Quite visit on a hot Friday afternoon.
only a handful of people at the place when we arrived. we asked for a tasting platter for their beers (degustatsiya, google translate helped out, as we got 4 samples of the beers available on tap at the moment, for free!
Probably gets quite crowded later in the evenings. Food available as well, but we did not found time to eat here.
Brasserie de Metropole is well situated just off nevsky prospekt in the very centre of St. Petersburg. It is a rather a rather grand place all in all. There is a separate restaurant and bar, so we opted for the bar. The interior is rather opulent and far removed from the vast majority of brewpubs I have been to before. During our visit they had 6 draught beers and 4 corked & caged bottles. All beers are Belgian in style. I found them to be alright, but slightly underwhelming overall. Service was great and we decided to eat also. Plenty of good traditional Russian fare executed to a high standard. Food was probably the high point. Not as expensive as I expected. Well worth a visit.