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February 8, 2011

Expats in Paris, all over Paris

I had in the past several of you asked me for pubs, bars the regular hangout of locals and expats alike. Well, the expats are well and kicking all over Paris, never a dull moment, and even thus French myself as not born considered myself an expat as well from America the Beautiful ::)

I will give you a sample and note my favorites that I go the most,; hopefully it will keep you company if feeling home sick while in Paris Lol! These are

O’Sullivans Pubs several all over like by Clichy and rue des Lombards, however my favorite is the one at the Grands Boulevards, 1 blvd Montmartre, metro grands boulevards lines 8 and 9. sports tv all over, even some music, best second floor up to your left in front of bar counter. webpage http://www.osullivans-pubs.com/

Players Bar, 161 Rue Montmartre, 75002 ,big screens live sporting events actually about 30 screens all the time ESPN Classic channel too. Near same area on metro grands boulevard line 8 or 9; webpage http://www.leplayers.com/accueil/accueil,6,299,135.html

Cottage Elysée, 14 rue Lincoln, 75008 , metro George V line 1. tel +33 01 42 25 07 20. All sports live the Irish pub with live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. webpage http://www.cottage-elysee.com/index.php

The Lions, 120 Rue Montmartre, 75002;tel +33 01 42 36 88 65. Metro Bourse line 3 or Grands boulevards line 8 and 9. The English Pub,  showing football/soccer with pints of 5€,webpage http://www.thelionsparis.com/

Millers, 3 Rue des Haudriettes, 75003 tel +33 01 42 77 69 80.metro Rambuteau line 11. no web, but does show sports live telecasts with drink specials.

McBrides Irish Pub, 54 rue St Denis, 75001. tel +33 01 40 26 46 70 . metro Chatelet line 4. All sports bar, downstairs Johnnies nightclub every Friday at 23h. live bands Fridays, Saturdays,and Sundays.webpage http://www.mcbridesparis.com/

Corcoran’s Irish pubs several in Paris, but my favorite is at Bastille; live music Fridays ,Saturdays, Sundays, Karaoke on Thursdays,and Students night on Thursdays too. Great ambiance for the younger crowds. 53 Faubourg St Antoine, 75011. Tel +33 01 49 28 92 10: Metro Bastille lines 1,5 and 8. webpage http://www.corcorans.fr/

The Pure Malt, the Scottish in Paris, 4 rue Caron,75003 Tel +33 01 42 76 03 77.Metro  ST Paul ,line 1. Fridays and Saturdays cocktails nights.  Also American football, Rugby,and Football/soccer.  webpage http://www.thepuremalt.fr/

The Thistle Pub, follow the Scots, 112 rue St Denis, 75002, Tel +33 01 40 26 33 20.Metro Etienne Marcel line 4 and Chatelet line 4. webpage http://www.the-thistle.com/

The Auld Alliance, 80 Rue François-Miron, 75004. Tel +33 01 48 04 30 40.Metro St Paul ,line 1. NFL Sundays are shown as well as football:Soccer and rugby. Thursday cocktail night ,and over 100 whiskies available. webpage http://www.theauldalliance.com/

Café Oz, the Australians arrive!  Several location ,best is at Chatelet, 18 rue Saint Denis, TE +33 01 40 39 00 18. Metro Chatelet line 4. Sports bar par excellence, live rugby, football/soccer, and NFL on tap, great Aussie beers. webpagehttp://www.cafe-oz.com/cafe.php?id=2

Hall’s Beer Tavern, 68 rue Saint Denis, 75002.tel +33 01 42 36 92 72.Metro Chatelet line 4. All major sporting events covered, great ambiance, big screens TV, live music blues and rock, heated smokers terrace,happy hours from 17-19h, and pints from 4,50€. The works , i promise. Webpage for general sports bars in Paris showing Hall’s is at http://www.allomatch.com/sport-bar/paris/hall-s-beer-tavern.html

Belushi’s Bar, The Americans in Paris, a chain with many in various cities in Europe. In Paris at 159 rue de Crimée, 75019. tel +33 01 40 34 34 40.Metro Crimée line 7 or Laumiére line 5. Five big screen TVs for all the action and great burgers, an American diner in Paris. webpage http://www.belushis.com/venues/paris-bars

