Comfort Hotel Mouffetard/Latin Quarter
56, rue Mouffetard
Phone: (33) 1 43361700
Fax: (33) 1 43362578
Bars & Cafes
With a collection of more than 350 types of beer, Brewberry is a well stocked cave. The local produce is of excellent quality. They also organize special beer tasting fests with a great variety of breads, cheese and other quick bites to go with it. To organize some of the most entertaining parties and events, they provide with innovative ideas and give you a memorable show. Check out the website or call ahead for further details.
If you want to find a whole new meaning of fun, then this Irish pub should be your destination. Friendly bar tenders, a good crowd and the best beers, such as Amstel and Red Stripe on tap, make this a great place to chill and unwind. Live music on Saturdays and DJ nights Thursday and Friday will surely get you in the groove. Wednesday night is student night. The Hideout is one crazy joint, where good times has no bounds and you get to set your own limits. Cheers!
Warm and welcoming, Maison des Trois Thés is one place where you can just shut out the cacophony of the touristy side of Paris and relax with refreshing teas. The owner, Ms. Tseng knows her teas well and the only brews to touch your lips are the exotic ones, handpicked from China and Vietnam. The decor is a mix of subtle nuances and ethnic elements such as the countless tea jars in the cabinet behind the counter that catch your attention the moment you step in. The staff is friendly but not overbearing and will happily suggest if you are undecided. So head to the leafy neighborhood in the 5th for some quality tea time at this cozy tea-room.
Facing onto Place de la Contrescarpe, this snug Irish pub is brimming with energy and vitality. The interior is small and curves around a central bar with an alcove at the back. There's live sports coverage and, along one wall, Shuffleboard, a game similar to curling but played on a long, wooden table. The best seats are found outside in front of the bar. Here, the buzz radiating from around the fountain in the square is palpable and it's these spots that are snapped up first. A wonderfully compact pub with a friendly, vibrant atmosphere. -Greg Blackman
You can escape the many tourists traps of Rue Mouffetard by dining at the Truffière, a traditional restaurant offering regional cuisine in an authentic cellar dating from the 17th Century. The Red Tuna tastes just as good with Foie Gras in a Filo Custard or with Parmentier de Canard aux Truffes Noire. And top that off with Soufflé Chaud à la Truffe Noire; it's guaranteed to send you to a different realm altogether. Strictly for non-vegetarians, the restaurant also has a huge variety of liqueurs, which can be sipped at leisure at the lounge. Their wine cellar has a spectacular wine collection of more than 3,300 bottles. Truly a special place for romantic occasions.
Paris is not at a loss for Irish pubs, but very few have the feel of a pub back in Eire. Fifth Bar mixes good old-fashioned craic with the atmosphere of a real American bar, screening both soccer and American football (soccer), and serving pints of Guinness while throwing American-themed nights. Tuesdays and Thursdays are student nights, so bring student I.D. for even more discounts. The bar is cozy, the staff is friendly, and it's opened until the metro re-opens in the morning; a perfect place to wait to go home for your Sunday morning post-drinking nap. -Emily Monaco
For people with a sweet tooth, you may want to literally live here! The perfect place to chill over a cup of coffee or tea, the ambiance is fun with the friendly staff. Sugarplum Cake Shop offers you desserts that are of top notch quality in taste and designs. Whether its a single, double or three layered cake, it will be creatively baked for your senses. The carrot cake is a must-try! Try from their other American style baked goods, and you sure won't regret anything! For further details and orders, check out the website or call ahead.
Located in the Latin Quarter of the city, Aux Cerises de Lutèce is a novelty store. This tea-room and jewelry shop has an old-worldly charm to it. Browse through their collection of trinkets and precious gems while taking a sip of refreshing tea or nibbling on baked goodies. They even have a lunch menu for those who want a quick bite. Whether for shopping or leisurely bite, Aux Cerises de Lutèce is definitely worth a visit.
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.
Walking into the Hurling Pub is a bit like walking into the mouth of a cave, especially on a bright, summer, Paris evening. Cavernous it certainly is, with the bar stretching the length of the anteroom, two pool tables in a back room and another one upstairs on the balcony. While the lighting may be dull the atmosphere definitely isn't, and a good location, pub games, namely pool and darts, and two TVs showing live sports make this a popular venue. There is even a darts league organized as well as regular competitions. Hurling Pub is a lively bar with plenty going on. -Greg Blackman
At La Pomme d'Eve, patrons enjoy quality drinks and diverse entertainment every night of the week, including live concerts and a big screen television showing all the big games, particularly soccer and rugby. South African in enthusiasm for rugby and drink specials, La Pomme d'Eve always provides a good time. In addition to the entertainment, late-night (to early-morning!) weekend hours and a pleasant, softly lit ambiance make this establishment a beloved nightspot.
This small café seems like a perfectly typical Parisian one at first glance: a simple menu of drinks and a few pastries in a refrigerated case, tables scattered around the small room, waiters standing idly at the bar. While typical Parisian cafés are wonderful in and of themselves, Relais Jussieu offers a little bit more in the way of some non-typical activities. Thursday nights, for example, are "Go" nights, with game tournaments open to beginners and advanced players of the Chinese game from 6p onwards. Every Wednesday from 6p onwards, you can have a free Tarot reading done. The space is also available for private parties, and is a perfectly lovely place to drop by for a cup of coffee or one of the homemade hot chocolate specialty drinks.