Comfort Hotel Paris Sud Viry/Evry
rue Octave Longuet
Phone: (33) 1 69442121
Fax: (33) 1 69059300
Genuinely palatial, this nightclub is divided into two main rooms which provide different ambiances to patrons. The 2-level Le Palacio pumps out the sounds of "100% Tropical", while Le Club's sound is "100% Latino." An outside terrace can hold up to 400 people in addition to the vast interior space of 2000 square meters (22,000 square feet).
As exotic as the name sounds, Cocobeach strives to offer a little different experience for Parisians, who wish something different from the city's bustling nightlife. Set overlooking the Seine river, in the commune of Ivry-sur-Seine, this club plays host to a range of DJs, both local and touring. A stop here is sure to be entertaining. Call to know more.
Moored on the banks of the Seine, Le Batofar is the capital's best techno and house music location. Food is served in the on-board restaurant while the bar on deck provides drinks as you bob gently on the water. Inside, off-the-wall decor plays host to some of the international circuit's best DJs. A varied program includes themed weeks (Barcelona, Budapest), experimental video evenings and fantastic weekend quayside concerts throughout the summer.
The name Dame de Canton (changed from Cabaret Pirate in 2008) encompasses an impressive range of possibilities: a Chinese-style yacht holds a restaurant and performance venue which transforms into a club animated by a live DJ after weekend concerts. At the restaurant, diners may choose à la carte or a formula including a meal and concert. The concerts themselves are fascinating. Contemporary performances of music from around the world: swing and jazz, reggae, rock, afro beat, electronic music, ska, hip hop, tzigane and gypsy styles, dub, beat box, singers, and occasional events built around the music find a home at the Dame de Canton. In addition, children's programming includes clown cabaret, musical theater, storytelling, and concerts. The boat may be rented for private events, and tickets are available online, by phone, or before the show.
This barge in Paris proper is a popular destination for jet set nightclub goers looking for an after-party-until-dawn scenario. Situated just steps away from the national library, Péniche Boer 2 keeps the party going until dawn every night of the week except Monday. It features an eclectic mix of concerts, world music and DJ sets, and has a capacity for 200 people.
This seaworthy theater is situated on a barge in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Baleine Blanche offers a groovy wood interior and two floors spanning 100 square meters - perfect for hosting a variety of cultural events. Past shows have included dramatic productions, documentary and video screenings, photo exhibitions, and acoustic concerts. The boat can hold 200 people.
La Djoon is touted as the most 'soulful' club of Paris. One of the finest nightspots in the city, Djoon is spread across two floors, and is marked by large windows and brightly lit up interiors. International DJs relish playing at La Djoon. From Norman Jay, Ian Pooley, and Timmy Regisford, to Alix Alvarez, Jovonn and so on have performed at the venue amidst appreciation and applause from the crowds. Rock, pop, funk ad other genres of music also find expression at Djoon. It also houses a fine French restaurant and bar, that serves a delectable platter. La Djoon is an experience in itself.
A lively and upbeat night spot, Wanderlust, set along the River Seine offers a memorable night of peppy numbers that draws the elite crowd. Dance to the beats of techno and party music in the patio outside with spectacular views of the city skyline, glittering in the dark. The cafe and restaurant ensure that you do not go hungry. A popular spot for cultural events in the city like exhibitions, film screenings and workshops, it is a hub of activity that you must visit if ever in the city.
Concrete is docked on the River La Seine and is a popular haunt among hardcore clubbers. Set in a houseboat, it hosts rocking parties that is full of good music. From talented DJs to artists, the live-wire entertainment doesn't stop till early in the morning. Their all-day parties on certain Sundays of every month starts from 7a and ends at 2a.
Along with its twin venue in Boulevard St-Michel, this music bar is a vanguard of Paris' jazz nights. All the great French names have played here, from Michel Petruccianu to Claude Nougaro. While the musicians are jamming, you can indulge in the high quality cuisine. The acoustics here are truly remarkable and the circular layout of the tables means that everyone has the best seats in the house.
Café Universel is one of the finest jazz clubs of Paris. Universel's vocal jam sessions on Tuesday nights are very popular with club-hoppers, as they throng the cafe in large numbers. Jazz concerts and festivals along with cocktail parties, birthdays and various other events feature on the itinerary of the club. Binge on the delicious snacks and booze, while the music plays on. Jazz lovers head to Café Universel and have a gala time! Call ahead for more information.
Paris is not at a loss for Irish pubs, but very few have the feel of a pub back in Eire. Fifth Bar mixes good old-fashioned craic with the atmosphere of a real American bar, screening both soccer and American football (soccer), and serving pints of Guinness while throwing American-themed nights. Tuesdays and Thursdays are student nights, so bring student I.D. for even more discounts. The bar is cozy, the staff is friendly, and it's opened until the metro re-opens in the morning; a perfect place to wait to go home for your Sunday morning post-drinking nap. -Emily Monaco