Former bordello, Gainsbourg haunt finds posh new life

Hours Tue-Sat 9pm-3am
Phone (33) 01 55 90 59 53

58 rue de Bassano Paris 75008 France


Just walking through the front door you are swept to another time, long ago when clusters of harlots would clamor over visiting gentleman amongst the dark nooks of this Paris bordello that later became a well known cabaret club and now a popular VIP boite for models, billionaires and fashion society. The look of the club mixes elements of Byzantine hedonism with dark architectural details like stain-glass panels, coffered walnut ceiling and visual blanket of red that envelops the booths and floor. Early evening features a supper club menu popular with actual Russians and their business accompaniment, feasting on a mix of fancied goulash and various slow-cooked meats and raw seafood. Later in the evening, the space morphs into a full Paris nightclub with stiletto crowd and VIP show-offs amongst a great set of local Paris DJs.


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Last Word

For those uncertain of the door, book a table or arrive around 10pm for dinner. Everyone else should make it through the door no later than 1am.

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