In Paris the pubs are where people gather to watch the rugby matches. Most of us from the U.S. have learned somewhere along the way that soccer is the national sport here in Western Europe, which is true to a large extent. But in France, rugby is the sport everyone follows and most girls dream of falling in love with a "rugbyman". With the dawn of technology, however, these Irish/ Australian/ English and even American pubs are now streaming all kinds of sports games : soccer, American football, basketball (both domestic and international games) and even at times big events like the World Cup or the Super Bowl. That’s not to say, however, that all pubs in Paris are sports bars. They aren’t. Often they are simply fun neighborhood places to hang where good beer is on tap, a relaxing after work atmosphere can be enjoyed and where, sometimes, simple food is even served. Some of the best pubs in Paris are the English pubs. Even the lingo on the blackboards will be in British English and you can expect them to understand you when you order a plate of bangers and mash to go with your midday beer. Other pubs that have gained popularity over the years are the Australian and Irish pubs. And there is a small chain of pubs called Frog Pubs that has a distinctly American vibe to them.