20 Must-Visit Bars in Paris for Craft Beer Connoisseurs

Craft beer, growler, ale, draft, keg beer, amber brew, pub, tavern. Do these terms excite you?

For all the beer lovers out there searching for the latest IPA on the market, fear not – you’ve got plenty of options in Paris.

Here’s the ultimate guide for the best craft beer bars in Paris.


Microbreweries That Brew Their Own Beer on Their Premises

Le Bar Fondamental (LBF)

6 rue André Antoine, 75018 Paris

Do you fancy Brown Ales, APAs, Stouts, and Dubbels?

If a charming French brewery that shouts passion for craft beer is your thing, this is the right place.

They will take their time to explain everything you need to know and they offer a wide selection of beers from small producers. They also have a menu that changes regularly and a cool rustic atmosphere.

A must for those looking for something French!

Prices: Pints for €8, on average

Website: https://www.lbf-biere.fr/

IG: @lbf_biere


Paname Brewing Company

41 bis Quais de la Loire, 75019 Paris

A very attractive option that unites both a taproom and a microbrewery in one single place as they continue to brew their beer right there, just how it was when they first started.

There, you will find a selection of ten draft beers as well as bottles.

They have IPAs, Pale / Red Ales, Stouts, and “beers of the moment” you can check out – the whole menu is quite unique with each beer having its own character.

Their atmosphere has a somewhat “vintage experimental brewery” air to it. They also have a beautiful terrace overlooking the Ourcq canal, in which you can sit back and enjoy a magnificent view. Not only that, they’re located in one of the few spots in the heart of Paris that are quiet and tranquil.

Prices: Pints for €8, on average

Website: https://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/


Les Cuves de Fauve

64 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

Here we have a brewpub that combines a bar, a restaurant, and a microbrewery in a single place in which you can drink your beer served from the vats that are just behind the bar.

They offer a high-quality selection of 16 draft beers that changes once a month, including many IPAs, Pale Ales, Sours, and Stouts.

Another pro: they have excellent dishes that are perfect to share among a small group of friends.

Prices: Pints for €10, on average

Website: https://fauvebiere.com/


Micro-brasserie Balthazar

90 boulevrd de Ménilmontant 75020 Paris

If you’ve come across this article, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of the Oberkampf neighborhood in Paris. It’s known as an area with lots of cheerful pubs full of young people.

Now, as for the beers in this one: 10 kinds of beer on the tap, including some IPAs, Stouts, and others.

Some people say Balthazar is their favorite microbrewery. How about you give it a try?

You can choose between the inside with a lively and colorful pub atmosphere, and the terrace right on the Boulevard de Ménilmontant, which is great for those who want to enjoy some fresh air in a large space.

As appetizers, they have very good cheese/meat boards as well as some awesome homemade pizzas.

Prices: Pints for €8, on average. Happy Hour (from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.): €5 the pint

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MBBalthazar/

IG: @mbbalthazar



79 rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

A true microbrewery that’s also a bar.

You’ll find 7 very different draft beers (Pale Ales, IPAs, and Pilsner, and others) chosen by the owners, who have a passion for craft beer.

If you feel like trying a lot of options, the menu offers you the “Planche à Galopin”: 4 small glasses (12.5 cl) with beers of your choice.

Prices: Pints for €7, on average. You can also take some six-packs to enjoy at home.

Website: https://www.bapbap.paris



20 rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris

For very good quality beers and cheap prices in a brewery located close to Saint-Michel, Odéon, and the Luxembourg Gardens, O’Neil is the place to go.

All of their beers are brewed on-site and you also get a brasserie-style with an English touch. It’s a great place to drink your beers with pizzas any day, as they’re open 7 days a week.

Another pro is that you can also take a tour of their brewery.

Prices: Pints for €6.50, on average, after 6 p.m.

Website: https://www.brasserieoneil.com/


Brasserie La Baleine

17, rue Henri Duvernois, 75020 Paris

Looking for something very original and at little distance from the center of Paris? You’ll find a very authentic and charming option in the heart of the 20th district, on the east side of the city.

This microbrewery offers its own brand of hand-brewed beers made out of several types of malts and spices.

