The Complete Guide

PARIS: Nightlife & Nightclubs

An Intro to Paris

Paris is the capital of France and it is a global hub in terms of culture, art, fashion, and beauty. It also has a brief history which makes people to come there from all across the world. All of you must have heard about the famous Eifel Tower and it is located in this fascinating city of entire Europe. It has an area of 41 square miles with the population of 2140526 according to the data released in January, 2019. The transportation system of the city is quite splendid as it has the railway, road, and air transport facilities. It is an expensive city in terms of staying there due to the visit of high lifestyle people there. If you have the low budget then you are not supposed to visit this second most expensive city of the world. It has the busiest airports and metros of the entire Europe.

Paris at Night
Paris at Night

The Nightlife of Paris

Paris has huge offerings for the charms of nights and the city never sleeps. The nightclubs and cocktail bars are spread all across the Paris and people spend their time there with utmost entertainment and VIP lifestyle. The city is famous for fashion, culture, and arts. You will see the glimpse of fashion, culture, and art in the night places of this city. I will start this guide with the 10 districts of Paris which are famous for the nightlife. Let us discuss the details of these districts of Paris: –
The Nightlife of Paris

The Nightlife of Paris

Districts of Paris famous for Nightlife

Districts of Paris famous for Nightlife
Districts of Paris famous for Nightlife

In this section, I will discuss the districts of Paris which are famous for nightlife. These districts include quality bars, restaurants, and nightclubs where you can spend your nights in an impressive and enjoyable manner. Here is the list of these districts along with the description of nightlife there: –

Oberkampf

Oberkampf
Oberkampf

This district became the hub for the young crowd in the mid-90s and it has now a central place for the nightlife in Paris. You will always see overcrowd in this city including local and international people. This city offers some of the amazing bars and nightclubs for the people who want go on a night-out in Paris. Café Chabron is the most amazing and famous bar of this district of Paris.

Bastille

Bastille
Bastille

Bastille is another busy district and famous for the high-class parties in Paris. Bastille has huge offers for the nightlife in the form of nightclubs, dive bars, musical bars, and music venues. It must be in your list of visiting places in Paris whenever you plan to go on to Paris or France. This place will not disappoint you at all in any season. Rue de La Roquette is a famous bar which you are recommended to visit.

Menilmontant and Gambetta

Menilmontant and Gambetta
Menilmontant and Gambetta

This is a famous district located between Oberkampf and Belleville. It is usually more affordable district as compared to other districts. It has world famous street bars where you can spend your nights while staying in Paris. You will see musical parties, arts, and fashion all around this district. You will gather a lot of memories while your stay in Menilmontant and Gambetta district. La Bellevilloise is the best bar of this district and you are recommended to visit this bar for enjoying high quality drinks in a reasonable price.

Place Vendome; St, Honore

Place Vendome ; St, Honore
Place Vendome ; St, Honore

Place Vendome/St. Honore is a district which is busy throughout the twenty-four hours of the day. You will see celebrities on the fashion-shoots in this district. You can spend the days and nights in a classy environment. Hotel Costes is the famous place for a fine dine with quality drinks. This place is a real fashionable and cultural hub of the international crowd. You will remember this district for a long time in your life if you will visit it for once.

The Marais

The Marais
The Marais

The Marais is a most modern place for the nightlife as gays and lesbians are allowed to visit the bars and nightclubs. It is a place where you can do whatever you want to do without any restrictions. Gays and Lesbians are always welcomed by this district of Paris. Amnesia is a gay bar located in 42 rue Vielle du Temple in The Marais. 3W Café is a lesbian bar located in 8 Rue des Ecouffes in The Marais. Stolly’s is a famous bar of this district where you will see classy people all around.

Belleville

Belleville
Belleville

Belleville is one of the most famous districts of Paris. People usually visit this place due to its historic touches and classy nightlife. In the past few years, we have seen the increase of bars and nightclubs in this district as people demand them. It is a place with gritty experience for the night owls and it has class in drinks, dance, and music. La Java and Okubi Bars are famous night places of this district with intense and entertaining atmosphere.

