Youpi et Voilà - good craft beer nearby?
Scratching my head over this one since I am sure that the last time were were at YetV, last month, I saw several regulars from the neighborhood come in JUST FOR a beer and chat with the waiter. And, yes, it was a mid-30º day.
PTI! where are you when your expertise is needed?!
By the way, Y et V does seem to cater to a set of locals whom we have seen on each of our visits.
I can't think of anywhere in the immediate vicinity but have noticed that beer drinkers tend to congregate at La Patache on the rue Lancry just off the quai Valmy... less than a 10-min stroll from Y et V. Not really a beery kind of guy, I'm not sure how artisanale the beer is but did have a perfect heat-wave bière blanche there last July. There's also a sort of beer-hall/ arts & music venue péniche moored along the the less cutesy quai de la Seine (Bassin de la Villette/ Canal St Martin)... very young and hip clientèle + a fair share of backpackers...20 minute walk from Y et V... or, yes yes, 5-min taxi ride ... or pick up a Vélib in front of the bar-tabac on the rue Grange aux Belles/ r. Ecluses St Martin for a 5- to 10-minute pedal to the Vélib station on the rue de Rouen/ quai de la Seine.