Wow, overrate much? I’m sorry, but having 10 taps of the most common Belgian exports and one rotating craft tap barely warrants a listing, let alone at 90+. It’s 2017, not 1997! The bottle selection is OK but too expensive. Only redeeming quality is that it is open during the day, which along with the location makes it a good place to start a crawl. Otherwise not worth the walk.
The road is Austerlitz, the area is Croix-Rousse. An high-ceilinged bar in light wood and tall stools, up in the boondocks not too far from Croix-Rousse metro. Likely the best beer selection in Lyon for now, with maybe a dozen new French – though all with the usual pricing issues, accruing largely to the astonishing rates put on catering establishments in this country. No attempts to reduce heat on the hottest June day in Lyon in decades.
@Croix-Rousse. The bar was full. I found a small place at the counter of the bar. Belgian classic beers on tap... No really good geek surprise on tap. Mostly belgian beers on the beer menue ; but I found a few interesting US, UK and North Europ bottles. Ok friendly service. I tasted 2 beers To Ol Eurodancer and a Wild Beer Bibble. Nice. Worth the visit.
Decent Belgian beer bar in what appeared to be the Belgian quarter of Lyon. While the tap selection included plenty of uninspired offerings, there were a few gems. I had tasty pours of Saison DuPont Dry Hopping and Taras Boulba at reasonable prices. The bottle selection is small but solid. A few beers from Brew Fist, BrewDog and De Molen were available. Very few French beers were on offer, unfortunately. The food menu was limited to charcuterie and cheese plates. Wifi was available. Overall, this wouldn’t be the top of my list of recommendations in Lyon. However, it’s a decent shout if you’re in the mood for common Belgian beer in a comfortable setting.
Very nice cozy bar at a nice area of the city. 12 taps of mostly Belgian beers and around 40 bottles mostly Belgians again but also some Brewdogs, De Molens, a couple of US beers, etc. Very nice ambiance, very good service. Prices are OK for the beers on tap. We didnt try the fingerfood. I would visit it again.
Visited here most recently in March 2016. Moderate sized beer bar in the Croix Rousse area of Lyon. The 12 taps include some guest beers and are reasonably priced (for France). Bottle selection is much larger and varied. Most beers are Belgian but have some UK and US beers on. Have been in a few times and staff is mostly friendly. They do have some food but this is limited to cheeses, cold cuts and some accompaniments, have never eaten here though. This is basically my favourite beer bar in Lyon.
jjsint (598) Cambridge, England | September 25, 2015| Updated November 18, 2015
The beer place in Croix-Rousse. 10 or so taps and enough bottles to keep you happy. An understandable emphasis on local brew, but you can fetch Belgians or US craft as well. Wasn’t clear on the food situation. One not to miss if you are in the area.
As a bar, this place is pretty great. It was packed on the night that we came and everyone seemed to be having a really good time. Beers were all in hands and baguettes were all on tables. However, for a ratebeerian, this place might come as a disappointment. The beers are mostly corporate Belgian ales, and they don’t seem to rotate very much. French beers are almost entirely not represented. There appear to be three rotating taps, but even those beers were not too exciting. The beers on tap were priced well, but were almost all beers that I could have easily picked up at a bottle shop in the US. Bartenders were nice (but spoke limited English, which is fine, as we spoke enough French to get by). Service was rapid even though the bar was packed to the brim.