With Paris seized by a newfound passion for the amber nectar, it's high time we revisited the capital's oldest beer shop. Its precise date of birth has been lost in the mists of time and intoxication, but Bootlegger has been plying its trade in Belgian brews since at least 1976. Successive generations of owners have extended its range, so that it now offers everything from English microbrewery products to über-rare Czech bottles. And if this doesn't draw you in, perhaps the shop's imposing red façade – daubed with beer brand names scrawled in gothic font – will.
82 rue de l'Ouest
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 10.30am-1pm, 4-8.30pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Pernety|