The 11 top spots to party all night long in Lille

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    By Max Roi

Lille is the capital of the north of France, famed for its bad weather, atypical French accent, but also home of the biggest flee market in Europe. Only 1h30 away from London, and 30min from Brussels, Lille is ideally located to attract tourist from northern Europe. Lille is also one of the most popular city among French students, with no less than 120.000 of them, spread across with 3 campuses always ready for a party. Check our top 10!

B-Floor

 

Party and club at the B-Floor

 

The vibrant club B-Floor is a favourite nightlife venue amongst the students and party-goers of Lille, famed for the size of its huge dance floor, which can take up to 500 people, and which gets absolutely jam-packed on Fridays and Saturdays. B-Floor’s top DJs play electro, house and DnB. Some nights are devoted to salsa, rock, reggae, merengue and blues there’s something to please the most demanding party-goers.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, usually from 11:45PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, R&B, Rap and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 10€

 

La Relève

 

Party and club at the La Relève

 

In the heart of Lille, in the Masséna district, well known by night owls, La Relève is a club launched by 2 students for students.

In a vast space spread over two levels, minimalist and neat, with shades of gray and black, come and party to the sounds of electro house music. This venue host various student nights throughout the week.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

The BOX Club

 

Party and club at the BOX Club

 

Tired of always dancing to commercial music? Think out of The Box! This is the new entrant of Lille’s night scene specialising in house music. The venue is spread over two levels, including a mezzanine from which you can admire the crowd showing off their best moves.

The Box also hosts renowned local and french artists such as: La Mamie’s, Folamour, Bellaire, and the list goes on.

 

Typically open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 5€

 

Les Folies

 

Party and club at the Les Folies

 

Les folies’ building used to host two cabarets that have marked Lille’s history. Now the venue, has been converted into a night club, the biggest in the old town. The owners preserved the stage and and the show dimension to offers clubbers the ultimate experience.

This is a regular nightclub playing music everybody will like open 3 days a week.

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11:30AM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 5€

 

LE BARON

 

Party and club at the LE BARON

 

Le Baron club with its underground and edgy atmosphere worthy of the trendiest nightclubs in Berlin, will captivated you by its indisputable techno sound quality, far from the banality of commercial music.

Located in the heart of Lille, only a stone’s throw away from Grand Place and the train station lille flanders, the baron is probably one of the few venues in Lille to offer free entry everyday of the week.Ideal if you are into Techno and on a tight budget.

 

Typically open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11:59PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Smile Club

 

Party and club at the Smile Club

 

Do you want several atmospheres in the same venue? The Smile Club with its 3 floors, will appeal to the most of you:

One floor for electro-house music, another floor for retro tunes from the 70s and 80s perfect if you want to rediscover your classics, and also one room dedicated to techno and deep-house.

Good news students, the crowd is mainly studenty and the entrance is free everyday of the week.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House, Retro, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

La Boucherie

 

Party and club at the La Boucherie

 

Located in Lille’s most popular party street, rue Masséna, La Boucherie is a well-known club amongst Lille party-goers. La boucherie literally means the butcher’s shop. Now that the butcher is gone, the place was transforned into a bar/club venue, you will still have a chance to see the former meat hooks used in the past. Don’t hurt yourself!

The place gets crowded rapidly after 11PM as it is a small venue but yet friendly and welcoming. Music caters to all tastes and everybody loves it.

During student nights (usually on weekdays) expect enhance promiscuity and little room to move around as La Boucherie is well coveted by students.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 8PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Stairway

 

Party and club at the Stairway

 

Lovers of Blues/Rock, you are no longer ignored, this venue will offer you the music you love!

The Stairway has 2 floors, on the ground floor an "Old Rock" cocktail bar and downstairs a club with a vaulted cellar made of old bricks where you can sway your hips to the rhythms of the 60’s / 70’s.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 8PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Rock/Indie
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

La Suite

 

Party and club at the La Suite

 

The Suite is one of the must-see clubs in the city. Its vaulted cellar with exposed bricks, its subdued atmosphere and its designer furniture make it a chic and popular place amongst the trendy Lille clientele.

In total, the club has three different rooms. The main room plays house and electro tunes. In total, it can accommodate up to 400 people, which is quite large for the old town. Expect the usual crowd of students on week days.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

Le Network

 

Party and club at the Le Network

 

Le Network is the most famous club in the heart of Lille, with two rooms; The first room and its podiums are clearly intended for today’s music, while the vast, more chill back-room is more of the 80s tunes. In short, whatever your age or musical tastes, you have the choice of the atmosphere.

Victim of its own fame, the venue gets rammed rapidly after midnight, even completely crowded and it can put some people off. Don’t get it too late as you might have to wait outside as they follow a one-in one-out policy.

In addition, the venue is famous for its live performers, pyrotechnic effects, CO2 blasts, and large LED screens. Before going make sure there is not special event on.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 7PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, Retro, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

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