What with Bières Cultes, the Brasserie de La Goutte d’Or and now the very welcoming Supercoin, barley and hops are being celebrated in the 18th arrondissement – a welcome departure for Parisians used to eternal weak demis. Supercoin is all about characterful beers, rock music and having a good time – their motto is ‘artisanal beers and pop culture’. You’ll need more than just one night to test out everything they’ve got on offer, as the beer list is regularly updated – there are dozens of bottled varieties and some lovely surprises on draught, like the Agent Provocateur by Craig Allan, or dark and light beers from Franche-Comté.
Prices are reasonable for what’s on offer (€3.50 for a 33cl draught or bottle, €8 for 75cl) and the food is simple and affordable, like the plate of open Morteau saucisson and Reblochon sandwiches. The décor could use some work (the place opened in April 2012) and the small room gets cramped during happy hour, but nothing beats the friendly atmosphere primed for making new friends. Supercoin organises card tournaments, blind tastings and other beer- and music-themed nights – for the full programme click here. Highly recommended.
|Venue name:||Le Supercoin|
3 rue Baudelique
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 5pm-2am; Sun 5pm-12mid|
|Transport:||Métro : Jules Joffrin ou Marcadet - Poissonniers|
|Price:||3,50 € le demi pression ou la bouteille de 33 cl de bière spéciale (2,50 € pendant l'happy hour), 8 € pour la 75 cl, plats entre 5 et 12 €|