Finding Good Beer in Paris

Mostly craft beer, plus honorable mentions for a few places with great Belgian selections.  **denotes our favorites

1st Arrondissement

Bieres Cultes Chatelet (store), one of four locations with a good (300+) craft and Belgian beer selection.  Open Monday 3pm-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-2pm, 3pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-8pm.  14 rue des Halles 1e.  Metro: Chatelet (1,4,7,11,14,A,B,D)

Au Trappiste (bar/restaurant), good selection of Belgian beers with 20 on tap.  Open daily 11am-2am.  4 rue St-Denis 1e.  Metro: Chatelet (1,4,7,11,14,A,B,D)

Le Sous Bock (bar/brasserie), 150+ beers with 8 on tap, mostly Belgian and international with little or no craft beer.  Open Daily 9am-5am.  49 rue St-Honore 1e.  Metro: Chatelet (1,4,7,11,14,A,B,D)

2nd Arrondissement

**BU – Brew Unique (brewery, supplies), opened March 2015 by Mike, former head brewer of the Frog, brew your own beer on the premises with or without help, and/or get all the supplies you need for brewing at home.  1 rue des Jeuneurs 2e.  Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8,9), Sentier (3)

**Hoppy Corner (bar), opened April 2016 by Remy, formerly of Bieres Cultes, 15 taps of great craft beer with several tables and some good snacks available.  Open Monday-Saturday 6pm-midnight.  34 rue des Petits Carreaux 2e.  Metro: Sentier (3)

**Frenchie To Go (restaurant), great breakfast and lunch spot with 15+ French and international craft beers, 2 on tap.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm.  9 rue du Nil 2e.  Metro: Sentier (3)

Biere et Malt (store/bar), Small shop with several tables and a few dozen Belgian and craft beers.  Open Monday-Saturday 5pm-midnight, sometimes closes at 11pm on Saturday.  4 rue Poissonniere 2e.  Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8,9), Sentier (3)

The Frog & Rosbif (brewpub/restaurant), one of now seven locations in Paris brewing beer since 1993, the beer is brewed on-site with Inseine and Maison Blanche as favorites and the recent introduction of seasonal beers like KAPOW IPA and WHAM American Pale Ale as sign of good things to come, plus the burgers are great and they’re very kid-friendly.  Open Daily 12pm-2am.  116 rue St-Denis 2e.  Metro: Etienne Marcel (4), Reaumur-Sebastopol (3,4)

Frog Hop House (bar/restaurant), seventh Frog Pub in Paris opened in January 2015, serving Frog beer including frequently yummy seasonal beers plus great food.  Open Daily 12pm-2am.  10 rue des Capucines 2e.  Metro: Opera (3,7,8), Madeleine (8,12,14)

4th Arrondissement

**La Cave a Bulles (store), friendly, knowledgeable owner Simon has made his store a driving force for craft beer in Paris since 2006, with 300+ craft and Belgian beers, including the best collection of French craft beer in Paris.  Open Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm.  45 rue Quincampoix 4e.  Metro: Rambuteau (11), Chatelet (1,4,7,11,14,A,B,D)

Frog Revolution (brewpub/restaurant), sixth Frog Pub in Paris opened October 2014 with Inseine and Maison Blanche as favorites and the recent introduction of the Frog Superhero beers like KAPOW IPA and WHAM American Pale Ale as a sign of good things to come, plus truly fantastic BBQ and great burgers and they’re very kid-friendly.  Open Daily 12pm-2am.  9 rue de la Bastille 4e.  Metro: Bastille (1,5,8)

La Moustache Blanche (store), open since November 2012, knowledgeable and engaging owner Guillaume has a hand-picked selection of 300+ French and international craft beers plus a refrigerator with cold beers ready to go.  Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-9:30pm.  16 rue des Tournelles 4e.  Metro: Bastille (1,5,8)

Bieres Demory Paris (bar), open daily 6pm-2am.  64 rue Quincampoix 4e.  Metro: Rambuteau (11), Etienne Marcel (4), Chatelet (1,4,7,11,14,A,B,D)

