Away from the city’s most visited attractions, the neighborhoods of Eastern Paris are home to plenty of late night venues. Whether you want to dance all night on electro music, attend a punk cabaret show or enjoy a great jazz gig, there’s something for everyone this side of the capital!
Where to find the best concert and clubbing venues in Eastern Paris? Relax and follow our guide!
On the bank of the Canal Saint-Martin, the Bizz’Art is a hotspot for soul, funk and R&B enthusiasts in Paris, with the venue hosting both concerts and club nights from Thursday to Sunday – including a free afterwork themed « Live & Soul » on Thursday nights.
167 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 34 70 00
Opened in 1876 as a café-concert, Les Étoiles later served as a movie theater and cabaret before its latest renovation in 2015. A stone’s throw from the Château d’Eau metro station, this intimate venue with lots of character features concerts of local and international artists as well as occasional club nights.
61 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 47 16 56
Founded in 1923, this historic venue on the lively Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple has featured artists such as Édith Piaf, Django Reinhardt and Maurice Chevalier. Now dedicated to alternative, underground and electronic musical genres, La Java remains a staple of Eastern Paris’ nightlife. Don’t hesitate to check out the event calendar to experience the local club culture. 🏳️🌈
105 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 02 20 52
Specialized in jazz, reggae and African and Latin-American rythms, the New Morning has been a staple of Parisian nightlife since 1981. International stars such as Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Prince and Chet Baker have played in this vibrant venue in the heart of the multicultural 10th arrondissement. The New Morning even has its own radio station!
7/9 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris
Located at the northern end of the famed Canal Saint-Martin, Point Éphémère is an art center featuring a rich schedule of exhibitions, concerts, performances, festivals, parties, and other events. Welcoming artist-in-residence programs, it is home to a dance studio, three artist’s workshops, and four music-recording studios.
200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 34 02 48
Reopened in 2016 and determined to remain one of the symbols of the Parisian night, Le Bataclan has been a unique cultural venue since opening in 1864. Boasting a colorful architecture in the then popular chinoiserie style and offering a capacity of 1,500, the concert hall has been a Parisian hotspot for live rock music since the 1970s.
50 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 14 00 30
A short walk from the Place de la République, Le Gibus has been a staple of the local nightlife since 1967. This hybrid venue is divided in two different spaces: a concert hall featuring mostly rock, punk and underground music gigs, and a popular gay club boasting an ambitious event calendar. 🏳️🌈
18 Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple, 75011 Paris
+33 (01) 43 57 44 21
A popular venue of the nightlife district of Oberkampf, the Nouveau Casino opened as a café-concert in 1850. Now dedicated to contemporary music such as hip-hop, rock and electro, it remains a great place to dance all night after enjoying the many bars of Rue Oberkampf and Rue Saint-Maur.
109 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 57 40
A few steps away from the Père Lachaise, Pan Piper is a large venue dedicated to concerts and events. Favoring both local and international artists, the concert hall features an eclectic program.
2-4 Impasse Lamier, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 09 41 30
Ground Control opened in 2018 between the train tracks of the Gare de Lyon and the popular Coulée Verte. A large cultural center featuring artistic workshops, exhibitions and events, the venue’s terrace and late evening DJ sets have since proven very popular among locals.
81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris
A few steps away from the pleasant banks of the Bassin de l’Arsenal, Le Supersonic has become one of Paris’ most popular venues for rock music enthusiasts. Its dense event calendar including free concerts, aftershows, DJ sets and pop rock nights.
9 Rue Biscornet, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 49 23 41 90
À la Folie
Take a relaxing break while exploring the La Villette area in one of its « Folies », the modern red buildings adorning norteast Paris’ iconic green space. One of the most popular of these pavilions, À la Folie boasts a dense cultural program and hosts popular club nights. 🏳️🌈
Parc de La Villette, Folie L2, 26 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)7 76 79 70 66
Located at a street corner of the lively Avenue Jean Jaurès, close to the Bassin de la Villette and the verdant Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, this artsy café features an ambitious event calendar including concerts, open mics and even drag shows. 🏳️🌈
123 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Overlooking the Canal de l’Ourcq from the banks of the Parc de la Villette, the Cabaret Sauvage opened in 1997 and remains one of Paris’ most unconventional music venues. Shaped like a circus tent surrounded with a large outdoor terrace, this colorful concert hall features many international artists and lively club nights.
