Académie De La Bière
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by jerryjeff:
4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited twice when in Paris for about a week long visit. Both times visited were on Friday nights and I ate Mussels (gouze) and frittes on both occasions. My friend I was with had Mussels (Bleu Cheese). Food was excellent, one of the favorite things I had during my European visit. Prices are a bit high but that's Paris. You'll be paying the same price at other brasseries or restaurants, but here you'll have a very nice selection of beers to choose from.
First visit we had issues finding seating as it appeared to get busy on Friday nights, second time we sat outside and there were a number of seats available. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 (I think, you can check the website), it's worth trying to get there for that as the beers from the taps were less expensive. Also a plus, it's easy to find if you get off on the correct metro stop.
06-09-2011 22:18:34 | More by jerryjeff
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
First night in France. Best meal I've ever had. So simple yet extraordinary flavors. I ordered moules-frites (mussel & fries) and a few Belgian draft beers (Saint Feuillien). The broth that the mussels are cooked in make a great sauce for the fries. The atmosphere was very nice and comfortable (Sat at table outside the restaurant). If you're looking for a great meal along with a great selection of craft beers in Paris, this is your place! Also if you're looking to watch a football match head inside to the bar and there will always be a few matches on the TV. Bon appétit!
03-02-2011 17:17:57 | More by scnason
4.72/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I was in Académie De La Bière in December 2010. It's a small place but very confortable.
The atmosphere remember an English Pub with a lot of signs in the wall and other beer stuffs.
The especiallity of Académie De La Bière is the mussels (four differente souces) with fries. They have a very good german food too.
I went with my wife and we loved the place.
I still prefer Au Trappist as a restaurant, but Académie De La Bière is a must go place.
Very easy to find, it's a few blocks form Luxembourg Gardem and the subway statio Port Royal.
01-11-2011 12:40:57 | More by Fflemming
4.58/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the best it gets in Paris for craft beer lovers and the mussels are top shelf. I visited on October 24, 2010, in the afternoon and it was not crowded. Best selections are in bottles with an expected Belgian predominance. There are about 10 drafts in total. My favorite was the Grimbergen Optimo. Also Hercule Stout was good. Getting back to my hotel in the Saint Lazare area was a bit of a challenge as it took about half an hour to hail a taxi. Better to have the restaurant call one. Paris is wine country but this beer oasis in a micro desert deserves a try.
10-25-2010 15:36:28 | More by Cervezationalist
3.73/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Convenient location, only steps from the Port-Royal Metro stop. Lots of seating on the sidewalk (under tents), some decent seats indoors as well. Maybe 8 taps that I saw, all Belgian beer. Extensive bottles list but nothing rare.
As this is the highest rated place in Paris on BA, I had to check it out. However I found it to be kind of pricy, especially for the bottles selection. Especially considering that the selection wasn't TOO special, mainly a lot of Belgian beers that you don't see too often in Paris. Falstaff Montparnasse is a little cheaper, with just as good a selection. Maybe a few more taps too. Just keep walking west 10 minutes from this place and you'll find it.
04-14-2010 05:45:26 | More by TurdFurgison
4.83/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited on 22 Dec 09.
The Beer Academy is located not too far from the Luxembourg Gardens on Port Royal; it was less than a 15 minute walk from the Les Gobelins metro stop. From the outside, it looked like a fairly typical Parisian cafe / bar.
The interior is quite nice -- some beer paraphernalia and signs; lots of small tables and two outside areas as well as some more seating downstairs. The bar wasn't long, and most of the interior was in a nice muted wood. Bonus points for my fiancée and I: not a TV in the place.
We ordered the Belgian cheese plate, which came with some bread to munch on with the great cheeses. Also we had their selection of German sausages and some fries (best fries we had during our week in Paris). All of the food was great.
The beer list was phenomenal -- the first page of the three-page list (in about 10pt font) is all Belgians, tons of them. They had 12 taps: one Guinness, one rotating, and the rest Belgian: Maredsous, Chimay, Duvel, etc. They had plenty of beer from the UK and Germany as well as some other places, but I must admit I had trouble peeling my eyes off of page one and didn't give the rest of the list much of a look.
We had a great time there and I would highly recommend this place to anyone in Paris looking for a good beer.
12-28-2009 00:32:04 | More by ocmpoma
4/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Place visited in 2003.
You can taste mussels with a Belgian beer or other (>10 on-tap and about 150 beer bottles. ex. Blanches des Neiges on tap, Quintine ...), and appreciate all this in a friendly atmosphere.
Created in 1960, the Academy of Beer has always been to link tradition and modernity in the variety of its wares.
This mythical place located near the Observatory, has succeeded over the years to retain a diverse customer : students, residents .
The Academy of Beer works with artisans in respect of cheese, meats and beer and owners of areas with regard to wine.
09-29-2008 19:32:39 | More by thierrynantes
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This nice place is just a few blocks (a very short bike ride or about a 15 min walk) from the outstanding Luxembourg Gardens. Doing both on a pleasant Paris afternoon made for great enjoyment. Plenty of outdoor seating in front and to the left as you enter. Major list of Belgians, both on tap (10-12 on tap) and in bottles. Full menu, we enjoyed a salad and a tasty cheese board. Pleasant service and relaxed athmosphere during our afternoon visit, not sure what goes on here at night. Visit Gardens, relax, lunch with beers, return to gardens, read, relax, take it all in, nap, smile, smile, smile... life is good
07-31-2008 09:40:46 | More by Billolick
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Again, thanks to other reviews for pointing this out.
Great proximity to interesting sights in the Latin Quarter, and well worth the trip to that neighborhood given that I was staying in the 8th.
The place was not that packed on an early Saturday evening, and the space inside was a bit cozy. There was a lot of outdoor seating, but a bit too cold during my visit.
Like other posts mention, a definite focus on Belgians, which is a tad disappointing given my hunt for French beers. Not complaining though, because I had a great Kasteel Brune on draft, which was not that expensive compared to the bottle selection prices.
I would say that this place was better than Au Trappiste and Hall's, and should take priority if you have to choose.
03-24-2008 21:16:38 | More by Nickls
4.15/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
As the other reviews state, this is the best beer bar in Paris for Belgian beer. A few French beers are well represented, but the emphasis here is on Belgians. If you stick with the tap selection you won't go broke, but the bottles will kill your wallet. The price for most every bottle (33 cl) was 6.60 euro- that's $10 to you and me. The happy hour (everyday from 3:30-7:30) is a great deal for for draft. They charge 5.50 euro for a big fat 50 cl pour. On my visit over Thankgsgiving, I had a N'Ice Chouffe (ultra fresh) and a Westmalle Dubbel. Other taps included St.Louis Gueze, St. Feuillen Christmas, Faro and Maredsous blonde and ambree. Lots of Belgian beer paraphanalia decorating the place. Has an atmosphere conducive to putting back a few and having a good time- something that is unusual for Paris.
The servers were very pleasant and spoke enough English to make this an easy stop. We had the carbonnade and frites, and the carbonnade was only so-so. The food menu is well priced here however.
Only a minutes walk from the Port Royal metro stop, so it's easy to get to from touristy areas like St.Michel and St.Germain. A must stop for the beer lover in Paris.
11-27-2007 16:34:17 | More by bdardeen
Académie De La Bière in Paris, France
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.