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Kiez Biergarten

Practical information

Address: 24 rue Vauvenargues, 75018
Nearest transport: Guy Môquet (13), Jules Joffrin (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 46 27 78 46
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: German &  Burgers

Reviews of interest

Paris Bouge (2014) “… côté cuisine, le Kiez Biergarten nous propose des classiques, avec des bretzels home made, kartoffelsalat et apfeltorte mais aussi des plats beaucoup plus modernes.”

Time Out (2014) “Arrivent les plats : un bretzel pour patienter, une assiette de fricadelle et sa salade fraîche de patates/concombres, un curry wurst et une assiette de nuernberger rostbratwuerste (vous n’imaginez pas comme l’on peut se ridiculiser en prononçant le nom de ce plat à la serveuse adorable et surtout très bilingue !). Tout était vraiment bon.”

Emmanuel Rubin (2014) “Saucisse blanche, moutarde sucrée, bretzel: manque plus que les rues de Munich. Salade de haricots blancs et lardons: vite bectée. Cheese-cake allemand: solide.”

 Photo via Kiez Biergarten’s Facebook page


We have not yet reviewed this coffee shop, but you’ll find practical information about location and hours on this page, along with links to other reviews. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 50 rue de Belleville, 75020
Nearest transport: Pyrénées (11)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 09 83 66 58 43
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2015) “Imaginés par deux toqués de la boisson torréfiée, passés par Ten Belles, ces quatre murs dessinent un refuge parfait… une jolie faim au ventre (soupes et piadines, sorte de wraps italiens, aux recettes gourmettes – jambon de parme, pesto de persil, chèvre et roquette ou jambon blanc, chèvre, betterave et pomme par exemple –, à 6 €).”

Le Fooding (2015) “Dans leur espace briqué-boisé à forte influence scandinave, ils préparent avec l’or noir du sidamo et l’unapu de la Brûlerie de Belleville voisine le « cream », évidemment, l’espresso acidulé comme il faut, le filtre en infusion et le « cortado », une noisette plus lactée qu’à l’ordinaire.”

Sprudge (2015) “It might seem like a trendy choice to take the time to make specialty coffee and bake pastries in house, but at Cream it’s easy to see that those choices are just about being an integral part of the local neighborhood, making a product and making it well, and creating a space that’s inviting and that people feel comfortable going to… Pretentious it is definitely not.”

Paris Bouge (2015)  “L’ambiance y est bonne, le lieu est joliment décoré et bien sûr le café est délicieux… On vous conseille donc de déguster le fameux crème (la mascotte du coffee), mais vous trouverez également du café filtre, un expresso, une noisette, du thé et un chocolat chaud (lui aussi pas mal du tout). Pour le déjeuner et le goûter, Cream propose des sandwiches roulés délicieux et des pâtisseries gourmandes telles que cookies, cakes et céréales, réalisés sur place.”

Lost in Cheeseland (2014) “A new coffee bar in the Belleville neighborhood that serves excellent pour-overs, sandwiches and a short but sharp selection of cakes. Given their location and history working under the tutelage of Ten Belles lead Thomas Lehoux, it’s of little surprise that Joe and Maxime roast Belleville Brûlerie beans exclusively.”

Photo courtesy of Cream’s Facebook page

The Bombardier

A hub for English culture, this pub proudly pours “real ales” from Wells & Young’s, beers in classic English styles you won’t find elsewhere in Paris. Traditional English pub fare is served at lunch and a full English breakfast is offered on weekends. With rugby and soccer/football matches on TV and a pub quiz every Sunday, it would be easy to think you were in England.  Continue reading The Bombardier

Le Bouillon Belge

Lots and lots of different beers, served inexpensively and without pretense – that’s the draw at this welcoming, convivial bar in the far reaches of Eastern Paris. The selection is predominantly Belgian, as the name would suggest, but you’ll find a handful of French and German brews in the collection of at least 100 bottles on offer. Continue reading Le Bouillon Belge

