La Scène Bastille has been done up and re-launched by the same group behind the Panic Room bar, and is now the Badaboum. Inside there’s a fashionably simple retro-industrial look, a new sound system that makes the light-strewn ceiling shake, a restaurant and cocktail/tapas bar open to all from 7pm, and a secret room upstairs with a bachelor pad allure. Altogether, the Badaboum has succeeded in giving new life to the space. We like the reasonable prices, the high-class ambiance, and the intimate, intense gigs in the 350-person concert space, its stage almost at crowd level. Nights kick off with gigs from emerging pop-rock artists, then comes clubbing with a good range of French and international techno DJs.
2 bis rue des Taillandiers
|Opening hours:||Mardi et mercredi de 19h à 2h, du jeudi au samedi de 19h à 7h, dimanche de 19h à 2h|
|Transport:||Métro : Ledru-Rollin ou Bastille|
|Price:||€10-€20 entrance fee|
This place should be burned down. A short, fat 250lbs bouncer called Toure grabbed my petite girlfriend and threw her against the door and on to the pavement because he suspected her of smoking a cigarette indoors. All the while a female member of the security staff was spitting insults at us. The management are elitist and the security struggle with very low watt brains. It is because of venues like this that Paris has one of the worst music scenes in Europe.