Le Trianon

Nighttime Activities

Paris nightlife has been famous for centuries. There are so many options in Paris–from nightclubs (offering dance and theatrical performances as well as music of all styles) to bars, to big and small music venues. And as the weather warms up, Parisians take things into their own hands and gather supplies for a small picnic dinner to be had on the pedestrian bridge (le Pont des arts) over the Seine or along the edges of one of the islands in the Seine river (Ile St. Louis and Ile de la Cité)  or the canals in the Northeast of Paris (Canal St. Martin (10e), Canal de L’Ourcq (19e).  Another option is the Champs de Mars (7e) which is just behind the Eiffel Tower. And although the city’s parks close at nightfall, there might still be time to enjoy some wine and cheese at the Buttes Chaumont (19e) or Parc Montsouris (14e) in the late Spring, Summer or early Fall months.


2nd Arrondissement

4th Arrondissement

  • Lizard Lounge | 18 Rue Bourg Tibourg (4e), Métro: Hotel de Ville (Three-level bar)
  • O’Sullivan’s | 10 rue des lombards (4e), Métro: Hotel de Ville

5th Arrondissement

  • Le Pub Saint-Hilaire | 2, Rue Valette (5e), Métro: Maubert-Mutualite. Billiards on the second floor
  • Piano Vache |  8 Rue Laplace (5e), Métro: Cardinal Lemoine. Friday and Saturday rock nights
  • Polly Maggoo | 11, rue St-Jacques (5e),  Métro: Cluny-La Sorbonne. Typical French bar for meeting locals
  • The Long Hop (Australian) | 25, Rue Frederic Sauton (5e), Métro: Maubert-Mutualite

6th Arrondissement

  • The Moose Head (Canadian) | 16, rue Quatre Vents (6e), Métro: Odeon (sports bar)
  • The Frog & Princess (English) | 9, rue Princesse (6e), Métro: St. Germain-des-Pres or Mabillon
  • Bar III | 3, rue de l’Ancienne Comedie (6e), Métro: Odeon (Dance downstairs, Chill upstairs)
  • Chez Georges | 11 rue des Canettes in (6e), Métro: Mabillon (small wine bar)
  • Coolin’ | 15, rue de Clement (6e), Métro: Mabillon (French/British bar with big dance floor)
  • Le Bar Dix | 10 rue de l’Odeon in the (6e), Métro: Odeon (small bar but nice vibe)

8th Arrondissement

  • Charlie Birdy | (1) 124, rue La Boetie (8e), Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt (2)

9th Arrondissement

11th Arrondissement

  • Nouveau Casino | 109, Rue Oberkampf (11e), Métro: Parmentier or Rue-Saint-Maur

14th Arrondissement

  • Charlie Birdy | 84, boulevard du Montparnasse (14e), Métro: Montparnasse

15th Arrondissement

  • Charlie Birdy | 1, Place Etienne Pernet (15e), Métro: Commerce (Big bar; lounge in the back)

Jazz Clubs

1st Arrondissement

6th Arrondissement

10th Arrondissement

  • Le New Morning | 9 rue des Petites Ecuries, (10e), Métro: Poissonnière, Bonne Nouvelle

18th Arrondissement

  • Autour de Midi | 11 rue Lepic, (18e), Métro: Blanche (more up and coming Jazz groups)

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