The Best 16 Nightclubs you Must go to in Paris
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    By Max Roi
  • #NF-34
  • #Djoon
  • #Rex Club
  • #Wanderlust
  • #Bus Palladium
  • #Boum Boum
  • #Badaboum
  • #La Locomotive
  • #Glazart
  • #L'Aquarium le Club
  • #Le Globo
  • #L'Arc
  • #Batofar
  • #Yoyo
  • #Le Duplex
  • #Favela Chic
  • #Paris
  • #Opening hours
  • #Entrance fees
  • #2024

Paris is known as the City of Lights and is famous for its romantic atmosphere, rich culture, and sophisticated nightlife. The city's many neighbourhoods each offer their own unique nightlife experience, from the chic and trendy areas of the Marais and Saint-Germain to the more bohemian neighborhoods of Belleville and Pigalle (The birth place of the Moulin Rouge). Let us guide you to the best clubs in Paris. Here are our favourite 16

NF-34

 

Party and club at the NF-34

 

The walls are covered with colorful signs over corrugated metal, which state things like, "Your God can't see you here". The DJ booth sits in a cage and is barred from the crowd, which sometimes can be seen climbing or stepping into the cage, this adds a sense of anarchy to the night.

The mix of more mainstream EDM and indie mixes means the crowd is educated and open-minded.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 5€ - 15€

 

Djoon

 

Party and club at the Djoon

 

This is a club that’s all about groove music and house. You can find many DJs from the US, mainly from NYC and Chicago. It’s where Moodymann and Theo Parrish play when they come to Paris. It’s small, about 500 capacity, so the vibe is very intimate and easy to interact with fellow revelers.

People go because they know the niche artist, and that’s urban and house music. If you are into new sounds and independent DJ's, this place is for you

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: R&B
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€

 

Rex Club

 

Party and club at the Rex Club

 

Rex Club was first established 25 years ago and became the first club playing techno in Paris. Over the years, the venue built its reputation, and the programming has been drawing the crowds and new local and international artists. For example, you can see DJs from Move D to Virginia, with parties from the Trilogy Tapes crew to Optimo. It has residencies from the big Parisian DJs, such as Jennifer Cardini, Chloé and Ivan Smagghe. It is a no-frill club with a single room, with the DJ booth at the end, but good tunes all round.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 12€ - 20€

 

Wanderlust

 

Party and club at the Wanderlust

 

Wanderlust, which is actually part of Les Docks, is a nightclub that set the bar above all expectations of a typical night-out in the French capital. The contemporary building is host a set of fashion and design exhibitions by day; it mainly attracts a young hipster crowd, before being engulfed by strong strobe lights and loud music by night. The club has a 1600m2 outdoor terrace where you can dance under the starry sky over the summer and an additional large space with a club area and restaurant.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin and Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: Free - 20€

 

Bus Palladium

 

Party and club at the Bus Palladium

 

Le Bus Palladium is a legendary club in the heart of Pigalle, the famous red district of Paris that has been open since the Swinging Sixties. Unlike most other nightclubs in the city, this place is a legendary rock venue that has welcomed the likes of Eddy Mitchell and Mick Jagger to the stage. If rock is not your jam, you can also enjoy hip-hop and electro across its three floors as well as high-quality food at its American diner. You won't have time to get bored: the club hosts karaoke on Wednesdays and quizzes, stand-up comedy, DJ sets and live music on other nights. Tuesday is ladies’ night where entry and drinks are free for women.Why not give it a try?

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 2 - 20€

 

Boum Boum

 

Party and club at the Boum Boum

 

Previously known as L’Heritage, but now under new management, Boum Boum is a trendy club that has been enticing the city’s wildest partygoers since 2018. Located just a stone's throw from the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Élysées, a street whose elegance is world-famous, it’s no surprise that Boum Boum attracts a wealthy and fashion-conscious crowd.

The club has a unique central dance floor arena-style, so you always feel you are the star of the night. As for the decor, the club owner were inspired by 1970s retro, so you’ll find café-style mirrored tables and neon lighting throughout. If you need to cool off and rest your legs, you wander around and sip a cocktail at the micro bar or soak up the views from the terrace.

The clubhouse is so popular that it’s strongly recommended to arrive in advance, as the queues can be quite long.

However, expect to spend quite a bit of money since drinks are between 15€ and 20€ and the cloakroom around 14€.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 15€+

 

Badaboum

 

Party and club at the Badaboum

 

The Badaboum opened in 2013 and is located near Bastille which mixes concert hall, cocktail bar and Parisian-style club. The concerts take place from 8pm to 11pm and the club takes over until the end of the night. The club has a great sound system that respect your eardrums – a must-have for concerts and good music – and a cocktail bar with raw walls and wooden wardrobes. Its floor has the appearance of a small cozy and vintage apartment, whereas the lighting mainly consists of LED strips.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 12€ - 16€

 

La Locomotive

 

Party and club at the La Locomotive

 

La Machine du Moulin Rouge is a club located near the district of Pigalle, The infamous red district near Sacré-coeur. It is actually a bar, a concert hall and a club, like its friend Badadoum.