Champs-Elysees

Champs-Elysees
Champs-Elysees

You will see the local touch of culture in this district. It is really an amazing place to spend your nights out on the streets. It offers world-class nightclubs, bars, and party areas. You will a huge international crowd in this district dur to its huge offerings for the tourists. You will see parties based on different themes in the clubs located in this district and you have to adopt according to the theme of the party you are going to attend. This place will make you feel remarkable as it is most loved district of Paris among the tourists.

Montmartre and Pigalle

Montmartre and Pigalle
Montmartre and Pigalle

Montmartre and Pigalle is the famous district of Paris which offers high-class cold bars and nightclubs where foreign and local crowd flocks. It has some of the most amazing bars of Paris in it which makes it a well-reputed district among the night owls. Moulin Rouge is the real example in this regard as it has the best quality wine and other drinks for the visitors. You will see elite class of the city in the bars and clubs located in Pigalle.

Grands Boulevards and Sentier

Grands Boulevards and Sentier
Grands Boulevards and Sentier

This district of Paris is not far behind the others in terms of day charms and night packages. You will find a lot of internationally standard bars and clubs located in this district of Paris. La Conserverie is a famous name of a bar located in this district which offers quality cocktails to the visitors. This place is a lovable district of Paris among the visitors.

St-Germain-des-Pres

St-Germain-des-Pres
St-Germain-des-Pres

St-Germain-des-Pres is a famous district of Paris which has attraction for the tourists in terms of night charms. It has some of the famous bars located in Paris. There is an abundance of bars and clubs in the area which makes it a perfect choice to stay for the tourists. Some tourists think that it is an expensive district in terms of nightlife. You must have to be aware of this fact. Coolin is the famous pub of this district and you are recommended to visit it while staying in St-Germain-des-Pres.

Famous Bars in Paris

Paris is famous for having quality bars with quality drinks. If you are a nigh owl and you want to spend a night out in a bar in Paris then this section of the guide will help you to find the best and most suitable bar for you. Here is the list and description of some of the amazing bars located in Paris: –

La Bellevilloise

La Bellevilloise
La Bellevilloise

It is the most amazing bar of Paris as you will see a lot of artists performing on the stage in this bar. You can enjoy cocktails and other drinks of your choice along with the performances of the artists. The wooden tables and chairs make you feel amazing to spend some time in this bar while your stay in Paris. This address of this bar is 19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris, France.

Le Comptoir General

Le Comptoir General
Le Comptoir General

Le Comptoir General has become a famous place of Paris and you will see a lot of people sipping cocktail in this bar at the weekends. The address of this bar is 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, France. If you are staying in this locality then Le Comptoir General would be your priority to spend your weekends. This place will make you fall in love with it.

La REcyclerie

La REcyclerie
La REcyclerie

This bar is situated next to the flea market and it has become a unique place for the tourists. You will enjoy your time in this bar with cocktails and other drinks for sure. The address of this bar is 83 Boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, France. It is a pride place of Boulevard district of Paris where you will see international crowd.

Le Perchoir

Le Perchoir
Le Perchoir

Le Perchoir is a rooftop bar opened in 2013 in Paris. It is one of the most unique places of Paris as this city does not have too many rooftop bars. It is one of the most famous bars of Paris and the address of this bar is 14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris, France. You will surely enjoy your time while your stay in this bar.

Chez Georges

Chez Georges
Chez Georges

Chez Georges is an old dancing and drinking place of Paris. People are attached with this bar from a long time. This place also offers dancing which is an addition to the charm of nightlife. The address of this bar is 11 Rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris, France. You are recommended to visit Chez Georges while your stay in Paris.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Wanderlust is an open terrace where you will see a lot of events, performances of DJs, and other activities. It also offers wines and beers for the visitors at an affordable price. You can enjoy beer is 8 euros and wine in 30 euros at this place. The address of Wanderlust is 32 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris, France.

