Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
An outstanding example of a world class beer destination. The beer is often quite good (despite the great staff's frequent modesty about the offerings), the food not so much so (though it's great barfruit!). But you're not going for the food, or even the beer quite frankly - it's the atmosphere that truly shines. The walls (and ceilings) are littered with vintage bottles, glassware, and memorabilia - it doubles as a beer museum. There are a few tables with couches and armchairs near the front that are truly a warm and inviting place to sit and have a few beverages. A shining gem in the middle of a gorgeous Quebecois suburb. Cannot miss.
06-02-2014 15:38:01 | More by mfunk9786
4.58/5 rDev +8.3%
Located in a cute town a short block from the waterfront (though unfortunately facing a grocery store parking lot). Summertime terrace with comfortable outdoor wooden furniture. Cozy interior whose walls are lined with an overwhelming collection of beer bottles from around the world, with more beer paraphernalia everywhere you look -- a veritable beer museum.
Their fabulous beers, obviously crafted with love, are served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
All in all, one of the best brewpubs around, and worth a day-trip...
05-30-2013 15:15:24 | More by DaveR514
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
Discovered this little brewpub over 5 years ago as it opened right across the street from where i used to live. A very cozy place with usually anywhere from 10 to 20 homebrewed beers on tap.
I love the originality of the brewer as he uses many unusual ingredients : spruce, wild flower honey, nuts, strawberries, tea leaves, mint, etc. The beers are wel described, the staff is very friendly and have a knowledge of the beers.
Food is a bit poor, i mean it's very good but the menu is VERY limited as it is more a brewery rather than a restaurant!
Favorites brews are : Bariteau, Dernière Brosse, Cens de Louis, Ensorcelleuse, Promise and Amère Veilleuse.
A definite must!
09-22-2010 19:09:07 | More by theclaudius
4.18/5 rDev -1.2%
Stopped in here with some friends for lunch after the Ice Cider festival in Rougemont. Inside is insane, the biggest brewerania collection I've ever seen. The walls are basically cases full of bottles, some empty and some full. Lots of vintage stuff. The ceiling has all sorts of brewery serving trays nailed to it. Pretty cozy place, some couches in the corner, nice big bar at the back. A separate room on the side has a bunch of barrels stacked up, right in front of the brewhouse room. It wasn't too busy when we were there. Only one server, who also cooked/prepared all the food, but she did a great job of keeping beers in front of us. The food was real nice, had some fantastic terrines and a nice panini. The beers were quite nice, a big range of styles and all well done. This is a great place to stop, and definitely recommended. It is also pretty close to Fourquet Fourchette.
02-18-2010 17:14:54 | More by Viggo
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
This is one of my favorite brewpubs in Quebec, and so easy to reach from VT, with none of the parking hassles of Montreal. The brewer/owner, Nicolas Bourgault, is friendly, humble, and a truly inventive brewer. The vibe is warm, friendly and all the locals are fun to hang with, even to us beer-tourists passing through. Although I only get up there about 3 times a year, the staff always seems to remember me, and what I like to drink. I adore the sausage sandwiches with the house-made 'kraut cooked in their brown ale. The ever-expanding collection of bottles, cans and breweriana lining the walls never ceases to amaze. And ahhh, the beers...utilizing all sorts of intriguing ingredients: L'Epinette made with spuce tips; Ensorceleuse with ginger & spices. La Reyne d'Ecosse, a strong and warming Scotch Ale; the stouts and pales and a quad - so much to choose from and a rack of tasters always available to fill with your personal faves. I have never, since the place opened, had a bum beer here, and I always look forward to my next visit...speaking of which - I'm overdue for one!
02-12-2010 22:02:50 | More by duchessedubourg
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
My third (and final) stop yesterday on the Journée québécoise de la bière.
As i stepped inside, i realized that i had just stepped into a beer collector's dream. All the walls are lined with huge glassed shelves with beer bottles, old and new. Take the time to look at them, i know i did. The ceiling is also covered with circular trays sporting the effigy of various breweries and the display above the bar has about 20 different taps on exhibit.
Before getting my beer, i proceeded to the brewing section (to the right of the bar) to listen to the brewmaster, Nicolas, talk about his brewing methods. I only caught the last part but it was very interesting. Then, he decided to take a break so i took advantage of that to get a beer (an oatmeal stout). Sitting down with my brew inside, i took the time to look more carefully.
The atmosphere was hard to gauge as it was around 2PM so not many patrons yet. There was a mix of tables with chairs and also some couches to lounge on. On my table, there was a massive folder with loads of info on their beers and upcoming events. I felt very much at ease here and relaxed.
I decided after reviewing to go outside to enjoy the terrace and the beautiful day. There i got an opportunity to talk to Nicolas.
I asked him how he came up with the name and he said that Bedondaine was his nickname when he was young and bedons comes from the fact that his wife was pregnant when it opened so that's how he came up with it (bedon means tummy). He was very sympathetic and loved talking about beer. He made mention that he plans on having a cask day soon but a real one he said. A barrel that he's going to make a hole in and serve directly from it! I am definitely coming down for that!
The staff was very knowledgeable about their beers and the beer scene in general, a point that Nicolas prides himself on having accomplished.
I very much enjoyed my visit and wish i could have stayed longer. I will definitely come back here. I highly recommend it and it's not too far from Autoroute 10 (about 10 min. max from exit 22).
08-16-2009 19:59:58 | More by papat444
4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
A great brewpub that doubles as a brewerina museum.
The first thing you notice upon entry is windows filled with mugs and glasses. Once inside you know you are in a cool beer destination. The decor is nice light wood with mega beer stuff.
Now for the beer, there were 12 + taps all flowing with well crafted, tasty beer. There was a guide to all of the beers on the bar and the tables (in both french & english). The barmaid could not have been nicer.
Food was tasty, but limited to simple sandwiches and small pizzas.
Well worth a trip if you are anywhere near Montreal.
Brush up on your french, you are in Quebec.
04-14-2009 16:16:38 | More by youbrewidrink
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
This is one of my favorite brewpub. Because the beer is awesome and its about 15 min from where I live.
This pub take place in the really cute town of Chambly wich is also known for the Unibroue brewery and its beer festival in september along the historical Fort Chambly. Straight out of Nouvelle-France.
The atmosphere is good, chilled out, perfect for a nice talk. The decoration inside is related to beer, hundreds of bottle from canadian past brewery and objects.
This pub is small, but the quality of the beer is impressive. Very well balanced, nice selection and they are all good in my opinion.
Some of them flirts with herbal,spices..
La mentheuse for exemple.
A thing that I like here is each people of the staff brew is own beer, from their own idea and help the master brewer making their beer.
So they really can talk beer with you, because they know how its made.
The food is also good. They are making sandwiches with good bread,sausage..try it
inside there is a free babyfoot table.
and when its summer there is a small terrasse outside.
I love going there.
02-01-2009 19:29:30 | More by Otterburn
Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds in Chambly, QC, Canada
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.