The Football World Cup 2018 has kicked off, but if you’ve come all the way to Paris during the tournament of the year, it’s not JUST gonna be about the football. You want big screens, a loud, buzzing atmosphere and, of course, a decent venue. Join Parisians to watch the games in these top city pubs and bars. There’s no place better to watch your team than in these joints!
Here’s where to get your football fever on in Paris...
1 TOP PICK: BELUSHI’S GARE DU NORD
Belushi’s, the best sports bar in town and the home of international sports. With a big screen projector, 13 flat screen TVs and English language commentary, Belushi’s will be screening every single match live from Russia. Plus make the most of the Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks, foosball, a late kitchen serving up our infamous range of juicy burgers and pre-game bar snacks. We recommend booking a seat as this place gets packed. You can also book for a group to watch the game and for 50€ you’ll get a Jug of Heineken + 4 cheese burgers or a sharer dish.
2 BELUSHI’S CANAL
If you’re not going to be anywhere near Gare du Nord, then don’t fear because there’s another Belushi’s in Paris. Belushi’s in La Villette overlooks Canal Saint Martin, the perfect place to have a few drinks outside before the game starts. With the same electric atmosphere that Belushi’s in Gare du Nord has, plus a picture perfect location, this bar is no brainer. Think daily drink deals, epic bar snacks and an international crowd all under one roof cheering on their favourite team.
3 THE GREAT CANADIAN PUB
A Canadian sports bar in Paris’ pretty Latin Quarter. This pub is a home away from home for Canadians visiting or living in the French capital. For the Football World Cup, the bar is screening all the matches live from Russia and you can expect a lively crowd to be there. The pub is perfectly located if you’re looking to get some sightseeing in before the game, with the Notre Dame and Fontaine Saint Michel just a short walk away.
4 THE BOMBARDIER PUB
Tucked away in the Latin Quarter, The Bombardier is an English pub that’s a little taste of home for Brits in Paris. If you’re here to watch the World Cup, you’d better get there early as there definitely won’t be enough seats to go round. There is, however, ample standing room - giving you all the space to go wild at your team’s score. The famous Bombardier atmosphere never fails to draw in the passer-bys, especially when the footy is on. So get there within plenty of time to get a beer from the bar or a plate of proper British pub grub.
5 CAFÉ OZ GRANDS BOULEVARD
Watch the World Cup in true Aussie style at Cafe Oz by Grands Boulevard metro station. Watch, celebrate or commiserate like an Aussie with this bar’s huge selection of Australian and New Zealand brews whilst the football is plastered all over their big screens. Join the young crowd in cheering on your team with Cafe Oz’ notoriously wild atmosphere, and party into the night with live music and DJs. Just don’t be surprised when the tables become the dance floors…
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