Full Irish breakfast! Football on the televisions! Friendly Irish and English staff!
While I'm fully committed to meeting locals, trying new things and staying away from typical tourist traps, I also see the benefit sometimes of giving myself a break and chilling out in a familiar zone. After several days of sputtering through my broken French, smiling and nodding, stressing about menus and purchases and etiquette, it was a damn relief to belly up to this bar, order a Guinness and have a chat in English without feeling awkward. Located in an ideal area just between St. Germain and Notre Dame, this Irish pub is dark, no-frills, welcoming and has the friendly option of half-pints. The Magners was wonderful and crisp and the Guinness was a decent pint. Highly recommend for a break in Paris.
This place used to be one of my favorites in Paris. They always had friendly staff, a nice atmosphere and a good beer selection. Last weekend I was back in Paris and so I went back to the Corcoran's at Saint Michel. I was really looking forward to it but that changed when I found out they changed the beer selection and tried it. The wonderful beer selection they had has been replaced by 4 or 5 different kinds of O'Hara's craft beer. When poured in a glass they look awful and dead and that is exactly how they taste. I don't remember tasting beer that tasted so awful. It's sad because the Corcoran's Irish Pub was really a nice place with a nice atmosphere and the staff is still nice and friendly as well.
Now I can only recommend this pub if you want to have a Guinness or a whiskey. I really felt sorry for the friendly staff behind the bar because they can't help they can't offer their clients a nice and enjoyable beer. I really hope the management will decide to go back to the old beer selection or at least decide to offer something else besides O'Hara's.
I still give this place 3 stars because the staff is friendly.
Really good food, great drinks, friendly staff, and great atmosphere. And perfect English, of course. Highly recommended.
as the reviews have already mentioned, this place is a breath of fresh air. i came here on two different nights, once for the beer and once for food. both times, i was met with incredibly friendly service, good eats (i had the guinness pie and the onion rings), and good drinks (a refreshing curim gold beer). you have baseball games showing on the tvs, genial servers who can speak perfect english, and live music playing in the evenings. this pub is definitely a place i'll be coming back to during my future visits to paris, and maybe i'll actually cough up the courage to talk to the bartender (yes, "john calvin" tattoo).
If, after practicing your French all day long, you're longing for a cold one and some familiarity, Corcoran's is a great bet. The staff we met were all native English speakers and the beers were plentiful with a great selection on tap.
The bartender was warm and engaging (teasing us for trying a somewhat "girlie" cherry beer - which I don't recommend, by the way, except as a dessert). In the background was Blur, the Police and U2 - home away from home! It was also amusing in that context to see guys in dreads and baggy pants kissing each other multiple times on the cheek to say hello.
Prices are reasonable (by expensive Paris standards) and there is plenty of room to sit and talk and enjoy. Plus, football (aka soccer) on the telly.
Oh, and did I mention that the best crepes in town are across the street? Place Saint Michel is just around the corner, full of Parisian students, so the area is full of energy. Things get going around 10pm and don't close down until the wee hours. Hitting up the pub, getting a crepe, and then wandering around the area is a great way to spend an evening.
My home away from home! This was my local when I lived in Paris and everytime I go back I have to pay a visit.
This was the best Irish bar to go to when you were in need of the craic and it helped that it was about a 2 minute walk from our front door. Friday nights were always the best night to go thanks to Jan the Man! I could go every week and hear the same songs over and over and over again and never get bored.... especially when it came to his Christy Moore renditions. The only way to describe him is 'a German who learned the English language through watching every single episode of Father Ted 10 million times'.......... pure brilliance.
Great place to go to catch the GAA or more importantly, the rugby!
Also, they sell TAYTO!!!!!!!!!!!! Mmmmmmmm salt and vinegar svp!
Good beer, good deco, very nice staff.
A good place to spend an hour or two with some buds, yeeer!
This pub is a great place to watch sports, and they have a good Irish breakfast. I've had a burger here and nachos too -- they were decent. The cocktails are really good.
Great fun! Happy lively pub crowd. Big enough to spread out. Great staff and service. Everyone speaks english which can be a relief when you are feeling homesick. And pool!
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