Ever wondered where the beer gems of Paris were to be found? Fear not, we’ve compiled our list of eclectic and varied bars that offer pub-like ambiances or upscale mixology backdrops. Whether you’re looking for what’s on tap, or who has cool bottled beer we’ve got them here:
The Bottle Shop:
This cool Anglo- Saxon hangout is just a stone’s throw away from Bastille and carries five beers on tap and a dozen handpicked bottled beers. In this small, intimate bar you’ll have your choice of Edelweiss, Kilkenny or between a bottle of Pilsner, Red Stripe or Franziskaner. Beer here ranges from 4 to 7€ a bottle, and pints are even more reasonable at 6.60€ a pop. The Bottle Shop also offers thirty classic cocktails between 7 and 8€. Their happy hour between 17h to 20h is the perfect time to test out a drink : pints and cocktails are only 4.80€!
5 rue Trousseau
Not flashy or stuffy in the slightest, Supercoin offers a mellow ambiance with really sweet prices ( 3.50€ for a bottle of 33 cl , 8€ for a 75cl). Supercoin also offers eclectic and affordable food (especially the plate of Reblochon sausage for 5€). But what we like best about this place, is that in addition to the great beer, is that Supercoin organizes themed evenings that combine music and the beer. Check out more info here.
3 rue Baudelique
Already thinking ahead to your St. Patrick’s Day plans in Paris? Take a trip to Stolly ‘s, the hippiest Irish pub in the Marais . If you manage to squeeze your way inside the small space, you’ll be given access to great beer and the age old tradition of watching rugby. Happy hours go from 17h to 20h with the cocktails going for 5€. Happy hour gives you plenty of time to enjoy several pints of Guinness at 5€ all while listening to a rock music soundtrack.
16 rue Cloche-Perce
Harry’s New York Bar:
If you’re looking for a cool New York bar in Paris, look no further than the tiny back street of Daunou. Writers such as Hemingway, Sartre and Blondin came to taste the Bloody Mary’s at this place. This authentic American pub houses nearly 300 whiskeys and quite the selection of beer. Harry’s Bar is famous for it’s Harry ‘s Pick Me Up (mixture of Grand Marnier and cognac , champagne and orange juice) as well as the exotic Blue Lagoon (vodka , blue curacao, grapefruit juice) . The bartenders can concoct any drink at the piano bar in the basement, where Gershwin composed his “An American in Paris.” Jazz concerts are held on Thursday and Friday evening . This is a nice place enjoy a beer or a cocktail near Opera, but it is on the pricier side.
5 rue Daunou
Located near the Jardin du Luxembourg, this uptown bar is an exception to the high prices you would normally find around this area. During happy hour, pints don’t exceed 3 € 50. The vintage decor plunges you directly into a psychedelic place: red light hanging from the ceiling, Art Deco ambiance, and formica tables! The staff and clients are friendly as can be and Le Pantalon lets you enjoy one of the most beautiful corners of the city without overpaying.
7 rue Royer-Collard
The atmosphere at this bar is warm, with a mix of New York style and an Argentinian flair characterized by a black checkerboard tile and a huge bar. If you’re in the mood for some Argentinian food, guacamole and nachos, shrimp and crawfish fritters, patatas bravas, and empanadas are some of the delicious selections you’ll find at Siempre. The owner, Raphael, is a pro at mixology and can mix a mean cocktail. Meanwhile this cool find stocks latin beers such as Quilmes and Cruz Campo. The 2.3 L pitchers of beer go for 18€! Always a good time!
53, av. de la Motte Piquet