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L'Académie de la Bière, Paris, France - pub details

L'Académie de la Bière
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Address: 88bis Boulevard De Port-royal, Paris, 75005 FRANCE

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In contrast to a lot of other establishments on Boulevard de Port Royal L'academie de la Biere is relatively small. Pretty much all of the beers on the menu are bottled with only three 'pression' on draught, which luckily were Vedette brews which am quite fond of. Usually E8.50 for 50cl but happy "hour" (which is from 12:00 till 19:00, later on fri and Sun) all draught beers are E5.50 for 50cl which ain't bad for Paris even if it is south of the river. Food looked reasonable here too but had eaten earlier - worth a punt if you're South of the Seine.

There are also plenty of other drinking establishments in the area but they aren't listed and as this site slowly dies off probably never will be.
Snarling_Mallard - 7 Jan 2020 23:36
Excellent place, with a truly large selection of Belgian beers that would put many a Brussels bar to shame. Food very nice and good value, and friendly staff. Absolute must if you happen to be in south Paris
OldRogue - 12 Jun 2012 13:21
Tiny inside but has a large heated terrace where you can smoke. The Happy Hour is very cheap for Paris and includes all draught beers, including the superb Belgian ones.
The terrace is often reserved by large groups in the evening when prices will deter most of those not used to the expense of drinking in France. Think £8 a pint.
steppedup - 16 Jul 2010 12:23
A delightful discovery.

A narrow Belgian style café with virtual wall-to-wall wood panelling. Tent accommodation at the front of the pub provides extra drinking and dining space warmed up very comfortably by infrared halogen space heating. Inside the pub is lit mainly by red neon cold cathode strips and a little warm tungsten. A long narrow bar on the right as you enter, and tables which can be shifted to accommodate large groups as well as singles or couples. Beer memorabilia adorns the wall opposite the bar, and luggage racks over the long seating area on the left appear to come from old slam-door-stock Southern Region trains!

Friendly, attentive, even humorous staff enabled me to order my beers, mussels and “frites” without a single word of English between us, and NO there were NOT any pictures in the menu! The food was delicious, but do note that choice of dishes is limited to sausages, one or two cuts of pork, mussels in six or seven varieties and one or two other choices.

There is a wide choice of beer on tap, mainly Belgian, together with a large selection of bottled beers. The house recommendation “Beer of the Moment” on Saturday was Westmalle “Brune”, 7%, but at over £3 for half a pint, this was not cheap by any standad. Another excellent beer was St Feuillien which was spicy and aromatic, whilst the French blond lager “Ch’Ti” was a dry, fairly hoppy affair.

This pub is certainly worth making the effort to find. You need to take the RER “B” Line to Port Royal and walk down Boulevard Port Royal. If you use the Metro, the nearest station is Raspail, and that will involve a long walk. But whichever way you reach this pub you’ll be glad you came.

lad_newton - 24 Nov 2008 19:33
Extravagent selection of bottled beers on the 'menu', plus about 12 draught 'bières pression' (including a very refreshing Grisette Blanche from Belgium). Quite cramped inside, but well worth the trip (near the Port Royal RER station).
rpadam - 20 Feb 2008 22:31

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