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.
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.
L'Ave Maria is a typical resto-bar that serves good food and the best of drinks. The decor is simple yet cozy that puts you to ease instantly. It serves modern cuisine spiced with traditional herbs. You can wash down the meals with a glass of your favorite drink. Their cocktail concoctions are highly recommended. Do keep some room for some delectable desserts. The friendly staff is attentive yet discreet in its service. Do drop by at L'Ave Maria to enjoy a perfect meal served with a smile.
Le Crocodile is well-known for the size of its menu; pages and pages of cocktails are available for cheap apiece, and every night before midnight, the prices drop to rock-bottom. The waiter leaves a pen and paper at your table so that you can record your own order from the vast selection of choices. Regulars hang out here until dawn - maybe trying to taste every cocktail on the menu!
La Machine du Moulin Rouge is a swanky and eccentric concert venue that doubles up as a nightclub and is one of the most-visited hotspots in the nightlife of Paris. Three separate areas, namely the 750-seater concert hall, a club that can accommodate 400 patrons, and the American bar with a holding capacity of 250 people, are all open for enjoying endless nights of partying. Electrifying DJ performances, contemporary concerts spanning various genres like rock, electro, pop and theme nights and dance nights attract the hip and young crowd of Paris.
Au Verre Luisant is a Parisian bistro that is always brimming with locals. If you know French then that would be a boon since no one speaks English and the menu is also in the native language. Their menu has some Southern American flair which just gives a burst of flavor to their food. Their range chicken (poulet fermier) is the crowd favorite. So if you don't know what to order, just ask for this hot seller. Complement your meal with caipirinha or beer.
This old-fashioned 19th-century bistro is called the Grizzli cafe because decades ago it used to have dance performances by bears. The owner gets his ingredients all the way from Pyrénées. You can also choose from an interesting selection of wines from Southern France. Dishes like the Salmon and the lamb are cooked on a hot plate. There is no lunch served on Mondays and Saturdays. This place is closed on Sundays.
Voulez-Vous has a sleek and modern look that reflects the style of owner, Thibault Jardon. This cafe-bar is gay-friendly and has an amicable staff. The background music is soft enough for you to have a conversation. Dig into their burgers and take a sip of their crafty cocktails.
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.
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.
Café du Châtelet is an affable spot for youngsters to hang out. This smoke-friendly bar and cafe has a boisterous atmosphere during its happy hours but tones down considerably otherwise. Enjoy your coffee or alcohol with tasty food at this lively cafe.