La Java

Bar / Club / Live Music Venue
La Java Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs. Paris France 48.870925 2.373905
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La Java - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue in Paris.
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Party Earth Review Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs. The young and the bored from... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Lines 2, 11: Belleville; Line 11: Goncourt

  • Phone:

    01 42 02 20 52

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Concerts: M–Th 7–9pm, though time varies by show
    Club: Th–Sa opens between 9pm and midnight, closes at 5:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth La Java Review

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Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs.

Despite the bleak walkway leading to its entrance, La Java is one of the most colorful nightclubs in Paris, known for hosting everything from improvised cabaret evenings to minimal techno DJs.

The young and the bored from all over the city traipse down its bright blue stairwells and into its one underground room, whose poster-paint color scheme, amateurish Parisian murals, and dizzying variety of bands, DJs, and performers give the place a sense of carnival abandon, reflected in the often indecorous behavior of its late-night clientele.

Club nights are particularly popular as streams of college students, youthful insomniacs, and cheery teams of hooligans in hoodies, skinnies, and the occasional headband take to the concrete dance floor with inelegant but irresistible energy.

Most weeks, the venue also plays host to a good number of alternative performances, from fringe theater to slam poetry and back.

Although the space may sport a low ceiling, old-school disco lighting, and inadequate ventilation – it was built in 1924, after all, and is among the city’s oldest music venues – the frequent collisions with sweaty floor-shakers are a small price to pay for La Java’s unfettered charms.

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Tip from Jonah:

Every few Thursdays the venue puts on La Java des Balkans, a creaky mix of mishto gypsy madness from new Europe that you won’t see anywhere else in Paris.

  • Crowd

    Students and hip young things, though some gigs attract more mature music lovers. General age range 18 to 25.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Touring international indie and folk acts and smoky French jazz bands. DJs play lowbrow pop and house, challenging electro, and world music.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €5–€12. Beer €3.50–€6.50, wine €3, cocktails €6.50, shots €4. Coat check €1.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Urban chic: skinny jeans, hoodies, vintage dresses, bold accessories, brightly colored t-shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the club scene, and whenever there’s also a gig on the same night, which means more value for the money and a full night of underground slumming.

  • Close By

    Just a two-minute walk away is Baron Samedi (12 rue des Goncourt), an excellent soul and jive bar.

La Java User Reviews

Average rating:
Good spot
Stéphanie T. Dec 13, 2012
La Java is a hot party spot with lots of creative parties organized there. Clubbing is always cheerful and easy going at La Java, and the drinks pretty cheap. Many stuff happen there you just have to pick the right night for you. You might have to queue long time for popular nights but the setting of the entrance makes it easy to befriend other clubbers and make the waiting less boring. The location is perfect as you can easily walk to other clubs or cafés open all night long in case you need a break from dancing and drinking.
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