Another wannabe Belgian bar in Paris that again does not quite have the beer list to be a must-visit. The kind of place that stocks above 100 beers, but where you’ll likely end up picking a classic like Orval. Little French beers on offer, though it was the first time I saw Jenlain on draught - it was not necessarily worth it. The very central location means it’s expensive. Except the Cave à Bulles beer store, I can’t call any place in Paris an essential beer stop. This place may be a far contender for 2nd place though, but expect a touristy, loud partying crowd and forget about coziness.
It’s just a tourist place without charme. Yes, they have 20 beers on tap and maybe 100 bottles, just a few common French and more focus on the Belgians (expect some good but fairly common one). I didn’t eat there, but the place smells bad food. Stop here for a good Belgian beer, or walk 100m to the Sous-Bock where you have a more genuine ambiance and a different choice (if you look for less common French beers).
Nice little clean bar/restaurant near the heart of Paris. About 20 taps and a nice bottle list. More of a small restaurant with a smaller bar. The bartender was friendly, we didn’t speak the same language but no problems ordering beer.
Based on 3 visits. Fantastic food. Great bottled beers. The tourist crowd can be avoided, if the off times are frequented. Moules provencale. A must try. The staff seems a bit less stiff than most Parisan types. Smile a lot, try a bit of French, point at the menu, if that is not working. The facilities are a bit daunting, but it’s part of being there.
Impressive beer selection with emphasis on the Belgian ales. About a dozen French beers. It’s a touristy place, yes, but the mussels appeared to be popular with the locals. Interesting toilet is a glorified hole in the floor.
Prime location in the centre. Good selection of Belgians, some French artisan beers as well, Belgian food, too.
Quite pricey, but in Paris you pay for the address!
Handy if you are shopping at Cave á Bulles.
Long-running Belgian bistrot in the heart of central Paris. Very popular for tourists and during sports events. Decent selection of classic Abbey brews on tap as well as Jenlain. The bottle menu is quite extensive too. Their mussels dishes are popular, as well as a few other classic greasy snacks. Be careful with prices, good beer in central Paris is far from cheap.
Rather small place with ok bottled beer selection (mainly Belgians but also few interesting French beers). 20 beers on tap but nothing exciting. Most of the people were having lunch here and food looked really good, but we were still full from breakfast, so we didn’t try it. Pretty expensive.