The Paris club scene features no shortage of places where you can showcase your dance moves. These hotspots move to their own beats, and the sounds of house, Top 40, disco, hip-hop, funk, and Latin rule the night. From red-carpet clubs to joints where everybody can enjoy great dancing in Paris, these places are tops:

Barrio Latino:
For the early birds: The Barrio Latino closes at 2am, but offers a lot of bang for your buck. This is one of the friendlier joints in Paris – the city that bites back. Wrought-iron ceilings and velvet sofas greet an eclectic mix from students to office workers. Those who simply came for a drink may find themselves drawn onto the dance floor by its relaxed atmosphere.
METRO: Bastille
Type: Bar, Dance Club

Add a little novelty to your nighttime pursuits at this funky club, which is set on a red lighthouse ship moored on the Seine. Trance, house and techno tunes are spun by international DJs into early hours, while in the evening patrons are treated to varied selection of live bands as well. The dance floor gets lots of action down below, and several bars, including one on the quayside in summer, take care of liquid refreshment. However, great music draws great crowds, especially on weekends, so be prepared for a wait.
METRO: Quai de la Gare (line 6), Bibliothèque F. Mitterrand (line 14)
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music

Bus Palladium:
Formerly THE place of yéyé music… this place is as vibe-worthy and stylish as it at ever was. This trendy dance club in the heart of Pigalle spins to a range of musical styles (disco, rap, R&B, soul, funk). It’s a great place to people-watch.
METRO: Blanche (line 2), Pigalle (lines 2, 12), or Saint Georges (line 12)
Type: Dance Club

Le Baron:
Home to a select group of faithful clients, Le Baron makes the grade with its cosy atmosphere and good music. The door policy may be exacting (it is, after all, a teeny-tiny club), but inside the mood is welcoming. Rescued from disrepute by a graffiti artist, it has since played host to a more illustrious crowd, welcoming guests such as Bjork and Sofia Coppola.
METRO: Georges V
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music

Le Cab:
Ultra-modern, techno-house emporium near the Louvre. Enormous beds and an all-white VIP square welcome beautiful people and trendy students alike. The door policy is one of the toughest in Paris: large groups should splinter before attempting entry. Past security, however, you’re in for a hip, yet surprisingly unpretentious, evening.
METRO: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After HoursPacha Flower Power5

Le Queen:
Although it’s not as strictly gay-only as when it premiered, this grande dame of Paris dance clubs maintains its legendary status as one of the city’s top places to groove and be seen. The fantastic venue attracts hordes of gay men, along with celebrities and folks from creative fields. While dancing is always in fashion, other regular events include drag and strip shows and varied theme nights. Go late, and be prepared for crowds – with no air-conditioning, just like in most Parisian clubs
METRO: Georges V
Type: Dance Club, Gay and/or Lesbian, Late Night / After Hours

Le Bains:
Totally renovated and equipped with top sound quality, this hip, late-night dance club – which occupies space formerly devoted to Turkish baths – draws fashion models, Hollywood glitterati and international trendsetters. Great house, rock, and disco music typically set the scene, but you’ll also hear R&B, soul and other genres. To ensure that you get past the chi-chi bouncers, grab dinner in the Thai restaurant upstairs (open Wed-Sun). A Parisian treat.
METRO: Etienne Marcel (line 4)
Type: Dance Club, Gay and/or Lesbian, Late Night / After HoursParis

Rex Club:
This Parisian dance factory always draws a crowd, just as it’s been doing since the mid-1980s. Thanks to a host of top DJs (Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox) and a terrific sound system, patrons can expect to be inundated by thumping house and techno sounds. Depending on who’s spinning, you might also catch reggae, funk, rock and even world tunes. Don’t be surprised to find long lines for admittance.
METRO: Bonne-Nouvelle (line 8 or 9)
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours