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.
Fin (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 23, 2016
We visited Académie de la Bière on Wednesday 22nd June 2016, we’d purchased a map from the Tourist information place near the Cathedral and followed the suggested walk taking in some of the cities more interesting buildings and sights and stumbled across this bar en route. The Académie de la Bière is located towards the station end of town so if you treated the centre of the city as a clock face then this is at nine o’ clock on the very western edge of the centre about 7-8 minutes from the Cathedral maybe more.
It is an attractive looking old building from the outside, situated on a corner and close’ish’ to the river. We sat at a table outside, it was lovely and sunny but was well shaded, however I did nip in to get a beer menu and the attention of staff. Inside as someone mentions below it appears to have a rather fake olde world look about it, I could forgive them this if the staff were up to scratch, however I found the young’ish girl to be disinterested and surly and I had only asked for a beer menu, this coupled with really high prices ensured we didn’t linger long. Café Abattoir across the river a 1 minute walk away was much friendlier had just as good a range of beers and was more deserving of our custom.
Large pub on the western edge of the centre island of Strasbourg, very touristy but much more relaxed than its sister pub Cathedral. The service is certainly better and there is a pleasant hum of conversation. The beer list seemed different too. Inside is wood and hidy holes, a little manufactured but comfortable enough. We had our dog with us and there was no problem. All in all not a bad place to visit.
They have plenty of beers, but nothing really too interesting, The real problem is their prices. Why spend your money here on a 75cl bottle of 3 Monts at 15 Euros when you can pop around the corner to the Abbatoir where it is 6 Euros cheaper. The interior is fake oldie worldie...with so much fake wood, it is hard to move.
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.
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) Kverneland, Norway | June 27, 2012| Updated July 17, 2012
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.
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.