Category Archives: Beer Bars

BAPBAP

The name stands for brassée à Paris, bue à Paris – “brewed in Paris, drunk in Paris” – and this brewery is decidedly local. Housed in a former parking garage, BAPBAP has enough space not only to mill grain, brew, ferment, bottle, and store beer, but also for visitors to check out the brewing process and then settle in one of the comfy couches in the tasting room or strike up a game on the ping pong table. You have to plan your visit and time it right, however, as the tasting room and shop’s opening hours are very limited. Full brewery tours are available in English (7pm Thursdays) or French (8:30pm Thursdays, 11am and 12:30pm Saturdays) and can be booked here. BAPBAP’s beers are well-built, if not particularly adventurous; favorites include the ShiFuMi summer ale and the Vertigo IPA.

— Camille Malmquist, December 2015

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Lentils at Le Triangle bar in Paris photo via FB | parisbymouth.com

Le Triangle

In an exciting step forward for the craft beer scene in Paris, Le Triangle has opened its doors to become Paris’ first-ever gastrobrewpub. With brewing kettles on display behind the bar, an excellent selection of guest beers on tap (house-made brews are slated for early 2015), and enticing seasonal dishes coming out of the kitchen, the respect for good product is evident. The welcome is warm, the staff enthusiastic, the prices reasonable, and the menu changes daily – what more can a beer-loving foodie ask for?  >> Read More

Kiez Biergarten in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Kiez Biergarten

Practical information

Address: 24 rue Vauvenargues, 75018
Nearest transport: Guy Môquet (13), Jules Joffrin (12)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
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
Website   Facebook

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.”

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Bombardier English pub in Paris | Paris by Mouth

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.  >> Read More

Bar Demory Paris

Now in its more or less permanent form (see From Demory Paris and Les Dessous de Paris), Demory’s flagship bar remains a convivial spot to enjoy Demory’s brews or one of the six guest beers from international craft breweries. Handmade chicken, pork or veal sausages from their own kitchen provide sustenance for a night of dancing to top DJs or simply a pre-movie or post-museum snack (the nearby MK2 shows arthouse films and the Centre Pompidou is just a block away). >> Read More

A la Bière craft beer bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

A la Bière Comme à la Bière

“Boissons vivantes & épicerie funk” announces the tagline on this small, brightly decorated storefront. Inside, you’ll find nearly 200 different bottled craft beers from Europe and North America, many kept chilled for immediate consumption. The colorful interior is cheerful and inviting, and the enthusiasm of owners Jean-Baptiste and Dédé is infectious. >> Read More

Bouillon Belge craft beer bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

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. >> Read More

Le Festin Nu

Hidden on the tourist-free side of the Butte Montmartre, this small bar pours well-priced beers from Italy, Scandinavia, and France in a laid-back atmosphere. The back room is set up with a projector for movie screenings and the occasional sporting event.  >> Read More

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.  >> Read More

Académie de la Bière

Long a favorite among students, the bustling “Beer Academy” is a worthwhile stop for any enthusiast of Belgian beer. Food is served at all hours of the day, and the two large patios are covered and heated in the winter.

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L’Envol Québécois

Run by a quiet but goofily friendly Québécois (with the accent to prove it), this cozy spot is one of the only places in Paris to find Canadian brews like La Fin du Monde or St. Ambroise.

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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. >> Read More

Au Trappiste

Since its recent renovation, this Belgian-focused beer “kingdom” has replaced the old-world charm with modern polish, but the large selection of lambics, gueuzes, trappists, and strong ales keeps beer enthusiasts coming back, despite the relatively high prices.

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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, with brews from France and Belgium dominating the options, and a small collection of vintage beers is a unique addition to the menu.

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Le SuperCoin

Far off the beaten path, this place is one of Paris' very best beer bars. The three rotating taps include two French craft beers and one bière ordinaire, and the bottle menu presents five pages of small-production craft beers brewed in France.

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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.

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Dirty Dick

This cheekily named Polynesian themed rum bar has a congenial international crew behind the bar, reasonably priced tropical cocktails, flaming scorpion bowl beverages for a crowd, and interesting craft beers to boot. Tiki chic.

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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.

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Falstaff

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.

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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 kooky craft beers from all around Europe, as well as more well-known Belgians like Chouffe, Chimay and Leffe.

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Glass

This newest address from the team behind Candelaria brings together cocktails, whiskey and craft beer (Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn IPA on tap, plus plenty more in bottles). Excellent drinks, high-end hot dogs and a rotating lineup of DJs mean that the place is always packed. Arrive early or risk being turned away at the door.

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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.

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Green Goose pub in Paris | parisbymouth.com

The Green Goose

This may just be the white whale of Parisian bars: good homemade food, good craft beer, friendly service, and big enough to gather a crowd without becoming uncomfortably crowded.  Skip the Green Goose beer (a boring Belgian for happy hour purposes only) and discover the range of O’Hara’s on tap or one of the handful of Irish craft bottled beers – no industrial stout here. Settle in with a pint at one of the comfortable barstools or at a long communal table and don’t miss the lovingly prepared food at this excellent Irish gastropub, including Scotch eggs, a fair burger, and a big Sunday brunch.  >> Read More

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