59 Boulevard Macdonald, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 09 03 09
This unassuming café-bar and concert venue is just a few steps away from the Canal Saint-Denis and the Parc de La Villette. Live music enthusiasts appreciate the Espace B’s indie line-up and intimate yet vibrant setting.
16 Rue Barbanègre, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 84 54 19 83
La Gare Jazz
Housed in a former train station of the Petite ceinture, this avant-garde venue opened in 2017. Specializing in jazz music, La Gare really comes to life after dark! Check out its ambitious event calendar to see some of the best jazz shows in Paris.
1 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris
Now a staple of Parisian nightlife, Glazart brings together clubbers and artists of all horizons. On the edge of Paris, a short walk from the Porte de la Villette metro station, this atypical venue features a wide range of electronic and alternative music genres: techno, house, metal, rock, trance, dub, hardtek, dubstep, etc. Since 2010, Glazart also features an outdoor venue aptly called LaPlage (sand may be involved), open from June to September.
7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 36 55 65
Péniche Antipode is a floating café-bar and concert venue moored at the Bassin de la Villette. It offers surpringly low prices, a large terrace on the water, ethical products, and even an indoor venue. Managed by the local association Abricadabra, it features regular concerts as well as community and cultural events including theatre.
Facing 55 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Designed by star architect Jean Nouvel, the majestic Philharmonie de Paris opened in 2015 at the edge of the Parc de la Villette. Mainly dedicated to symphonic concerts and jazz, but occasionally featuring rock and electro gigs, the 2,400-seat venue offers reduced fares – such as €10 tickets – for young audience members.
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
This historic queer « guinguette » boasts one of the best locations in Eastern Paris, sitting atop of the lush Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Surrounded with a large terrace area, this lovely venue is very popular with Parisians and visitors alike, therefore large crowds can be expected – especially in the summertime. Rosa Bonheur does not feature concerts or DJ sets, but make sure to check out the busy events calendar! 🏳️🌈
2 Avenue de la Cascade, 75019 Paris
One of the major music venues located in the retro-futuristic Parc de la Villette, Le Trabendo features about 160 concerts and club nights per year, as well as seasonal festivals. Boasting a capacity of 700, the concert hall defends an ambitious program while making sure musicians remain as close as possible to the audience, the interactions with the stage being Le Trabendo’s hallmark.
Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 06 05 52
A former worker cooperative founded in 1877, la Bellevilloise is now dedicated to various cultural experimentations: concerts, clubbing, festival, exhibitions, debates, film screenings, etc. The historical building also features café-concerts and diners with live music from Wednesday to Saturday evenings. The Bellevilloise’s Sunday jazz brunch is also very popular among locals.
19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 07 07
Le Cirque Électrique
Combining the traditions of circus with radical and modern urban cultures, Le Cirque Électrique is an atypical hybrid venue located on the edge of Paris. It features a wide array of events: circus shows, theatre, art performances, exhibitions, debates, film screenings, etc. Le Cirque Électrique also has its own circus school and artist-in-residence programs. 🏳️🌈
Place du Maquis du Vercors, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 54 54 47 24
Behind its pleasant terrace in the vibrant heart of Ménilmontant, Lou Pascalou is much more than a simple café-restaurant. This neighborhood staple features live concerts, debates and slam nights, and is the perfect place to see local artists.
14 Rue des Panoyaux, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 46 36 78 10
A neighbor of La Bellevilloise, La Maroquinerie has become an essential venue for all lovers of contemporary music over the past 10 years. The venue used to serve as a leather goods factury. More than just a concert hall, it features a restaurant and a lovely courtyard terrace, which is quite popular on sunny days and before gigs start.
23 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 35 05
Studio de l’Ermitage
Climb to the top of the steep Rue de Ménilmontant to find the Studio de l’Ermitage, one of the neighborhood’s leading music venues. Mainly dedicated to jazz and international artists, the Studio de l’Ermitage aims to explore new musical horizons.
8 Rue de l’Ermitage, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 62 02 86
🏳️🌈 : Regular LGBTQ+ nights and events
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