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Nightlife in République and Oberkampf

Where to let your hair down in a neighbourhood with a lively late night scene

By Time Out editors
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The area around République and particularly the Rue Oberkampf are Parisian bywords for boisterous nights out. The indie rock feel isn't the only vibe, though, as there are numerous classy dive bars and wine bars opening up. Discover our favourite venues in the area for drinks and music below.

The best clubs and bars in République and Oberkampf

Le 114

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Café bars Saint-Ambroise

Just because there are already 36 rock bars in Oberkampf, you shouldn’t have to restrain your joy when a new one opens up. Opened in partnership with Puma Social and in association with the new magazine Plugged, Le 114 proudly parades its motto on its front window: ‘C’est comme chez toi, mais en mieux’ [It’s just like home, but better]...

L’Alhambra

3 out of 5 stars
Music Music venues République

Lady Gaga played in this Art Déco style music hall before she was famous, and now streams of artists (both up-and-coming and confirmed) grace the stage for concerts that include pop-rock, slam, chanson française and a sprinkling of jazz and heavy metal...

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Nouveau Casino

5 out of 5 stars
Clubs Music venues Folie-Méricourt

Bankable, loveable and conveniently surrounded by the numerous bars of rue Oberkampf and tucked behind the legendary Café Charbon, Nouveau Casino is a concert venue that also hosts some of the city's liveliest club nights...

Le Coq

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars République

In the hip Château d’Eau area, here’s a cocktail bar that gives its cutting edge neighbours a run for its money. Tony Conigliaro, joint owner with Thierry Daniel and Eric Fossard, knows what he’s doing: he’s also opened 69 Colebrook Row and Zetter Townhouse in London...

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La Place Verte

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Wine bars Folie-Méricourt

Next to the famous Café Charbon, the big, beautiful terrace of La Place Verte stretches out over a small shady square. It goes without saying that it’s rammed on sunny days, but if you can’t get a table, the inside isn’t bad either...

Le Cinquante

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Café bars Canal Saint-Martin

Just down from the Canal St-Martin, the bare brick, Formica and framed '50s ads of this funky venue attract an inner circle of regulars. These days it's established enough to produce its own T-shirts and customised bar stools...

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L’Entrée des Artistes

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Folie-Méricourt

Having travelled through the cities where the cocktail is king – London, Berlin and New York ­­– and having mixed drinks at Murano and the Experimental Cocktail Club, two well-lubricated friends decided to open l’Entrée des Artistes...

La Fine Mousse

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Saint-Ambroise

Beer offerings in Paris can be distinctly below par, but thanks to the trend for all things organic and artisanal, a few treasures are emerging from the sea of Stella and Kro: La Fine Mousse is one. It’s run by a team of ‘bièreologues’ who man the twenty or so taps...

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Mizmiz

5 out of 5 stars
Clubs Folie-Méricourt

Mizmiz is usually a good bet, as entrance is almost always free. It’s a hybrid venue somewhere between a Moroccan restaurant and a music bar, where the entertainment is almost as important as the food. The menu offers generous, flavourful dishes cooked with authentic spices...

Café Charbon

5 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Folie-Méricourt

On the ever-bustling Rue Oberkampf, the Café Charbon is an institution that has been attracting nocturnal Parisians for more than a century. Created in 1900 in what was then an artisan’s quarter, this café dates from the Second Empire of Napoleon III and has all the style of the brasseries of another era...

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