Update: Le Baron Paris has permanently closed.
6 avenue Marceau, 8th
Tel 01 47 20 03 01
Famed graffiti artist Monsieur André and his partner turned this former “old hooker’s club” into a VIP nightclub in 2004 (they’re also the ones who opened Le Paris-Paris a year later). Its sexy red velour interior — not changed since its heyday of mafia types and ladies of the night – can only hold about 150 people max, so getting in here is famously difficult. There’s no website, there’s no mercy at the door. The first time we tried to get in, it was January and the crowd outside was so large there wasn’t even a way for the people inside to get out. Things are calmer now, but still très fun! There are often excellent DJs who know how to get people dancing. Alas, no more live karaoke because of the noise (see the videos here). Great atmosphere, beautiful young Parisians in designer digs, and a smattering of stars in shades.