La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Bar / Club / Live Music Venue
La Machine du Moulin Rouge Partiers looking for an all-night blowout could head to the infamous Moulin Rouge and pay upwards of €80 – or just stop next door at sister club La Machine, where they'll get all the thrills at half the price. Paris France 48.8841775 2.3321874
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue in Paris.
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Party Earth Review Partiers looking for an all-night blowout could head to the infamous Moulin Rouge and pay upwards of €80 – or just stop next door at sister club La Machine, where they’ll get all the thrills at half the price. With space... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Line 2: Blanche; Line 13: Place Clichy

  • Phone:

    01 53 41 88 89

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Terrace Bar: Su–Th noon–7pm, F–Sa noon–9pm
    Concert Hall/Club: F–Sa 7pm–6am (occasionally open during the week)

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth La Machine du Moulin Rouge Review

The Scene

Partiers looking for an all-night blowout could head to the infamous Moulin Rouge and pay upwards of €80 – or just stop next door at sister club La Machine, where they'll get all the thrills at half the price.

Partiers looking for an all-night blowout could head to the infamous Moulin Rouge and pay upwards of €80 – or just stop next door at sister club La Machine, where they’ll get all the thrills at half the price.

With space for eight hundred revelers, the venue plays host to some of Paris’ swankiest parties and hottest bands, not to mention the high-energy DJ sets and dancing till dawn.

The fun starts in the late afternoon when chilled-out work colleagues gather at the terrace bar for a few glasses of wine, and then continues once the sun goes down and the long line of hipsters amped for the night’s gig snakes into the concert room.

An L-shaped bar is usually swarming with loud girlfriend groups sipping cocktails and flirting with the rocker boys, as post-grads toss back shots at funky transparent tables inlaid with plants.

Live music from the likes of These New Puritans and WhoMadeWho blasts over the crowd from the historical Central Room’s huge raised stage – once graced by The Beatles and The Kinks – as the dance floor explodes with enthusiastic students getting down and going crazy, while a long mezzanine with more seating and a bar offers space for music lovers to exchange opinions about the performers.

La Chaufferie – once the Moulin Rouge’s boiler room and still decked out in stainless steel and original piping – is home to the main dance floor, whose winding black-and-white checked pathway, green floor, and giant mushrooms might make patrons wonder if they’ve fallen down a rabbit hole into an industrialized Wonderland.

Packed to the rafters with a fun-loving dance crowd, La Machine is a not-to-be-missed experience for those who want a little taste of the Moulin Rouge without all the wallet-busting high kicks.

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Tip from Emma:

This area gets a bit dodgy at night, so make sure you paint the town with your besties. Don’t hit the roads solo!

  • Crowd

    Hipsters, music lovers, students, post-grads, rockers, and grunge types, early 20s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music nightly from 7pm featuring everything from folk, indie, and soul to hip-hop, jazz, heavy metal, and R&B. Past concerts have included Liars, Ratatat, and Alice Lewis. DJ spins techno/electro in the club. See website for band schedule.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Concert hall/club cover €8–€25. Beer €5+, wine €5+/glass or €25+/bottle, cocktails €8+, champagne €90/bottle, soft drinks €3.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster wear: plaid shirts, skinny jeans, Converse, fake glasses, American Apparel.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night a band of interest is playing, and Friday and Saturday nights after midnight for a good club scene.

  • Close By

    Le Sans Souci (65 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle) is a great bar to have some pre-gig drinks.

La Machine du Moulin Rouge User Reviews

Average rating:
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Laure L. Jun 14, 2013
The first impression you have when you arrive in front of the 90 boulevard de Clichy is "Am I drunk already or did I make mistake??" in regard of the queue for the real Moulin Rouge with classy and of a certain age people waiting in. But if you're looking better, the real queue is back then. First time I put my feet in this place the bouncer told me this famous parisian sentence "ici c'est pour les habitués!" so I thought "again and again another pretentious parisian club", but when I finally entered in, I understood! Yes La Machine du Moulin Rouge is for "les habitués" because all the parties they organised are so different from what you can find in another classic club... First of all the place is incredible...2 rooms for 2 different types of party : The central room set up big big parties and big venues like Diplo, Trolley Snatcha, Eptic, Jeff Mills, Datsik, Cashmere Kat and so much more... This room is amazing because so big that you never got the crowd impression and if you're people who like to dance like me you can easily do it all night without any lack of fresh air, There is a stage with pit and around them big stairs you can even dance on them and upside balconies, space enough for everybody! Bars are surrounding them, you will never wait 1 hour to get your order! They also prepared glass of water in case you're really thirsty (and they don't argue when you ask for that!) The second room is really mysterious and crazy, you have to go down with stairs imagining a cave finally you find a place like a hold of a ship, it's unbelievable!! The first time I went there it was an electro swing party (host by Bart & Baker) and I was like in 1914 in the dance scene of Titanic. It was so beautiful! Second of all, all the venues are crazy and even when it's not something special you can be sure that you gonna spend a good night! Third of all, I hardly recommend this place, because there is not so many places in Paris with dirty line-up like that...Dubstep / Moombahton / Trap / Electro / Swing. And where people really do love music!! To resume a place you can party hard with real big sound system that not gonna desappoint you! In la Machine du Moulin Rouge the Cabaret is right beside you but so far away by the same time!!
spacious and trendy place!
Josephine D. Apr 26, 2013
In some way it is a bit surreal to be partying inside a historical place. The venue is big and spacious and most of the time because of the line up of events of hottest bands and dj's the place gets full and become jampacked with a mix of crowds all having fun with their drinks and jamming to the loud blast of music. There are many spots you can chill and hang out if you dont want to be right in the middle of all the action(in front of the stage dancefloor)
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