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.

Eat

Da Grazziela

It’s the best pizza in Paris.

43, Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010

dagraziella.fr

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

@yard_restaurant

Siseng

They’ve got the best bao burgers in town.

277, Boulevard Voltaire, 75011

@siseng

Ippudo

It’s a proper culinary experience.

74-76, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau

ippudo.fr

 

Drink

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

vivantparis.com

Le Dépanneur Pigalle

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

27, Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009

ledepanneur-pigalle.com

Dirty Dick

They do the spiciest cocktails.

10, Rue Frochot, 75009

@dirtydickparis

Dance

Hotel Bourbon

It’s the ultimate minimalist spot to go out.

39, Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010

hotelbourbon.fr

Silencio

It’s the best spot during PFW.

142, Rue Montmartre, 75002

silencio-club.com

Le Rouge

This is where you want to turn up.

77, Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009

@lerouge_pigalle

La Machine du Moulin Rouge

They have the best sound system.

90, Boulevard de Clichy, 75018

lamachinedumoulinrouge.com

Le Carmen

Because it’s a classic.

34, Rue Duperré, 75009

le-carmen.fr

Concrète

They play the finest electronic music.

Port de la Rapée, 75012

concreteparis.fr

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