Fodor's Expert Review Café des Halles
Set within a late 19th-century brick-and-iron covered market, Halles St-Géry was originally built to house the old meat market. The building itself was abandoned by traders in the 1970s though, and it lay derelict until the turn of the millennium, when it was renovated into an exhibition space (upper floor) and a bustling café-bar with a fine line in leather sofas and cocktails. Down in the vaulted cellar, you'll also find Club des Halles, which dishes up oodles of classic house music on weekends. Bring 50 cents for the toilet, though.