You don’t have to venture to Germany for a great beer garden experience. The city of lights is giving Oktoberfest a run for its money. There are plenty of outdoor venues where you can enjoy hundreds of varieties of beers from across the globe. Here are the top 8 beer gardens in Paris.
1. KIEZ Biergarten
Transport yourself to good ole’ Deutschland at this house of delectable delights. In addition to the large, creative space, they serve up frothy beers by the stein at reasonable rates. Located in the increasingly popular 17th near Guy Môquet, the also have a great menu of German classics such as curry wurst, pretzels and apple strudel.
24 Rue Vauvenargues, 75018 Paris
2. In the Garden
A great array of craft beers and their cheaper alternatives, In The Garden is an exciting Roquette bar located a short walk from the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery. Great rock music and cool clientele gives it a slight anarchist vibe. Stop on in for a pint and a laugh.
39 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
3. Point Éphémère
A center from artistic expression, this giant venue hosts visual artists, musicians, dancers, five rehearsal studios and concert hall. Oh, and an absolutely killer biergarten. This Canal Saint-Martin treasure has an entire rooftop space sectioned off for thirsty patrons to lay back and relax.
200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
4. Bar Ourcq
Far less bustling than Canal Saint-Martin, but with the same outdoor charm, this is a relaxed and affordable beer garden experience near Jaurès. With no passing traffic disrupting your summertime vibes, the €2.5 select drinks and savoury snacks are even more enjoyable.
68 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
5. Rosa Bonheur à l’Ouest
This bar—located just outside the city’s limits—is full of pastoral pleasure. An extremely relaxed scene, it’s the ideal spot for a summertime afternoon or evening of beer, wine and tapas. Spread out in the nature and breathe in the lovely atmosphere with a diverse and artistic crowd.
20 Quai du Dr Dervaux, 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine
6. Académie de la Bière
A popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike, this Port-Royal locale is a must see for true beer lovers. The have a mind-blowing selection of beers from around the world, in addition to a tremendous French and Belgian food selection. Their mussels and chips are particularly divine.
88Bis Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005 Paris
7. The Paname Brewing Company
Nestled on the edge of Ourcq Canal in La Villette, you’ll enjoy a long bar with large tables, perfect for mingling. Their food, beer, wine and cocktail list is impressive and won’t hurt your wallet either. From American pork barbecue to Moroccan lamb, there’s something for everyone here.
41 bis Quai de la Loire, 74019 Paris
8. Hoppy Corner
Microbrew fans will feel right at home in this Strasbourg–Saint-Denis hang. The brew variety is incredible, and includes: Brewdog Red Ale, Triple Chouffe, Siren Craft Brew’s Breakfast Stout* (which boasts a rich coffee flavour), Pilsner Birrificio Del Ducato and Danish Extra Special Bitter.
34 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002 Paris
Paris does a phenomenal job at honouring the beer garden philosophy and reinvigorating it with a fresh, French perspective. Whether you’re in it for the beer or the festive atmosphere, you don’t need to wear lederhosen to appreciate the top 10 best beer gardens in Paris.