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Paris Nightlife: TOP 20 Bars & Clubs

Paris Nightlife: TOP 20 Bars & Clubs

Published on Aug. 2, 2020 by

This is my ultimate Paris nightlife guide featuring the Top 20 bars & nightclubs, which I carefully selected, including places such as Le Comptoir Général, OʼSullivans, Lavomatic, Wallstreet Bar, Belushi's Bar, Rooftop Café Oz and the famous Paris Bar Crawl in the Pigalle district.

Tips & Advice
  • Why: Europe's most atmospheric nightlife
  • When: Spring, Summer & Fall
  • Last Call: Nightclubs stay open until 6am
  • Accommodation: Airbnb ($46 OFF), stay near Pigalle
  • Best Paris Bar: Le Comptoir Général
  • Best Paris Nightclub: Rooftop Café Oz
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Night view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceBeers with my friends from Canada in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francesaying goodbye to the amazing staff of St. Christopher's Hostels in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francetouring through Paris on a LIME scooter, at the Sacre-Ceour in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, France

Paris is the ideal city to party with unique nightclubs scattered among river barges,nestled in old factories and hidden alleyways. I recommend starting the evening at Le Perchoir de l'est rooftop located on top of train station Gare du l'est than move on to Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers, considered for having the most breath-taking views of any rooftop in Paris.

Places

  • 1. Le Perchoir de lʼest

    Best place for your first cocktail,located on the roof of train station Gare du lʼest. Entrance is free! (map)

  • 2. Hotel Montana Rooftop

    Most seclusive rooftop patio bar in Paris, fantastic for a romantic date. (map)

  • 3. Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers

    Most popular rooftop in Paris with the best views, extremely difficult to get into, unless you came before 6pm. Limited seating! Incredible cocktails! (map)

  • 4. Le Bar de Fer

    The best bar for French dishes in the Latin Quarter at Rue Mouffetard and Rue de Pot de Fer. My favorite street in Paris for its cozy atmosphere. (map)

  • 5. Lavomatic

    Hilarious speakeasy bar with real working laundry machines. Can you find the secret door to the bar? (map)

  • 6. LʼÉpicier

    Another speakeasy bar by the owners of Lavomatic. Can you find the secret grocery product opening the door to the bar? (map)

  • 7. Le Comptoir Général

    My favorite and most beautiful bar in Paris, laid-back, stylish with a giant pirate boat in the middle of the venue. Sporting a more mature crowd, 30+, open daily from 6pm to 1am. Entrance is free! (map)

  • 8. Paris Bar Crawl

    3 Bars and 1 epic nightclub at the famous Pigalle nightlife district. Mingle with locals, expats and travelers. Free shots at every bar for just 13 euros, $14 USD. (map)

  • 9. OʼSullivans

    Most popular nightclubs in Paris, a young local crowd, great music, large dance floor and fantastic atmosphere. Beers start at 7 euro, $7.80 USD! (map)

  • 10. Wallstreet Bar

    Most unique bar in Paris for its live stock ticker randomly rotating alcohol prices every 90 seconds. A must-visit! (map)

  • 11. Le Carrousel

    Hidden nightclub bar primiraly visit by locals with excellent vibes and a jam-packed dance floor. (map)

  • 12. Le NʼImporte Quoi

    Another favorite, for sporting Nintendo Wii Just Dance battles together with a young local energenic crowd. Entrance is free! (map)

  • 13. Belushi Bar

    St. Christopherʼs Inn is a chain of hostels in Paris hosting the popular Belushi bars. Here you can sleep, eat, drink and party all under the same roof. Starting as cheap as 20 euros, $22 USD per night! Excellent place to mingle with other travelers. (map)

  • 14. Treplay

    Located in the Bastille nightlife district with Rue de Lappe being my favorite street here with great bars like Tribar and Treplay. (map)

  • 15. Le Duplex

    For an upscale night out, consider Le Duplex. Expensive bottle service, French models and an exclusive atmosphere. (map)

  • 16. MIX Club

    Consider having one of Europeʼs best lighting systems, a massive dance floor and a slide taking you from the top floor bar right onto the dance floor. (map)

  • 17. Boum Boum

    Trendy nightclub with a 1970ʼs retro-style atmosphere, cafe-styled mirrored stables and neon lighting. (map)

