It’s St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday 17th March, and if you’re in Paris for the celebrations then you’ve already found your pot of gold. Paris is home to a lively Irish community so partying at all the same places they’ll be in Paris will guarantee you a St Patrick’s Day to remember. From traditional Irish bars to the biggest St Patrick’s Day parties in Paris, here are our top picks of where to get merry this Paddy’s Day…
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Belushi’s backpacker bar is renowned for its wild parties and fun international crowd. The bar is going full blown Irish for St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday 17th March, pulling out all the stops to make this day epic. With live music, all-night DJ sets, drink specials on Jameson whisky and a long happy hour from 4-9pm this will undoubtedly be the biggest St Paddy’s day party in the whole of Paris.
In Paris, there are two Belushi’s Bars one by Gare du Nord and one by Canal Saint Martin. Expect a mix of locals, tourists, Irish nationals and students partying together under one roof. This bar is also perfect for those who aren’t into the whole pub scene.
If you’re looking for a fun, quirky place to drink and be merry, head to the lively Irish pub Stolly’s. Located in Marais, Paris’ historic district, this Time Out recommended bar serves affordable beer in humongous 1.5 litre pitchers, plays a thumping rock n’ roll playlist and boasts a fantastic, rockin’ atmosphere where you’ll find everyone socialising. The walls here are covered with graffiti, posters, stickers and memorabilia. Not a beer fan? No problem - it also serves up an amazing range of cocktails and whiskey.
This place is a unique, rough-around-the-edges spot and while its a small inside, it makes a great stop if you’re on a St Paddy’s day pub crawl. Its slogan? ‘Hangovers installed and serviced here’. Expect a pretty raucous atmosphere, celebrating St Paddy’s Day just as the Irish would.
THE GREEN LINNETT
The Green Linnett is in the heart of Paris, just 10-15 minutes walk from the Louvre and Notre Dame. A perfect pitstop in between sightseeing for a daytime drink on St Paddy’s day. With live music, an Irish crowd plus all the Guinness and Kilkenny you can drink, this is recommended for those wandering the central streets of Paris during the day and need a refuel. An authentic pub that doubles as a home away from home for the Irish in Paris.
This little gem is one of the best Irish pubs in Paris because it’s so friendly. The Galway near St-Michel is a welcoming pub with a great atmosphere whatever day you come. For the big party on Tuesday, come dressed in green and make the most of some amazing drink deals and live music. You will be served by Irish bartenders so the language barrier won’t be a problem here. Or head here on Sunday to cure that hangover with a hearty Sunday Roast.
THE QUIET MAN
People rave about The Quiet Man for a reason. A no nonsense Irish bar that is the furthest thing from a tourist trap. A great place for some live Irish music, Irish food and a good Guinness beer with affordable prices! The pub boasts a cool, cave like cellar downstairs and while the whole place is small, it’s cheap, fun and hosts a warm, buzzing atmosphere. For St Patrick’s Day, this pub is a wonderful option that won’t let you down - and it’s the opposite of quiet!
The atmosphere at O’Brien’s is great fun on every day of the week, but as soon as it hits St Patrick’s Day weekend, the place goes crazy! Located close to the Eiffel Tower, O’Brien’s Irish Pub isn’t the cheapest pint of Guinness in Paris, however it’s definitely one of the liveliest spots to drink it. Get there early to nab a seat and soak in the Irish vibes, and order some of their tasty pub food. When the day/night time celebrations really get going, order a few Irish whiskies to do St Patrick’s Day the right way!
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