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.  Continue reading Les Trois 8

La Marine

Quite possibly the best happy hour in town, this pub pours 5€ pints from 6-8 pm every day, even weekends. And the beers are much better than average – sure, you can get a 1664 here, but wouldn’t you rather quaff a Kilkenny, Kwak or Tripel Karmeliet? Situated on a busy corner near the Montparnasse train station, the terrasse (covered and heated in the colder months) offers endless people-watching, and if the TV isn’t showing sports, it’s really bad music videos.  The decent tap selection is rounded out by a collection of about 100 bottled beers, which come from all around the world and even feature a few organic beers and even one that’s gluten-free.

Practical information

Address: 59 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006
Nearest transport: Montparnasse Bienvenüe (4, 6, 12, 13)
Hours: Every day 7am-3:30am (happy hour 6pm-8pm)
Telephone: 01 45 48 27 70
Average price for beer: 7.80-9€ for pints, 6.50€ for 33 cl bottles
Number of taps: 15
Average price for food: 9-15€
Food options: mussels, salads, sandwiches, omelettes, planches

Académie de la Bière

Long a favorite among students, the bustling “Beer Academy” is a worthwhile stop for any enthusiast of Belgian beer.  On tap or bottled, the beer offerings are predominantly Belgian, with a few French, German, and Czech options for good measure.  Food is served at all hours of the day, and the two large patios are covered and heated in the winter.  Service can be slow, but the bartenders and servers are beer lovers themselves, so don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations.

Practical information

Address: 88 bis boulevard de Port Royal, 75005
Nearest transport: Port Royal (RER B), Raspail (4, 6)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00am, Friday-Saturday 10:00am-3:00am (happy hour 3:30pm-7:30pm)
Telephone: 01 43 54 66 65
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints (5.50€ during happy hour), 6-7€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 8-15€
Food options: mussels, sausages, salads, tartines, planches

Additional reviews

Académie de la Bière page on Beer Advocate

Fish (La Boissonnerie)

This popular restaurant and wine bar run by Drew Harre and Juan Sanchez is a sort of Anglo haven, excellent for a quick glass, a solo dinner at the bar, or for those times when you’re just tired of speaking French. Current chef Oliver Clarke is turning out some really solid food. 

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Le Barav’

This friendly upper Marais wine bar serves simple charcuterie, cheese, salads, and sandwiches to go along with 5€ glasses, or a bottle from their cave next door. The plate of truffled ham is always a good bet.  In the summer, there’s a great terrace on the street.

-Catherine Down, September 2015

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La Fine Mousse

Boasting the very best selection of craft beers on tap in Paris, as well as a bottle collection that brings the total offer up to 150 different beers, La Fine Mousse is certainly one of the city’s most well-stocked beer bars.  It’s also one of the most expensive.  French craft beers share real estate with lesser-known Belgians and German brews, with room left over for the USA, the Netherlands, and less-represented places like Norway and Italy to show off their brewing prowess.  The meticulously curated beer list includes deep tracks from Brasserie St. Germain and Brewdog, and the descriptions (in French or English) will help you find just the beer you’re looking for.  Serious beer geeks abound, the quiet atmosphere of the early evening eventually giving way to a lively party vibe as the social lubricant kicks in. Continue reading La Fine Mousse


A true beer geek’s paradise, Cécile Delorme’s shop near the tourist- and student-friendly rue Mouffetard stocks hundreds of different beers from traditional Belgian and German to cult favorite Danish and Norwegian.  A rotating selection of beers are stocked cold for immediate consumption, but any bottle you like can be chilled in her fridge.  Bottle prices remain the same whether taken seated on the small patio or to go.  The collection here is deep, and staff are only too happy to advise and guide your selections.