5th Arrondissement

**Brewberry (store), opened October 2010, warm and friendly owner Cecile has a great selection of 200+ international craft and Belgian beers as well as tables and a light food menu for enjoying your beer on the premises.  Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm.  18 rue du Pot de Fer 5e.  Metro: Place Monge (7)

**Brewberry (bar), open since September 2014, owner Cecile now has a great bar right across the street from her store with a very nice selection of 24 craft beers on tap and several tables inside and out and a decent light food menu, it’s often hard to tell where the store starts and the bar ends.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-11pm.  11 rue du Pot de Fer 5e.  Metro: Place Monge (7)

Bieres Cultes Cardinal (store), fourth location opened summer 2013, with 300 beers including a great selection of Belgian, French and international craft beers, plus two taps and a small bar for consuming your purchases.  Open Monday 3pm-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-2pm, 3pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-8pm.  44 rue des Boulangers 5e.  Metro: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Jussieu (7,10)

Academie de la Biere (bar), 100+ beers with 10 on tap, mostly Belgian with a couple French craft beers.  Open daily 11:30–2am.  88 bis Blvd de Port Royal 5e.  Metro: Port Royal (B), Raspail (4,6)

6th Arrondissement

The Frog & Princess (bar/restaurant), another of seven ‘Frogs’ in Paris, the Princess is more of a bar and not kid friendly like the other Frog locations and the only one no longer brewing on site, with the beer coming from their brewery in St-Denis.  Open Monday-Friday 5:30pm-2am, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-2am.  9 rue Princesse 6e.  Metro: Mabillon (10), St-Germain-des-Pres (4)

Brasserie O’Neil (brewpub/restaurant), continuously brewing and serving their own beers longer than anyone else in Paris, with four to choose from.  Open Daily 12pm-2am.  20 rue des Canettes 6e.  Metro: Mabillon (10), St-Germain-des-Pres (4)

La Marine (bar/brasserie), 60 beers with 9 on tap, mostly Belgian and international with a couple craft beer choices.  Open daily 7am-3:30am.  59 Blvd du Montparnasse 6e.  Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue (4,6,12,13)

9th Arrondissement

Glass (bar), stylish new bar with a decent selection of craft beers.  Open Sunday-Thursday 6pm-3am, Friday-Saturday 6pm-5am.  7 rue Frochot 9e.  Metro: Pigalle (2,12)

10th Arrondissement

**Superbieres (store), opened May 2015 behind Gare de L’Est with a selection of with fun-loving, passionate beer geek owners and a great selection of craft beers.  Open Tuesday-Friday 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm, Saturday 11am-8:30pm.  203 rue 10e.  Metro: Louis Blanc (7)

Le Triangle (brewpub/restaurant), opened in October 2014 with good food and 8 craft beers on tap and brewing their own beer on site.  13 rue Jacques Louvel Tessier 10e.  Metro: Goncourt (11)

Bierissime (store), opened since spring 2013 in the Marche Saint-Quentin near Gare due Nord and Gare de l’Est with 250 Belgian, French and international craft beers.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 9:30am-1:30pm.  Marche Saint Quentin, 85bis Boulevard de Magenta 10e.  Metro: Gare de l’Est (4,5,7)

11th Arrondissement

**La Fine Mousse (bar), our favorite place for a beer in Paris, leading light of the French craft beer movement since opening in September 2012, partners Cyril, Romain, Laurent and Simon have more than 150 craft beers including 20 on tap, always at least half from France.  Open daily 5pm-2am.  6 ave Jean Aicard 11e.  Metro: Rue St. Maur (3), Menilmontant (2)

**La Fine Mousse (restaurant), officially opened May 2014, with spectacular food painstakingly paired with an impressive selection of top-notch craft beer, now our favorite place for a meal in Paris.  Given La Fine Mousse’s attention to detail and quality, it comes as no surprise that both the food and pairings compare quite favorably with even the best sommelier-driven beer restaurants in the U.S.  Although reservations are recommended for the main room, there is a first-come first serve area with bar tables for those dropping by.  Enjoy!  Open Monday-Friday starting at 7:30pm.  4bis ave Jean Aicard 11e.  Metro: Rue St. Maur (3), Menilmontant (2)

