Posted on 31st July 2017
In Lyon's old town, the rue St-Georges is the vein of life-blood running through the centre - a narrow, cobbled street bustling with people and edged with pubs and restaurants.
Johnny's Kitchen sits at the end, where it has been serving up live music and pub grub for the last eleven years.
Originally from Dublin, Adrian, the owner, has been living in Lyon for the last thirty years. He opened Johnny's Kitchen in large part to have somewhere to get proper pub food. With visitors including former Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Irish ambassador to France, Johnny's Kitchen is the real deal, serving up delicious home-cooked meals and fresh dishes of the day to locals and tourists alike.
Johnny's Kitchen is the headquarters of the Franco-Irlandais Alliance in Lyon, and the official meeting place of the GAA club. There's a special deal every night of the week, ranging from IPA night to student nights, and the atmosphere is fun and lively. The mainly-Irish staff are all bilingual, and can banter in any language.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny's Kitchen hosts live music concerts - generally rock 'n' roll acoustic covers. Adrian himself plays the guitar and sings, and you'll sometimes spot him performing at his bar. With thirteen tap beers and a busy, fun vibe, Johnny's Kitchen is a central part of the pub scene in Lyon.
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48 rue Saint Georges
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