Certainly, party venues are to be found throughout the city but still, some districts are packed with bars, clubs or cafés to enjoy Paris’ nocturnal atmosphere. Here is an overview of popular nightlife districts in Paris.
In the 4th arrondissement of Paris, the Marais neighborhood is known for its great offer of nightlife venues, especially for the many gay and lesbian clubs and bars such as Le Tango. But there is something for anyone!
As the main Jewish neighborhood of Paris, you can find several restaurants or snack-bars in the area, for example L’As du Fallafel selling the best Fallafel of Paris! Why not grab a snack before spending a cool night at the CUD Bar? This bar is mostly frequented from the early morning on since party people come from other clubs to enjoy the rest of the night at the CUD which makes it one of the most popular late-night spots in the Marais. Enjoy dancing to pop and house music but be careful if you don’t want people to get too close – it’s going to get hot in there!
If you want to spend a more relaxed night, try the Lizard Lounge. They sell American food like burgers and pancakes in a stone cave. There is a dancefloor where you can dance to house, hip-hop and funk music and you can enjoy small live gigs on Sundays.
In this area, 5th and 6th arrondissement, are popular because of the old-established cafés such as the Café de Flore or the Café Mabillon where Parisians love to have dinner and drink a glass of wine. Still, especially the Latin Quarter offers a lot of restaurants, pubs and bars since it has been the students’ district for ages. Thus, this area is perfect for those who wish to spend a relaxed night over a couple of drinks in cosy bars. For example, there is the Cavern Club – an old English pub. Or what about the vaults such as the Caveau de la Huchette? In any case, you will certainly find a cool location around Rue Mouffetard and Place de la Contrescapre! Just have a look around and pick the bar you like.
Montmartre & Pigalle
When you’re in Paris don’t miss this neighborhood. It does not only offer the world-famous cabaret the Moulin Rouge but much more. Since Pigalle is one of the red-light districts of Paris, this is one of the trendy nightlife districts in Paris – a very lively area at night with bars, concert halls and clubs. For instance, you can find venues like La Boule Noire where you can enjoy rock music. La Machine du Moulin Rouge combines a bar, a club and a live venue on three floors. The main dancefloor used to be the Moulin Rouge’s boiler room – unusual interior guaranteed!
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An area playing an important part in European history, this neighborhood used to be home to the families of craftsmen and turned into a trendy area in the 1990s. There is something for everyone – no matter what kind of music you’re into. For example, you can spend your night at a cool bar such as the Wild West bar Red House with its rustic interior and its selection of rock, punk, funk and electro music. Or why don’t you try Le Réservoir? Listen to soul, jazz, latino, rock or French pop music! Dining, dancing or just having a drink – do what you feel like! On weekends, you can even join the jazz brunch.
République & Oberkampf
At some point, the Bastille neighborhood was “replaced” by République and Oberkampf, meaning that it is now one of the trendiest nightlife districts in Paris. You can find all kinds of nightlife venues there. Do you feel like relaxing in one of the armchairs or cozy sofas in Le 114 listening to rock and pop music? Their slogan says everything: “It’s just like home, but better.”
Le Bric à Brac attracts a young and cosmopolite target group fond of hip-hop and electro music. Why don’t you go there for a drink during their happy hour from 6 to 9PM? In the afternoon, customers can use the small library or watch projections of documentaries.
On top of that, the concert venue Nouveau Casino is known for the city’s liveliest club nights. So, what are you waiting for? Join the fun!