60 rue des Lombards tel
every day from 21.30 to 4.00 except Sunday.
of the classics in Paris to listen to Jazz. This place is only for listening to
music in an almost religious silence. Don’t make noise, don’t discuss with
your neighbour. The programmed jazz meets all
demands. But the ambience is relaxed and all tables are oriented to the stage.
Prices of drinks are not too excessive: 14 € for the first one, refills between
5.50 € and 8.50 € .
Le Petit Opportun,
15 rue des Lavandieres-Sainte-Opportune tel 0142360136
Quite reputed for the quality of their artists. Open from 21.00 until dawn.The musicians start their first set at
22.30. Concerts at 22.30 h. Closed Sunday, Monday and August.
Entrance fee of 10.90 € . Drinks for 3.90 € and up.
The Slow-Club, 130 rue de Rivoli tel 0142338430 Open 22.00-3.00 (4.00 weekend). Closed Sunday and Monday except before a festive day.
To swing on jazz, blues, Dixieland or rock every night, with concerts at 22.00 h. Facultative consumption from 19FF up. During the week, entrance fee
9.50 € ; the other days 11.50 € . Students less than 25 years 8.50 € , except on weekends.
Duc des Lombards,
42 rue des Lombards tel 0142332288. Open
19.30 to 3.00 (5.00 weekend).
a nice programming in this hall known by all amateurs of jazz. Concerts start at
22.00. Closed one Sunday on two. Always packed and which stars often great
names. First drink for 9.50 € or 12 € , depends which night. Apero-concerts start at
19.30. Take more info by phone.
Le Six-Huit, quai de Montebello, tel 0143807454
Open every night from 20.00 to 2.00 (October to March). Concerts from 20.00 on. Cocktails from
0.70 € on. Eternal feast on the Seine, in an elegant peniche. Very
convivila. To listen to good jazz just go to the bottom of the hold. Jazz, blues, salsa, brasilian music or African percussion.
Alliance Jazz Club,
7-11 rue Saint-Benoit tel 0142618702
Tuesday to Sauturday concerts at 22.30. Classic jazz
La Villa, 29, rue Jacob tel 0143266000
An intimate jazz- bar and club. Sometimes they manage to perform three sessions a night. It is greatly appreciated by real jazz-fans. Concerts every day except on Sunday from 22.30 to 3.00. One of the reference jazz clubs in Paris.
"Le Latitudes Jazz Club", rue Saint-Benoit. The jazz freaks are glued together in this place known for its good acoustics. No hard ambience, but soft and professional.
"Birdland Club", 20 rue Princess is not easy to get in. But don't be discouraged and insist. The place is worth it. A place for jazz connoisseurs..
"Le Bilboquet", 13 rue
Orchestra plays from 22.00 in three sessions of an hour. Notice thta here you are assured for more classical, conservative jazz.
Scala, 188 bis rue de Rivoli tel 0142616400. Open
every day from 22.30 to 6.00. Entrance fee12.50 € (13.99 € weekend); free for girls
except on Friday, Saturday and festive days.
you encounter New York situations. Huge halls, one of the most impressive decors
of the capital with its 6 bars on three levels organized around a giant screen.
All the music of the world, including his native reggae. Watch out for the
watchdogs at the entrance, they filter
CAFES WITH AMBIENCE AND MUSIC
12 rue Marie –Stuart tel 0142219860
Open 21-dawn. Closed on Sundays.
This is the most “puro flamenco” cave in Paris100% Andalusia! The place is
very sympathetic and the reception is incredible. Pure original flamencos,
sipping a good Spanish wine, see the owner play the guitar. You’re not in
Paris but in Sevilla! Even if you want a late bite I recommend you the tapas,
particularly the “tortilla de patatas” for 0.55 € . Menu for 21 € .
rue des Capucines tel 0140150030. Open
every day Noon-Midnight. Closed on Christmas.
Here we arrive in Dublin. Where is
Paris? Customs and behaviour are Irish 100 %. You drink standing and the
clientele is very convivial, you will never stay alone. You speak only English?
Perfect! Everybody does here. This
is no “imitation” or “newly done old”! Guinness 3.50 € half a pint. If
your sick and tired of noise you can retire on the first floor for some more
quietness. On weekends you need about 15 minutes to get at the counter, beware
of your toes!
Frog and Rosbif, 116
rue Saint-Denis tel 0142363473
Now it is England! The
Anglo-Saxons invested strongly in Paris! Open every day from noon to 2 AM.
Different kinds of beer: white, amber, blond or red, 100% non-pasteurised malt.
And everything is home made!!!! They are unanimously praised (0.6 € a
demi, 5.50 € a pint). Is this a guaranty of quality?? I will not give my opinion since the
place is visited in a strong proportion by Anglo-Saxon clientele! English chips,
English service, and English cuisine (?). Think what you want ;--)
Menu for10.75 € and Sunday brunch from 8 €
Johnny’s, The Irish Pub, 55 rue Montmartre tel 0142339133. Every day from 16-1 AM.
More Irish than this and you die! On
weekends amateurs play typical Irish instruments like the flageolet, banjo or
uileann pipes. Huge crowds on weekends too. Drinks are not expensive.
6 rue Marie-Stuart tel 0142361056.Open every day except Sunday. From 17.00-2.00 AM. Mostly jazz and rock. Very
easy acquaintance making in this mad place Stand a drink all around and you have
friends for life!
The Rex Club,
5 boulevard Poissonniere tel 0142211193. Open 23.00-6.00 AM. Closed in August.
This place used to be a rock concert
shrine but this is over. The REX is now
exclusively discs playing and you come to listen to the music. All possible
variants of techno in a hall, a little austere and cold, with a capacity
of 500 people. Here you find all the
“flyers”, underground or not, and there is an ambience of conviviality and
cult for “music above all”.
God I’m a V.I.P, 60 rue Greneta tel
For those who want a special kick…a
very special place. An address not to give to everybody! Sylvie Chateigner, the
incontestable drag queen of Parisian nights, welcomes you in her mutton dress.
Very special clientele like drag queens, piercing adepts….