Earth Review Docked on the River Seine, Batofar (Lighthouse Boat) is indeed a boat remodeled in the 1990s to host concerts and a late-night dance scene. It was such an instant success that a dozen other party boats popped up... ... read full review
13 Quai François Mauriac
14: Bibliothèque Fr. Mitterrand
Restaurant: 01 53 60 17 00
Bar: 09 71 25 50 61
Restaurant: Tu–Sa 12:30–2:30pm and 7:30–11pm
Bar: Variable schedule depending on concerts, usually Tu–Su 6pm–4am (April–October only)
The Beach: M–F noon–2am, Sa 6pm–2am, Su 11:30am–midnight (summer only)
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Docked on the River Seine, Batofar (Lighthouse Boat) is indeed a boat remodeled in the 1990s to host concerts and a late-night dance scene.
It was such an instant success that a dozen other party boats popped up along the riverbanks – but the original Batofar is the only one left standing and still delivers a consistently good schedule of international DJs and bands.
The club’s location in an isolated harbor doesn’t deter its devoted international and alternative crowd, which gathers in full force to party on the river.
On board, patrons explore the many levels of this historic boat, wandering to the upper deck for a breath of fresh air in fine weather or descending to the bars, seating areas, and dance floors on the main and lower levels.
Since Batofar is an actual boat, space can be tight, from the low ceilings and cramped corners to the rather compact facilities – but none of that stops the energetic crowd from filling up every nook and cranny.
Known for its parties that never stop, Batofar offers a unique, late-night international club scene sure to entertain any enthusiast of music and dancing.
In-the-know music lovers, dance fiends, hard-partying types, unpretentious clubbers, and anyone unafraid of getting rowdy in tight spaces, 20s to 30s.
Bands and DJs play mostly electronic music, with a varied mix of hip-hop, R&B, blues-rock, soul, jazz, disco, metal, reggae, and dancehall thrown in.
There are also open workshops, courses, and meetings, as well as creations from ongoing artists in residence. Check the website for a schedule and ticket information.
Small but varied menu including steak béarnaise, fillet of sea bass à la plancha, and cheeseburger.
Appetizers €5–€9, entrees €14–€18, desserts €7. Beer and wine €7+.
Cover charge for club €5 M–Th, Su and €10–€14 F–Sa. Ladies free before 1am Tu–W. Ticket prices vary; check venue website for details.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights before 1am to take advantage of the free entrance for ladies.