Practical information

Address: 18 rue du Pot de Fer, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm. Closed Monday.
Telephone: 01 43 36 53 92
Average price for beer: 4-8€ for 33 cl bottles, 10-20€ for 50-75 cl bottles
Number of taps: none
Notable brews: Green Flash (USA), Nogne (Norway), Rooie Dop (Netherlands), Brasserie de la Senne (Belgium)
Average price for food: 5-12€

Reviews of interest

Brewberry page on Beer Advocate

Le Sous-Bock

Don’t be discouraged by the bog-standard beers on tap at this dark, European-style sports bar.  The bottled beer selection is extensive (and expensive), with brews from France and Belgium dominating the options.  A small collection of vintage beers is a unique addition to the menu.  For large groups, beer can be purchased in Magnums, Jeroboams, or even a 9-liter Salmanazar. The staff is pleasant, though not incredibly knowledgeable, and the food is industrially-produced bar food. Still, you’ll need to eat something after a couple of those strong ales, or if you’re posted up to watch a rugby or soccer match on the big-screen TVs.

Practical information

Address: 49 rue St. Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Every day, 12pm-2am (later on the weekends)
Telephone: 01 40 26 46 61
Average price for beer: 5-8€ for pints, 7.50-8€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 8-15€
Food options: large salads, mussels+fries, café-style plats du jour

Reviews of interest

Le Sous-Bock page on Beer Advocate

La Fût Gueuze

Of the dozen beers on tap at this otherwise typical college bar, not one is Heineken, Kronenbourg, or  Stella. Instead, La Fût Gueuze has a solid lineup of mostly lesser-known Belgians influenced, no doubt, by their “big sister”: the Académie de la Bière. Several dozen bottles round out the offerings, though these don’t look to be a priority based on the party-centric signage.

Practical information

Address: 24 Rue Duméril, 75013
Nearest transport: Campo Formio (5)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 4:00pm-2:00am (Happy hour 4:00pm-9:00pm); Closed Sunday
Telephone01 77 15 87 13
Average price for beer: 6-7€  for pints (5€ during happy hour)
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 8-15€
Food options: croques, burgers, hot dogs, planches

Le Rubis

With its zinc bar, hearty home cooking, and colorful local clientele, this beloved wine bar (and its Turkish toilet) seems impervious to change. Meals are served only at lunch; the rest of the day you can stop for a glass of Morgon or Brouilly and a snack.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Marché Saint Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1) or Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 61 03 34
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Condé Nast Traveler (2015) “A lunchtime spot that becomes a wine bar at night, it reminds you of the simple pleasures of the perfect platter of charcuterie and delicious affordable wines by the glass.”

David Lebovitz (2013) “Les Rubis is one of the few places in Paris that I can think of that still exudes that old French charm; it’s got a very convivial atmosphere, the café chairs and table are worn but shiny from years of use, and no-nonsense service that’s cheerful, yet professional.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Today the hangout remains virtually unchanged, just as boisterous, pushy, and old-fashioned, the spot for a bargain 11-euro platter of confit de canard (duck cooked in fat) and a thick potato gratin; meaty petit salé aux lentilles (braised salted pork with brown lentils), as well as a roborative and succulent tête de veau.”

David Lebovitz (2006) “I like to go at lunchtime, especially in the cold winter months, where the friendly owners will squeeze you into a seat at one of the tiny tables covered with crisp white paper, a folded napkin, some utilitarian silverware, and an overturned wine glass, ready to be filled. After lunch of later in the afternoon, Parisians gather outside by the wine barrels…”

Au Nouveau Nez

A small, thoughtful collection of natural wines lines the wall at this Oberkampf shop, where you can snack on charcuterie and cheese while enjoying a bottle, at zero corkage. There’s more space at the second location, in the 20th.

Practical information

Address: 114 rue Saint-Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 3pm-9pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 55 02 30

Additional locations

Address: 52 rue de Bagnolet, 75020
Nearest transport: Alexandre Dumas (2)
Telephone: 01 43 56 94 55

Reviews of interest

Wine Terroirs (2012) “This place (where you can also drink and eat) is one of these new wine shops focusing on non-interventionist wines, it is very encouraging that an increasing number of cavistes select their wines on their inherent qualities and not on flawed notions of AOC… a small place with a wall of bottles on the right and some sort of central bar counter to put the glasses and bottles. In the evening, you can drink some wine with a little something like a charcuterie plate or some tapas in this cave.”

