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Le Malibv, located at Etienne Marcel in the 2nd arrondissement, has become an essential weekend destination for Parisian revellers. In its previous ’70s incarnation it was an African club, but since then has been thoroughly renovated before re-opening as Le Malibv. Now, you pass through a discreet red door (which blends into the façade of a neighbouring pizzeria), and down a dark, narrow stairway to discover 44 Rue Tiquetonne, 2015 edition. It’s a maze of vaulted, cave-like rooms furnished with mirrors, couches, strands of blue lights, a few scattered – not-so-comfortable – footstools, and (of course) a disco ball. Le Malibv is the very definition of kitsch on all fronts save one: its musical line-up. With a focus on electro, funk, and stylish techno, the club frequently hosts excellent artists like Crackboy, Tigersushi, and the stars of La Mamie’s collective. People really dance here and the prevailing relaxed vibe can be credited, at least in part, to the friendliness of the staff and the reasonable drink prices. €5 for soft drinks, €7 for beer and between €10 and €12 for cocktails. As in most clubs, bottles range from €120 to €150. Entry is free before 1am and €8 anytime after.
And one last word on the bar’s logo: a very stern-looking owl who seems to command passersby ‘Enter here and amuse ye selves!’
44 rue Tiquetonne
|Transport:||Métro : Étienne Marcel|
|Opening hours:||Thurs-Sat 11.30pm-6am|