If not for the reasonably large beerlist, this would be like any other bistro that mostly has to earn its money from tourists. The prices are only okay if you get the dailt special and stick to the taps. But those taps are extremely boring (4 pilsners and some mass produced Belgian stuff). The beer bottle list contains the classics it should have, but nothing more than that. It is nice that you can get a Paulander Hefe-Weizen or an Orval here. But who would want to pay 12 euro for a (disgusting) Bière du Demon? By far the most interesting was the Schlenkerla Rauchweizen and that even got me a tick. The service was laughable - the server had NO idea what he had. When the Celebrator wasn’t available he suggested a Bitburger instead... It’s... not the worst in Paris, but I’d only recommend it if you want am okay beer in the arrondissement and you can’t or don’t want to travel.
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.
Arrghh. This place is filthy - was sitting at the bar and looked down and bugs were crawling up my arm. Bar was sticky with food and spills. Smelled terrible. Indifferent service. The Paris beer scene is finally picking up, so this place should shape up or shut down.
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.
Nice patio outside but pretty dark inside. Just 6-7 common beers on tap plus ordinary bottled selection but not even close to 150. Hinano might be interesting for someone but other than that not much to write.
Servers are efficient but totally ignorant about beer. Beer menu is extensive but lot of bottles are not in stock. You can still end up a a good and not-so-common beer, but it is kind of a complex operation.
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.