Nouveau Casino

Bar / Club / Concert Venue / Live Music Venue
Nouveau Casino Located next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music. Paris France 48.865788 2.377617
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Party Earth Review Located next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music. Once a workman’s shop, the massive space was converted... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 7pm–2am for most events

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Nouveau Casino Review

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Located next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music.

Located next to the lively Café Charbon in the heart of Oberkampf, Nouveau Casino is a popular bar, club, and concert venue dedicated to experimental and electronic music.

Once a workman’s shop, the massive space was converted to a movie theater at the turn of the twentieth century, and then played host to all types of musical groups until 2000, when it was once again renovated and changed its focus to electronic music.

Essentially a large concert hall, the club is equipped with an elevated stage, flashy concert lighting, and a geometric acoustic-enhancing ceiling.

Besides the international lineup of bands like Stereolab and Ratatat, the club also hosts DJs, artists, and events of every stripe.

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Tip from Jonah:

This is one place where you don’t have to stress about arriving early to get a good seat – although it’s still a good idea to do so just to avoid the line. Nouveau Casino was actually designed by musicians, so you’ll be able to see and hear from any spot in the club.

  • Crowd

    Varies depending on the event. Concerts draw a young international set as well as locals who tend to avoid the trendier clubs, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live music, DJs, art exhibits, and other events. Check the website for a schedule and buy tickets in advance to get the best deals.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Concert tickets €10–€30. Beer €3.50+, cocktails €9.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night.

Nouveau Casino User Reviews

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James Blake and 1-800-DINOSAUR at Nouveau Casino, Paris
Damian O. Apr 11, 2013
As the primary venue for smaller scale electronic music events in Paris, Nouveau Casino attracts a wide variety of intriguing acts from all across the genre. But regardless of whether the night's entertainment is coming from a prominent house DJ, a rapper or a downtempo music collective like 1-800-DINOSAUR, the venue favors a club environment over that of a concert hall. Located in the popular nightlife district of Oberkampf in the 11th arrondissement, it's exterior is indistinct and unassuming. Its equally dark interior exudes not elegance but modernity, an attribute bolstered by the large sound and lighting system the club boasts. The spacious dance floor fills up quickly once the main act arrives on stage, so as the night goes on the venue transitions from what feels like an over-sized bar to a near claustrophobic, sometimes aggressive dance party. Still, for those who prefer a more laid-back vibe, the club offers areas away from the stage where concert-goers can enjoy the music and a drink without being stifled by the crowd. Nouveau Casino manages to strike a pleasant balance for all types, and its simple design accommodates any event well. While the drinks aren't particularly cheap, they're rather standard Parisian fare. The bar service is surprisingly responsive for such a densely frequented club and is conveniently located not far from the main floor, although late in the night access becomes near impossible due to crowding. Unlike many clubs in Paris, though, getting in is usually a breeze before 2 AM, especially if the event is a ticketed one. The club stays open until the early hours of the morning, though the dance floor will have mostly cleared by then. For what it lacks in extravagance, Nouveau Casino makes up for with its unique younger, underground vibe and subtle but welcoming environment. The club is one of Paris' best for a down-to-earth yet deeply satisfying musical experience.
Mord Fustang - Nouveau Casino, Paris
David M. Nov 21, 2012
Clubbing in Paris isn’t cheap: there are nae £1 drinks and discounted student entries here. Or at least, I hadn’t found them. So, here at MUMMAA, we’re all glad to have discovered Nouveau Casino in Paris. Free before 1AM? Yes please. Then I can afford to pay extortionate amounts of money on my shoe-box sized apartment, and go out to see Estonia’s finest electronic producer, Mord Fustang. Now, when I think Estonia, I think gorgeous forests, more snow than The Cairngorm’s mountain range, and lots of brilliant grizzly bears. Electronic music artists aren’t the first thing that spring to my mind to be honest. But, I guess the dangers of hypothermia or being a bear’s lunch are all good reasons to stay inside at your laptop’s glow and synthesizer’s buttons all day, creating beats and riffs until your heart’s content. And that is what Mord Fustang is clearly an expert at. With an extremely abrasive live sound, combined with pounding kick drums, he creates a set that is the electronic equivalent to a heavy metal concert. There are the sounds of old KORG MS-20 synthesizers being pushed to their distorted limits, and the more modern digital swathes of chords you might expect from trance music producers. But it is always the heavy side to his music that prevails, creating an exciting, sometimes exhausting, and rock filled set.
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