The Galway, 13 Quai des Grand Augustins, 75006. Tel +33 01 43 29 64 50.Metro Chatelet Line 4 or  St Michel Notre Dame RER C .  Live music on Thursdays Fridays,Saturdays,and Sundays, the Irish once again in Paris !!) Webpage http://www.galwaypub.free.fr/indexfr.html

Eden Park Pub , 10 Rue Princesse, 75006. Tel +33 01 43 26 02 96.Metro  Mabillon line 10, St Sulpice line 4, St Germain des Pres line 4. All sporting events in big screens. Happy hour from 18-20h. GReat rugby place but also football/Soccer. webpage http://www.edenparkpub.com/Eden_Park_Pub/accueil.html

The Moose, the Canadians arrive! 16 rue des Quatre Vents, 75006. TEl +33 01 46 33 77 00.Metro Odéon line 10. happy hour,buy a pitcher specials,all sports, good ambiance, webpage http://www.mooseparis.com/

Little  Temple Bar, 12 rue Princesse, 75006.tel +33 01 43 26 79 95.Metro Mabillon, Odeon, St Germain des Pres lines 4 or 10. Happy hour every day, classic place , names drop by often, live music, you will be delighted as I, webpage http://www.littletemplebar.fr/

WOS Bar, 184 rue St Jacques, 75005. tel +33 01 43 54 30 48. Metro best RER B luxembourg. Happy hour 16-21h! monday and tuesday is student nights so younger crowds. Lively place indeed. webpage http://wosbar.com/

The Bombardier, 2 place du Panthéon, 75005.tel +33 01 43 54 79 22.Metro Maubert-Mutualité line 10 or RER B Luxembourg. Monday students night, Real Ale, English pub. webpage pending setup http://www.bombardierpub.fr/

The Fifth Bar, 62 rue Mouffetard, 75005.tel +33 01 43 37 09 09.Metro place monge line 5. popular bar, American but also rugby, live DJ Fridays, Saturdays nights. Happy hour 12-22h. no web. but very well known street for expats and visitors alike.

La Pomme d’Eve, a South African pub in Paris, 1 rue Laplace, 75005.tel +33 01 43 25 86 18.Metro Maubert-Mutualité line 10. all major sporting events shown on big screens. webpage http://www.lapommedeve.com/

La Pinte, 13 Carrefour de l’Odéon,75006 tel +33 01 43 26 26 15. Metro Odeon line 10. all sports shown, happy hour 17-20h, live concerts in the cellar on thursdays, great ambiance, great place to be. great guinness/beamish red,and Calsberg. webpage http://www.la-pinte.com/fr,1,7966.html

The Harp, 118 Blvd Clichy,75018  tel +33 01 43 87 64 99. Metro Blanche  line 2 or place de Clichy line 13. GReat american hot dogs and bloody marys on Sunday, Mojitos on Mondays. home of the PAris Celtic supporters group . Webpage http://harpbar.com/newhome.php

The Highlander Scottish Pub, 8 rue de Nevers, 75006 tel +33 01 43 26 54 20.Metro Pont Neuf line 7 or Odéon line 10. happy hour weekdays from 17-20h. Caledonian pints for 5€, webpage http://www.the-highlander.fr/

The Great Canadian Pub, 25 Quai des Grands Augustin, 75006.tel +33 01 46 33 54 20.Metro St Michel line 4. Great ambiance very popular with expats get togethers in Paris. webpage http://www.tgcparis.com/

The Long Hop, Rue Fréderic Sauton, Place Maubert-Mutualité;75005,  tel +33 01 43 29 40 54 metro Maubert-Mutualité line 10.  A great gathering of expats, great ambiance, lately a hot spot in Paris, webpage http://www.long-hop.net/

Carr’s ,Irish pub ,of long standing and many nights lol! 1 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 tel +33 01 42 60 60 26. Metro Tuileries line 1. GReat cellar where expats groups gathered on many occasions, and great Irish music .Webpage http://www.carrs-paris.com/fr/

