The Bombardier

Pub / Sports Bar
The Bombardier The Bombardier in Paris’ 5eme is a classic British pub that caters to lots of local university kids & expats. Get rooted in Paris with Party Earth. Paris France 48.846799 2.347577
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The Bombardier - Pub | Sports Bar in Paris.
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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... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily noon–2am
    Menu served daily noon–2:30pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Bombardier Review

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The Bombardier in Paris’ 5eme is a classic British pub that caters to lots of local university kids & expats. Get rooted in Paris with Party Earth.

“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 – sometimes literally – of Old England.

British cask ales and traditional grub are available to expats seeking a taste of home, while potent cocktails like classic mojitos and Long Island iced teas promise a quick buzz beyond nationalistic boundaries.

The later it gets, the more students from the nearby Pantheon-Sorbonne University pour in with bags groaning under the weight of books. Seating themselves in the cozy lounge, with its red paisley carpet and dark brown benches, these anglophile Francophones largely ignore the TV screens, preferring to discuss projects or the internship they’re about to start.

But quaint English charm isn’t the only strand on “The Bomb’s” bow, which also touts a well-used dartboard and big screens dedicated to soccer, rugby, and cricket, so there’s always a guffawing group of lads ready to watch a match.

The Bombardier is many things to many people – a taste of home, a cozy sports bar, and a local watering hole for university students – but the important thing is, it manages to be all these things explosively well.

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Tip from Lucas:

There’s Happy Hour every day from 5–9pm at The Bombardier, but it’s Happy Hour ALL NIGHT on Mondays if you’ve got your student ID card handy.

  • Crowd

    Grizzled male British pub warriors, French students, young expats, English-speaking natives tired of being forced to order in their halting French, UK sports fans, 20s to 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    British indie tunes dominate the sound system.

    Flat-screens tuned to UK sports.

    Dart board.

    Student Night on Mondays offers Happy Hour pricing to anyone with a student card.

    Quiz Night on Sundays at 9pm.

    Chess tournament on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of traditional British fare served daily noon–2:30pm. Pizzas from the Italian restaurant next door available in the evenings.

    Full English breakfast M–Sa noon–2:30pm and Su noon–3pm.

    Sunday roast noon–3pm.

    Happy Hour daily 5–9pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers €5–€6, breakfast €14, entrées €9–€12.50, Sunday roast €12–€17, desserts €6. Beer €6–€7, wine €4.50/glass or €12/half-liter or €22–€27/bottle, cocktails €8.50–€9.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: university hoodies, ratty jeans, fleeces, slacks, loafers, fitted sweaters, non-designer brand dresses, comfy flats.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights promise the biggest showing of university kids, and the British obsession with pub quizzes is resoundingly evident on Sunday nights. Student night on Mondays also promises a feisty young crowd.

  • Close By

    Le Violon Dingue (46 Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève) is an energetic bar decorated entirely in U.S. sports memorabilia and doubling as a bumping little club as the night wears on. It has become something of an institution for American study-abroad students in Paris.

The Bombardier User Reviews

Average rating:
Comfort Zone
Sara K. May 6, 2013
Before a long night of dancing to Detroit house music on Le Batofar, my galpal and I headed to Le Bombardier for a pint. The servers, beyond being supremely attractive, were pleasant and timely with their service. I indulged in a Young's Double Chocolate Stout and we enjoyed the beautiful spring weather at the cusp of the entryway. There was a soccer game on, of course, and the French were all rooting for a team that wasn't francophone; we were two of the five ladies in the entire bar, completely oblivious to the score; we chatted for over an hour in our normal American jargon and never once felt unwelcome, which some people fear when going out in France. The pub is situated at Place Ste Genvieve. Apparently this Sainte organized a female group to stand ground when the Huns were invading and the men wanted to just flee. Inspiring little nook to relax and people watch and sip on delicious British brew.
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