Category Archives: nightlife

Hipster Hotspots around Faidherbe Chaligny, Paris

I like in a hive of hipsters down the road from Bastille, on the border of Paris’ 11th and 12 arrondissements. Here’s where they go, and where I go sometimes too when I can be dragged out of my pyjamas … Continue reading

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In defence of the French spirit: the clandestine bar ‘Syndicat’

*updated Editor’s note: now with tables outside – more practical, less secret* Walking down my road last week, I notice, for the second time, a very conspicuous  bouncer standing outside an old shop front with posters plastered over the doors and … Continue reading

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Secret Speakeasy Bar in Paris

The restaurant Da Vito is a real Italian restaurant. But it’s also the facade for the secret speakeasy bar Moonshiner, accessible only via the big wooden refrigerator doors at the back of the restaurant….Walk through the cold storage room, down … Continue reading

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Eat for Free in Paris

Free Food in Paris. No catch* The title pretty much says it all. There are a few bars in Paris where you can get get free food after ordering a drink. And no, before you say it, the drinks are … Continue reading

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Summer Festivals in Paris

Melt your ears, not your ice-cream Ouch! There are so many festivals going on in and around Paris this year that you risk a burn-out. So here’s a quick refreshing dip into what’s on this summer…Paris Jazz Festival: on now … Continue reading

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Flamming!

( = French Slamming ) * No, I’m not talking about slagging off the French, which we seem to consider a rosbif art form. I’m talking about Paris’ “Slam au Downtown“, a poetry night very similar to Spoken Word up the road. … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance

Dancing in Paris This week I’m passing on two great, and relatively unknown, addresses for going out in Paris…   Bizz’art and Glazart  Soul vs. Electro. You choose… Bizz’art167 Quai de Valmy75010 PARIS@bizzartclub http://www.bizzartclub.com On the banks of the Canal Saint … Continue reading

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