The Long Hop

long hop.JPGLocated in the 5th Arrondissement, The Long Hop is an excellent place to meet up with friends. The Long Hop has a typical warm Irish pub feel to it and the bartenders are always friendly and very accessible, even when it gets busy on weekend nights – a huge plus because nobody likes to wait forever to be served. 

It was for all of these reasons that I was happy to spend my St. Patrick’s Day with the crowd at Long Hop. I knew that I would find a great crowd and (most importantly) would be able to dance to great music. Sure enough my instincts were right. There was a huge crowd and, even though it was one of the busiest bar nights of the year, we didn’t have to wait our entire group of 8 was served in less than than 10 minutes after our arrival. The music is mostly Top 40, and they have a lot of places to dance. On Friday and Saturday nights they open up all 3 floors so it almost feels like you are in a spacy night club – but without the high price and entrance fees.

Long Hop is also very versatile and isn’t just known for having a crowded weekend bar scene. When I went there to take photos during the week it felt cozy and comfortable. There were quite a few people sitting at the bar chatting and having drinks and the bartenders were really warm and open, and talked to me and my friend for a while. In short, Long Hop wears two faces – one being the fun relaxing neighborhood bar, the second a happening an active scene for young adults!

The Long Hop is open seven days a week and between Sunday and Thursday there is a different theme for each night. Sunday night is “American Night” and they air NFL games and feature live music, and if you are so inclined you can even play a game of beer pong. Monday night is dedicated to music trivia – and the winner of the trivia contest gets a free bottle of champagne. Tuesday night is, my favorite, Ladies Night. You can’t beat the prices – 2€ kirs and wine, 3€ screwdrivers and gin& tonics, and 4€ vodka cocktails. Gals will love life at Long Hop on Tuesday. Wednesday from 10-close you get double the drink for the same price and Thursday is students night, so don’t forget your student ID.

25 Rue Frédéric Sauton
75005 Paris, France
01 43 29 40 54

http://www.long-hop.net/

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