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‘Requin Chagrin’, or the ‘narked shark’, actually comes from Réunion creole slang, meaning ‘old prostitute’. At the Requin Chagrin, broke students laugh with pleasure as, unlike at the other bars in the area, having a few drinks here won’t break the bank. The cosy wooden bar is filled with tall round tables where students sip on pints of Guinness, Hoegaarden or Grimberger from a wide selection – a ‘tasting platter’ of a dozen beers is only €12. One could also opt for a whiskey, house cocktail, or rum punch (another nod to the West Indies?). On game nights, large screens are set up throughout the bar, and the atmosphere instantly changes, hoots and hollers filling the air. A second room in the basement houses a U-shaped bar, which encourages spontaneous conversation and making new friends. The décor is constantly changing based on the night’s festivities, such as sports games, parties, etc. On weekends, the Requin Chagrin welcomes after-hours drinkers with a 4am closing time. In the summer, there’s a small, pleasant terrace that overlooks the charming pedestrian square, Place de la Contrescarpe, and its bubbling fountain.
|Venue name:||Le Requin Chagrin|
10 rue Mouffetard
|Opening hours:||5pm-2am Mon-Thur, Sun; 11am-5am Fri, Sat|
|Transport:||Métro Place Monge|
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Great music and it's pretty buzzy even on weeknights. Very relaxed and a great place to meet a group of friends
If you are looking for good value drinks and a student vibe this hits the spot. White stripes, Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and a smattering of pop were on the juke box. Unpretentious fun. Recommended.