You’ll also be met with a warm atmosphere by the owner, who has a true passion for his work.

It is no less than an amazing brewpub recommended by Gault & Millau and Lonely Planet.

They sell their beers in 33cl bottles as well as in kegs.

Website: https://www.brasserie-la-baleine.com/


Plan B

28 rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris

Looking for a vibrant evening with friends in the 15th district? Care for a cozy and lively pub?

This small craft beer bar is just for you – just come to Paris’ 15th district.

The perfect place to chill in a lively atmosphere and maybe share a board of cold meats or cheeses and some fine beers brewed on-site.

IPA, Sour, Imperial Stout, Blanche, Lager, Pilsner. Just pick your favorite.

As for the place’s ambiance, you can choose: the charming inside with brick walls or the outside.

Prices: Pints go for €8, on average

Website: https://www.planb15.com/




BBP (Brussel Beer Project)

1 rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris

47bis rue Bichat 75010 Paris

The Brussel Beer Project is a Belgian brewery with a selection of exceptional beers and 2 taprooms that have recently come to Paris.

Blondes, Browns, IPAs, Stouts, and Sours of all kinds – a pick for everyone. They’ve no less than twenty beers on tap.

If you’re also in for a bite, they’ve got some pretty decent snacks, especially their burgers.

An option which is accessible to English speakers, just facing the Moulin Rouge and next to the Canal Saint-Martin.

Prices: €4.50, on average

Website: https://www.beerproject.be/

IG: @bbp_pigalle



1 Place de Thorigny, Paris (Le Marais)

66 rue Saint-Denis (Châtelet)

For a cool ambiance and a famous brand in the craft beer scene, you cannot miss out on BrewDog.

Located in the very lively neighborhood of the Marais, they offer a range of highly appreciated craft beers, with a special highlight to different kinds of IPAs.

We have to concede, their prices are indeed higher than the average, but we can say for sure: they deserve it.

The English-speaking staff also makes it easier on those not too well acquainted with the French language.

They have a pleasant atmosphere inside (trendy pub style) as well as a nice terrace.

Prices: €7.50, on average

Website: https://www.brewdog.com/

IG: @brewdoglemarais, @brewdogfranceofficiel


Bar Demory Paris

62 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris

A vibrant taproom with large tables where you can enjoy a delicious IPA or Amber Beer of their own brand.

Their snack boards are just incredible and go beyond the usual “cheeses and cold meats”.

They also offer some tasting packages (€17 for 6 little glasses of 15 cl or €40 per bucket w/ 10 bottles of 33 cl).

Prices: Pints for €8, on average

IG: @demoryparis



32 rue Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris

Here, we have the taproom of a very famous Danish brand, a must for anyone who loves craft beers.

High quality is the rule for every single thing here, from the beers to the boards.

They offer a lot of options in bottles and cans, as well as up to twenty draft beers in a selection that changes very often.

You will find Sours, Barleywines, Black IPAs, Imperial Stouts, Pale-Ales, and many others among their original products.

Prices: Pints go for €7.50 on average

Website: https://mikkeller.com/locations/mikkeller-bar-paris


Bars That Have Craft Beer on Tap

The Frog

Paris’ 2th, 4th, 6th, 12th, 13th, and 16th districts

The Frog has no less than 8 shops in Paris.

Their style of pub brings you an atmosphere that is both chill, with its low light and comfortable sofas and armchairs, and at the same time lively, with their constant background soul music.

It’s something like the fusion between a French brasserie and an English Pub.

Here, you will find a dozen craft beers on taps, such as Pale Ales, Blonde Ales, Amber Ales, Stouts, and Saison beers.

Some among the list (which changes quite often) have won Beers Awards and Contests in France.

A bonus for English speakers: the staff speaks English, so you can just sit and chill – no need to worry about having to speak French after having had a few pints.

Prices: Pints start from €5.50 on Happy Hour (Mon to Fri from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Website: https://www.frogpubs.com/

IG: @frogpubs


La Fine Mousse

4 bis Av. Jean Aicard, 75011 Paris

3 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris (La Robe & La Mousse)

Maybe you’re a little hungry?

How about you try some “food and beer pairing”?

