I had two visits here, both at early evening and with pleasant experiences. The ambiance is nice, and I was lucky that it didn’t get too busy and could secure a seat, as there’s no outside seating/standing space. The beer selection is tidy, with a mix of French, Belgian and other European craft brews. Expensive yes, and beers are served in the smaller teku glasses. I liked this bar for a quiet beer before moving on elsewhere. I prefer Les Trois 8 a few blocks away though.
You won’t do better than this for a craft beer bar in Paris. 20 micros on tap, most of which are French. Since the French scene is still pretty young, the quality isn’t really there, but it’s cool to be able to try so many beers not available anywhere else. Prices are reasonable for Paris (read: high). Mandatory stop in Paris, but it still won’t blow you away.
We visited La Fine Mousse perhaps an hour after opening on a Friday night in October. What struck me initially was how small this place is - bar and seating area form a fairly tight L-shape. Overall it has a contemporary café / bar vibe going with relatively young clientele. Although it was already pretty busy we did manage to find a seat thankfully. La Fine Mousse boats perhaps the widest draught selection of beer in the city. There was a good mix of French, other European and North American microbreweries both on tap and in bottle. Service was pretty slow, but far from the worst we encountered on our visit. A huge step forward for the beer scene in Paris.
Interesting selection of beers on here of domestic craft and a few top shelf imports including a few collabs. The place is busy and popular with local brewers and other shop owners - I met the guy from Les Trois 8 there. Friendly staff who was happy to accomodate me and guide me through the menu and give me transit info so I could get home.
All bare brick and modern-ish, pretty decent atmosphere early on a Saturday evening. Loads of Italian beer for some reason, but at least some French offerings. Prices reasonable for Paris, staff seemed OK, but a bit too busy to tell properly.
Visite de fin de soirée jusqu’au last call. Le barman était hyper intime avec nous, ayant habité au Québec, et les clients autours se sentaient vraiment à l’aise. Une fois la débacle social passée, nous avons été vers le fond du bar pour déguster quelques joyaux locaux ou belges principalement. Bonne ambiance.
Visited at 5:30 on a Monday so very quiet. Two bartenders - very knowledgable about the beers on offer. 20 beers on tap including French micros, de molen and brew dog. Very laid back and comfortable. Lots to like here.
Visited in 2012. Nice little place, can get quite crowded in the evening. Has a modern feel to it. Nice music. Very good service. On a quiet Sunday evening one of the owners, working there, was ready to chat about beer, gave us samples. Everything was served in Teku glasses, I was suspicious about them at first, but loved them in the end. Quite good selection, 20 taps and 100+ bottles. Taps were combination of craft imports and French micros. Loved Thiriez Dalva and Saint Rieul Silvanecte. Taps prices are OK for Paris, considering the prices you’ll pay for macros elsewhere. Would like to visit it again.
Mathieu87 (301) Brussels, Belgium | March 23, 2014| Updated November 28, 2014
Went there yesterday around 15:00 but however the barman was present, we weren’t allowed to have a drink yet. Went back at 17:00 then. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Ordered 4 tasters from tap, and the barman recommanded a fifth one. Paid 12,5 euro for those 5 tasters. Which is reasonable in France. Like the atmosphere of the place. Chill couches. Nice selection with some french, dutch and american craft brews. Didn’t have any food. Highly recommanded when you’re in Paris, eventhough it’s a bit outside of the city centre.
UPDATE: went there again last week. Florian and Laurent are great people and run an amazing bar. We had a great time and I’m looking forward to visiting again!!
A little out of the way, but worth the trek. They have 20 craft beers on tap, mostly French, but several from around the world. The bar tender was friendly, knowledgable and helpful and more than ready to offer a taste. The bar itself is modern and has plenty of seating and standing room around the bar too. I enjoyed coming here and will return. I simply don’t get the two poor ratings before mine and find it hard to accept them as genuine.