La Fine Mousse

La Fine MousseLa Fine Mousse
La Fine MousseLa Fine Mousse
Bar, Beer-to-go

6 Avenue Jean Aicard
Paris, 75011

+33 9 80 45 94 64 | map

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Visited with my wife during our honeymoon trip to London and Paris.

Tried the following beers:
The Kernel Table Beer (bottle)
The Kernel India Pale Ale Black (draft)
The Kernel London Sour Raspberry (draft)
Les Brasseurs du Grand Paris IPA Citra Galactique (draft)

Beers ranged from very good to outstanding. Also had an amazing meal that consisted of The Bonite (appetizer), The Cuissot de cerf (main), and The Chocolat manjari de Madagascar (dessert). Table service was great as we never had to wait long for food or drinks to arrive. Really liked the intimate atmosphere as well. Our overall experience was excellent, and we would certainly come back.

Feb 18, 2020
3.73 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Oct 08, 2017
4.52 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 20, 2017
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4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

Great spot in quiet area in the back of a Paris neighborhood.

Many people hanging outside in the cobblestone streets enjoying their beers.

Nice bar with a large selection of all craft taps. Many are from France and the surrounding European countries. A few American selections on tap on my trip including Prairie BA Bible Belt. I went for a few local hoppy options.

Also has a large bottle menu which included many lambics including Cantillon and 3F. We shared a bottle of Iris and St. Gilloise. Both served in a lambic basket and expertly decanted into 4 branded teku classes.

We spoke minimal French and were able to interact with the bartender and clientele easily.

Overall a great place to grab some beers in Paris, especially if you are looking to get away from some of the rowdier districts.

Aug 02, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by cheggly from Pennsylvania

Small bar with enormous beer selection. We arrived at the end of their 5th anniversary party but were warmly welcomed and promptly served. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful in describing their beers. Next time I go I'll bring beers to share

Jul 16, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Cool bar in a quiet ‘hood of Paris. They have two locales, one is the bar (with 20 taps) and across the street is the restaurant (6 taps and 42 bottles). We visited the bar and it is cozy but tiny so it got packed fast.

Friendly service, English spoken and what’s best about la Mousse- they serve beer from France mostly, with a bunch of Belgians as well (Gueuze Tilquin). And make no mistake, there is no Kronenbourg 1662 here! All craft, all the time.

Prices from 2 euro to 7 euro for TIlquin, and brews from Trouble Brewing, Vallee de Chevreux, Thiriez, de la Senne, Grand Paris, Outland (West Coast IPA, good), Garrigues/de Ranke + 1 Freigeist, 1 Prairie Somewhere, 1 Cidre. They serve growlers! Friendly bartenders.

The restaurant makes the food and you can order it at the bar, although I would recommend going to the resto because it will be less busy and you can still get beers from the bar. They also have different taps, and bottles from France, Belgique, Denmark, Lancelot XII, USA (Karl Strauss). Small menu of small plates like veal tartare, salmon tataki, cheese… will try next time.

Jan 22, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

It wasn't a sunny afternoon the day I went to La Fine Mousse but it was filled with people having their beers at the counter. The number of taps could easily reach 15 or 20. The selection, not being the best I've ever seen, was good enough to have a Cantillon which enabled me to have a real sour beer for the first time. Service was impeccable.

Oct 25, 2016
4.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Sep 03, 2016
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4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by jophish17 from Georgia

Great vibe, classic tight Parisien space. Fantastic service from the staff who really knew the menu in and out. Selection is great - I was able to try multiple French beers. They were also heavy on Italian beers and had a strong presence of Belgian beers. The vintage cantillon was a cherry on top. Great food at the restaurant - good for Paris, exceptional for beer bars. Highly recommended.

Sep 01, 2016
4.03 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 21, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

It's easy to fixate on the selection of lambics, which makes this a worthwhile destination. The service is great too and the people are very nice. The draft selection is very localized. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is also reasonably priced. I am a huge fan of this bar.

Jun 16, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Good place to stop by while in Paris, but I didn't have the best service (yet very typical of my visit to Paris). Nice beer selection!

Jun 06, 2016
4.47 by mothman from Minnesota on Apr 17, 2016
4.09 by cnagle28 from Ohio on Mar 21, 2016
4.21 by dougbreathe from France on Feb 17, 2016
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4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by jtladner from District of Columbia

Small bar on a quiet side street in Paris with tons of character. 20 beers on tap when I visited in August 2015, with a nice representation of French and other European Brewers, plus a beer from one of my favorite American breweries (Prairie).

The staff were very friendly and accommodating of my terrible French. They even helped me get connected to wifi so that I could write this review. I would definitely visit again.

Aug 08, 2015
4.33 by ninkasibrew from Lebanon on Aug 08, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by edhizdeid from Washington

Very local neighborhood bar with great selections especially with the Belgian beers. Nice draft of often changing beers mainly from France and Belgium. Nice atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

Jul 24, 2015
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4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by TX-Badger from Texas

Great little beer bar in a very local neighborhood. The draft selections are great, and they have many local beers to choose from. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A great spot to grab a beer and relax.

Jun 07, 2015
4.65 by SCW from New York on Jun 04, 2015
4.47 by mbw314 from California on Mar 30, 2015
4.4 by jshusc from South Carolina on Mar 10, 2015
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4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
by SGerrard from Ohio

My wife plans our vacations assiduously, particular scouting out gems like this one. Great vibe, interesting selection of beer, and superior glassware. When we were there the draft list included Machete DIPA from Del Ducato, Hemel & Aarde IRS from De Molen, and Hel & Verdoemenis IRS from De Molen as well. Highly recommend!

Jan 06, 2015
4.5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Oct 14, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by BKotch from Texas

Marvelous place. We happened upon it the night of a BFM pairing dinner. Six courses later, we we hooked. Fantastic, sophisticated food (and to me, BFM is the Jolly Pumpkin of Europe -- great!). As a somewhat choice-deprived Texan, I saw a beer selection that was pretty evenly spread across France, Belgium and Italy, with a few selections from the US (Brooklyn) and Canada (Dieu du Ciel), among others. Selection shifts constantly. Note that we were on the restaurant side only (across the side street from the bar that was so packed that people were flowing into the street). No taps, but a very nice, quiet dining experience. And with wonderful beer, no less.

Sep 27, 2014
4.75 by AlexM from California on Sep 10, 2014
4.25 by bhobbs918 from Florida on Aug 06, 2014
5 by -NESTO- from New Jersey on Jun 14, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3
by Jeffo from Netherlands

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!

May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
by kaneel from England

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.

Aug 25, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by mdfb79 from New York

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.

Jun 14, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
by cbuijs from France

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.

Jan 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by SourFab

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.

Sep 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by maximep from New York

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.

Aug 23, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by Phillamb168 from France

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.

Aug 03, 2012
La Fine Mousse in Paris, France
Place rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 36 ratings