Le Batofar

Le Batofar
Le Batofar

Le Batofar is a place which you can take as a restaurant, bar, club, and concert hall as well. It is among the top places in Paris where you will see VIPs and high-class Parisians and international people. The address of Le Batofar is 11 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France. A must visit place for the virgin visitors to France staying in Paris.

Les Grands Voisins

Les Grands Voisins
Les Grands Voisins

Les Grands Voisins is a famous place of Paris which has some of amazing charms for nightlife. It was a hospital in 16th century which is now turned into a nightlife charm with a complex of bar, restaurant, social lodging, and flea market. The address of this place is 74 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France.

Le Dernier Bar Avant La Fin Du Monde

Le Dernier Bar Avant La Fin Du Monde
Le Dernier Bar Avant La Fin Du Monde

It is an amazing bar located in Paris where you can enjoy a lot. You will get a lot of other amenities in this place including arts of Sci-Fi and games. You will get the full reward for your payment here as this place offers delicious food and drinks for the visitors. The address of this bar is 19 Avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris, France. I would recommend you to visit this place for sure in order to make your trip memorable.

Barrio Latino

Barrio Latino
Barrio Latino

Barrio Latino is a famous bar-restaurant of Paris where you will find all charms of nightlife. Salsa and tango dancers will amuse you along with delicious drinks and food. You will see the party scenes here after 11pm. The address of this bar-restaurant is Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France. You will not regret your visit to Barrio Latino.

The Long Hop

The Long Hop
The Long Hop

This is a multi-purpose bar where you can do a lot of stuff along with drinking. You can enjoy the football matches, dance on Saturday and Friday nights, billiard, and many more. This is really an amazing place to enjoy the charms of nightlife. The address of this splendid bar is 25 Rue Frédéric Sauton, 75005 Paris, France.

Aux Folies

Aux Folies
Aux Folies

Aux Folies is a busy bar of Paris. You will see the artists performing on the terrace of bar and you will see a lot of locals in this bar as well. The prices of wines and Pints are quite affordable and you can spend your nights here with utmost charming and super atmosphere. The address of this bar is 8 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France.

Point Ephemere

Point Ephemere
Point Ephemere

Point Ephemere is a place which is a multi-purpose one. You will see a lot of concerts, parties, functions, and performances at this place. It has a bar and restaurant as well where you can enjoy the drinks at affordable rate and food with delicious taste. The address of Point Ephemere is 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris, France.

French Beer Factory

French Beer Factory
French Beer Factory

It is a bar-restaurant located in Paris which has huge reputation in the region. You can enjoy your nights in this bar with awesome drinks including American Pale Ale, beer, and wine at an affordable rate. You can enjoy fine dine of this restaurant with matching suggestions of food and drinks (wine). The address of this splendid bar-restaurant is 178 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France.

Pile ou Face

Pile ou Face
Pile ou Face

It is one of the cheapest bars in the locality and that is why it has too much rush. You can enjoy the drinks at an affordable rate here. Pile ou Face is one of the famous bars of Paris. You can enjoy drinks and dance at this place. The address of this busy bar is 4 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France. You must have to visit Pile ou Face while staying in Paris. At weekends, you will see a lot of rush in this bar.

Ton Air De Brest

Ton Air De Brest
Ton Air De Brest

Ton Air De Brest is a famous bar as it includes the picture arts of rock celebrities on its walls. You can enjoy the music, art, and drinks at the same time in this bar. The address of this bar is 9 Rue Maison Dieu, 75014 Paris, France. Never miss a chance to visit this place during your stay in Paris, France. You will remember your stay here for sure.

Scoop Café

Scoop Café
Scoop Café

Scoop Café is a bar-restaurant where you can enjoy burgers, cocktails, and beer at an affordable price. You can also watch the sports events in this bar along with drinks. It will be a splendid visit for you if you have to watch a football match of your favorite team. This bar stays open late at night. The address of this bar is 117 Rue des Dames, 75017 Paris, France.

