The Highlander

Bar
The Highlander The old adage says never judge a book by its cover, and patrons would certainly be missing out if they judged The Highlander by its unimpressive façade. Paris France 48.8559492 2.3399518
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The Highlander - Bar in Paris.
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Party Earth Review The old adage says never judge a book by its cover, and patrons would certainly be missing out if they judged The Highlander by its unimpressive façade. Tucked away in a side alley behind a medieval archway, the venue... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F 5pm–5am, Sa–Su Noon–5am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Highlander Review

The Scene

The old adage says never judge a book by its cover, and patrons would certainly be missing out if they judged The Highlander by its unimpressive façade.

The old adage says never judge a book by its cover, and patrons would certainly be missing out if they judged The Highlander by its unimpressive façade.

Tucked away in a side alley behind a medieval archway, the venue is marked only by a discreet sign – but inside is a welcoming, low-key, and authentic Scottish bar with a fantastic selection of whiskeys, a beautiful wood bar, and a good-natured clientele.

The real attraction is the Cellar, an underground space that transports guests to a medieval world of swords, shields, and claymores, along with some modern upgrades like large-screen TVs and a small dance floor.

Since late-night dancing venues are few in Paris, this basement room draws a weekend crowd that keeps the party going until 5am.

At its heart, though, The Highlander is a no-frills drinking den where expats, students, and travelers come together for a long night of drinking and community. Kilts welcome!

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Tip from Lucas:

All the major rugby and football matches are regularly screened in the Cellar. The bar also makes a point of offering special events on Scottish and Irish holidays like Bloomsday, and these always draw a big crowd.

  • Crowd

    Friendly English-speaking expats and students of all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Occasional live music acts ranging from local bands to harmonica and accordion players. Open mic nights on Wednesdays. An amusing group of amateur poets also holds the odd Live Poets Society meeting here.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.

  • Prices

    Beer €5+, cocktails €4.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Monday is bar staff night. The biggest crowds show up on Fridays and Saturdays for music and dancing.

The Highlander User Reviews

Average rating:
It's pretty cool
Dan S. Apr 25, 2013
i love this place where I watched an awesome football match with my friends. Higherland has an exellent location, quite close to metro station Saint-michel, downtown, which means it is easy to get there. Beers are ok for their price, but hot dogs are pretty worth its value, 3€ for each. each one of us had 2 there. As for its size, not that extremely huge, but not narrow at all, especially if you want have some chat or match, good choice.Last but not the least, staffs are really amicable and hospitable there.
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