Located a stone’s throw from the Moulin Rouge, this club has been drawing fans of rock ‘n’ roll riffs to Pigalle’s Rue Fontaine since 1965. Back in the day, it attracted all the big stars of the 1960s, from Johnny Hallyday to the Beatles and the Stones. The legendary nightspot was even immortalised by Serge Gainsbourg in his song “Qui est in? Qui est out?”.
This mythic venue organised around a small stage and a long, well-lit bar has been renovated numerous times and its sound and light systems updated, yet its trailblazing rock spirit remains intact. The proof in is the programming: Yarol Poupaud and his group Black Minou play rhythm and blues covers one Thursday a month, Pete Doherty has drawn crowds here, and indie rock bands Stuck in the Sound and Kasabian played gigs here long before they became famous.
The 70s inspired vintage wallpaper and the old-fashioned pinball machine and photo booth give the place a hip club feel. But, don’t panic, the DJ stays on course musically. On the first floor, you’ll find a restaurant with a meaty bistro menu (burgers, charcuterie, etc.). A DJ plays there until 1am, after that head down to the main room for more musical entertainment.
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Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 9 pm and 6 am. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.