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
90 Boulevard de Clichy
Line 2: Blanche; Line 13: Place Clichy
01 53 41 88 89
Terrace Bar: Su–Th noon–7pm, F–Sa noon–9pm
Concert Hall/Club: F–Sa 7pm–6am (occasionally open during the week)
Montmartre - 18eme, Paris –
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.
Hipsters, music lovers, students, post-grads, rockers, and grunge types, early 20s+.
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.
Concert hall/club cover €8–€25. Beer €5+, wine €5+/glass or €25+/bottle, cocktails €8+, champagne €90/bottle, soft drinks €3.50.
Hipster wear: plaid shirts, skinny jeans, Converse, fake glasses, American Apparel.
Any night a band of interest is playing, and Friday and Saturday nights after midnight for a good club scene.
Le Sans Souci (65 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle) is a great bar to have some pre-gig drinks.