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.
This lovely bar located in the Hôtel Meurice was redesigned by Philippe Starck in December 2007. The bar, achieving the perfect balance of cozy and chic, serves more than fifty whiskeys and malts, and over three-hundred drinks including seventeen original creations such as the cocktail Starcky or the 228. Bar 228 also serves a full menu of French specialties as well as small tapas-like plates to munch on.
Le China is an iconic and a multi-purpose venue where one can either go there for their scrumptious Chinese cuisine or their lively bar. It even houses a nightclub with the best DJs in Paris. The dimly-lit wooden furnished lounge like setting is classy and intimate, perfect for enjoying great food and great music. Order one of their delicious cocktails and get ready to dance to the music.
In its heyday, Harry's was paid regular visits by none other than Hemingway himself. Cut to present times, and the bar is as smoky as ever sans Hemingway or his ghost. Sit back with one of the original Bloody Mary's recipe (which still tastes the same as when Harry's opened) and soak up the historic atmosphere of this historic bar that dates back over a 100 years. Other classic cocktails like French 75 and Side Car have also been said to originate here.
Club Silencio was the most talked about nightclub opening in Paris in 2011. Located in the 2nd arrondissement, the club is the brainchild of bizarre Hollywood director David Lynch. The club was based on the club by the same name that was featured in Lynch's film Mulholland Drive. Club Silencio is very exclusive and popular, with admission being restricted to members before midnight. Once you get in though, the interiors are decidedly chic and modern, and just a little bit surreal. Silencio has a good selection of specialty cocktails and some finger foods and small bites.
Enjoy a fun time watching live sports and guzzling gallons of beer at the O' Sullivan's Rebel Bar. This exhilarating venue is a typical Irish pub with a cheerful and easy-going ambience, youthful crowds and plenty of fun activities to make it a memorable time for guests. The food is filling and features some great burgers, salads and fries. Tired office-goers can relax and unwind here and a catch live gig or two. The weekends are the best time to be here though weekdays are less crowded. The venue also provides space and facilities for fun parties and get-togethers.
Its easy to miss this tiny bar but it is indeed a popular spot for gay men though it has a mixed clientele as well. Unwind at the leather couches and check out the rotating art works on their walls. Les Souffleurs is a nice spot to mingle and take a sip of classic drinks. With DJ nights, concerts and other live acts, it is surely a happening bar.
'Imprévu' in French means unpredictable and L'Imprévu Café is quite true to its name. This quaint little cafe-bar is wonderful, to say the least. Their walls are adorned with simple portraits and pictures, while the elegant wooden furniture decks up the corners. Thi cafe exudes warmth and coziness, while the hospitable staff ensure that guests are at ease. The quality brew, beverages and cocktails on the offer make for a great evening. L'Imprévu Café also hosts events like concerts and exhibitions. A fine evening is guaranteed here.
This gay-friendly restaurant serves amazing traditional french cuisine dishes. Their specialties are Oeufs cocotte au foie gras, pork tenderloin in honey, thick beef steak in hollandaise sauce. It has a vaulted cellar and exposed stonewalls. Live music and concerts take place in the basement every Tuesday and piano bar every Monday.
Calling itself the 'Rock Area', Black Dog is the quintessential hangout for the metal and rock fans. The dim interiors and the cramped seating may give it the look of some seedy joint, but if you dig metal and rock music, then this is exactly the place you would want to be. The bar and restaurant welcomes Parisian as well as visiting metal bands to perform here to a crowd that seems to be always hungry for more. The fare served here is a blend of both French and Argentinian cuisines, and you will also find some delectable Argentinian wines on offer. The two bars of the Black Dog serve up some very sweet cocktails and beer and spirits from around the world. To plan a visit here, please see the website.
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.