Green Goose (bar/restaurant), nice little bar/restaurant opened in 2014 with craft beer on tap and 20+ in bottles.  Open daily 10am-2am.  19 rue des Boulets 11e.  Metro: Nation (1,2,6,9,A)

Paris St-Biere (store), tiny store packed with 1000 different beers, the largest selection in Paris including some French craft beers and an impressive selection of Belgium and international beers including Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Armageddon, also has a large refrigerated section with 150+ different beers.  Open Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-3am.  101 rue de Charonne 11e.  Metro: Charonne (9)

Falstaff Bastille (bar/brasserie), 50+ beers with 8 on tap, mostly Belgian and international, little or no craft beer.  Open 24 hours.  10/12 place de la Bastille 11e.  Metro: Bastille (1,5,8)

12th Arrondissement

**L’Express de Lyon (bar/cafe), comfy old-school bar across the street from Gare de Lyon with 15 taps, including a few delicious French and international craft beers and some Belgian options.  Open daily 8am-12:30am.  1 rue de Lyon 12e.  Metro: Gare de Lyon (1,14,A,D)

The Frog at Bercy Village (brewpub/restaurant), one of seven locations in Paris brewing beer since 1993, the beer is brewed on-site with Inseine and Maison Blanche as favorites and the recent introduction of seasonal beers like KAPOW IPA and WHAM American Pale Ale as a sign of good things to come, plus the burgers are great and they’re very kid-friendly.  Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-2am, Friday-Saturday 10am-3am.  25 cour St-Emilion 12e.  Metro: Cour Saint Emilion (14)

Pommier (store), small store inside the market with a selection of Belgian and craft beer.  Open Thursday-Saturday 9am-1pm, 4pm-7:30pm, Sunday 9am-1:30pm.  Marche Beauvau, Place d’Aligre 12e.  Metro: Ledru-Rollin (8)

Troll Café (bar), 100 beers with a few on tap, mostly Belgian with little or no craft beer.  Open Monday-Saturday 5pm-2am.  27 rue de Cotte 12e.  Metro: Ledru-Rollin (8)

13th Arrondissement

**Bierocratie (store), opened July 2013 in Butte aux Cailles, friendly and knowledgeable owners Pierre and Jaclyn have a nice selection of 300+ French and international craft beers that can be drunk at the bar next door for a 1 euro corkage fee.  Open Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm-8pm, Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm.  32 rue de l’Esperance 13e.  Metro: Corvisart (6), Place d’Italie (5,6,7)

The Frog & British Library (brewpub/restaurant), one of seven locations in Paris brewing beer since 1993, the beer is brewed on-site with Inseine and Maison Blanche as favorites and the recent introduction of seasonal beers like KAPOW IPA and WHAM American Pale Ale as a sign of good things to come, plus the burgers are great and they’re very kid-friendly.  Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-2am, Saturday-Sunday 12pm-2am.  114 avenue de France 13e.  Metro: Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand (14,A)

14th Arrondissement

Chop-In (store), open since November 2010, owner Mickey as a great selection of of 250+ Belgian and international beers and a growing number of French craft beers.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2pm, 3:30pm-8pm.  45 rue de Gergovie 14e.  Metro: Plaisance (13), Pernety (13)

Bootlegger (store), owner Julie took over in 2011 and now has 500 beers available with a huge selection Belgian and international choices and several French craft beers, plus quite a few Belgian beer glasses.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-1pm, 4pm-8:30pm.  82 rue de l’Ouest 14e.  Metro: Pernety (13)

Falstaff (bar/restaurant), 100+ beers including 14 on tap, mostly Belgian and international with little or no French craft beers.  Open daily 10am-4am.  42 rue du Montparnasse 14e.  Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue (4,6,12,13), Edgar Quinet (6), Vavin (4)

