Paris has one of the largest populations of English-speaking transplants around. Many are travellers tired of their home country, professionals placed there by their company, or creatives who have been coming to Paris and seeking inspiration since the literary and artistic migration of the Lost Generation in the early 1900s. And with enough history to spend a lifetime exploring, it’s energetic culture, and decadent nightlife, it’s no wonder why they stay.
In this economy, you don’t have to be a starving student to be on a strict ramen noodle type budget. It seems like everyone is trying to save a few bucks, and wining and dining can be the first indulgence to fall off the list. Never fear, we’ve got some of the best bars on a budget no matter where you are in the country, because you gotta live, even if it’s just a little.
So take a look at some of Party Earth’s favorite U.S. drinking dens from down and dirty bars in NYC to cheap and easy dives in San Francisco that more than make up in liquor for what they may lack in luxury.
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