Le Pantalon

Le Pantalon
Le Pantalon

Le Pantalon is a small but amazing bar located in Paris. You will surely be served with amazing cocktails and beers in this bar. You can book the table prior to your visit in this bar. The address of this amazing bar is 7 Rue Royer-Collard, 75005 Paris, France. I would recommend you to visit this smaller gem of the bars in Paris for making your trip a memorable one.

Woozy

Woozy
Woozy

Corsica will surely be in the visiting list of your trip to Paris. Corsica is an island located in Paris and it is also known as Isle of Beauty. Woozy offers a huge charm of nightlife in the form of dance, music, and drinks. You will witness the performances of famous DJs there. The address of this bar is 99 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France.

Le Dock

Le Dock
Le Dock

Le Dock is a three-floor bar where you will enjoy music, drinks, and dance at the same time. The bar stays open late at night. It is a party place where Parisians come to blast with their friends along with quality drinks. The address of this amazing bar is 25 Rue Louis le Grand, 75002 Paris, France. Never miss a chance to visit this bar as it will be a bad miss for sure.

Apart from these, there are many other smaller bars where you can enjoy the charms of nightlife. Paris does not have any lack of bars in every district of it.

Nightclubs in Paris

Paris does not have much abundance of nightclubs as compared to the cities like London and Berlin. But still there are some places where you can enjoy the charms of nightlife. In this section of the guide, I will share the details of some of amazing places located in Paris where you can enjoy the dance, music, and drinks at the same time. These places hosts concerts, have famous DJ performances and many more things. You can enjoy your nights here on these places with your friends, especially, on weekends. Here is the list of some of amazing nightclubs in Paris: –

La Bellevilloise

La Bellevilloise
La Bellevilloise

This musical venue is located near Menilmontant Metro Station located in Paris. The club is located at the corner of Paris which is lifting the fame of this area. People love to visit La Bellevilloise for enjoying high quality music and drinks. It is a jewel place which hosts concerts, exhibitions, screening of movies, and cultural events. Most of these events are hosted by it in the day and at night it becomes a clubbing place. The terrace and sofas make it a luxurious place to visit with your friends and do a lot of chill at the nights in Paris. The address of this clubbing place located in Paris is 19-21 Rue Boyer, Paris, Île-de-France, 75020, France.

La Jawa

La Jawa
La Jawa

La Jawa is a true nightlife gem for the night owls. The club is located in the basement of Le Palais du Commerce shopping center. The club is famous for producing talented DJs and musicians of Paris. Edith Piaf performed in this club before getting such a huge fame. The address of this musical venue is 105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, Paris, Île-de-France, 75010, France. LGBTQ evenings are hosted by La Jawa which are famous all across the Paris. I would recommend you to visit this place for enjoying music, dance, and drinks in the musical evenings hosted by this place. You will surely remember you time spent in this club.

Supersonic

Supersonic
Supersonic

Supersonic is a revolution in the clubbing industry of Paris. It is an indie hotspot musical hub of Paris. I guarantee that you would have a great time in this club as it hosts three bands on stage every night and theme weekends nights. There is no doubt that you will enjoy a lot whenever you will visit this place. You can enjoy the beer and cocktail at an affordable rate of 3.5 euros. I am sure you can afford this price at a quality place where you will see VIPs and elite class of the city. The address of this amazing club is 9 Rue Biscornet, Paris, Île-de-France, 75012, France. The club stays open late at night on the weekends. The timing of this club on the weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) is 6:30 pm to 6:00 am.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

It is a fashionable and well-decorated club of Paris which will lift your mood with a greater effect. It is a part of Les Docks. The place is famous for loud music and dances at night. The club has a wide spread terrace where you can dance under the shadow of stars which is a splendid experience in its own. From 2012, it has been a major night hub for the night owls. It has made a huge reputation in Paris due to its terrace and open environment. You will see huge crowd in this club in the summer season. The address of this fascinating and fashionable club is 32 Quai d’Austerlitz, Paris, Île-de-France, 75013, France. The club stays open until 6:00 am on weekends.