16th Arrondissement

The Frog XVI (brewpub/restaurant), one of seven locations in Paris brewing beer since 1993, the beer is brewed on-site with Inseine and Maison Blanche as favorites and the recent introduction of seasonal beers like KAPOW IPA and WHAM American Pale Ale as a sign of good things to come, plus the burgers are great, and they’re very kid-friendly so if you’re on the west side of Paris like us you can end up here with the kids quite often!  Open Daily 12pm-2am.  110 bis Avenue Kleber 16e.  Metro: Trocadero (6,9)

17th Arrondissement

Bieres Cultes Legendre (store), one of four locations with a fantastic craft beer selection.  Open Monday 3pm-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11am-2pm, 3pm-8pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm.  25 rue Legendre 17e.  Metro: Malesherbes (3), Villiers (2,3)

Societe Parisienne de Biere (store), new store opened November 2014.  Open Tuesday-Wednesday 4:30pm-10:30pm, Thursday-Friday 4:30pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm.  5 rue des Moines 17e.  Metro: Brochant (13)

Le Legende (bar), new bar with half a dozen craft beers in bottles and plans to add more soon.  100 rue Legendre 17e.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-2am.  Metro: Brochant (13), Place de Clichy (2,13)

18th Arrondissement

**A la biere comme a la biere (store), friendly, welcoming store opened in June 2013, enthusiastic Jean Baptiste has 150+ beers and 3 taps, mostly French and international craft beer and some Belgian, with a large refrigerated section and tables inside and outside to drink your purchases on the spot, a fun place with great music late at night.  Open Tuesday-Friday 3pm-10:30pm (or later), Saturday-Sunday 11am-11pm (or later).  20 rue Custine 18e.  Metro: Chateau Rouge (4), Marcadet-Poissonniers (4,12)

**Le Supercoin (bar/cafe),  a great little bar opened in early 2012 by owner Claudia who is very passionate about French craft beer, with 40+ great choices, including 3 on tap.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-2am, Sunday 5pm-12am.  3 rue Baudelique 18e.  Metro: Jules Joffrin (12), Simplon (4), Marcadet-Poissonniers (4,12)

**Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or (microbrewery), first craft brewery in Paris opened in fall 2012, free tour and tastings with bottles available for sale.  Bar across the street carries their beer as well.  Open Thursday-Friday 5pm-7pm, Saturday 2pm-7pm.  28 rue de la Goutte d’Or 18e.  Metro: Barbes Rochechouart (2,4)

Festin Nu (bar), nice bar with 4 taps and couple dozen bottles of craft beer.  Open Tuesday-Sunday 6pm-1:30am.  10 rue de la Fontaine du But 18e.  Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)

Bieres Cultes Damremont (store), the first of four locations, opened 6 years, with a good (300+) craft and Belgian beer selection.  Open Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-2pm, 3pm-8pm.  40 rue Damremont 18e.  Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)

People’s Drug Store (store), owner Guillaume opened the store in 2012, has a 300+ selection of Belgian, French and international craft beers, with a small refrigerated selection and a table for consuming in the shop.  Open Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-2am.  78 rue des Martyrs 18e.  Metro: Abbesses (12), Pigalle (2,12)

Le Carolus (bar/cafe), with 12+ taps and a few dozen bottles, quite a few Belgian but no craft beer.  Open daily 6am-2am.  130 Blvd de Clichy 18e.  Metro: Place de Clichy (2,13)

19th Arrondissement

Paname Brewing Company (brewery/restaurant), opened in spring 2015, brewing a variety of beers onsite, come here for the fantastic view of the canal.  41bis Quai de la Loire 19e.  Metro: Laumiere (5), Crimee (7)

20th Arrondissement

**Les Trois 8 (bar), another great place for beer, reopened in September 2013 with a focus on craft beer and natural wines, 80+ French and international craft beers including 8 on tap.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-2am, Sunday 3pm-12am.  11 rue Victor Letalle 20e.  Metro: Menilmontant (2)

**A la biere comme a la biere (store), second location for wonderfully friendly store opened in December 2014, owner Jean Baptiste has 150+ beers and a growler station, mostly French and international craft beer and some Belgian, with a large refrigerated section to drink your purchases on the spot, a fun place with great music late at night.  353 rue des Pyrenees 20e.  Metro: Jourdain (11)