Yup, a chain brewpub, but the original one (or one of the original ones). Located just across the street from the Lille-Flandres station, so it’s doable even if you’re switching trains there (for some reason). Standard genuinoid brewpub look, more or less cozy, people going there to eat etc. Visited it with a bunch of friends, they had 5 beers on tap: the regulars - Ambrée, Blanche, Blonde, Brune, all drinkable but nothing too special + the winter seasonal L’Avalanche - a wheat with spices, slightly better but not all that different than the regular Blanche and a strange choice for a winter seasonal. Good service, spoke English if I remember correctly. They had 3 bottled beers too, the Triple, Belle Province and the new Lilloise, all contract brewed by Saint-Germain. Free wifi if I remember correctly (required some manner of registration though). All in all a nice place to rest a little, probably eat too, though it was a bit expensive for our tastes.
An interesting concept.. They serve around 6 beers on the tap/pression which are brewed by them. The places is different from the rest as its a also a micro-brasserie. They serve some good regional food too.
Nice ambiance and friendly staff. They had 5 beers on tap - all standard and not too good. The food was not too great. It’s not really bad but I can do better myself. That’s not why I good out for a meal normally.
Just passed here when I had to change trains and the time to change was rather long. Had samples of their house beers. Service was not very fast, but it was a busy moment. I did not try the food. If you are passing by in the station and have some time to spend, this is a good place to sample their beers.