Opposite happening ‘South-Pigalle’ nightspots Chez Moune and Le Sans Souci, Le Lautrec is a newish beer-swilling venture from Paris nightlife barons André and Lionel. Street level is a deliciously down-at-heel bar/ restaurant with a babyfoot table and DJs, and downstairs in the basement you’ll find the secret gig and smoking room with a musical programme managed by local guitar hero Yarol Poupaud. But if you get tired of all that, this zone under Pigalle and Metro Blanche is serving up dense after-hours action, with the Carmen and Le Mansart just a short stroll further down the Rue de Douai.
63 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 9th. Tue-Sun, 5pm-2am. Food served till midnight.