The club is packed with a great history and has a true and unique identity thay many would envy. Formerly named “La Locomotive” until 2010, the club was bought by the owners of the Moulin Rouge, hence the new name. The Machine offers a real array of music and genre thanks to its 3 rooms that allow it to vary styles on a give night.

They have different events, different night, check their social media for event details and prices.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, Rock/Indie, Retro and R&B
Expected entrance fee: 10€+

 

Glazart

 

Party and club at the Glazart

 

The Glazart is a small club located near La Villette in the north-east of Paris. Located in a converted old coach station, the Glazart is both a concert hall, an exhibition space and a nightclub. Its originality is revealed on sunny days, when the club opens its beach, an outdoor sand beach that hosts many events throughout the summer. Otherwise, you can expect various musical events by night.

Music-wise, the club organizes events of all kinds but is a reference in terms of dubstep, drum’n’bass, trance, dub and hardcore.

Around the summer, opening times might differ and events programmation too.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 13€ - 20€

 

L'Aquarium le Club

 

Party and club at the L'Aquarium le Club

 

L’Aquarium, located in the heart of the 16th district, near Trocadéro square, has just opened Restaurant, Lounge & Club. This unique venue is named after the enormous aquarium inside, 8-meter high full of exotic fishes including rays and a zebra shark. It is worth a visit!

The club part opens around 10PM when the festive spirit begins, expect an ocean of fun rhythms and catchy Deep and other trendy tunes

The venue is only open on Saturdays from 8PM for food and from 11PM for clubbing.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House and R&B
Expected entrance fee: 20€

 

Le Globo

 

Party and club at the Le Globo

 

The Globo's mission is to ensure a good mood and conviviality every night in its spanish influenced decor.

Its 500 m2, recently renovated, its sunny universe set with yellow and red colors gives the globo a strong identity: a monumental bull's head, wrought iron and azulejos at the bend of a bar, old posters of corrida on the Walls.

Good to know: Free entry for girls on the first friday of the month. Mechanical bull every first Saturday of the month

No headaches, only party!

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Latin, Retro and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 20€+

 

L'Arc

 

Party and club at the L'Arc

 

L’ARC PARIS, is a legendary and world famous club shines on the parisian nightlife, expressing the quintessence of luxury with the most luxurious atmosphere facing the renowned « Arc de Triomphe », a few steps away from the Champs-Elysees. L’Arc Paris, introduces its panoramic « garden terrace », offering an incredible 360 degree view of nocturne parisian life including the Eiffel tower.

From New-York to Moscow, London or Milan, the club won unanimous approval and International jet-setters gather to this legendary parisian mansion.

This is one of the most select and expensive club in Paris, it is recommended to book in advance, dress to impress and bring the cash!

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 20€+

 

Batofar

 

Party and club at the Batofar

 

You wanna party on a Boat in Paris? The houseboat Batofar offers a unique setting on the banks of the Seine, the main river in Paris, Locatied in the 13th district. This venue is mainly known for live electro and DJ sets that last until dawn.

 

During the day, the club turns into a restaurant and café, and during the summer it's the perfect place to sunbathe if you do not have the opportunity to go to the beach.

Give it a go!

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 10€ - 20€

 

Yoyo

 

Party and club at the Yoyo

 

YoYo is one of the go-to clubs in Paris if you are looking for a touch of history and culture on a night-out. The club is housed in an old art deco cinema, in the basement of the modern art museum of Palais Tokyo, in the 16th district.

This underground club receives a wide variety of events, from fashion shows to exhibitions and evenings hosted by renowned artists. Check their social media for more details.

Be aware that prices inside can by quite high.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: 20€+

 

Le Duplex

 

Party and club at the Le Duplex

 

Duplex is located at the foot of the emblematic Arc de Triomphe, on the prestigious Avenue Foch, Le Duplex is a very trendy club with a young clientele. They are open 7 days a week which is quite rare in Paris and offers themed night every day. Needless to say that this venue is very popular amongst students.

The venue actually comprises of 3 areas, a restaurant, a club and even a bowling alley. That is an interesting combination.

Good to know: on some nights, free entry for ladies or free entry for all before 00:30AM with a flyer

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, Retro, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 15€ - 20€

 

Favela Chic

 

Party and club at the Favela Chic

 

FAVELA CHIC is a place with a brazilian touch where all kind of arty expressions meet. It usualy starts with artists exhibitions, stop by "LE PETIT CLUB" to drink tailor-made cocktails. Afterwards, you can have diner in the restaurant and try French and Brazilian fusion food, and finally dance the night away.

Either dance on tables, dance on benches, dance in the bathrooms, dance everywhere.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, Retro, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€

 

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