Classic belgo-boozer with all the trappist crap you’d ever want to look at. Has a strong local craft lineup on tap. Taps are not carefully labeled, so you have to ask what’s on. Brusque but very knowledgeable and talkative barman. 10€ for a pint is obscene. A great place to try some French beers.
Sorry guys but this is the best in Lyon. The don’t miss. The timeless one, a post-War classic, officially dating from 1947, which should coax UNESCO to action. Claims 300 beers but 80 is a more likely number, with Agrivoise, Haut Buëch (BHB) and Corrézienne the stars on draught. Moor Hoppiness was hiding down the list, bizarrely. Top rate cigars, whiskies and cocktails, plus a few plats du jour that include andouillette, mussels, chicken in beer and saucisses du Sud-Ouest, plus little plates of rillettes and stuff. Also, the coolest barmen in town.
After shopping at the Crafterie (250m), I finally landed there. Nice bar. Good tap selection, many BHB beers, with a Correzienne Goudenov, no error there :) Bottle menue was very classic (mostly belgian, just a few UK, US and german). The barman was very friendly. I liked the way he guided his clients (simple and efficient). I enjoyed the 2 beers on tap I ordered BHB chaos and BHB silentium). Quite expensive price on tap but ok for these selection. Cash ok, no CB but check ok, strange ?? I didn’t eat there. If I lived at Lyon, I would certainly come back for the taps.
WARNING: CASH ONLY. This was probably my favorite bar in Lyon. It’s a a real old school joint that looks like it hasn’t had a face lift since the 1960s. Wood paneling and random beer bric-a-brac lends a comfortable, homey ambiance. What really set Palais de la Biere apart was the strong draft selection and fantastic service. While other top-rated places in Lyon didn’t offer much French beer on tap, Palais de la Biere offered plenty of interesting local beer in addition to some well chosen classic Belgians. French beers available on tap included multiple offerings from BHB and Correzienne in addition to a great cider from the basque region. The bottle list was less interesting, but offered some decent options from Belgium and Germany. The staff were exceedingly friendly and strongly encouraged tasting samples before purchasing. Wifi is available if you ask nicely. Prices seemed uniform for draft beer, regardless of ABV etc. Overall, if you’re in Lyon and interested in drinking French beer, stop by here.
jjsint (599) Cambridge, England | September 26, 2015| Updated May 5, 2016
Cafe bar between the city centre and the Croix-Rousse area. Atmosphere is simultaneously comfortable and staid. Ligue 1 football on a big screen, so that’s pretty cool. 15 beers on draught, not particularly adventurous but you’re likely to pick up a tick. Good bottle selection. Odd pricing: all draught beers are 5.90 € for 250 ml, regardless of the actual beer. Cordial service. No wifi. Certainly decent enough for a stop.
Une ambiance qui met à l’aise, une carte courte mais efficace et très bien réalisée, et surtout, un choix qui peut satisfaire largement n’importe quelle attente et un conseil difficiliement surpassable !
Visité en Avril 2012
Beaucoup de bières belges au tirage, intéressant pour les locaux avec des valeurs sûres mais largement diffusées. Le patron conseille ses clients apr rapport à ce qu’ils viennent de manger, c’est un bon point.
A voir donc mais rien d’exceptionnel.
Cosy crowded bar with great mussles and frie plus bunch of good beers to enjoy with your food. Staff very friendly and helpful. Proper glassware plus coasters to the beer as well. Mostly Belgian and German beers. A bit too pricy but surely worth a visit.