Le Comptoir Lounge is a cozy and elegant bistro which is known for its delicious French dishes as well as its Burger XL. Aside from a variety of locally-influenced traditional, French dishes which is a must-try for any tourist looking for an authentic local dining experience, the menu here also includes a number of pizza and pasta options as well as their huge burgers. The wine list as well as the zippy cocktail varieties are worth a try as well. All in all, this place is the perfect spot to stop into while exploring the city.
In its heyday, Harry's was paid regular visits by none other than Hemingway himself. Cut to present times, and the bar is as smoky as ever sans Hemingway or his ghost. Sit back with one of the original Bloody Mary's recipe (which still tastes the same as when Harry's opened) and soak up the historic atmosphere of this historic bar that dates back over a 100 years. Other classic cocktails like French 75 and Side Car have also been said to originate here.
As the name suggests, this place is for hard rock lovers. With 21 screens featuring rock videos and the perfect sound system complementing it, Hard Rock Café is a popular choice among ardent rock fans. The cocktail bar is just the right place to enjoy a big glass of your favorite drink. Strategically located next to the Opera, this venue has hosted many star-studded events. Take your pick from the two floors and a VIP room – whichever suits the occasion.
Imagine watching a rugby match all alone with no one around to cheer your home team. Sounds boring, doesn't it? Drop in at Le Petit Baïona, a place where all rugby fanatics unite. Be it rugby or any other sporting event, the three big TV screens put up at the cafe attract hordes of guests. And there's a decent menu with Basque specialties and libations to keep your tummy satisfied while all the rooting and hooting. If you are not much into sports, then the outdoor patio is a perfect spot where you can enjoy a peaceful and tasty meal. You can savor the Gallega-style octopus or gorge on the Duck cutlet, and if you still have room left for more then try Gaxuxa rice. So, now you know where to go on a free evening in Paris.
Au Metro is one of the most sought after bars located in the 14th Arrondissement. This attractive and friendly brasserie offers an extensive menu; steaks being one of the favorite dishes of the patrons. The portions are huge and great value for money. The salads are decorated generously too. Spend time with your buddies, watch your favorite games, and enjoy the good beer brands. Check out the website for more details.
The Bombardier, a real English pub serving real English ale, brings British pub culture to the heart of Paris. Even the tables on the terrace resemble pub-garden-style picnic benches rather than the more traditional pavement café variety. They boast a view out onto the dome of the Panthéon; guests are almost in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. The beer is reasonably priced, pub-grub is served from mid-day to 2.30p, and there's a choice of three TVs showing the best of British sports. The Bombardier is a good place to watch a crunch match or simply sit with a pint and read an English newspaper.
This is a popular destination for American sports fans. Here, despite the fact you're thousands of miles away from the nearest sports arena, you can still catch your favorite football or baseball players in all their glory. You feel like you're right in the action with the assortment of traditional game food like buffalo wings, burgers, hot dogs and nachos with a wide variety of yankee brews on tap.
La Factory promises all-round fun and excitement, as it welcomes leisure seekers with a well-laid out bowling complex, a ritzy bar and Italian gourmet cuisine restaurant. The indoor recreational hub boasts of 20 well-lit bowling lanes supported with advanced technology, automated barriers on each slope and light-weight balls. The on-site Italian cuisine bistro serves up hearty dishes like pizzas, pastas and ravioli, while the bar radiates a laid-back, lounge-like setting and screens live sporting action. La Factory also has its own laser game zone spread over a large area of 300 square meters (3229.17 square feet) and inviting you to beat your colleagues and friends with innovative skills and strategies.
Au Café de Paris blends dining and entertainment beautifully. A prominent brew bar and event space in the 11th Arrondissement of Paris, this cafe regularly hosts concerts and live performances in its basement theater. Besides the quality music, its traditional French platter and delectable desserts are something to write home about. The sleek dining room can house about 150 people and has leather couches and flat screen televisions for your fun and relaxation. Au Café de Paris is simply perfect for a musical evening over drinks and snacks. Visit website for more information.
The Frog & British Library is an English pub, a real one: they make their own beers, the whole room is decorated with wooden elements, and most of the waiters are English or Irish. All beer lovers will be delighted: lager, dark, brown ale - there are six different kinds of beers, not too cold and not too fizzy, just like in England. The barrels can be seen in a corner of the room. The food is English (fish & chips), and there are also Indian dishes which are very common in Great-Britain. Games of rugby and soccer are regularly projected on a giant screen. What a wonderful atmosphere!