Of course there are great pubs in Dublin, Limerick and Galway, but what about Paris pubs? We have searched out the most authentic Irish pubs in Paris, because sometimes you just gotta have some pub grub and an authentic pint!
Kitty O’Shea’s Pub and Restaurant
One of the most authentic pubs in Paris, Kitty O’Shea’s, is set right in the heart of Paris. The owner and wait-staff are all Irish and so is the decor. This pub has become legendary across Europe as a sporting pub, and it is particularly renowned for it’s focus on rugby. The food is quite good, especially the famous sweet apple crumble. Owner Brian Loughney also owns another popular Paris pub, the James Joyce.
10 Rue des Capucines
Tel: +33 1 42960299
Decorated with James Joyce memorabilia and serving Irish (and French) pub fare, we think that you will enjoy this wee bit ‘o Ireland in Paris. The pub has 12 stained glass windows, which were commissioned especially for the James Joyce by Ireland’s foremost stained-glass artist, Bill Earley. These windows tell the story of Ulysses – chapter by chapter. Other stained-glass windows feature Irish literary giants of the twentieth century.
71 Blvd Gouvion St Cyr
Metro: Porte Maillot
Tel: 33 1 44097032
With seven locations, Corcoran’s covers the city. These traditional pubs offer good pub food, sports TV and live traditional music, all of which is a big draw.
Stolly’s Stone bar is an institution in the Marais. With hearty pours, great cocktails and a great selection of 10 year old Scotches, why wouldn’t it be? The Motto is “Hangovers installed here” and they do their best to deliver. The terrace is a great hangout, summer or winter.
16 Rue Cloche Perce
Open: Mon-Sun: 4:30 pm – 1:30 am
Metro: Saint Paul/Hôtel de Ville
If you are looking for the best Guinness in Paris, this is the place for you. You can find Connolly’s Corner hidden away on the rue de Mouffetard. And, upon entering this authentic Irish pub, you will feel like you are taking a trip back to the old sod. It is one of the oldest pubs in Paris and has remained popular through the years because of the authentic atmosphere and the great Irish music. An excellent selection of Irish whiskeys are also available.
12 Rue Mirbel
75005 Paris France
Tel: 33 1 43 36 55 40
Metro: Censier Daubenton
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com