This bar/restaurant offers a wide range of draft beers coupled with a limited menu of fresh dishes.

And yeah, they really match each dish with the beers. For example: guinea fowl + Simple Means, pistachio panna cotta + Patron’s project, chestnut mousse + Autumn Maple…

For those who are only looking for typical brewery snacks, there is also a bar with many board options.

The 20 draft beers on the menu come from all over Europe. There is an emphasis on Imperial Stouts and different types of IPA.

Prices: Pints go for €9 on average

Website: https://www.lafinemousse.fr/

IG: @lafinemousse


Ker Beer

10 rue Vandamme, 75014 Paris

Care for something a little different? How about beers from the French region of Brittany?

You’ve got just the right place in Montparnasse: the Ker Beer bar.

An exciting atmosphere where you can enjoy the beers personally selected by the owner (about ten beers on tap), who will also advise you on the blends if you are a novice.

They have Stouts, IPAs, Dark Ales, and more.

While you drink, you can also order some snacks in a cold meats/cheese board carefully prepared with well-sourced products.

Prices: 33cl servings go for €7 on average

Website: http://www.kerbeer.bzh/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/cooperativelekerbeer/


Le Barbylone

112 bis rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris

A charming and well-decorated pub in Montmartre that has 10 tap beers, including Pale Ales, IPAs, Ambers, Sours, and others.

You can match them with excellent quality boards that are very diverse. You’ll also have a cool and vibrant atmosphere with video games available for those on the geekier side. Even the restrooms are impeccable.

Prices: Pints go for €8.50 on average. Happy Hour 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. – Pints for €7 on average.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LeBarbylone/

IG: @le_barbylone_


Le Supercoin

17 rue Boinod, 75018 Paris

Can you imagine such a place? Relaxed vibes, surprisingly low prices, games, quizzes and soccer matches, snack options, original homemade sandwiches. Everyone talks about the warm welcome and the simple and friendly ambiance you will find here.

Some have also said that this was their favorite bar in Paris.

Now, as for the drinks: craft beers made in France (IPAs, Blondes, Pumpkin Ales, and Saison beers, always local).

They even include their name in the production of some of them (in collaboration with local breweries). Check their website to see today’s menu.

Prices: Pints go for €7 on average

Website: http://supercoin.net/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/supercoin


MONK La Taverne de Cluny

51 rue de la Harpe, 75005 Paris

Are you in the Latin Quarter, one of the most hyped neighborhoods in Paris? Do you love pubs with a super stylish vibe to them (while at the same time not too agitated)? This is THE place for the night.

With an ambiance with a classic 30s / jazz style, they have a finely elegant and diverse selection of bottled and draft beers.

You can choose from about ten of them, between Abbey beers, High Fermentation, and beers of the moment.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the music is more of a Pop-Rock style.

As for snack options, there are plenty! You can compose your own boards (which go well beyond anything you would normally see in breweries) or go for a full dinner.

Prices: Happy Hour (4 p.m. – 9 p.m.) – Pints for €8.50 on average

Website: http://www.monklatavernedecluny.com/


I.B.U. Petites Écuries

20 Cr des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris

Here, you’ll find a range of very carefully chosen beers and which changes regularly. You’ll also enjoy your time in a quiet little pedestrian alley. The staff will welcome you warmly and offer you advice if you ever hesitate on the options.

They have about ten tap beers which include Pale Ales, IPAs, NEIPAs, and Sours.

They also have delicious high-quality snack boards that come directly from Auvergne – all of that for a very fair price.

As the icing on the cake, some ambient music gives a lively atmosphere to the place.

Prices: Pints go for €9 on average

Website: https://www.ibu.paris/


Hoppy Corner

34 rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002 Paris

What will you find in the Hoppy Corner? An atmosphere which is hyped, rustic, and chic at the same time.

You’ll be met with a wide range of national and international beers (a total of 15, including IPAs, Pale Ales, and others).

For the hungry ones, there is also some excellent food and exquisite dishes.

Background music at the perfect volume to allow you to chat comfortably with your friends.

On top of that, the friendly staff will also help you if you need advice on what to choose.

Prices: Pints go for €9 on average

FB: https://www.facebook.com/hoppycorner/