Craft Beer | A New Trend in Paris


When most people think of Paris, an image that immediately comes to mind is sipping a glass of wine outside at a café. The French know their wine and finding a good bottle of French wine is easy in Paris. Of course, Parisians also drink beer and large brands such as 1664 or Kronenbourg are all over. But finding a beer of the same caliber as a vintage Bordeaux has been, until recently, incredibly difficult. Since the end of last year, however, it seems as though that is all changing. The craft beer revolution, which has already succeeded in the US and elsewhere, is beginning to appear in Paris.  Beer lovers rejoice!

Here are 3 of our favorite places to sample French craft beers:

A Brewery in Paris | La Brasserie de la Goutte D’Or

Located in the heart of the vibrant Goutte d’Or neighborhood, La Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or is the first and only brewery located within the city of Paris. Open since October, the neighborhood has been buzzing about the unique tastes created by owner Thierry Roche. Stop by his shop and taste one of several beers he offers, including the Château Rouge, a red IPA accented with spices and the Léon, a darker beer with hints of ginger. Before leaving, be sure to pick up a few bottles!

28, rue de la Goutte d’Or, 75018
Metro: Barbès-Rochechouart
Open: Thursday and Friday 5-7pm

A Craft Beer Boutique | La Cave à Bulles

This small beer store sells craft beer brewed from companies all over France. The variety is amazing, representing every region of France. They select the beers that they sell from the best breweries across the country based on their taste and their originality. You can buy by the bottle or by the case if you find a beer that you love. The people who work here know their beer well and will gladly help you discover new beers based on your tastes.

45 rue Quincampoix
Metro: Châtelet or Rambuteau
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm and 4-8pm (closed Wednesday morning)

A Craft Beer Bar | La Fine Mousse

The bustling Oberkampf neighborhood is full of different bars but La Fine Mousse, open since September 2012, stands out for its craft beer offerings. The bar offers 20 craft beers on tap as well as close to 150 brands by the bottle with a focus on French craft beer. With this many beers to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone. Stylistically, the bar resembles a wine bar with its emphasis on tasting several different types of beer in smaller quantities, savoring the flavors while snacking on platters of cheese and charcuterie. It is the perfect place for a laid-back evening with friends.

6 avenue Jean Aicard- 75011 Paris
Metro : Ménilmontant or Rue Saint Maur
Open 7 days a week, from 5pm-2am

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