Parisian hype has found a new home in the 9th arrondissement’s La Mano. This unmarked club/restaurant from nightlife impresario Lionel Bensemoun has a fair few surprises up its sleeve, but rest assured that every evening, the masses seek refuge in this former Mexican café.
Follow an immense corridor into the slightly cramped establishment, and dance the night away in a setting designed by Alix Thomsen, featuring Latin-American influences and distinct neo-futuristic touches. DJs and live artists – Flavien Berger performed at the club’s opening – continue this Latin-American-futuristic fusion, music veering between salsa and new disco. And the crowd are just as eclectic: a melting pot of guys wearing Supreme, girls in Céline, and thirty year olds with rocking the shirts-tucked-into-trousers look.
What’s more, La Mano serves excellent tapas once you’re comfortably seated on a rattan armchair, sipping a delicious mezcal or tequila-based cocktail in a chilled, South-American ambiance. Prices are still Parisian though – with cocktails hovering around the €10 mark. Bensemoun has found the perfect club recipe – now you just have to get in…
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER