The Best Beer Bars in Paris

Paris is a city known for its seemingly free-flowing wine, though in recent years a handful of microbreweries have spearheaded the craft beer movement in the city. Nowadays, there are plenty of spots to sit back and enjoy a pint, so here’s a local’s guide to the best beer bars in Paris.

La Robe et La Mousse

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First up on my guide to the best beer bars in Paris is La Robe et La Mousse in the Saint-Germain neighborhood. Known for its prominent café culture, art galleries, and upscale shopping Saint-Germain isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you picture where to enjoy a pint. But thanks to La Robe et La Mousse, that idea is changing quickly.

This cozy spot is located on a quiet street just behind Mabillon metro station. Inside, you’ll find exposed beams, an old wooden bar and 16 beers on tap! This is the kind of place where you can chill out, and enjoy a nice chat with your neighbor – no matter if you know them yet or not. Many more rare and exotic beers are available in bottles, and they’ve got some excellent organic wine as well.

practical information:
la robe et la mousse – 3 Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris
metro station: mabillon
opening hours: weekdays 4PM//1AM
weekends 4PM//2Am
price range: €€

Academie de la Bière

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With a name like Academie de la Bière, it’s not hard to guess what this pub is all about. Located on the edge of the 5th, where the Latin Quarter bleeds into the 14th arrondissement, this is an excellent place to enjoy a pint after a day of sightseeing. The atmosphere is very laid back (think a typical pub), but the focus is definitely on good beer and classic French/Belgian pub fare.

At Academie de la Bière, there are 11 beers on tap which rotate seasonally. They’ve got some Belgian classics, local Parisian breweries like BAPBAP, as well as some more obscure choices. And if you’re not so into craft beer, then you’ve got still your domestic options like Picon and Pelforth.

practical information:
academie de la bière – 88Bis Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005 Paris
metro: port royal
opening hours: open daily 10AM//2AM
price range: €€

La Binouze Rochechouart

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It’s fascinating to see Paris change and evolve, and one of the areas I’ve seen change the most recently is Pigalle’s neighbor Barbès Rochechouart. Nowadays, Barbès is becoming more and more hipster all the time. With cool new additions like the Brasserie Barbès, and one of the best beer bars in Paris, this neighborhood is becoming the place to be.

And if you’re heading for a night out in Barbès, don’t miss La Binouze Rochechouart. This casual beer hall is stocked to the brim with hundreds of bottles and cans, which you can take to go or enjoy on the spot. A couple rotating draught offerings are usually available, too. There’s literally an entire wall filled with beer bottles, arranged by country and region of origin. Need help deciding? The staff are super knwledgeable and freindly, don’t be afraid to ask for some advice!

practical information:
la binouze rochechouart – 72 Rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
metro station: barbès-rochechouart
opening hours: sunday – monday 12PM//11PM
tuesday- thursday 12PM//midnight
friday – saturday 12PM//2AM price range: €€

I.B.U.

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Paris’ 10th arrondissment is becoming a great area of the city to go out, especially if you’ve envisioned a laid back night with friends. And situated right in the heart of the 10th, I.B.U. is the perfect spot for a casual night, and some excellent beers! An acronym for International Bitterness Unit, you now this place must be about beer! And actually, if you’re new to craft beer, I.B.U. is one number you should pay attention to. This basically tells you how bitter (or mild) your beer will be. The higher the number, the more bitter the beer.

They have ten beers on tap, which are sourced from all over the world but tend to remain mostly French. Plus, I.B.U. serves up a generous charcuterie board,  and stock impressive slection of bottles and cans as well. The bottle selection is a little more ecclectic, and features a lot of international styles –  independet breweries in Norway are next to Parisian microbreweries and so on.

practical information:
i.B.U. – 20 Cour des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris
metro station: jacques bonsergent
opening hours: tuesday-wednesday 5PM//midnight
thursday – saturday 5PM//2AM
price range: €€

 

Hoppy Corner

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Located in the up and coming Sentier area, Hoppy Corner is a hip beer bar where you can enjoy a delicious craft brew. They have and impressive fifteen beers on tap, from American IPAs to Belgian Lambics. But they tend to favor local, French craft breweries. So this is a great chance to discover your new favorite French beverages. Hoppy Corner is about as laidback as beer bars come, and they also serve tapas untl late at night; patatas bravas, nachos, and a tasty beer? Why not.

practical information:
hoppy corner – 34 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002 Paris
metro station: sentier
opening hours: wednesday – saturday 5PM//2AM
open monday – tuesday 5PM//midnight
price range: €€

Brewberry Bar à Bières

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This spof off the bustling Rue Mouffetard is a beer lover’s paradise. At Brewberry, you’ll find more than a hundred different bottled beers – hailing from all over the world! Fom Icelandice stouts to Thailand I.P.A. there’s a beer for you here!

They also have around a dozen beers on top, which rotate seasonally. The selection is immense, but the staff are knowledgeable and happy to help make suggestions. You can take your beer to go, or enjoy one of their draught beers on the spacious terrase.

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practical information:
brewberry bar à bières – 11 Rue du Pot de Fer, 75005 Paris
metro station: place monge
opening hours: tuesday – saturday 5PM//midnight
price range: €€