Blink and you may miss the almost hidden door to the Experimental Cocktail Club. This one-room bar makes for a fun and intimate evening no matter who you're with. Like the name suggests, this place is known for its exquisite cocktails and for the crafty bartenders who make them, so you know you can't just have one drink! With live DJs setting the mood and keeping the atmosphere lively, the Experimental Cocktail Club will become your new favorite hangout.
The 3rd Arrondissement features an easy going and unpretentious cocktail lounge that will sure please your senses. The cozy ambiance is great for small groups. Offering authentic Mexican cuisine, Candelaria's must-haves are mushroom tacos, queso fresco, cactus tostada, chicken tostada, and lots more. The creative cocktails here are unique. Call ahead or check out the website for detailed information.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the brainchild of the group responsible for several of Paris' unrivaled watering holes in 6th Arrondissement. Located in the hip locality off Marché Saint Germain, the wine bar makes a great addition to the city's thriving wine scene. The thoughtfully-selected vino collection spans across 300 varieties, which pair beautifully with charcuterie platters. The decor is sophisticated, with blue walls, intimate lights, a cozy fire place, chic accents and interesting upholstery. A contemporary version of a quintessential Parisian establishment, the space exudes a nightclub-esque appeal.
La Djoon is touted as the most 'soulful' club of Paris. One of the finest nightspots in the city, Djoon is spread across two floors, and is marked by large windows and brightly lit up interiors. International DJs relish playing at La Djoon. From Norman Jay, Ian Pooley, and Timmy Regisford, to Alix Alvarez, Jovonn and so on have performed at the venue amidst appreciation and applause from the crowds. Rock, pop, funk ad other genres of music also find expression at Djoon. It also houses a fine French restaurant and bar, that serves a delectable platter. La Djoon is an experience in itself.
This is Paris's best house and techno club. In a large room which looks like an underground bunker dedicated to techno music, DJs display their talent aided by the excellent sound system. Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Jack de Marseille and Daft Punk, they have all impressed the attentive crowd. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are more techno-house. The excellent Charles Schilling mixes once every month are sure to allure you here.
A lively and upbeat night spot, Wanderlust, set along the River Seine, offers a memorable night of peppy numbers that draws the elite crowd. Dance to the beats of techno and party music in the patio outside with spectacular views of the city skyline, glittering in the dark. The cafe and restaurant ensure that you do not go hungry. A popular spot for cultural events in the city like exhibitions, film screenings and workshops, it is a hub of activity that you must visit if ever in the city.
Experience a little bit of Spain and lots of fun at the Les Piétons. This tapas bar is popular for its lovely and friendly ambiance that welcomes locals and tourists alike. The tasty lunch is filling enough to keep your energy levels high for the rest of the day. You can also try the Spanish delights doled out by the chef and wash down the meals with your favorite drink. Taste the Pisto Serrano or Arroz Frito and you can't resist but go in for a second helping. Ensure that you do not miss out on the decadent desserts.
Located in the 3rd Arrondissement, Cafe Cox Bar is a gay-friendly bar. The ambiance is cool, and every three months they are known to change their decor. The outdoor seating always seems to be crowded. Established since 1995, it attracts major crowds from the gay quarters' bustling streets of the Marais. The bar food is great and much appreciated by the patrons. Dance to the beats of the DJ's on Thursday nights and Sundays get packed for their happy hours. For detailed information, check out the website or call ahead.
Situated in the heart of Paris, Klub is a spot where all genres of rock unite. Established in 2006, Le Klub now features an impressive roster of cutting edge rock and electro with styles ranging from metal and psycho to punk, post-punk and new-wave. It also draws artists, authors and actors as a multidisciplinary exhibition hall for alternative culture. Spread across two floors, this space can accommodate around 250 guests.
A popular location amongst the gay scene of Paris, Open Cafe lives up to its name by opening its doors to anyone. Still, the majority of the clientele is male. More of a bar and cafe, it serves typical cafe food, coffee, beer and plenty of cocktails. If you're looking to dance, this may not be your place, but those wanting a laid back night out, this is the spot.
Cafe Oz Châtelet is a popular late night destination for sports fans and beer lovers. This sprightly Aussie themed pub has huge screens to catch a game, regular DJ nights and occasional live acts. Enjoy the happy hours by taking a sip from beers transported from Down Under.
Considered a "biggie" in jazz circles, this club has become one of Paris' best-known jazz venues thanks to performances by exceptional musicians like Paolo Fresu, Philippe Catherine and Steve Swallow. As in most jazz clubs, concerts happen in three sets, culminating in an improvised jam session often featuring special guests seemingly plucked from the crowd; it is a heaven for jazz fans. The club's cozy atmosphere and warm decor provide the perfect setting for some sizzling hot jazz. Admission prices vary according to the performers.