An Insider’s Guide to Paris Nightlife

Rising DJ Andy 4000 shares her favourite local haunts

bySarah Ben Romdane

Paris has long-been associated with bourgeois nightlife and exclusive clubs, but a new generation of daring creatives are bringing an unprecedented buzz to the local club scene. And 26-year-old DJ and radio host Andrée Keita, Aka Andy 4000, is leading the way. “I grew up in a bi-cultural household listening to African music, funk, disco and latino music”, she says, discussing how she’s been exposed to a myriad of various genres since she was a child.


Naturally, Keita started creating playlists and mixing at house parties, until she was booked to play her first set in a bar in the red light district of Paris, Pigalle, a couple of years ago.


Thanks to her eclectic sets, Keita has since made made a solid name for herself by playing shows all over Paris. “What I like the most about nightlife in Paris is its diversity”, she says explaining how despite what some might think, young Parisian clubbers are breaking the city’s conservative rules to create new inclusive environments.



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So with Paris Fashion Week just around the corner, we asked the rising DJ to give us the lowdown on the best spots to eat, drink and dance at night in the French capital.




Da Grazziela


It’s the best pizza in Paris.


43, Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010


Ponto Choux

There’s no better way to cure a hangover than by eating a Japanese curry.


7, Rue Saint-Gilles, 75003


Yard Restaurant


This is where natural sparkling wine and fresh French cuisine perfectly come together.


6, Rue de Mont-Louis, 75011




They’ve got the best bao burgers in town.


277, Boulevard Voltaire, 75011





It’s a proper culinary experience.


74-76, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau




Au Xème

It’s a friendly and popular atmosphere, feels like home!


22, Rue de Mazagran


Bar Déviant

This is the place you want to visit if you’re into good wine and tasty bites.


39, Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010


Le Dépanneur Pigalle


It’s a must-know spot in the neighbourhood.


27, Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009


Dirty Dick


They do the spiciest cocktails.


10, Rue Frochot, 75009





Hotel Bourbon


It’s the ultimate minimalist spot to go out.


39, Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010




It’s the best spot during PFW.


142, Rue Montmartre, 75002


Le Rouge

This is where you want to turn up.


77, Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009



La Machine du Moulin Rouge


They have the best sound system.


90, Boulevard de Clichy, 75018


Le Carmen


Because it’s a classic.


34, Rue Duperré, 75009



They play the finest electronic music.


Port de la Rapée, 75012

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