Photo Of The Day: The Perfect Pint. Derby, UK

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The Perfect Pint.  King William Real Ale Freehouse.  Derby, UK

The Moose, Paris

The Moose Bar and Grill. Photo Courtesy: Claudia Cartes, The Moose.

The Moose Bar and Grill

16 rue des 4 Vents

75006 Paris

Metro Stop: Odéon, lines 4 and 10

Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM. Serving food 11:00 AM – 11:50 PM

The Moose Bar and Grill brings the American sports bar experience straight to the heart of Paris.

The Moose features live NFL, NBA and NHL programming, as well as American college sports.   European rugby matches also work well with the huge selection of beer here.

The Moose serves a generous selection of sports grill favorites: sandwiches, hamburgers, and even hot dogs.  Canadian poutines, the tailgate-like combo of french fries, cheese, and light gravy, are also a crowd favorite.

A look down the bar at The Moose. Photo Courtesy: Claudia Cartes, The Moose.

Parisian Craft Beers: Paname Brewing Company, Paris

Paname  Brewing Company , Paris
craft beer selection at Paname Brewing Company , Paris

Paname Brewing Company, Paris

41 bis Quai de la Loire

75017 Paris

Metro: Crimée, line 7

Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM daily

The waters of Basin de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement provide an incredible setting for Paname Brewing Company’s Parisian craft beers.

Followers of the craft beer movement in Paris will love Paname’s selection, which includes:

  • Le Barge Du Canal, IPA
  • L’Oeil De Biche, Pale Ale
  • Un Singe En Hiver, Pre-Prohibition Lager
  • Casque D’Or Saison, Belgian Wheat
  • Bete Noire Black IPA, Black Ale

Paname also has a rock solid brewery menu serving up cheeseburgers, salads, pizza, and even cheesecake.

No reservations needed – tables are first come, first served.

Paname Brewing Company, Paris
the water views at Paname Brewing Company, Paris
Paname Brewing Company, Paris
Paname Brewing Company, Paris

Photos courtesy Paname Brewing Company

Craft Beer and Rock Music: Le Supercoin, Paris

Le Supercoin, Paris
sample of bottled beers at Le Supercoin, Paris

Le Supercoin, Paris

3 rue Baudelique

75018 Paris

Metro: Simplon, line 4

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Sunday 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Le Supercoin is billed as a “pop rock garage bistro”, and described by most as a friendly, lively and downright cool place to enjoy a good beer and a good night.

Craft beer is Le Supercoin’s thing.  It regularly features French craft beer on tap, along with a Czech beer selection and more.  American-style pale ales and IPA’s are available too.

The backdrop of music at Le Supercoin has a rock/grunge rock leaning, but does not overpower conversations.  The occasional live band adds to the overall effect.

After sampling the beer selection, Le Supercoin also has a whiskey collection to work through.

Le Supercoin, Paris
Le Supercoin, Paris

Photos courtesy Le Supercoin

Late Night Paris Highlight: Octopussy Bar

Octopussy Bar, Paris
rock and roll at Octopussy Bar, Paris

Octopussy, Paris

22 Rue de La Jonquière

75017 Paris

Metro: Guy Môquet, line 13

Hours: Monday to Friday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Saturday 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Closed Sunday.

For an utterly interesting late night whiskey and beer, head to Octopussy bar in the 18th arrondissement.

Open since mid-2014, Octopussy is known for events such as blind taste tests, clothing exchanges, oyster tastings and more.  These occasions fit with the overall rock-and-roll vibe of the place.  Live bands also stop by.

Octopussy is also a great place to catch a rugby match on TV, and even just relax in the comfy lounge upstairs.

Octopus decor is all around but not overwhelming – check out the octopus lights and octopus tip jar at the bar.

Octopussy Bar, Paris
street view of Octopussy Bar, Paris
Octopussy Bar, Paris
menu at Octopussy Bar, Paris

Photos courtesy Octopussy, Paris

Craft Beer in Paris: Bar La Fine Mousse

chalkboard menu at bar La Fine Mousse, Paris
chalkboard menu at bar La Fine Mousse, Paris

Bar La Fine Mousse, Paris

6 Avenue Jean Aicard

75011 Paris

Metro: Rue Saint-Maur, line 3

Hours: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM daily

Craft beer aficionados, locals, and the occasional jazz band find a home at bar La Fine Mousse in the 11th arrondissement.

La Fine Mousse sports 20 taps of craft beer, each advertised on the chalkboard menu above the bar.  French and Belgian offerings are frequent, as are British and Danish.  Beer geeks around the world rave about the thorough selection.

La Fine Mousse caters to the local after work crowd and craft-beer-loving tourists all the same.  Beer artisans will help pick out a brew in English if needed.

The restaurant of the same name across the street has all of the beer selections with great food pairings.

Bar La Fine Mousse, Paris
Bar La Fine Mousse, Paris
Bar La Fine Mousse, Paris
Bar La Fine Mousse, Paris
Photos courtesy La Fine Mousse

One Of The Biggest Beer Selections In Paris: Brewberry

24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris

Brewberry, Paris

11 Rue du Pot de Fer

75005 Paris

Metro: Place Monge, line 7

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Closed Monday

On the walk between Le Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes sits one of the biggest beer selections in Paris: Brewberry.

Brewberry consists of two locations on opposite sides of the street: one with 24 different draft beers; the other with 450 different bottled beers.

While much of Paris focuses on wine pairings, Brewberry instead matches beer to their food menu.  Brewberry staff will recommend the best beer pairing for your salad, burger, veggie burger or fish.

For dessert, be sure to find out which beer goes best with the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream served at Brewberry.

24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris
24 beers on tap at Brewberry, Paris
Brewberry, Paris
450 bottled beers at Brewberry, Paris

Photos courtesy of Brewberry, Paris