France > Strasbourg
ogivlado (297) Zagreb, Croatia | September 20, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Few minutes by foot from our hotel, ok decorated place but totally packed on Monday evening?! Usual selection of French and Belgian beers plus few Germans. Only beer that I haven’t tried yet (Lammsbrau or something like that) wasn’t available at the time. Pitty.
bartlebier (113) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | May 2, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited 01/05/2013. Stumbled across this well-advertised beerbar in the beautiful centre of Strasbourg during a 90min train layover, giving me just enough time to have a Karmeliet on tap (still not that easy to get even in Flanders) and matching cheese burger. The burger was a disappointing McDo piece of cardboard with 15 fries to match (extra cost €3,50), but the Karmeliet was round and tasty from tap. The very decent draught menu focuses on Belgians-Wallonians (Chouffe, St.Feuillien, Faro Lindemans, Delirium Nocturnum) bought on wholesale contracts, Kronenbourg and Carlsberg fare (8 rotating draughts). Asked about smaller local French (Alsatian and non-Alsatian) microbreweries like Le Paradis and Fleurac, which the friendly barman had heard of but could not order due to mentioned fixed contracts. Even considering the newly-increased French taxes on (Belgian?) beer, the prices hurt if you are used to drinking in pubs and normal doses in a beer country (B/D/NL): few bottles are to be had under €6, 25cl draughts comparatively are most reasonably priced but increase by 15-20% after 21h00, and are also offered in 1liter versions...1 liter of Karmeliet? Don’t mind if I do - just scoop me and my empty pockets out of the canal.
To alleviate the less-than-inspiring chic young bar atmosphere defined by overpaying eurocrats/tourists/local bobos, they have incorporated a quintessentially French linguistic joke in their menu: "Tarte flambée à volonté et verre de bière pression" is available to the English speaking customer, slightly off-key, but decipherable, as "Tarte flambe with wills and draught beer glass", but to the German-speaking beer lover as "An Willen geflammte Torte und Glas bier druck an der wahl". Which for a city with bilingual street names is a bit of a blamage total.
As instructive as this visit was to observe the French general public and tourists slowly warming to larger beer variety on French soil (many patrons were having pints of Kronenbourg nevertheless), I have to say my will to come back and deplete my travelling budget here is not such as to bake a Flammkuchen over.
vipinvelp (256) Velp, Netherlands | July 18, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good selection of beers, also some French local styles next to the Belgian standards. Waiter knows his beers and suggested some local beers
Bathory (17) Bryne, Norway | June 27, 2012| Updated July 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in a beautiful part of Strasbourg. The smell was quite sweaty, as it was quite full this wednesday and there were almost 30 degrees outside. The menu was the best we found in this fantastisc city, so I would say the pub has some value in the city for beerlovers. The service was quite good, the bartender was smiling, and the music was really good when we were there. Not to loud, so you had no problem talking. When I go to strasbourg again, I will probably grab a few ones here again.
happyhoppy (87) , France | May 21, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer bar and an even better restaurant. Really good food, as for the beers, they offer few on tap and a lot on the bottle. But mostly the typical industrial ones. Also, good beer cocktails. A good place to have a drink and food. Also located in a beautiful part of the city.
Cerveser (12) , Spain | October 8, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
The place is located in la Petit France, their selection is not so impresive, if you are looking only for a place to have a drink, this is the one, but not really for beer lovers.
Travlr (1926) Washington, Washington DC | August 21, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Medium sized place, usually pretty crowded except during the day. Wide variety of beers. Staff are mostly foreign students in town to study. Nice area of the city, surrounded by canals.
cagou007 (29) , France | October 21, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best pub in Strasbourg, but an interesting choice of beers. Located in a traditionnal and lovely place of Strasbourg : "La Petite France".
jaghana (47) Strasbourg (Alsace), France | July 15, 2010
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
A classic French beer with mostly Belgian stuff and local ones. Not much choice and quite expensive, difficult to find a car park too. So place to go just to have a drink not to discover interesting beers.
beerlover73 (10) Marseille, France | November 11, 2009
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
could be a lovely place, but... it’s not possible to order 2 beers at the same time, you choose a beer from the menu, but they haven’t... the boss is a scorbutic man
I won’t come there another time, even you can eat not so bad
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