Twenty One Sound Bar

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12th arrondissement

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A hip-hop bar in Paris? The novel Twenty One Sound near Bastille is a temple to American hip-hop – both East and West coasts – but also of dance hall tunes and French rap. Numerous DJs take to the decks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, mixing old school sets and brand new tracks on the powerful sound system. Beautiful girls from the banlieues sway their hips on the dance floor, surrounded by equally beautiful men in an exotic, always friendly atmosphere. Sometimes, big names like Joey Starr play here. The bar offers free or cheap entry, and drinks (including a range of flavoured rums) at affordable prices. The décor is sober, all polished concrete and brushed steel, and the dance floor long and narrow.

Venue name: Twenty One Sound Bar
Address: 20 rue de la Forge Royale

Opening hours: Du mardi au dimanche de 21h à 2h
Transport: Métro : Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe - Chaligny ou Charonne
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