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Halloween in Paris 2016
@ DR

The city's best Halloween club nights and parties

Here's our pick of the best Halloween soirées in Paris 2016. Come with stamina and your finest fancy dress outfit...

By Megan Carnegie Brown

Fancy mixing up your Halloween celebrations this year? It falls on Monday October 31 2016 and Paris is bursting at the seams with spooky nocturnal activities. Prepare to rave until dawn, pay tribute to your favourite nineties vampire slayer and party in a former slaughterhouse. Halloween is followed by a bank holiday this year so there is no excuse not to party hard. All you need is an awesome costume and a post-night out brunch spot and you have yourself one excellent Halloween weekend. 

NEXT UP: Read the full Halloween in Paris guide

Pitchfork Music Festival

Music Music festivals

When? October 27-29
Where? Grande Halle de La Villette
How much? €54 for a one-day pass, €120 for a three-day pass

Chicago-born Pitchfork Festival has become a barometer for cool in the the indie music world. Every year, the French version takes place around Halloween at la Grande Halle de La Villette and brings with it plenty of Brits in search of a good boogie. Pitchfork falls on the bank holiday weekend of October so you can throw some shapes to the likes of M.I.A, Mount Kimbie, Warpaint and Bat for Lashes, without worrying about getting up in the morning.

Drink Halloween beer at Le Supercoin

Bars and pubs Mairie du 18e
When? Friday October 29 
Where? Supercoin, 3 rue Baudelique, 75018

In this little artisanal beer bar in the 18th arrondissement, Halloween becomes
Metaloween. The soundtrack is strictly thrash metal: Thrash it Black, Dark Soudeur and Drumb Assault, with endless rounds of sausages and of course, craft beers like Deck & Donohue's Pumpkin Ale and Brasserie Dieu du ciel's Immoralité IPA. 
Tea-Time by Gilles Peterson: 7 Years of La Rafinerie!
@La Bellevilloise

Tea-Time by Gilles Peterson: 7 Years of La Rafinerie

Music Music venues Ménilmontant
When? Sunday October 30 5pm-1am
Where? La Bellevilloise
How much? €13.80

The formidable Gilles Peterson returns to the Bellevilloise for an extra special Tea-Time set. Celebrating the 7th year of this collaboration with La Rafinerie, the English DJ promises an selection of the very best artists, ending on a set which blends his signature soul, funk, afrobeat and cuban sounds.

Badaboum all-nighter

Clubs Roquette

When? Monday October 31 11.30pm-6am
Where? Badaboum
How much? €15

The Cabinet of Curiosities is set to invade Badaboum on October 31 - find your most extravagant costume and dance to Villanova, Vincent Giumelli and Jaaneman until sunrise. 

Le Cabaret Sauvage

Music Music venues La Villette

When? Monday October 318pm-5am
Where? Cabaret Sauvage
How much? €15

Cabaret Sauvage is celebrating Halloween with a bit Latin spice this year. Venezuelan, Colombian and Mexican bands will be lighting up the stage from 8pm to 5am on the Monday night. Expect live sets from Cumbia y Cardon and Sonora de Cumbear, followed by DJ sets from Captain Cumbia, the Original Batichica, Cambimba and Cocosett.



Insomnia rec. [ Halloween ]

When? Monday October 31 11.59pm-10am
Where? A secret warehouse on the edge of Paris
How much? €15

Descend into the sombre universe of Insomnia, the techno music collective who could practically raise the dead. In the middle of a disused factory, Gescu, Re-UP and even Denis Kaznacheev will keep you dancing from midnight to 10am but don’t worry, Monday is a bank holiday so you can party as hard as you like. 


Clubs 7e arrondissement

When? Monday October 31 11.50pm-5.30am
Where? Faust
How much? €15

Faust decided to invite techno veteran Marc Houle to their Halloween shindig. Which is lucky because his minimalist tunes go perfectly with the club’s spotlighting (also perfect for showing up the best bits of your costume.)

Voodoo Rave
@ Batofar

Voodoo Rave • Halloween Special

Clubs 13e arrondissement
When? Monday October 31 11pm-6am
Where? Batofar
How much? €10 in advance, €14 on the door

The Voodoo Rave collective is plunging the famous red boat-club into a nineties techno universe for the night of Halloween. With Jerome Hill, Mooly, Ed Isar vs. Aprile on the decks, expect the kind of techno bacchanale to raise the (un)dead. 

La Mezcaleria

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Le Marais

When? Saturday October 29
Where? La Mezcaleria
How much? TBC

The Mezcaleria, a secret mezcal bar, hidden behind Hotel 1K in République, is celebrating with the same Mexican verve – except on Saturday October 29. Five Mexican chefs will be rustling up Mexican street food, complete with DJs and live music bands. Mezcal will be flowing, but that goes without saying. 

Prepare for late-night Halloween hunger


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