Yes, Paris is a wine city.
But if you’re looking for a good pint in the City of Light, l’Académie de la Bière is the place to go.
It has a huge beer list, which includes most of the Trappist beers. Its menu items are decently priced, and its Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weeknights is lively. The atmosphere is very chilled out and tavern-like, but who are we kidding? The 100+ varieties of beer are all it takes to get us there.
Address: 88bis Boulevard de Port Royal (5th arrondissement), not far from the south exit of the Luxembourg gardens. Telephone: 01.43.54.66.65.
The closest metro is the RER B at Port Royal, though Les Goblins (line 7) is also pretty close by.