Le Bus Palladium

Le Bus Palladium
Le Bus Palladium

Le Bus Palladium is located in the heart of Pigalle. The club has been established in sixties and it is being in operation since 60’s. The stage of this club hosted famous Mick Jagger and Eddy Mitchell, who performed here in this club. It has been emerged as a rock venue of Paris. The club is a grand place for the night owls who wants to spend their nights at a quality place with quality music. Hip-Hop and electro are famous across the three floors of this club and drinking place. You will enjoy on every night of the week as this club hosts the party nights with different themes. DJs, music, standup comedy, and karaoke are the famous ingredients of this clubbing dish. Tuesday is a free night for ladies as they can enter and drink in this club in free on Tuesday nights. The address of this club is 6 Rue Pierre Fontaine, Paris, Île-de-France, 75009, France.

Rex Club

Rex Club
Rex Club

Rex Club is a popular name in Paris among the night owls and visitors. It is a clubbing landscape where you will witness high-class techno, house-music, and high beat electronica. You will also get the brilliant drinks in affordable price in this club. Grand Rex cinema is the partner of Rex Club which brings a lot of people to this place. So, you can enjoy movies and then enter the club for doing some dance and enjoying some music in the presence of cocktails, rums, and beers. You will find international crowd in this club and it will surely lift your mood in the evening along with your friends and special ones. The address of Rex Club is 5 Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, Île-de-France, 75002, France. The club stays open until the morning light pours. You can stay in this club until 7 am.

Boum Boum

Boum Boum
Boum Boum

The previous name of this club is L’Heritage but it is now named as Boum Boum by the new management team. The club has got huge reputation in the region especially due to fetards hosted by it since 2018. It is located just a drive of few minutes from Champs-Elysees which is a plus for making it a crowdy place of Paris. You can dance hard in this club and after dancing you can spend time in mini bar and on the terrace as well. The address of this club is 37 Avenue de Friedland, Paris, Île-de-France, 75008, France. The club stays open up to 5-6 am in the morning. So, you can spend a whole night in this club and this night will be remembered by you for a long time.

Batofar

Batofar
Batofar

Batofar is a floating club on the Seine and it has the attraction in its look and fascinating architecture. Batofar has managed to grab the attention of international crowd and you will see a lot of people in this club whenever you enter into it. You can dance hard in this club with the beats of techno, hip-hop, rock, and electro music. You can enjoy the beautiful view when you finish dance from the bridge of the club. It will a fascinating evening for you if you visit this club while your stay in Paris. The address of this club is Facing 11, Quai François Mauriac.

Chez Moune

Chez Moune
Chez Moune

The club has the look of 1930’s architecture with mirrored and tiled walls and low ceilings. You will see Parisian crowd in this club all the time due to its classical look. The club is famous for the electro and rock beats of music by the DJs. The most amazing thing about this club is that it is free to enter into it. There is always a rush of Parisians in this club due to this feature. If you are visiting Paris and you are low on budget then Chez Moune is the best place to spend your nights for achieving the charms of nightlife. The address of this club is 54, rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 9th arrondissement.

Le Social Club

Le Social Club
Le Social Club

Le Social Club is located, not far away from Rex Club, in the center of Grands Boulevards. You will see the performances of some of the most amazing French and International DJs in this club. The club can host 500 people at a time and it offers an amazing environment for the parties and dance. You will find the charms of electro, techno, rock, and disco music in this club. The club is a famous one in the locality and there is always a buzz of people all around in this club. The address of this club is 142, rue Montmartre, 2nd arrondissement.

A Usual Night out in Paris

You can do a lot of stuff at the start of the evening and in the night while staying in Paris. Paris has huge offers for the night owls in terms of bars, clubs, and pubs. Most of the bars open at 6:00 pm in the evening and your nightlife starts from that time. The Parisians start moving towards the bar at 6:00 pm in the evening and they stay there until 2:00 am. Most of the bars close at 2:00 am but the nightclubs stay open until 4:00 to 6:00 am and some clubs stay open until 7:00 am on the weekends. You will see a rush of people in the bars and clubs from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. These are the peak hours in which people love to stay in a bar, pub, or club. The huge nightlife seekers get out from the clubs with the morning sun.

