Like some of the people you’ll find inside, nightclubs can look considerably worse in the light of day. If you’ve ever gone back to a venue the morning after to pick up a credit card and noticed that the glamorous dance platform from the night before is, in fact, just a crudely painted, oversized block of wood, you’ll know what I mean. Smoke machines and green laser lights hide all sorts of blemishes.
Electric, in Paris, doesn’t have anything like that to hide; it’s intended to look good at all hours. The venue, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with architect Ana Moussinet, does double duty: restaurant by day, club by night.
This being a club space, the place really comes alive at night, and that view of the Eiffel Tower is pretty unbeatable.