With a host of international beers, a speedy bottle-chilling machine, and a row of chess tables at patrons’ disposal, Guillaume Lucas’ shop is a welcome addition to the rue des Martyrs. M. Lucas is quiet, but happy to answer questions and clearly loves beer. His collection contains brews from dozens of countries (with Belgium heavily represented), and he’s looking forward to carrying more French craft beers as the distribution and availability for these increase. A good place to pick up something on the way to a party or picnic, but you can also pass a few hours here, playing chess and sipping quality beer.
Address: 78 rue des Martyrs, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12), Pigalle (2, 12)
Hours: Every day 12pm-12am (2am Friday-Saturday)
Average price: 3€ for 33-50cl bottles, 6€ for 75cl bottles
Notable Brews: Ar-Men (France-Brittany), Rince Cochon (Belgium), Negra Modelo (Mexico)
Reviews of interest
HIP Paris (2012) “At Peoples Drug Store, owner Guillaume Lucas has transformed a Montmartre corner storefront into an understated haven for Parisian beer-drinkers looking to delve beyond basic supermarket staples. The selection of over 500 beers sourced from around the world (although notably dominated by the Belgian sort) is casually put on display with no sign of hierarchy.”