And of course if you need to catch some munchies those above have it too in addition to these great expats venues ,

Breakfast in America, original location the best at 17 rue des Ecoles, 75005 ,tel +33 01 43 54 50 28 Metro Cardinal Lemoine line 10 and Jussieu lines 7 and 10. you got the name right, webpage http://www.breakfast-in-america.com/main/

Happy Days Diner, 25 rue Francisque Gay, 75006. Tel +33 01 43 29 67 07. Metro St Michel line 4. American burgers in a diner look 1950’s. two locations but the one above is lively for me webpage http://www.happydaysdiner.com/

Ellis Island Cafe, 5 rue Parronet, 75007 tel +33 01 40 49 08 08.Metro Sévres Babylone lines 10 and 12. Great tex mex burgers, an American oasis in Paris, Sunday brunch 21€ . No webpage .

Scoop Cafe, 154 rue Saint Honoré ,75001. Tel +33 01 42 60 31 84. Metro Palais Royal,Louvre Rivoli, lines 1. An American awarded as best ice cream parlor, with great soups as well. webpage http://caxiote.free.fr/

Bretzel Love, 15 rue Vavin, 75006. fairly new branch from La Defense now here great stuff if you love bretzel or pretzels, metro Vavin line 4. Webpage http://www.bretzellove.com/

Last but not least some webpages that will enhance your present in Paris, the all sports bar webpage to find it all at http://www.allomatch.com/  as in hello game or hi match or allo match ::)

hope you have enjoy this trip, have fun ,drink in moderation ,but let it not stop you from enjoying Paris. Cheers

February 8, 2011

Some walks on the 7éme de Paris

Today was a crazy day, there I was in the morning doing my usual calculations with a bunch of financial statements, not much else very slow boring job it was. Then, my lovely wife calls! She wanted to go to Paris and do some shopping for the kids, special shopping. Ok ,I said right away, I have rest hours to take and should be no problems to get out of the mad house of La Defense.

Went straight home to get her as she had days off at home due to a previous surgery (doing great thanks), and off we went alone the two of us to lovely Paris 7éme arrondissement.

While there we shop at the Real McCoy epicérie Americaine or American grocery store at 194 Rue Grenelle, (to go on transport the closest is metro école militaire line 8). We ,of course, go by car, my always reliable Ford. Cruising along by the Trocadero and crossing the Seine at pont de l’Alma ,continuing thru ave Rapp to Ave de la Bourdonnais and getting a nice above ground parking at the Grand Bourdonnais or pl Joffre right in front of the back of the Ecole Militaire and right under the watchful eyes of lady Eiffel.

There we got off to walk the marvelous streets of Paris 7 ,we headed straight for the Real McCoy, its a small American grocery store with a small bar stools of sandwich shop ,full to the brim of American goodies like the Kelloggs Fruit Loops cereal, and the marshmallows, the chili can, and grape jelly,and the Saint Valentin little gift we got for one of our son’s girlfriend with I LOVE YOU written on it in English ::) He will be happy tonite.

Then we went for lunch, and I took her to my regular join when around that area of Paris, Le 7éme Vin restaurant,68 ave Bosquet, webpage in update mode at http://www.septiemevin.fr/  however, just in case, tel +33 01 45 51 15 97 ,email septiemevin@yahoo.fr  . The formule du jour was taken as follows, entrée of hareng salad,and terrine de pâte campagne, plats as Blanquete de Veau sauce mushrooms, and the lingue sauce mushroom poivrée or peppered ,(lingue is a fish in English is common ling) similar to codfish but prized, the dish was sublime. We added water as my wife dont drink alcohol, but I took over with a red glass of Côte du Rhone and follow with a glass of Sauvignon from the Loire; add Coffee for two bill for 39,60€ (20 a piece great price too ) .This place rocks ,never a let down all handle by able friendly courteous service by the owner Olivier.

Some of my friends who read my blog will recognise Le 7éme Vin as it was our get together by Jo that I arrange the reservation here for the group of F, John,Jo, Pen,Ces during my VT experience.   I missed you guys !!!. Cheers.

 

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