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Ground Control

Restaurant Bar Cafe Coffee shop Food court Cultural center Fusion restaurant Coworking space

One of the Most Reviewed Caves in Paris


81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris, France


Price rating

$$ $$

Rating on Google Maps

4.40 (11.6K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Friday: 12 pm to 1 am
  • Saturday: 12 pm to 1 am
  • Sunday: 12 to 10:30 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12 pm to 12 am
  • Thursday: 12 pm to 12 am

Featured Reviews

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  • 4/5 Phil M. 2 years ago on Google
    Great location and great place to have a drink & eat after work! There's a lot of choice for food ("food-trucks" serving asian food, pasta, pizza even BBQ). Also, the cocktails are really good!
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Nate R. 6 months ago on Google • 170 reviews
    I love container food parks. Something for everyone. This one did not disappoint. I visited with my sister and there were plenty of places to sit inside and outside. The food options were great and the drinks and food were very good priced. I would definitely revisit.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Cynthia G. 9 months ago on Google • 455 reviews
    Seating is limited and starts to get crowded early. Ambiance is nice, but it can get noisy later in the evening. Plenty of options for food and drinks – beers, cocktails, food from all over the world. We tried the ceviche and empanadas from ISANA, it wasn’t good. Ceviche tasted very sour, and portion was terribly small for 14€. The burger from the food truck outside was very average too. The pizzas from fermento pizza was good though.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Prince Andrew A. 1 year ago on Google
    A cool place to grab something to eat, sit and laugh with friends. I found out it was an abandoned train station that was given a facelift. There are so many stalls to buy from and food from different countries available as well. Events such as hackathons, dj sets, concerts are hosted there as well. Really cool place.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Paula C. 8 months ago on Google • 127 reviews
    I don't know if this is a hidden gem, probably by the amount of people it is not. However, it was a great surprise off the tourist track. It is totally worth the visit for dinner and drinks. It is an old industrial venue that now is full of street food, stores, game areas, and dance. I loved the environment and it was full of locals. There are many eating options. We had empanadas and tacos from the Mexican restaurant, but there were many different, and even a refugee restaurant. The food was very fresh and tasty. I highlight the cochinita pibil tacos - the meat was perfectly cooked, juicy and you could cut it with a spoon. The price is average for Paris (for going out places). The meal was 30€ for four people (4 empanadas + 4 tacos) and the beer was €10 a large one. We even danced there, so the place is perfect for going out as well, although it closes early. It's a 15 min walk from the metro.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Bruna P. 5 months ago on Google • 31 reviews
    Amazing opened space with a wide variety of different restaurants and also books, clothes and other kind of things. Great to have a beer, a glass of wine, hang out with friends or have a nice different meal. People is also really nice and friendly some rare to find in Paris. Absolutely recommend it 🤩
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Sebastien D. 2 years ago on Google
    Very cool location. Both outdoors and indoors. There are a few food and drinks options but it’s quite overpriced for what you get.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Rebecca B. 1 year ago on Google
    It was OK. We went on a Friday afternoon and it was totally empty, so might be better in the evening. We didn't enjoy the food we got either, but I can see how it would be a fun place for drinks if it was busy. Its a bit out of the way, so all in all I probably wouldn't go again.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Rett P. 7 months ago on Google • 292 reviews
    What a cool place! Love the train and transport theme, and there's a great energy and vibe. Delicious food and lots of vegan options, as you'd expect in a place like this! Don't miss the vinyl store, the 2nd hand and indie designer store, and the concerts. Will definitely be back.

  • 5/5 Albert Van den B. 5 months ago on Google • 267 reviews
    On a Sunday afternoon it was very relaxed. Many places and cuisines to choose your food from. I had arepas and they were delicious. Inside there are foosball tables, board games and many other things to entertain you. This is a kid friendly place so you will see many of them around you.

  • 5/5 Eva P. 2 months ago on Google • 266 reviews New
    Very cool casual place to come for food, drinks and fun, it's perfect for hanging out with friends. There is also a game place where you can try many boardgames. Definitely an awesome place. There is both inside and outside seating. I was told by my friends that in summer it gets even more packed.

  • 5/5 Johnny L. 3 months ago on Google • 166 reviews New
    Cool place to hangout with friends. Lots of activities and food options.

  • 3/5 Élie 3 months ago on Google • 20 reviews New
    Ground Control is a great public place to share a seat with a stranger and eat some good food. There are many small booths to order from, each with a different cuisine. We ordered from the Greek booth, a gyros with a chickpea salad. Apart from a strain of hair & a dead leaf in the salad, the food was delicious.

