Hardly ephemeral, this bar-concert venue opened over a decade ago on the Canal Saint-Martin in a massive former warehouse owned by the French Public Building and Works sector. You can’t miss it: from the Place Stalingrad, just follow the street art frescos down to the Quai de Valmy. Make sure you look up to see if a flag is flying on the roof, beside the odd-shaped turret. A green flag means the Top, the Point Ephémère’s rooftop bar, is open, with a bar, deckchairs and potted palms creating an ultra-chilled atmosphere.
Artistic and industrial vibe
No flag? No problem. Just head down to the waterfront where you’ll find a no-frills industrial-style bar and a vast terrace, perfect for a drink or fusion bites (prawn tempura, beef kofta…). And don’t forget that the Point Ephémère is more than just a bar. A serious cultural hub with an exhibition space and artist residencies, it is prized, above all, for its highly selective programming, mixing alternative rock concerts with ritual dance and theatre… On weekends, after concerts, the Point Éphémère turns into a mainstream club, playing quality music, until 2am. Keen to discover contemporary popular culture? Then this is the place for you.
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Days and opening hours
All year round.