Paris Nightlife: Top ten hip clubs
The weekly free newspaper A Nous Paris recently published a list of the ten trendiest nightclubs in Paris. This paper bills itself as “the diffuser of urban news and trends,” and the article, written by Edouard Ronstand, is an attempt to boil down Paris nightlife to the ten must-do addresses with the best ambiance.
The list ranges from the classic La Flèche d’Or (102 rue de Bagnolet, metro Porte de Bagnolet line 3), to an upscale Cabaret named Bobin’o (20 rue de la Gaîté, metro Gaîté line 13). The cutting-edge electro and multimedia club La Géode is also listed (parc de la Villette, metro porte de la Villette line 7). La Géode and La Flèche d’Or are some of the few venues mentioned in Ronstand’s article that can be visited on a Cheapo budget.
Another suggestion is Le ShowCase, a massive venue literally under the bridge Alexandre III (metro Champs Elysées Clemenceau, lines 1 and 13). Also included: a sushi bar in an aquarium (Ozu & Aqualounge, 2 Avenue des Nations Unies, metro Trocadéro lines 6 and 9); a modern club in an old boulangerie (Le Nyx, 30 rue du Roi de Sicilie, metro Saint Paul line 1); a hub of counterculture with lasting happy hour prices (Le Motel, 8 passage Josset, metro Lerdu Rollin line 8); a neon mini-restaurant with changing themes each night (Club Superbar, 3 rue André Antoine, metro Pigalle lines 2 and 12); a brothel turned into a rock and hip-hop scene (Tania Club, 43 rue de Ponthieu, metro Franklin D. Roosevelt lines 1 and 9); and a members-only casino that serves dinner all night (Cercle Gaillon, 11 rue de Berri, metro George V line 1).