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The infamous 'shower bar', Raidd welcomes a trendy mix of younger locals, innocent study abroad students, and other voyeuristic internationals to the Marais who don’t just come for the pricey drinks. Instead, they crowd around to ogle the scantily-clad go-go boys who make you feel dirty while they get clean, stripping down and lathering up in the glass shower by the bar. Each Thursday, Raidd has an extended shower show, featuring four different male specimens who take their time cleaning everywhere to make sure they get squeaky clean. Themed nights, including Disco Tuesdays and Brazilian Wednesdays keep the party going all week. It’s not the place for intimate conversation or a relaxed evening, but the crowds are thick enough that you could pick up a number or two. Men queue up on the weekends, but there’s no cover to enter, so prepare to wait patiently, and quietly, on the sidewalk and play nice with the bouncer.
|Venue name:||Raidd Bar|
23 rue du Temple
|Opening hours:||5pm-4am Mon-Thur; 5pm-5am Fri, Sat, Sun|
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Nice, fun place to be in. Mix of locals and tourists, across age groups. Raunchy shower show happens every hour or two or so. About 10euros for a cocktail. As others have said, be careful with your phones and wallets especially on crowded weekend nights.
BEWARE OF RAIDD. I was there this week and had my phone stolen. When I verbally confronted the thieves I was physically attacked. Despite the fact that I had been the one that was attacked and was injured, the security guards did nothing but let the thieves go. They refused to call the police. Even worse-- several minutes later the thieves came back on a scooter laughing and gave the same security guard a kiss on the cheek. To add insult to injury, the barmen were insulting and completely uncooperative.
BOTTOM LINE-- WATCH OUT AT THIS BAR. There is no cover charge and all kinds of people come in with the sole intention of stealing. There are definitely criminals that work the crowd and the bar management doesn't care. In fact, it is likely they are complicit in this activity.
Good spot to go out the week end. There are a lot of people especially foreigners. But warning, beware of pilpockets. Some people are looking your code when you are using your credit card before stealing it...