Aaron Ayscough (2010) “In her tiny outpost in Paris’ 11eme, the friendly and punctilious proprietress Nadine serves everything rather comme il faut….”

Photo via Au Nouveau Nez’s Facebook page

Paris St-Bière

An alimentation génerale turned beer shrine, this tiny shop still carries convenience food alongside its floor-to-ceiling shelves of good beer.  The owner is an enthusiastic amateur, excited to learn more about beer (especially American beer) and increase his already impressive selection.  A refrigerated case promises cold beer to go, and the shop is open until very late on weeknights, just in case.

Practical information

Address: 101 rue de Charonne, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm-3:00am
Telephone: 01 74 30 44 49
Average price: 33cl bottles 3-4€, 75cl bottles 7-10€
Notable Brews: John Martin’s (Belgium), Brasserie à Vapeur (Belgium), Sierra Nevada (USA), Goose Island (USA)

Peoples Drug Store

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.

Practical information

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.”

Troll Café

This unassuming bar, tucked on a side street near the Marché d’Aligre, boasts an impressive collection of over 100 beers. The selection is largely Belgian and mostly in bottles, though the tap choices are above average (Troll, Bavik, Petrus, and a bière du moment).  The ambiance is relaxed and familial, the prices very reasonable, and the TV more likely to be showing a cheesy movie than a sporting event.

Practical information

Address: 27, rue de Cotte, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-2am
Telephone: 01 43 42 10 75
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints, 5-7€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 4
Average price for food: 3€
Food options: hot dogs


Amid the multitude of crêperies on this little street sits this good old-fashioned beer bar. It’s cozy and bustling, with classic rock on the stereo, beer-friendly eats, and maybe, just maybe, NFL football on TV. Service is speedy and well-informed, and the hooks along the walls and bar are appreciated by purse-carriers and coat-wearers everywhere. In addition to the 13 beers on tap, you’ll find 120 different bottled beers. Prices are a little steep, but the convivial ambiance and tasty Belgian beers are certainly worth a splurge now and then.

Practical information

Address: 42 rue du Montparnasse, 75014
Nearest transport: Montparnasse Bienvenüe (4, 6, 12, 13), Edgar Quinet (6), Vavin (4)
Hours: Every day 12pm-4am
Telephone: 01 43 35 38 29
Average price for beer: 9€ for pints, 8€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 13
Average price for food: 8-16€
Food options: choucroute, sausages, burgers, steaks, mussels, salads, omelettes


Express de Lyon

Although it appears on first glance like any other train station-adjacent café-bar, this place is a must for serious beer geeks in Paris.  Their rotating selection of taps includes craft beers from all around Europe (some favorites: Craig Allan’s hoppy French brews, BrewDog’s assertive beers from Scotland, and the kooky but delicious offerings from Denmark’s “nomad” brewery, Evil Twin).  For the less adventurous, they also pour more well-known Belgians like Chouffe, Chimay, and Leffe.  The bartenders know their stuff, and are happy to talk beer with greenhorns and aficionados alike

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 1 rue de Lyon, 75012
Nearest transport: Gare de Lyon (1, 14)
Hours: Every day, 8am-12:30am
Telephone: 01 43 43 21 32
Average price for beer: 7-9.50€ for pints, 4-6€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 15
Average price for food: 5-12€
Food options: café standards

Additional reviews

Express de Lyon page on Beer Advocate

Bières by Elizabeth (2012) “C’est un véritable rêve éveillé : la carte de bières est époustouflante, détaillée sur ardoise, la carte brasserie sans chichis, avec de vrais bons produits. Le Croque Madame arrive épais à souhait, gratiné comme il faut, avec du bon jambon, du bon fromage, du moelleux en veux –tu en- voilà, le service est de qualité, le serveur sympa, attentionné, sans prétention…”

