Ballroom du Beef Club

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Ballroom du Beef Club Ballroom du Beef Club in Paris' Les Halles is a steakhouse/bar by the Experimental Cocktail Club gang. Grab a steak & a fancy drink in Paris with Party Earth. Paris France 48.8640585 2.343451
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Party Earth Review On the heels of the success of Prescription Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club added another hotspot to Paris’ nightlife in 2012, this time in the form of a hybrid steakhouse/underground... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    1: Louvre–Rivoli, Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre; 3: Bourse, Sentier; 4: Les Halles, Étienne Marcel; 7: Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre

  • Phone:

    09 52 52 89 34

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Beef Club: Daily 12:30pm–11pm
    Ballroom: M–Th 7pm–2am, F–Sa 7pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Ballroom du Beef Club Review

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Ballroom du Beef Club in Paris' Les Halles is a steakhouse/bar by the Experimental Cocktail Club gang. Grab a steak & a fancy drink in Paris with Party Earth.

On the heels of the success of Prescription Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club added another hotspot to Paris’ nightlife in 2012, this time in the form of a hybrid steakhouse/underground bar collectively called Ballroom du Beef Club.

The restaurant, which offers an intricate menu anchored by 100% Yorkshire beef, is the result of a partnership with master butcher Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec and Ginger Pig farmer Tim Wilson. Homey but stylish, the space touts dark brick walls, vintage tiled floors, and cozy midcentury modern chairs bathed in the dim light from a few quirky lamps.

Trendy young couples, glitzy girlfriends, and perfectly coifed older Parisian gents perpetually line the white bar as they wait for a meal, while savvy guests with only cocktailing in mind head straight down the dusty spiral staircase to an unmarked door.

Manned by a no-nonsense bouncer, the lower level’s dingy entrance is quickly offset by an ornate pressed ceiling and plush couches, which evoke a luxury hotel bar from a bygone era. The small drinks list offers just eight complex libations – like the cardamom-infused Pondicherry Mules and the spicy Cucumber Fumants – but that doesn’t prevent the place from remaining consistently busy with a stylish crowd of cool kids, chatting and dancing to eclectic DJs long into the night.

Between its classy décor, cool cocktails, and meaty menu, the trendy Ballroom du Beef Club leaves everyone hungry for moooooooooooo-re.

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Tip from Adriana:

Don’t forget that, just like at every other venue run by the extraordinary ECC team, the drinks list at Ballroom is only the beginning. The folks behind the bar will whip up just about anything you can think of, including some gloriously fresh hand-pressed juices for when it’s time to sober up.

  • Crowd

    Hip dudes, beautiful ladies, creative types, cocktail connoisseurs, fans of ECC’s other ventures, wealthy business types, meat lovers, and dapper older gents, mid-20s to 40s+, a bit older in the steakhouse.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Different guest DJs come in throughout the week to spin an eclectic mix of music from hip-hop and Balkan beat box to ambient electronic downstairs. There is no set schedule for the DJs.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    English beef served as a burger, picanha (Spanish-style), entrecote (premium cuts), faux filet, and rum steak, with lobster, spinach, fries, or mac and cheese as a side.

    True to Experimental form, cocktails are far from the standard mojito and cosmopolitan, combining bitters, sugars, citrus fruits, absinthe, champagne, cognac, gin, and other liqueurs in unusual ways.

  • Prices

    Sides €5, appetizers €10–€24, entrées €20–€90, desserts €10–€12.

    Beer €8+, cocktails €12–€15, champagne €13–€16/glass or €120–€280/bottle, punch €65–€75, fresh fruit and other non-alcoholic drinks €6–€9.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dressy to artsy cool: designer duds, suit jackets, swanky vintage wear, glitzy tops, heels. Erring on the classy side is advised.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Earlier in the week for a better chance of getting in downstairs, or any time to sample the unique cocktails.

  • Close By

    Au Pied de Cochon (6 Rue Coquillière) takes a creative approach to something else entirely: pigs. Menu items include grilled pig's tail, pig's snout, and half a pig's foot, as well as a popular French – and pigless – onion soup that brings many people back for more.

Ballroom du Beef Club User Reviews

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Travel back in time with this 1920's-esque Ballroom club
Rachel W. Apr 26, 2013
From the moment you step off the questionable staircase, the Ballroom du Beef Club transports you back in time. It feels as though you are in a classic 1920s cigar bar. The jazz band playing in the corner and the beautifully ornate ceiling designs add to the great ambiance of this small yet classy club. Catering for chic Parisiens is the equally chic cocktail menu, but if you're feeling a bit edgy, why not order an entire fish bowl? The drinks are just short of an art form and even water comes in a crystal glass. The mirror tables reflect the beautiful ceilings whilst at the same time creating an illusion of more space in the comfortably close seating. Popular with locals and in-the-know tourists, the Ballroom du Beef club is busy every night of the week, get there early to avoid waiting, otherwise enjoying one of the amazing cocktails while you wait to be seated.
Clandestine cocktails in a casual-chic environment
Katie T. Mar 26, 2013
Behind a mysterious unmarked door and down a dark staircase lies the latest cocktail club from Paris's famous mixology maestros. Push open the door and you will discover a speakeasy worthy of the big Apple, but with the French touch bien sur, replete with plush seating, vintage wallpaper, flickering candles and a fabulous pressed tin ceiling. Close-knit groups of impossibly chic Parisians lounge on the Ballroom's red velvet sofas trading the latest gossip while their more energetic counterparts take to the dance-floor. The house DJ spins an eclectic mix that keeps partygoers dancing into the wee hours of the morning. While you are shaking it on the dance-floor, the Ballroom's talented mixologists are shaking up the best cocktails in town. Try the “Zombie”, a flaming blend of three rums, passionfruit, lemon, and splash of absinthe for a truly unforgettable night.
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