About Us

Welcome to the Violon Dingue

Bienvenue au Violon Dingue

About us: the Bar

About us: located just off the Panthéon, Le Violon Dingue has been attracting both English- and French-speaking patrons since 1987 to what is surely the FIRST proper all-American dive bar in Paris: a strikingly long wooden bar with panelled walls, dim lighting, an eclectic decor of mirrors and fluorescent neon lights, countless bumper stickers and signed banknotes, and lively rock and dance music all night long.

International expats, Latin Quarter students, passers-by, tourists and many regulars from the Panthéon-Mouffetard neighborhood flock here every day of the week for one of the most enticing happy hours in the business!

Imported beers, over 40 cocktails à la carte, shots… there’s something for everyone.

People also come here to watch live sports, relax, dance, chat, or play games like beer pong when there’s enough space, so as to unwind after a hard day’s work.

But what makes Le Violon Dingue what some call one of Paris’s best-kept secrets?

Later in the evening, the club part of the bar in the basement opens its doors to give way to a more festive and danceable atmosphere until early morning, and (very) many of Paris’s party-goers flock there around 2 a.m. when the neighborhood goes dark.

No vinyl floors or modern nightclub decor here: a large semi-circular bar awaits you in a 13th-century vaulted cellar, opening onto both a dance floor and a more laid-back corner for those simply looking for a little more peace and quiet!

Le Violon Dingue - About us

About the bar: what we do

Over forty cocktails to suit all tastes, as well as a solid selection of imported draught beers, soft drinks and shooters.

Check out our menus HERE and read more about us HERE

Happy Hour is from 6pm to 9pm, with great daily deals on draughts, cocktails and soft drinks.

Looking to celebrate your birthday, organize a get-together, or an afterwork event?

Bookings are available in writing only, either through our Messenger or our contact form, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
You may also book directly through our partner Privateaser at the link below!