The Best Paris Nightlife Districts

Paris has a number of districts that are great for nightlife, so pick which one sounds most like you or go and visit them all while you’re in the city.

Head to Rue Oberkampf and dive into some of the many bars along this busy street. Pop In has three levels that each have their own identities, with a regular bar, a piano lounge and a dance floor in the basement where a DJ spins the tunes. If you love rum, go to Les Pirates and order one of the reasonably priced mojitos.

Bastille is another popular nightlife district, and has plenty of lively clubs. Les Furieux specialises in heavy rock and metal music, while Le Motel is perfect if you like to dance away to indie tunes. Tape Bar has a great atmosphere, with walls covered in band memorabilia and bathrooms decorated with graffiti art.

If you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket, then head to Rue Saint Honoré near the Opéra metro station. Have a drink or two at the bar inside the Hôtel Costes, then hop over to the Place Vendôme and the Hemingway Bar. Found inside the Hôtel Ritz, you can sip on a drink in the same spot as one of world’s literary greats as he sought inspiration.

If you’re after a gay-friendly area, then head to the historic Marais district. Amnesia stands out from the crowd with a blend of disco, soul and funk music that’s kept regulars coming back here every weekend for years.