Le Bataclan is famed for its legendary live music line-ups (previous acts include Lou Reed and Morcheeba), but occasionally at weekends they stage club nights that span a broad spectrum of music, from funk to techno to house. A converted theatre, the venue is immense, with a stage up front facing a space kitted out with tables and chairs, cabaret style. The remaining area has been transformed into a huge dance floor, where people dance or just stand, drinks in hand, chatting. During gigs it’ll be rammed, but although the club nights are harder to fill, there’s enough of a crowd to give off a good party vibe – and what’s more, you actually get space to dance! Cigarette ladies in costume, with hat and tray, add to the cabaret feel, and the mixed crowd reflects the mixed bag of tunes.