Les Trois 8

Revolutionary for Paris, this shoebox-sized bar just north of the lively Oberkampf district has a lot to offer lovers of craft beer… and their natural wine-drinking friends, too. French beer is well-represented both on the eight rotating taps and in the 80 or so bottles on offer, featuring such breweries as Outland (Ile-de-France), Sainte-Crucienne (Alsace), and Northmaen (Normandy). French bar snacks (cheese and charcuterie boards) and a small selection of natural wines available by the bottle or glass round out the menu. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, eager to help you find just the beverage you’re after, even if it’s something you’ve never tried before. 

Practical information

Address: 11, rue Victor Letalle, 75020
Nearest transport: Ménilmontant (2)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-2am, Sunday 3pm-midnight
Telephone: 01 40 33 47 70
Website

Average price for beer: 4€ for demis
Number of taps: 8
Average price for food: 8€
Food Options: cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches

Reviews of Interest

Aaron Ayscough (2014) “If two years ago the opening of nearby beer bar La Fine Mousse heralded Paris’ nascent beer renaissance, Les Trois 8 is a sign it’s maturing. The bar is a matter-of-fact hole-in-the-wall on a sidestreet run by and for enthusiasts. Co-owner Julien Tisserand serves natural wine in the same spirit he serves craft beer: because he cares about product.” 

HiP Paris (2014) “Les Trois 8 is worth a visit for two reasons: their carefully curated selection of craft beers and their inclusion of natural wines alongside artisanal beers on the menu.”

TimeOut (2014) “Fini de servir tout et n’importe quoi dans le désordre, voici venu le temps des bières artisanales et du vin bio, sur fond de rock qui défouraille et de restauration à la bonne franquette…”

France Today (2014) “Knowledge of beer is not a pre-requisite. Settle in at the bar and owner Julien, a bear of a guy from Alsace and one of the nicest barmen around, will explain the eight beers currently on tap. Try a Rotten Skull IPA from the Chevreuse Valley, go sour with a Cantillon or savor a Rogue chocolate stout—just don’t ask for a beer Picon.” 

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