Bière et Malt

Just north of the bustling rue Montorgeuil, this tiny beer cave is a haven for beer lovers with dozens of international bottles available either to go or to drink on site at one of the four tables.  Books about beer decorate the tables and customers are welcome to peruse them while sipping.  The shopkeeper is quick with advice and beer recommendations, and sustenance is provided in the form of cheese and charcuterie plates.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Poissonnière, 75002
Nearest transport: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9), Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-12am
Telephone: 01 40 26 10 40
Average price for beer: 4.40€ for 33cl bottles consumed there, cheaper to go
Number of taps: none
Notable Brews: Brasserie des Légendes (Belgium), Brooklyn Brewery (USA), Brasserie St. Germain (France)
Average price for food: 5-10€
Food options: cheese and charcuterie platters, hot dogs

Reviews of interest

Bière et Malt page on ParisBouge.com

Le Mayflower

This comfortable pub at the top of rue Mouffetard pours a rotating selection of well-known Belgian beers like Chimay, Maredsous, and Delirium. If you’re feeling peckish, you can order one of an array of dried sausages, which are served with a cutting board and a knife. It’s a good place to stop for a cheap (for that hood) pint after a day exploring the Arènes de Lutèce, or for an irresponsible late night after bowling.

Practical information

Address: 49 Rue Descartes, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Place Monge (7)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-2:00am,  Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-5:00am. Happy hour 4:00pm-9:30pm.
Telephone: 01 56 24 27 21
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints. 5.50€ during happy hour.
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 4.50€
Food options: sausages

Le Vin en Tête

Practical information

Address: 30 rue des Batignolles, 75017
Nearest transport: Rome (2)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 44 69 04 57

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Not content with stocking more than 1200 wines and spirits, ‘Le Vin en Tête’, also takes a teaching role, seeking to educate and to make the science behind wine-making interesting to as many as possible.”

Pierrick Jegu (2009) “Dans le genre bio-nature mais sans dogmatisme outrancier, cette maison pleine d’esprit dresse un catalogue assez palpitant…”

Wine Terroirs (2007) “They offer some 1000-1200 wines from all the french regions. A favorite ? Domaine Guillot-Broux, with the Macon-Cruzille (30 Euro) and the Macon-Villages (8 Euro)…And an italian (they also have a few foreign wines) organicly-farmed Sangiovese Rosso Del Gello 2004.”

Featured in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris

 Photo via Le Vin en Tête’s Facebook page

La Dernière Goutte

Terroir-driven, estate-bottled, organic and biodynamic wines from small producers are the specialty at this beloved shop, run for almost 20 years by Juan Sanchez. Especially strong in their selection of growers’ Champagnes and bottles from the Rhone Valley. Stop by on Saturdays for their free tastings with winemakers from 11am-7:30pm. Check our calendar of Paris food & wine events to find out which winemakers they’ll be hosting this week.

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Bread & Roses

We have not yet reviewed this restaurant, but you’ll find practical information about location and hours on this page, along with links to other reviews. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

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This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 112 avenue Victor Hugo, Boulogne-Billancourt
Nearest transport: Marcel Sembat (9)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 48 25 49 20
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (2012) “Toujours aussi pleine de mots, toujours aussi prodigue au pictural mais désormais moins précieuse et plus précise à tenir les promesses d’un style…Œuf à 62 ° façon frita, caramel de piment d’Espelette: presque une confiserie. Quasi de veau, caramel de lactose, morilles fraîches, échalotes: du corps et de l’esprit…”

John Talbott (2012) “the carte is replete with complicated and intriguing sounding dishes which could easily drive the a la carte bill to more than 80 Euros a person, but luckily at lunch they have a 2-choice one course for 25, two for 35 and three for 42 E…