Le Requin Chagrin, Paris

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Nestled in the beautiful Place de la Contrescarpe (10 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris), this bar is the perfect place for a laidback afternoon drink with friends. And after all, where else can you enjoy a decent beer in the company of a giant shark?

Home to a lively student crowd, Le Requin Chagrin translates as ‘the narked shark’, and features a trademark shark model hanging from the ceiling and portholes revealing yet more ocean predators. Set away from the traffic, this relaxed venue comes complete with endless opportunities for people-watching, and a good supply of bar games to keep you entertained along the way.

Variety of Beers
Great selection of beers at good student prices, with €12 tasting platters offering the chance to sample 12 different beers. Plus St. Stefanus on draught! (5/5)

Quality of Beers
A good range of quality beers, plus happy hours for great beer at great prices!  (5/5)

Food
More of a pub/bar, so the beer is the star here.  (1/5)

Ambiance
Pub-style ambiance that’s all about enjoyment and fun with late opening hours (open until 4am at the weekend), a fantastic table-top gaming board similar to curling and large screen for big sporting events. (4/5)

Customer service
A very friendly service from relaxed bar staff, who are always up for getting involved in the festivities. (4/5)

Features
The set-up is similar to a pub with lots of branded wall hangings, wooden bar stools and high tables. There’s also a downstairs room with a U-shaped bar - perfectly designed to get the conversation going. Move fast to bag a coveted terrace table overlooking the stunning fountain in the square. (3/5)

For a variety of great-value beers and laidback vibe, Le Requin Chagrin is a fun option in this pretty part of Paris. Ever been to this bar? Would you go again? Tell us where else you’ve found great beer in Paris.

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