Super 90s-feeling brewpub located in a very touristy part of Geneva. The dated interior immediately anchored my expectations. To be fair, there were a few cool pieces of historical beer paraphernalia from Charringtons and Watsons on display, but otherwise the place was depressing. There were 3 beers on tap - blonde, blanche, ambree. More beers are listed, but they’re just core beers with fruit slices thrown in the glass. Surprisingly, the blanche was the best of the bunch. However, in general the beer was pretty subpar. Very sweet across the board. Luckily, prices weren’t too bad. I ordered a sampler of the 3 beers and paid something like 6.5 CHF. Service was prompt by Swiss standard. Wifi was not offered. Overall, feel free to scroll past.
Further to Lore’s review below, the brasserie and the pub are two different areas right next to one another, but both run by Brasserie du Molard. My review is of the brasserie. Smart pub/restaurant in Place du Molard, a smart area of a smart city. You can get 100ml degustation of each of their beers for 6.80 Fr (in Sept 2015) in total. Beers aren’t all that exciting but it’s a friendly place, and you’ll get three ticks so worth a stop.
I think Molard and Lord Nelson are two different places...anyway I was in Brasserie du Molard and it was a really nice place with really kind waitresses and their own beers; very overpriced, otherwise recommended
Ambiance is nice. Old, used, wooden interior with a small (maybe 5hl) brewery inside. Beerprices are two high, even for a microbrewery in the middle of Geneva, but food was cheaper then next door.
In conclusion, nice pub to watch rugby (women’s world cup final was on) and have a snack, but if you like to drink it will get very expensive, for ok beer, very fast.
I’d recommend the 3x0,1 l samples for 6,50 CHF for ratebeerians.
Also; there is a difference between "Molard" and "Lord Nelson Pub", because "Nelson’s" was closed when we were there. But maybe "Nelson’s" is just the basement floor ??
The little brother of Les Brasseurs: less beer, smaller place. Since ten years ago, they still brew the same forgettable 3 beers (and one for Christmas). The place is not very big, and it doesn’t look cosy. Girls at service may be lazy and unfriendly.
Brewpub with a French café- like atmosphere. They do have big copper kettles showing behind the bar, but the atmosphere is nontheless quite cafeish, not really beery. The selection is limited to their own three-four brews, which are ok french- style beers, perhaps a bit yeasty and dusty (but on the other hand, they feel really fresh). Didn’t get anything to eat, though you can do that. Service very friendly, knowing enough English so ordering isn’t a problem. Geneva- expensive pricing.
Stopped in here a few times for lunch and for beers. The restaurant is lined with copper brewing kettles, and inside seating is bar like. As your typical Geneva brew pub, they have 3 full time beers on tap (Blond, Blanche, Ambree). The Blanche is my favorite, then the Ambree and then the Blond. All decent but nothing mindblowing at all. Food is nice and relatively at a constant price with the rest of Geneva. I dont think you can take beer to go here, but not sure. Worth a stop in if you need a break from shopping as its on Rive (Place du Molard) and they have a large outdoor seating area for the warmer months.