VIP Clubbing Spots in Paris

Paris has the offers for the VIPs to spend their nights in a luxurious manner and get too much fun. The VIP nightclubs of Paris include: –

  • L’Arc
  • Le Queen
  • VIP Room
  • Matignon
  • Chez Raspotine
  • Le Montana Club
  • The Baron Club

You will see celebrities and VIP people in these clubs as they offer services for the people who can spend more and more for getting the charms of nightlife. These clubs stay open late at night and close with the dawn.

Nightlife for Students in Paris

Paris knows the importance of nightlife in the life of students that is why it offers some amazing charms for them. You will see a lot of bars which are specially operating for the students in the Paris. I will share a list of the student-friendly bars located in Paris. Here is list of these bars with the address: –

  • Pop In (105 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France)
  • Café Oz (18 Rue Saint-Denis, 75001 Paris, France)
  • Eva Pritsky (5 Rue d’Eupatoria, 75020 Paris, France)
  • Chez Georges (11 Rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris, France)
  • The Wall (51 Rue Lacépède, 75005 Paris, France)
  • Yellow Mad Monkey (8 Rue de Lappe, 75011 Paris, France)
  • La Fourmi (74 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris, France)
  • Frog and Princess (9 Rue Princesse, 75006 Paris, France)

Students can spend quality time with their fellows and friends in these bars and they can enjoy the drinks at affordable rates from here. These are the recommended bars for the students with their addresses.

There are some of the clubs which are most suitable for students in Paris. I will share a list of these clubs as well in this guide. Here are the recommended nightclubs for students if they want to hang out with friends at night in a club: –

  • Social Club (Metro: Bourse ou Gd Boulevards 142 rue Montmartre 75002)
  • Rex Club (Metro: Bonne Nouvelle 5 Boulevard Poissonnière 75002)
  • Showcase (Metro: Under bridge Alexandre III, rive droite)
  • Le Tigre (Metro: Pyramides. 5 rue Molière, 75001 Palais Royal)
  • Scopitone (Metro: Pyramides 5 Avenue de l’Opéra 75001)
  • Le Regine (Metro: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, 49 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008)
  • Chacha (Metro: Louvre-Rivoli. 47 Rue Berger 75001)
  • Le Baron (Metro: Louvre-Rivoli. 49 rue Berger 75001)

These are recommended clubs for the students to spend their time and they are advised to bring female friends with them in order to get the entry into the clubs. These clubs stay open until the morning on the weekends. So, you can enjoy a lot on the weekends in these clubs with your friends if you are studying in Paris. I have given the metro addresses of these clubs for helping the foreign students to reach the clubs comfortably.

Conclusion

Paris is a city of fashion, art, modern culture, and flowers. The nightlife in this city was vanished away in the past but this generation has evolved it again. Now, the nights of Paris are full of lights, music, dance, drinks, and fun. You will find an abundance of bars, bar-restaurant, nightclubs, and concert places throughout the Paris. You can stay anywhere in Paris, in 10 districts, as you will find the charms of nightlife everywhere in Paris. Paris has some of the amazing DJs which have worldwide recognition. Nightclubs, like Le Social Club and Rex Club, have international recognition and they have the ability to attract the international crowd. The nightlife offerings of the city attract the youth and elite class of the Parisians. The bars and clubs reflect the arts and fashion for which this city is famous. It would not be wrong to say that Paris is one of the best cities in the world. There are some things which you have to keep in mind that Paris is the second most expensive city in the world. So, you have to come in this city with good budget in order to enjoy your stay here. The best entertainment and fun are directly proportional to the expenditure of money and you must have that in your bag for enjoying the life in this city. I am sure you will spend some of the best nights in this city during your stay here. Never miss the Eiffel Tower as it is the reason why Paris is famous all across the world. Paris has the nightlife offers for the students and tourists as well. Students can have a lot of fun in the clubs and bars as they give special offers to them. Students love to party on the weekends and a club party will be more memorable one for them.