Panic Room

Dive Bar / Live Music Venue
Panic Room Judging from the black bare-bones entrance, it's easy to mistake Panic Room for just another typical Paris dive – but as the local shaggy-haired crowd can attest, looks can be deceiving. Paris France 48.8612249 2.3676385
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Panic Room - Dive Bar | Live Music Venue in Paris.
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Party Earth Review Judging from the black bare-bones entrance, it’s easy to mistake Panic Room for just another typical Paris dive – but as the local shaggy-haired crowd can attest, looks can be deceiving. Once inside, patrons find a chill... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Line 8: Saint-Sébastien - Froissart

  • Phone:

    01 58 30 93 43

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 6:30pm–2am, Tu–Sa 6:30pm–2am in the summer

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Panic Room Review

The Scene

Judging from the black bare-bones entrance, it's easy to mistake Panic Room for just another typical Paris dive – but as the local shaggy-haired crowd can attest, looks can be deceiving.

Judging from the black bare-bones entrance, it’s easy to mistake Panic Room for just another typical Paris dive – but as the local shaggy-haired crowd can attest, looks can be deceiving.

Once inside, patrons find a chill 80s-style watering hole where a quirky clash of bright pop art, pink walls, and colorful fabric stools forms a cheery backdrop for the chatty hipsters and international students stopping in for Happy Hour flutes of champagne.

As night draws on, casual young professionals sidle up to the illuminated stone bar to order specialty cocktails like the Year in Provence (made with white grapes) and Orange Mecanique (mango liqueur), and to try out their best pick-up lines on the local jeunes filles.

Music lovers and hipsters of all stripes slip past the hazy fumoir and down to the cavernous basement, whose curved ceiling, mirrored walls, and scattered sofas create a funky performance space where DJs or live indie bands rock everyone out.

Dominated by a free-spirited vibe backed up by the painted credo above the stage – n’ayez pas peur (don’t be afraid) – Panic Room is indeed the perfect hideout from all of life’s anxieties.

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Tip from Jonah:

For a drink experience without rival, try the rare Kubler Absinthe – and prepare to get a little crazy.

  • Crowd

    French and international students, hipsters, alternative types, and music fans, early 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist of electro, new wave, and 80s music upstairs; indie rock bands and international DJs spinning house, funk, and French pop downstairs.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour daily 6:30–8:30pm.

  • Prices

    Beer €5+, cocktails €8+, wine €4+/glass or €19+/bottle, champagne €8+/glass or €50+/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster casual: vintage duds, skinny jeans, sneakers.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Saturdays for the DJs and live bands.

  • Close By

    Café Charlot (38 Rue de Bretagne) is a great and friendly hipster hang for post–Happy Hour eats.

Panic Room User Reviews

Average rating:
Don't let the outside fool you!
Katia R. Oct 30, 2012
The Panic Room in the 11th is a smaller, more intimate bar. However, don't let that fool you as it is just as energetic and upbeat as other Parisian hot spots. It's vibrant interiors, engaging bar staff, and funk/ rock type dance music make it a place to go when you're in the mood for some unique cocktails, a crowded dance floor, and a lively crowd. One thing that it does offer which many other places lack is an area that is separate from the dance floor so, when you decide you want to take a break to mingle and converse with others, you don't feel overwhelmed by techno dance music and drunken dancers.
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