La Fine Mousse
This lovely bar offers the best selection of craft beers on tap in Paris. Combine their 20 beers available on tap with their extensive bottle selection and you have a whopping 150 different beers to choose from. The selection includes some great French craft beers alongside some more obscure Belgian and German offerings. Under represented countries such as Norway and Italy also get a shoe-in here, and, of course, there are some much loved gems from the UK and US. With beers like Brasserie St Germain, Craig Allen and Brewdog La Fine Mousse is guaranteed to keep everybody happy. The staff is friendly and informative, so don’t be afraid to seek a little guidance if needed. Located on the corner of a gentile square, with it’s sister restaurant just across the road, La fine Mousse is premium, and you won’t find a better beer selection and atmosphere anywhere in Paris.
Les Trois 8
Les Trois 8 is a small bar tucked away down a little side street in Menilmontant. It’s only a hop skip and jump away from La Fine Mousse. Les Trois 8 is relaxed and cosy, with a great rotating beer selection. Its tap selection has included London’s The Kernel and Paris’ own Bap Bap. If you take any more convincing, then how about a huge bottle selection that includes some great French brews such as Outland and (Ile de France) and Saint-Crucienne (Alsace) to tempt you. They host numerous events and the staff are welcoming too. To top it all off, their cheeseboard is also generous and the vegan pâté extremely tasty.
Cécile Delorme’s well-regarded bar enjoyed the addition of a big bright bar opposite and the two are a total destination for beer lovers. The number of beers on offer are mind blowing and you can’t go wrong with rotating selections that include Mikkeller, De Struise, Flying Dog, To Øl, Prairie, Evil Twin and De Molen to name a few. The pretty location, in a student area on the pretty rue Mouffetard, makes the Brewberry shop and bar both great places to relax and peruse their selection. Sampling one or more very tasty beverages of the beer kind is obligatory.
Le Bouillon Belge
If you fancy sampling some great Belgian beer, and perhaps a few French and German too, then prepare to venture far out east, because Le Bouillon Belge is the place. With over 100 bottles, they will cater for your every Belgian beer whim. The place is no frills but the service is good and the Belgian style chips come with a killer mayonnaise. Just watch out for those 12% bottles.
Le Bouillon Belge, 6 Rue Planchat, Paris, France, +33 1 43 70 41 03
Up in the 18th is a bar that really showcases French beer, Le Supercoin. There are just three taps, with two offering some great French craft brews, but it’s the bottle menu that gets beer fans hot under the collar. A range from small producers such as Mont Salève, Fleurac, and La Franche at great prices and a friendly atmosphere is what the patrons flock for.
L’Express De Lyon
This train station café bar stocks a formidable beer selection that includes Craig Allen, Evil Twin, and Brew Dog. Put ideas of sipping a pre-train journey 1664 aside, because this place is serious about beer and the clued-up staff will ensure that you are drinking something far more interesting.