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... ... read full review
120 Rue Montmartre
3: Bourse, Sentier
01 42 36 88 65
Food service until 11:45pm
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
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 scrawled across one wall keeps viewers abreast of upcoming games.
Country and team flags are plastered on the ceiling, shelves, and across the bar next to trophies, soccer balls, and a collection of foreign bank notes, and though most fans are focused on the TVs, the large windows looking onto bustling Montmartre – left wide open during the summer – make for some good people-watching as well.
The regular clientele is generally a hearty mix of expats and local professionals dropping in after work to catch whatever team is playing, though quiz nights on Mondays and ladies-only discounts on Thursdays respectively draw in students and a few more festive female patrons than normal.
Although nobody would have room to play if a big event like the World Cup is on, darts and a billiard table add to the fun in the basement, while shot and Jäger-bomb specials on the weekends ensure all the young revelers magically become experts at both.
Often lively but always laid back, The Lions is a solid pub for patrons looking to loosen their ties, gather with friends, watch a game, eat a burger, and drink a beer.
Maybe a few beers.
Avid sports fans, students, area young professionals, quiz lovers, big groups of friends, expats, and anyone looking for a chill English pub in Paris, 20s to 40s+.
Several flat-screen TVs tuned to soccer, rugby, or cricket. Quiz nights on Mondays. Darts and a billiard table in the basement.
Standard British pub grub, including several different kinds of burgers, fish & chips, tandoori chicken, and onion rings.
Brunch menu €15, bar snacks €5–€18, entrèes €10–€14. Beer €4–€6, wine €3–€8/glass or €12–€25/bottle, champagne €8/glass or €60–€70/bottle, cocktails €4–€10, shots €2–€5. Darts €2/game.
Casual to business casual: jeans, t-shirts, sports jerseys, scattered suits and button-downs, fitted sweaters, comfortable blouses and skirts.
Any big game night for a guaranteed crowd, Mondays for quiz night, Wednesdays for a discount on shots, Thursdays for ladies’ only specials, or Friday and Saturday nights for a rowdy and rollicking mix of barhoppers.
If the The Lions is too busy, several area establishments will also likely be carrying the game. Similar venues include:
O’Sullivan’s (1 Boulevard Montmartre)
Corcoran’s Pub (23 Boulevard Poissonnière)
The Players (161 Rue Montmartre)