Le Panic Room in Paris is located in the trendy corner around rue Oberkampf, where the chic and the edgy meet to create one of the coolest spaces with some of the coolest bars. Le Panic Room is decidedly one of Paris's most cool and relaxed bars, with an overall punk rock meets hip hop feel that you will adore.
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The décor is very much a classic club, but it has a few twists. For starters, this is one of the teeniest, tiniest venues you will ever be in. This Paris nightclub might be a little claustrophobic for some, but if you like a cosy, intimate space, akin to a house party, then you might love it here.
The lighting downstairs in Le Panic Room club Paris is very warm and flattering, and the smooth walls and surfaces really bounce the lights, making the whole atmosphere rather cosy. The graffiti everywhere will leave you feeling you are in a small punk rocker Paris club, a place with edge and style.
The cocktail bar upstairs has more of a tavern feel to it, with all the drinks stacked on display steps and a kitschy combination of signs and lanterns around the main bar area. You will be able to enjoy a diverse array of drinks, from modern specialities to some of the best and sweetest alcopop cocktails in Paris. The drinks are very reasonably priced as well, especially considering how small and exclusive the venue is.
The little Panic Room private room is very small and comfortable, with plush lounge seating, graffiti wall art, and arcade games. The overall feel is that of a more upscale college dorm, or a house party. This Paris club includes an indoor fumoir, where you can smoke inside without missing out on the music or getting cold.
The state of the art lighting system and edgy art is perfect for the music, which focuses on local DJs and live artists. You will hear all sorts of modern, fashionable beats, from hip hop to house, from electronica to folk rock. Whatever is your style, you will have a great time.
Although the opening hours are a little more Western, starting around half six or seven depending on the night and time of year, remember that it truly picks up after midnight. If you're not following French clubbing etiquette, however, Le Panic Room offers happy hour from opening until an hour or an hour and a half into the night. This time is also fairly popular and you will be able to pick up some cheap, tasty cocktails and the buzzing atmosphere of the venue.
Getting into Le Panic Room is not too difficult if you get your timing right and book in advance. Showing up on the day will get you nowhere, though. Besides that, the dress code is basically non-existent. As long as you are clean and don't look like you just threw on whatever, you can get in. The only issue is how small the club is, so make sure to make a reservation or get on the guest list and show up early.