Peoples Drugstore

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (527) Kyoto, Japan | August 21, 2015
After reading effusive praise online I really wanted to check this place out. I finally found it and was somewhat disappointed. It’s not signposted making it hard to know if you’re in the right place. Inside you find a chess dive bar which is fairly cool. Very friendly welcoming staff. In terms of beer it isn’t worth a visit - 20 odd bottles, 2-3 taps (both out when I visited). Nothing special a mix of Belgian/French stuff that may not be supermarket regulars but aren’t that different. Prices are cheap at 3/6 euros a bottle depending on size. Fine for a local but not a beer destination.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
tom10101  (287) Quebec | March 26, 2014
Little beer store that I would have never find if it was not of Ratebeer. Ambiance was weird, because I was the only customers shopping for beers while the others were playing/watching chess games. Selection is small and low on French micros, but there’s still some quality beers including some US beers. Price are very good for Paris. Seems like a nice place to have in the neighbourhood if you are both a beer and chess fan, but when you are only looking to buy beers it’s not the best option around.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
erickok  (274) Leuven, Belgium | December 17, 2013
What a bizarre place. Okay, given the interesting, lively neighborhood I could have expected this, but still... Funny mix of Parisian lifestyle and beer culture. It is foremost a shop with only craft beer, that is, small French micros, medium-sized good Belgians and official American imports. Expect Rogue, Fleurac and Saint Feullien all stashed side by side on tables, corners, dusty boxes and right next to the two chess boards that people were actively using - with a crowd even and they were all sipping Rhubarb IPA, Gulden Draak or Trashy Blond. Okay perhaps not an enormous selection, but fair enough. The owner was friendly (and not impressed by the crowd) and happily stashing in more brews. Most of all I was impressed by the prices though... all 33cl bottles for 3 euro and all 75cl for 6 euro. Yes, including your Rogue Hazelnut Porter or whatever. That’s not only very sharp for Frnace, that’s crazily cheap for Paris. Add a fridge (same prices) and I am sure that this place will be even more packed and booming by the summer. A sure hit, if the owner can get this up and running (and the crowd interested).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NonOmnisMoriar  (3) Paris, France | August 26, 2013| Updated August 27, 2013
This shop is a hidden gem on the way up to Montmartre, not really noticeable if you don’t know the place. From the exterior you wouldn’t even notice it’s a beer shop if you couldn’t see all the bottles inside. Nothing fancy, but it doesn’t matter ; this shop has two strong arguments: first, there’s a selection you pretty much couldn’t beat! More than 500 bottles (some say 1000, but didn’t seem that much), coming from a lot of countries. Some are very good and some are quite bad, but at least you can get pretty much any beer style you want at any time (except special ones like barley wine, imperial stouts, etc.). But what’s more surprising is that pricing is (shockingly) fixed at €3 for 33-50cl bottles, and €6 for 75cl bottles (with some exceptions - you won’t get your Deus at €6 !). At this price, some bottles are really a steal here, especially when they come from abroad. You won’t get much choice from the micros around the world, but you can manage to get some good ones nevertheless (Mikkeller, BrewDog, Sierra Nevada, Goose Island, etc.). A few bottles are French crafts, although I think they should get more in the future (might be the only downside here). Shop owner is definitely friendly (even treated me and my friend to a free Triple Cauwe just when we arrived - couldn’t get better!), and makes you feel just like you’re not even in a store, but picking your choice from a cellar. Not sure about his recommendations though. Last but not least, they can freshen up the bottles for you in less than 2 minutes, thanks to a "super-freezer" machine. Tried it, it’s really amazing! I read you could even enjoy some beers inside, while playing chess (seems the owners are fond of the game), but all the room and tables were full of bottles and cases, so it seems a bit difficult now (maybe it’s not possible anymore?). Definitely a place Paris lacks of, so it’s a welcome addition!

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