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
8 Rue de Nevers
Pont Neuf, Odéon
01 43 26 54 20
M–F 5pm–5am, Sa–Su Noon–5am
Saint Germain - 6eme, Paris –
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!
Friendly English-speaking expats and students of all ages.
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.
Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.
Beer €5+, cocktails €4.
Monday is bar staff night. The biggest crowds show up on Fridays and Saturdays for music and dancing.