Dive Bar / Irish Pub
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
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 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
Live Music Venue / Irish Pub
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
Anyone in need of great Irish pubs in Paris won’t have to wait long before they satiate that craving thanks to the bounty of shamrock-laden bars in the City of Light. All sorts of Irish pubs are here, from rowdy dens that cater mostly to young expats all the way down to quiet local’s joints with an older clientele of folks who appreciate the traditional Irish pub vibe.
Corcoran's Irish Pub in the Latin Quarter – despite being absolutely enormous – still manages to maintain the charm of a neighborhood pub, while The Fifth Bar over in the 5th Arrondissement (two guesses where the bar gets its name) is a tiny Irish pub that epitomizes a rowdy dive, much to the appreciation of its primarily English-speaking patrons.
It’s hard to deny the Gaelic-influence on Guinness Tavern, an Irish-style pub that has been serving up cold beer and hard music every night since the mid-80s, while The Quiet Man in the center of town is usually as laid-back as its name implies despite offering up a healthy dose of live music as well.
It doesn’t matter where you find yourself if you’re in Paris on St. Patrick’s Day, however, as even non-traditional Irish pubs tend to cash in on the revelry inherent to this booze-heavy celebration.
So whether you think the best pubs offer genuine ambiance and varied brews or a chance to drink too much Guinness and pee in a pot of gold, Paris Irish pubs provide.