The nightlife in Paris features more dance spots with flashy interiors and isn’t as pub/bar-oriented as most European cities. Still, there are lots of places to drink in Paris. Whether it be a quiet glass of wine by a table along the street, a foamy brew at a pub, or dancing at a pulse-quickening night club, there’s something for everyone.
This is for the young, boisterous types. This modern hotspot has clientele to match and boasts a jukebox of 1200+ selections. Enjoy a drink or groove to the music – or do both. 26 rue Fontaine, Paris; METRO: Blanche
This spot features Asian-inspired décor and enjoys the perennial buzz of having three celebrity owners: Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Johnny Depp. It’s best to grab a seat in the mezzanine bar, as it’s generally the center of all the action. On weekdays, it features jazz before opening the floor to late-night DJs. On the weekends, it’s dance-only. 34 rue Marbeuf, Paris; METRO: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tennis player Yannick Noah designed the interior of this trendy club, which is a great place for brunch and lunch. At night, it’s ideal for a drink – not too loud, but not too quiet, either. 2 rue Robert-Estienne; Paris METRO: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nightlife Web Guide
This travel site provides a great overview of the scene, as well as recommending some of the city’s best, non-touristy spots.
Features reviews of over a hundred of the best bars and clubs in Paris.
This site summarizes the city’s best in five different categories: bars, dance clubs, editor’s picks, jazz clubs and rock & blues music.