La Fine Mousse
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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Went to this place on a recent trip to Paris. Thanks for the recommendation Tommy!
Very nicely decorated place that is refreshingly modern. Most beer bars, especially in Belgium and Holland, try to look old and "authentic," but this place is rather different in that regard. There isn't a whole lot of room inside, so it can get rather crowded, especially on weekends and when the weather doesn't invite you to stand outside. Get there earlier if you want to have a place to sit.
Lots of good beer here. It's heavily weighted towards French craft beer, which is why I came, and there is a wide variety of styles. I had a dark mild, a couple IPA's, as well as a Brooklyn Brewery porter that was on tap. That was interesting to see. The 20 line draft list is mostly all French, though there are some imported Dutch, Belgian, Scandinavian American stuff in bottles as well. Nothing overly special on the bottle list, and some of them were comically expensive as well, so I stuck to the draft list. There was enough fun, local stuff there as it was. In any case, it's safe to say that this is the best stocked bar in Paris, though it would obviously fall short of some of the world's best.
Service is fine. It's European, so be patient if the bartender seems to "walk right past" you a couple times. He'll get there. There is also no service at the tables, so you'll have to line up at the bar like everyone else if you want a drink. No problems here. Chat up some local beer geeks or visiting fans while you wait.
No meals here or anything, but there is a cheese platter that comes with a nice assortment of treats. Quite a few people were ordering these, so we gave it a try as well and it didn't disappoint. Well worth checking out if it works for you, but expect to get your main food fill elsewhere.
A really cool bar that my wife and I enjoyed very much. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to skip dinner, eat a platter, and just get a big mac across the street on our way home. Not a must see if you're on a beercation or whatever, as there's nothing here that is on the hard core ticker's list, but if you're in Paris, you should definitely make it a point to visit La Fine Mousse. Cheers!
05-18-2014 18:42:28 | More by Jeffo
4.25/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
An ever changing selection of 20 (!!!) beers on tap, a very good selection of bottled beer that are unfortunately a "tad pricey"; They also serve very nice "planchas"; They let you go outside with your glass (a few bars may be allowing this in Paris).
Avg. price for a 25cl glass: 4-5 euros.
Some beers will be more expensive but if so, it's worth the case to try it.
This is definitely the place for hop lovers in Paris.
08-25-2013 16:40:15 | More by kaneel
4.64/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Went here on 06/12/13, my last day in Paris. Nice decor; place isn't huge but had stools, a bar, and a bunch of tables and comfortable chairs to lounge in. We went around 5:30PM and there were only about 5 other people in the place. Bartenders were pretty knowledgable, especially about the beers on tap. They were also attentitive, and poured beers properly into the proper glassware.
Selection was very good; I know a decent amount of European beers and only knew 12 of the 20 beers on tap. They had some American stuff from Rogue and Flying Dog, and then De Molen, Brewdog, and a few French breweries on tap. Most tap beers were 3.5-6 euros for a glass.
I was hoping to find some Cantillon or DF here and the bottle list certainly did not disappoint. They had about 8-10 Cantillon beers on bottles, all reasonably priced. We split bottles of Saint Lamvinus, Vigneronne, FF, and RdG.
An awesome bar with a great selection in a city where great beer can be hard to find, I'd certainly go back next time in Paris.
06-14-2013 17:05:06 | More by mdfb79
4.73/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Nice place, always having a good crowd. But what stands out is the selection of beers from all over the place. Lots of Beers from France as well (surprising!).
For me, the selection of excellent IPA's stand out. The brewdog Hardcore IPA is a personal favorite.
It's a unique place in Paris, and I am becoming a regular. Looking on the crowd it's definitely a hit.
Service is outstanding, the owners run the bar and are extremely knowledgeable and very forgiven in their advice.
Outstanding place for beer lovers.
01-21-2013 08:14:45 | More by cbuijs
5/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have been waiting for 2 years for a place like this to open in Paris. Everything I loved about "real" beer bars in the U.S. with the added bonus of being able to try great French craft beers probably rarely found Stateside. The kicker is that I get to quench my undying thirst for hops that up until now has been hard to do outside the confines of my own apartment.
The service is great. All three bartenders also happen to be the owners of the bar and they love to share their passion for beer (which is quite obvious if you talk to them for more than 2 seconds).
La Fine Mousse is one of the few places in Paris that I have seen all types of age ranges as well as a very good girl/guy ratio (which can be awkwardly lopsided in many beer establishments!). Everyone seems to get along well - most people frequenting the bar are actual beer geeks or beer geeks in the making so the atmosphere is friendly and open.
I highly recommend this bar for all of the above reason + the fact that I have paid the same price for a half pint of Kronenbourg in any random bar in Paris as I have for a half pint of craft beer with character and depth at La Fine Mousse.
A true gem and a must visit if your are looking for a fun beer experience in Paris.
09-04-2012 14:12:53 | More by SourFab
5/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
this is a great place, i went on a crowded thursday night but the service was impeccable, atmosphere great and the beers were really excellent.
the beers are well priced, as well as having an almost exclusively craft French selection. seeing as i have summered in France for my entire life (family here) i was extremely excited to taste some French craft stuffs. I asked immediately if they could do a flight, and unfortunately they couldnt do it in such presentation but were more than happy to give me four 4 oz pours which i allowed the bartender to choose cause i had no clue what to get. they were all awesome!
also, although the bartenders were capable of speaking perfect english they entertained my less than perfect french which is a rarity to be cherished in such an english inclined city as paris.
worth going out of the way to drink the belgians. this place is like the up and coming Blind Tiger of Paris. Great rotating taps and nothing at all to complain about except (maybe) the crowd if you're into quiet places. if you come to drink beer and are excited to do so you should have a more than excellent experience.
08-23-2012 20:46:37 | More by maximep
4.78/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Went here last night, during the 'soft opening' hours. They've still got a few superficial kinks to iron out, but those are tiny tiny issues compared to the overall quality of beers and service. Prices are around 3.50 -> 4.50 EUR for 33 cl pours. We had Schneider Weisse tap 5, a rotbier, Brewdog 5AM Saint, Saison Dupont, Sylvanecte from Saint-Rieul, the Triple and the Blonde from Page 24... Everything was well-poured, clean, super fresh, and generally very very impressive. We will definitely be coming back.
08-03-2012 08:06:11 | More by Phillamb168
La Fine Mousse in Paris, France
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