brillant place to chill out- staff are great fun-Fred the owner even better-Traditional axoa was fabulous. wife loved the curried chicken- excellent choices of beer and wine -all very reasonable prices for Paris- loads of french Rugby history-sometimes you can spot a rugby giant visiting
A return is Is top of my list when next in Paris
Fantastic. Really. Go here. I came here a few times in June 2004 and then came back again in late July of 2004.
This place is located very close to the Louvre in a fairly discrete location. Interestingly enough, it was fairly easily to &quo;accidently&quo; stumble upon.
I enjoyed the atmosphere. For seating, you can sit at the large and comfortable booths inside or the patio outside. Different and unique &quo;beery&quo; things cover most of the wall space and some nice paintings as well.
The staff was always very friendly. The prices were expensive as hell but the cheapest in the city and slightly cheaper than the other great beer bar: Taverne Saint Germain.
The selection was phenomenal, about 300-400. My only complaint was the lack of good lambics. While the Taverne Saint Germain had different Cantillon and Boon lambics, the only lambics available here were the cheap (possibly blended with cheap lager or ale) sweetened fake lambics. While I was here I concentrated on the French brews.
Hit this place.
da fuori sembrava tanto uno dei soliti "bar à bières" turistici, ma dentro accoglie con tutt’altro calore: al di là delle chiassose spine (tutte trascurabili a parte La Chouffe, vabeh) le bottiglie sono in comparti frigo velati alle spalle del bancone, e sono tantissime. La lista è nutritissima (prezzi purtroppo i soliti), e vi sono sorprese sia in Belgio (Boon: primo lambic vero intercettato, con Mariage Parfait Gueuze) sia in Germania (Schneider Aventinus Eisbock), sia in Francia: le prime buone birre francesi le bevo qui. Prendo una Briarde, profumatissima pale ale di un microbirrificio di Courpalay, nell’Île de France, mentre Nicoletta assaggia una blanche (Aiguille Blanche) di un micro savoiardo di Aix-les-Bains (Brasserie des Cimes), molto coriandolesca; io bisso con la Yeti (sigh) del medesimo birrificio, una buona ale complessa con profumi da panettone natalizio. Sono contentone. La lista francese comprende poche altre cose, ed un paio di bottiglie non ci sono (non ho segnato i nomi): voglio strafare e prendere un’ultima birra prima di andare via, ma casco male; mi propinano un blend di birra e Patxaran intrugliato da Castelain (avevo chiesto informazioni, ma il gestore -invero non molto competente- mi aveva detto che era di un micro basco ed era aromatizzata con le bacche).
Speso più di birra che di cibo: i prezzi delle salades sono i più bassi che ho visto (dai 7€ in su, 10€ la più cara) e sono abbondantissime.
Per quanto mi riguarda, l’unico "bar à bieres" dove tornerei (anche se avrei poco di nuovo da provare).
Stumbled into this place after a day of sightseeing with my cousin and a co-worker. First beer was Leffe Brune. Nicely served with a complimentary plate of oysters. We were the only customers in the place on a misty October day. We all had salads with bacon and cubed fries as toppings. The second Leffe and a Grimbergen hit the spot before we moved on to other joints in the area. Great English-speaking staff that were willing to talk with us. The salad/fry combo is a regular now in my household.
kepano (24) Los Angeles, California | July 16, 2005| Updated January 12, 2007
Good selection, a bit on the pricey side, even for Paris. As with most of the bars in Paris, the selection concentrated mostly on French and Belgian brews but the international section was fairly large too.
Located near the Louvre , but off the main boulevards. Smallish, a bit dark and stuffy inside. In all fairness we were there on a rainy Saturday afternoon and it was quite crowded. We sat outside under an awning, and it was perfect. Food was good and the beer selection was fairly deep in Belgian and French brews. Prices were typical of Paris brasseries. We had a nice conversation with the owner and he brought out several Belgian artisinal brews for us to try. It was a fun evening and a very good eating and drinking experience overall. I will definitely return, when next in Paris.
2010-08. Visited very late on a busy Saturday evening last July, we sat at the bar while many locals watched the football game on the telly. It was quite dark and close in the bar. The barman was friendly but very busy and rushed. The bottle list is of course quite interesting and long, though the taps were just OK. Better to visit on a less busy night, I think. (4/9/11/NA/8/12) 72%