  • 18. LʼArc Paris

    High rollers with this place for their boittle service, booths and gorgeous models. (map)

  • 19. Rooftop Café Oz

    The most popular nightclub in Paris according to the locals located in the Austerlitz district on the south-east end. Massive rooftop party, beers start at 6 euros, $6.70 USD! Come before 1am to avoid the long lines. (map)

  • 20. Djoon

    Well-established nightclub, soulful house, groovy beats, deep house, funk, nu soul. (map)

  • 21. BONUS: Nuits Fauves

    Best after party in Paris, accomodates 1500 people, massive dance floor, and popular techno DJʼs. 15 euros, $17 USD cover. (map)

restaurants around the Sacre-Ceour in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francewith my friends from Canada in front of the Pantheon in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francevisiting the Grand Mosque of Paris for some afternoon tea in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceKiosque St. Germain in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, France

I've visited Paris multiple times to create this ultimate nightlife guide, with Paris being so massive, choosing your location is very important. I highly recommend St. Christopher's Inn at Gare du Nord train station, here you can sleep, drink, eat and party at Belushi bar all under one roof. The Pigalle district is another fantastic location to stay during your time in Paris.

Most unique bar in Pigalle: Wallstreet Bar in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceMost unique bar in Pigalle: Wallstreet Bar

For transportation in Paris, rent yourself a LIME scooter, for just 0.20 euro cents per minute, it is the most fun way to get around town, plus you can enjoy all the beautiful architecture on your way.

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Great places to visit by LIME scooter include the Sacre-Ceour, Luxembourg Parc, the Eiffel Tower and the Paris canal Saint-Martin leading into Bassin de la Villette, especially on a sunny summer afternoon. With a top speeds of 20km per hour, it allows you to see Paris at your own pace.

French appetizers at Rue de Pot de Fer in Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceFrench appetizers at Rue de Pot de Fer in Paris

After visiting Paris' rooftops, checkout the speakeasy bars, my favorites being Lavomatic, LʼÉpicier and Le Comptoir Général, the most incredible atmospheric looking bars in Paris for having an entire pirate boat in the middle of the venue.

excellent day time rooftop party at Le Perchoir de L'est in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Franceexcellent day time rooftop party at Le Perchoir de L'est in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Franceexcellent day time rooftop party at Le Perchoir de L'est in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Franceexcellent day time rooftop party at Le Perchoir de L'est in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francebest views of Paris from the Montparsnasse in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FrancePaname Brewing Company for lunch in Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francerestaurants around the Sacre-Ceour in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francecruise on the Seine river in Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, France

Than move on for dinner to the Latin Quarter. Rue Mouffetard offers some of the prettiest patios in Paris. My tip; French cuisine at Le Bar de Fer, the coziest street in town. Do try the snails in butter!

O'Sullivans Grands Boulevards is one of the best nightclubs in Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceO'Sullivans Grands Boulevards is one of the best nightclubs in Paris

The most unique bar in Paris is Wallstreet bar, for its live stock ticker randomly rotating alcohol prices every 90 seconds. This place is very popular with the French locals, and a great spot to make new friends.

Le Carrousel a hidden local nightclub in Pigalle in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceLe Carrousel a hidden local nightclub in Pigalle in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francein front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, FranceBar n' Importe Quoi drinks and dancing in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francejamming ar Tribar Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francemaking new friends at Treplay Club Paris in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Francehanging out at St. Christopher's Hostel in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Franceone of Paris' best nightclubs: O'Sullivans in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, France

Now some extra tips for the Paris nightlife: arrive early, around 12am at the popular nightclubs, lines grow very long. Dress to impress, avoid the sneakers. Learn some French, bouncers will appreciate your effort.

views from the Sacre-Ceour in Paris, Paris - Ile-de-France, Franceviews from the Sacre-Ceour

Beware of pickpocketing in Paris, theft is rampant, so make sure to always secure you items and lock your pockets. I was unlucky enough to have my Sony camera stolen at 6am after leaving a nightclub.

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In conclusion, even after having my camera stolen, I still had a blast in Paris. The best places to visit are definitely the laid-back bars and attend the Paris Bar Crawl at Pigalle. As a side note, English is still not widely spoken in Paris, so if you don't speak a word of French than be sure to join the Paris Bar Crawl which will make socializing in Paris a lot easier. Please LIKE the YouTube video to support the Reformatt travel show! 

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