Meeting up with friends for a midweek drink is always a treat, but coupled with some live music is even better. I first went here with a friend of mine who knew the band that would be kicking off the evening.
Just off the Place de la Bastille, on an otherwise quiet street, awaits Supersonic with its varied musical offerings, which are predominantly indie-rock-postpunk– OK fine, it really varies. There are a fair few decent tribute bands coming up too. You can check out their programme before heading over, or as entry is free, just gamble on making a surprise discovery!
The treat with smaller venues such as this one is that you can get close to the stage and lose yourself in the music with the musicians. If you prefer, head upstairs and lean over the mezzanine that cuts open over the stage and enjoy the birds-eye view.
I’m not big on clubbing so I haven’t stayed on really late (especially on Fridays and Saturdays when it’s open until 06:00, when there is an entrance fee of 5€ from 11:30pm) but judging by the mood during the gigs, I imagine it’s a great option for those who want to carry on the party.
Tip: Drinks are slightly marked up unless you opt for their signature lager which 3.5€ during happy hour, but they also have a pretty fruity, potent IPA on offer.