tgrtnr (34) Germering b München, Germany | August 24, 2018
Bottle shop located in Lille-Vieux, 15 minutes from central station. Affiliated to La capsule. Nice and big beer selection. Ridiculously less prices for some Belgian beers like Dupont Saison (1,50€). Also French and British beers offered. Also some french food specialities like potjefleesch offered in glasses. Nice shop and maybe even better than Celestine‘s. But the service could be better.
De shop is gelegen in het oude centrum van Lille vlak bij La Capsule (zelfde eigenaars trouwens). Het interieur is proper en heeft een iets of wat oud en authentiek uiterlijk. Het aanbod was grotendeels Frans aangevuld met een aantal Belgische. De prijzen zijn eerlijk en misschien eerder aan de lage kant. In tegenstelling tot hun prijzen is de service een pak minder rooskleurig. De twee mannen aan de kassa waren druk aan het praten met dezelfde klant en hadden geen oog voor de rij wachtende aan de kassa.
Bottle shop in Lille, owned by the same guy as la capsule. The interior is very nice, it looks very clean and ’crafty’. The most expensive beers are behind locks, which makes them look extra cool. The beers offered were mostly French, some Belgian ones ( can’t believe those absurdly low prices !!! They have a cantillon Magnum ( 1 each in the Brewery at 25 euro ) in France for 30 euro, not even sure if limited. I was being respectfull for the French geeks and didn’t take any, but damn, I was in doubt to take all ! other ’bics are also very low priced, which just proves that they’re not trying to reip people off. Some other internationnal beers, spotted a few US ones, a few European ones,... The service was a bit less here, as they were to buisy having a chat ( both of them, with the same customer) to help us out. Anyway, this might be a once-as-an-acception thing. Still the best of the 3 bottleshops we visited to me.
It is a cozy place with a good selection, but do NOT trust people and do NOT ask cashier/consultant inside to recommend you good beers as I did. Almost everything that he recommended was a shitty/mediocre beers. Or you need to tell him before how many hundreds/thousands beers you’ve already tried before recommendation to avoid such situations.
Finally managed to call in here when it was open. Cool little shop close to La Capsule (i believe it’s run by the same people). Selection is focussed on French beers with plenty from good French indies such as Page 24 & Mont Saleve and a decent selection from Northern France and Belgium. Some US and maybe a couple from the UK. About 8 different cantillon, some Struise. Others have mentioned it’s pricey in here but compared to UK prices I found it very reasonable indeed, cheap in fact. Compare to Belgian warehouse prices then perhaps it’s a little more, but found it very well priced. Good shop.
This is rather a smart bottle shop in Lille old town. It does have the feel of being in an abbey with rather hushed tones as people seriously inspect their prospective purchases. A little pricey but a good and interesting range. Certainly worth finding.