  • 5/5 Sofi 8 months ago on Google • 19 reviews
    Had amazing food here with immaculate vibes. Great place during the day or in the evening too. The outdoor seating area could use some more shade but it was still great!

  • 5/5 Vincent 1 month ago on Google • 18 reviews New
    Ground Control in Paris is a gem for those seeking relaxation and inspiration. The vibrant and creative atmosphere is truly captivating. It's the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely coffee before indulging in a delightful dinner. The industrial design elements add an intriguing aesthetic. However, keep in mind that bringing your own food is not permitted, and prices lean towards the upscale side, so it's advisable to plan your budget accordingly.

  • 5/5 Andrew W. 3 months ago on Google • 10 reviews New
    We visited twice while in Paris. We were looking for a game shop and Google took us here. From the outside, I was a bit confused why they wanted to look in my bag, but we got inside and were instantly wowed. Beer and cocktails were great, didn't get a chance to try any food, though. The second visit was an event for winter vacationing, so there was a band and lots of fun activities. Totally recommend stopping by!

  • 5/5 Keso K. 5 months ago on Google • 8 reviews
    A beautiful and lovely vintage place for youth and not only. Delicious food and a pleasant environment for people who are tired of the touristic places in Paris.

  • 5/5 Aaron W. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place and vibe. Just go if you are in the area for beer, food, games and more.

  • 5/5 Ali U. 1 year ago on Google
    Great space with awesome food selection. We ate at the Greek spot and the food was delicious. Fun place to go and hang out with friends. Indoor and outdoor seating.

  • 5/5 Marta K. 1 year ago on Google
    Fantastic place and food. Highly recommended 😃

  • 5/5 Hélène PP (. 1 year ago on Google
    I love this place, you can eat, take a drink with colleagues or friends and now there also have a place to play boardgames. I recommand it!

  • 5/5 hamza t. 1 year ago on Google
    A great space for afterworks, drinks and to have some fun. It contains both outside and inside areas. Many booths that sells food and drinks. The place was originally an abondoned train station, but they managed to redesign and give life to a cool and funky place where you can grab a bite, drink, laugh and dance. You should definitely check the Plane club inside. A must see place!

  • 4/5 Suyeon C. 1 year ago on Google
    Very cool place to grab a drink and to eat at the same time with your friends, colleagues and family! They have a huge selection of food : taiwanese, pizza, burger… etc They have small magasins that you could look at : clothes, vinyls, etc. Very cool place to go though it could be quite pricy for some!

  • 5/5 LJ S. 1 year ago on Google
    Unique and culturely rich place. Such a great mix of drinks and eateries. Wonderful space for art and entertainment with lots of variety and a frequently updated exhibition.

  • 5/5 Kateryna O. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice place with differents stands of food and activities. There is a lot of place outside too. It should be nice to enjoy it in summer.

  • 5/5 Mark A. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place for lunch, dinner or after work with plenty of different food and drinks opportunities, few steps away from Gare de Lyon train station and the Coulée Verte pedestrian walk. You can either enjoy the sun in the outside or admire the great volume of the inside hall where old arcade game are there for entertaining and educating your kids on what video games used to be.

  • 5/5 Greg D. 2 years ago on Google
    Funky place with a great choice of food vendors within 5 mins of Gare du Lyon. Great spot for lunch. Good choice of beers and wines too !!

  • 4/5 Shunai M. 3 years ago on Google
    Ground control really is a fun place. I'm amazed by how they transformed this abandoned train station into one of the trendiest place of this city. The wide variety of food is so pleasant and the overall atmosphere is great. The toilets are clean which is... Always welcome in the city of light. Groups are welcomed both inside and outside. The decoration is very nice. I highly recommend this place. Only downside is that it is a little bit on the pricey side. Can't wait to sing and perform at this place

  • 5/5 Gabriela B. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to have a beer and street food.

  • 5/5 Pablo Acevedo N. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to spend the afternoon with friends. Some art, some shops, games and music. Lots of different food and drinks options. It's huge and also has a lot of outdoor seating. Totally recommended

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  • Parking
    • ✓️ Somewhat difficult to find a space
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Food
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Alcohol
    • ✓️ Dancing
    • ✓️ Spirits
    • ✓️ Cocktails
    • ✓️ Food at bar
    • ✓️ Happy-hour drinks
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Seating
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✗ Delivery
    • ✓️ Takeaway
    • ✓️ Outdoor seating


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