Reviewed by Pallavi D.
"Strolling by the students’ quarters near the Pantheon in the 5th arrondissment of Paris, you’re very likely to make a stop at this quaint Irish pub, t ..." more
51 rue Lacépède
Party Earth Review Named for the 5th Arrondissement, The Fifth Bar is a tiny Irish pub that offers a little bit of everything to its primarily English-speaking patrons. The epitome of a dive, the bar’s hodgepodge décor consists of Halloween decorations (all year long) and walls plastered with everything from flags to fine art to beer posters ... more
62 Rue Mouffetard
Bar / Pub
Party Earth Review With its three floors of drinking space and a staff that speaks numerous languages, The Long Hop is often considered to be Paris’ international student drinking headquarters. Passing through the bright blue entrance hung with flags from various nations, patrons find themselves in a typical American/British pub environment ... more
25 Rue Frédéric Sauton
Pub / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review “A taste of England in the heart of Paris” is what The Bombardier claims to offer to its mix of nostalgic Brits and thirsty students, and by the Queen’s knickers, it does not fail to deliver. Nestled in a snug corner of the Place du Pantheon, the bar features dark wood, brass beer pumps, and plush red carpets that reek ... more
2 Place du Pantheon
Party Earth Review Self-described as Paris’ only “temple of live rock,” Guinness Tavern is an Irish-style pub that has been serving up cold beer and hard music every night since the mid-80s. The classic brown and gold façade gives way to a dark interior of wood-paneled walls covered in traditional Irish beer promotions, and a plethora of ... more
31 Rue des Lombards
Pub / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review Painted red like one of its favorite team’s colors, Rush Bar brings out a crowd of fanatical European soccer seekers, but is also known for having a high-quality and budget-friendly daytime menu that is worlds away from the average sports bar. In fact, unless there’s a big game, the early hours are rather ... more
32 Rue Saint-Sébastien
Pub / Sports Bar
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take: Located in a 12th century Gothic cellar, La Pomme d’Eve is the only South African pub in France and the ultimate watering hole for sports fa ..." more
1 Rue Laplace
Pub / Sports Bar
Party Earth Review Conveniently located amid a preponderance of drinking dens that practically beg for a pub crawl, The Lions is a traditional English watering hole that doubles as a haven for sports fans. Several flat-screens – one in nearly every corner – are reliably tuned to rugby, soccer, and cricket, while a weekly viewing schedule ... more
120 Rue Montmartre
Party Earth Review Although this traditional Irish pub with its classic ivied green-and-gold exterior is absolutely enormous, it still manages to maintain the charm of a neighborhood pub. Brimming with Guinness paraphernalia and other typical décor, Corcoran’s features numerous large-screen TVs showing a variety of sporting events, and a ... more
28 Rue Saint-André des Arts
Party Earth Review Located next door to the famous Moulin Rouge, O’Sullivans by the Mill is an English-friendly bar and music venue, but patrons shouldn’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a traditional Irish pub. The biggest Anglo-Saxon bar in Paris, O’Sullivans is a modern, hip mega-pub with just enough Irish style to stay true to its ... more
92 Boulevard de Clichy
Party Earth Review Opened in 1968 as a gathering spot for locals during Paris’ legendary student revolt, Le Pub Saint Germain remains a neighborhood hotspot that bustles with activity both day and night. Located in a prime 6eme spot and open 24/7, the place brings in droves of young professionals for the weeknight Happy Hour, and it’s a tourist ... more
17 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie
75006 Paris, France
Pubs in Paris – on top of being an awesome alliteration – are profoundly plentiful and make for a most perfect night in the City of Light.
There is a lively Irish community in Paris, so Irish pubs are especially easy to find, from rowdy pubs catering mostly to students all the way down to quiet old haunts with regulars almost as old as the historic furnishings.
The best place to find a Paris pub is probably not going to be along the chichi and tourist-laden Champs-Élysées or the equally opulent Rivoli area, but the Latin Quarter is definitely a good jumping off point for a pub crawl in Paris thanks to its bounty of cool pubs like the enormous Corcoran's Irish Pub or the tiny kitsch explosion that is Fifth Bar.
The same can be said of the outskirts of Paris proper, where a more bohemian set gathers at smoky pubs, while many expats, university students, travelers, and those simply in need of a relaxed evening fill the array of budget-friendly Paris pubs in Saint Germain or Les Halles, which often feature English-speaking staffs and patrons.
Guinness Tavern is a great pub for those looking to add some live music to their pub experience, while Le Pub Saint Germain is a classic and student-friendly pub with expansive outdoor seating perfect for those warm summer nights. No matter which one you end up in, the pubs in Paris are very promising.