Time Out says
This wonderful little establishment was once the site of a grocer's named Le Phare de Saint-Maur. When the wine merchant next door shut up shop four years ago, Le Phare decided to take up the mantle – and hey presto, Hop Malt Market was born, to the delight of discerning beer-drinkers the city over. A few things mark this venue out from the crowd: its excellent choice of craft and artisanal beers; its 2am closing time; and the eccentric charm of the owner, who invites punters to play him at chess on a table outside while sampling one of his brews. Whether or not you win the game, you can't lose with a visit to this excellent grog shop.
79 rue Saint-Maur
|Transport:||Métro : Rue Saint-Maur ou Saint-Ambroise|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon-2pm|