It's a very great place to stay at in the Rue Amelot for the beginning if the night. There are couple of draft beers (including Guinness) and different areas to sit in the bar.
In one of them, there's even a piano!
The music atmosphere is cozy, light house.
Le Pop In is a bit of a circus of sorts. The second floor is a lounge, the first floor is a bar, and the basement is a dark and intense dance cave.
This is a Parisian hipster bar, and the dancing reflects this in the basement. I saw some of the worst dancing I have ever witnessed in my life, but the vibe was very energetic and fun.
I recommend drinking a few beers upstairs and then gradually making your way down. Be prepared to dance, sweat ( a lot) and generally let loose. You won't leave disappointed.
(I subtracted the one star because the dance floor was closed once when I went there! Quel dommage!)
I celebrated my 21st birthday at Le Pop In wayyy back in the day, and couldn't have been happier with my choice. It was my first time discovering the hipster side of Paris, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the widely varied selection of oldies, rock, and indie tunes playing in I guess what you would call the "dance cave" in the basement of the bar. It almost felt like a taste of home (NY), except that this being France, none of the men assume it's ok to sneak up next to you and start aggressively grinding you from behind. My idea of a successful evening of dancing.
The vibe upstairs is much more relaxed, but still fun-- friendly staff and a very mixed crowd when I recently re-visited.
The Pop In was a surprise to us --remember the Japanese hipster venue featured in "Lost In Translation"? The Pop Up may be it's Paris equivalent.
Walk in and you are in a small crowded bar. Order a beer, at a good price (for Paris.) Notice the dark stairs to the right leading up --is there something upstairs? Hmmm. Walk upstairs to find a piano, Paris twenty somethings cavorting around and singing, and wander past to the back bar to find a similar scene. Notice more another narrow staircase in the back bar, leading down, down, down. But to where?
Follow those stairs into a larger basement with DJs spinning 70 and 80s American pop, an eclectic mix. Lots of dancing on the floor and more and more people spilling into the basement to cool down, and then heat up on the dance floor.
Layers of a scene to check out here at the Pop In --we stayed for a couple of hours and had a fantastic time.
The alternative little bar in Paris: Cheap beer, nice space (bar, lounge, dance floor concert basement), open mic on sundays, interesting crowd, friendly staff! It rocks!
Great bar in one of the nicest areas in Paris! The Pop In is really exceptional compared to most other bars in Paris: The decoration and structure of the bar, which is housed in small house over several floors, gives you a very cozy at-home feeling; prices are low; and they often have bands playing in the basement. Music is quite varied, but it is always something special. The only downside is that it fills up rather early.
best bar in paris! staff friendly
even though i showed up here with a couple of friends after midnight on a wednesday, this place was "poppin". okay, that was bad, but the point is it was packed, seemingly full of all the right people and the beer was flowing. we got a pitcher (not the best paris prices at EUR13, but not bad for the neighborhood) and wen upstairs where there were worn in couches, an old piano and not lots of legroom. i liked the coziness and the relaxed decor is a relief for paris. to note: they were shockingly nice as they encouraged us to finish our beer and get the h* out of there at the end of the night. i will surely be back.
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