Fancy moules-frites and a good pint at midnight? Head for l'Académie de la Bière.
Since 1964, L'Académie de la Bière has been serving good beer with generous mains throughout the day and until late at night. No need for embellished décor or posh crockery here - it’s rough, simple and efficient. But there’s one thing they don’t scrimp on: the way they serve beer. Each precious bottle is served diligently, with the perfect glass for tasting.
Reserve for a proper spot on the covered terraces or the main room and spend a good fifteen minutes perusing the huge beer menu, which not only includes twelve draughts (Cuvée des Trolls, St Stefanus, Vedett IPA..) but more than a hundred bottled beers, classified by type (artisanal, Belgian, fruit, etc). On the last page of the menu, you’ll find edible sustenance – platters, tartines, salads, fleshy, well-seasoned mussels and delicious German sausages. So while it may be basic, it’s well done. And all food is served with stacks of chips – basically everything we would ever need to soak up that second (or third) round of beers.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||Académie de la Bière|
88bis boulevard de Port Royal
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 10am-2am. Service runs until 00.30 (Fri-Sat 1.30am).|
|Transport:||Metro : Raspail|
|Price:||Moules-frites: €13, saucisses-frites: €8,50-14, draught beers: €8 per pint (€5,50 during happy hour 3.30-7.30pm).|