While Paris undeniably offers a vast array of classic and elegant nightlife options, there is also a more irreverent, offbeat side to the cosmopolitan French capital that is waiting to be discovered.
Whether it is quirky décor or an unusual setting, secret entrances or original cocktails, or even activities like ping pong or sumo wrestling, a different kind of evening awaits if you head to one of these 10 unique Parisian hotspots.
In a hidden spot just steps away from the picturesque and trendy Canal Saint Martin, Le Comptoir Général is an out of the ordinary locale set in an old barn. Much more than a bar, it labels itself a ‘ghetto museum,’ a ‘concept store,’ and a ‘true urban amusement park,’ housing a number of different rooms including a salon and a public library. The exotic, eclectic décor forms a kind of urban cabinet of curiosities, and the large bar area on the ground floor fills up quickly so it’s important to show up early, especially on the weekends.