I tend to think of Paris as having a cafe culture, more so than a bar culture. Apparently, I’ve been missing the mark. Here is a list of unusual bars in Paris, from one of my favorite French web sites for expats, The Local, followed by some relevant vocabulary:
- 1664: A popular beer in France. I have a humiliating amount of trouble with French numerals, so I was always very proud of myself every time I ordered a seize soixante-quatre (“sixteen sixty four”)—right up until I noticed that everyone else just asks for a seize (“sixteen”)! Don’t live my shame.
- la bière brune: dark beer.
- le demi: a medium-sized beer, roughly a half-pint.