Le Tango (La Boîte à Frissons)
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Come too early in the evening and you’ll be more than welcome to join the couple’s tango class at this old dance hall. If that’s not your thing, wait until around 1am when the theme switches over to an all-out dance party in this gay hot spot tucked away on the northern edge of the Marais. The décor is still red and fiery with a touch of kitsch, but the wooden dance floor gives way to dancers jiving to Katy Perry and Rihanna instead of Juan d’Arienzo. Ladies and gents are all invited to Tango, though you’ll find mostly local boys looking to dance off the beers consumed in the neighbourhood’s many gay bars. It also attracts a fair amount of internationals, so you may run into a few Norwegians, Italians, or Brits among the mix. Overall, it’s young, it’s pretty, and it’s mostly unpretentious with a touch of hipster – just be prepare to queue up before heading inside and grabbing a drink at the bar (not included in the €9 entry). There’s an interior smoking room, well, closet, so don’t even think about leaving once you check your coat. There’s plenty of seating to rest those weary feet, which will be dancing until dawn.
13 rue au Maire
|Transport:||Metro: Arts et Metiers|
|Opening hours:||8pm-2am Thur; 10.30pm-5am Fri, Sat; 6-11pm Sun|