The Paname Brewing Company (PBC) is located on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette in a historical building that was once a granary. Paris’ largest artificial body of water, the Basin de la Villette was inaugurated in 1808 to connect the Canal Saint Martin to the Canal d’Ourq. Warehouses became numerous in the area as commercial activity flourished. In the 1850’s it became a veritable commercial port where people of different nationalities rubbed shoulders daily, and by the end of the 19th century port traffic at the Bassin de la Villette was equivalent to the port of Bordeaux. During the cholera epidemic that stuck the capital in 1832, Parisians using the basin’s water, untouched by the city’s sewage system, were less effected by the disease than those using the water from the Seine.
PBC is a craft beer company and a proud part of the enterprising spirit that has always characterized the Bassin de la Villette. Open 7 days a week, we’re waiting for you on the waterfront with a glass of our artisanal beer.
That’s not all! We also offer street food with a twist, to be enjoyed in our gorgeous veranda
with an incredible view of the basin, by the tanks where the beer is produced,
on our terrace shaded by a 150-year-old cherry tree or on our floating pontoon.
It was the brainchild of a group of friends, beer enthusiasts who wanted to create a beer brewed in the city of Paris with the best products possible.
Our camaraderie and festive energy draws inspiration from the early 20th century, which is why you’ll find references to the era in the names of our beers and cocktails. It was a time when working-class citizens felt an unprecedented pride in being Parisian. We feel a similar fierté in our historical location and our artisanal techniques of brewing derived from centuries of fine craftsmanship. By fusing traditional techniques with modern technology, you can we’re offering you some French cultural heritage with each pint!