Pretty boring place for good beers. Everything on tap was boring macro shit or really generic craft stuff. Bottle list wasn’t much better. And prices are very high, even for Paris. Service was friendly enough. All in all, no reason to come here.
Pretty nice little chilled out spot in the center of Paris. Interior is dark and cozy, and the outdoor patio is pretty large. Friendly place, can easily sit here a while. Not a beery place but has a fun selection of Corsican and Basque beers.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 11, 2009
Restaurant with a few interesting beers, certainly more than most places in Paris. The Basque food was ok, nothing special. The service was good, but it was mid-afternoon and the place wasn’t really ramped up for visitors. Decent spot, wish there was better in Paris but it doesn’t look like there is (except for Belgian beer, but we were on our way to Belgium).
Sat for about 30 minutes the first time before I found out he beer I ordered was out. Left. Came back again with my wife and we shared a bottle of La Coulette. Good service that time. Not really a great place, and the selection is not all that interesting, especially of French beers. Go if you need a bar to drink French beers in, but if you are at all familiar with French micros, it will be hard to find much that is new.
Quite a wide choice of French beers (50?), some of which are quite difficult to find elsewhere. I had a reasonable dish, I don’t think it will become a reference for food in Paris. The ambiance is quite nice, alt least the music is, a mix between English pub and French brasserie. A nice place where to go in Paris if looking for French beers.
Scopey (681) Croydon, England | June 10, 2012| Updated January 5, 2016
October 2015 Review. I stopped past here as we were literally walking past on our visit. The place has gone seriously downhill. Inside it is full of broken furniture and is rather pretty dirty. As before there was nothing exciting on tap, but the bottle list holds a few more interesting options - some Belgian and French beers. Most of these were actually out of stock. I would not reccommend a visit unless this place dramatically changes.
June 2012 Review: Visited on a Friday post-work. We sat outside and never ventured in. Atmosphere and service were both fairly standard, but they did have a decent amount of outdoor seating, which is nice on a summer evening. Bottle selection is pretty decent and way above average for Paris. Good selection of Belgian beers. I came here for the French beer and opted for a La Choulette Ambree after being told that they were out of stock of Mont des Cats. A worthy stop in Paris, especially considering that its a short walk from La Cave à Bulles. Ambiance 3, Service 6, Selection 10, Food N/A, Value 6, Overall 13 = 64 Total.
2010-08-07. It was a very dark room, with lots of booths up front and a late back room. We sat at the bar and perused the bottle list which had a decent selection of Belgian, German, and French offerings. The taps where primarily variations of Kronenbourg along with some UK imports like Guinness and Kilkenny. Server was very rushed but friendly by Paris standards.
Check the price on the menu before ordering. (Eep!) Showing French league soccer on the big screens while we were there. Decent spot, but I wasn’t really in the mood for it while we were there after getting lost in the rain on the way!
The beers on draft were not particularly intersting and a lot of boring beers in the bottle list too. Still all but the most jaded should find something new to try. Outdoor seating was pleasant, inside dark. Service pretty slow, even by French standards.
About three dozen French beers available in bottles, listed by region. About 80 Belgian beers. Like elsewhere in Paris, beer is not for the poor... prices start at 7 euro for a small bottle of craft beer. Rugby jerseys on the walls were a refreshing change from tacky breweriana found elsewhere. Eclectic music. Large variety of food, from mussels to pasta, but we didn’t eat here.