Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds

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Bedondaine & Bedons RondsBedondaine & Bedons Ronds
BEER AVG
3.7/5
Based on:
51 Beers
60 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 19
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

255 Ostiguy St
Chambly, Quebec, J3L 2Z7
Canada
phone: (450) 447-5165

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bedondaine_br

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(Place added by: Goldorak on 05-15-2005)
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Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you're in Chambly (you lucky dog) this is a must visit.
The main thing that grabs you is the insane amount of beer bottles that are lined up on every wall (behind glass). I spent a good 20-30 minutes just browsing through them all.
The second thing that grabs you is the fine and in some cases, daring beers on tap! I really enjoyed the Stout and the Mentheuse (mint beer) is a very unique beer that I highly recommend you at least sample. Samples is a good idea, but I couldn't get any because of a large tasting party going on in the other room.
Service was friendly and efficient. Without our host our lack of French may have been a minor issue, but nothing to stand in the way of getting a beer and food. Got a bite of the sausage, and it was very yummy.
Massive thanks to Goldorak for taking me out to see Chambly.

More User Reviews:
Photo of elecnix
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Located right in the middle of Chambly in a well restored older building. Interior is very cosy with a bunch of small tables and some sofas. Selection is ample with a couple of taps and some barrel-aged beers were also on taps when I visited. Staffs are nice and helpful. Food is pretty basic but good and relatively cheap. Beer is really good and a must-stop for people going through south of Montreal.

Photo of Dewso
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Christian_Champagne
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mfunk9786
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of DaveR514
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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...

Photo of theclaudius
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

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!

Photo of Viggo
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

Photo of duchessedubourg
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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!

Photo of papat444
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 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).

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of Otterburn
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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.

Photo of Deuane
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Bedonda bedon rounds--no wait--Bendown baton rond---no wait...oh forget it!

Visited on our way out of town after Mondial.

An eclectic little place in a town with a MUCH bigger brewing brother, but one that SHOULD NOT be overlooked!

As one walks in the door you cannot be impressed by the awesome collection of brewerania on display. We were told by staff that this is but 40% or so of the entire collection! Bottles, cans, growlers, steins, mats, tray, churchkeys....and on and on...from all over the world! A small 7 seat wood bar and 20 or so 4 seat tables with 3 cushy looking couches too. What a great vibe just to sit and hang out enjoying a few pints.

13 beers on tap with an interesting line up of spiced beers in addition to the "usual" styles. All beers tried were very fresh and nice. We were looking to try the "different" things.

Service was friendly and swift. All questions were answered happily...in English. Nice chat with two of the guys about their upcoming trip to the VT Brewers Fest.

Didn't have any food as we had a late breakfast and didn't want to ruin our dinner later.

All in all, we had a very pleasant experience at this cute, little place. We will certainly visit again next time we are in the area!

Photo of MTNboy
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A great place that quickly became one of my favorite brewpubs of all time. This place has very bistro/coffee shop feel but at the time the décor is dedicated to beer. The artifacts on display range from bottles, cans to tools of the brewing industry. The seats at the bar and the chairs are comfortable. The beers are out of this world with a wide variety to choose from. The food was also good. Both the beer and food the for prices were not bad. All the beers I tried were good. Our server Charles was full of information and a pleasure to talk to. The pizzia is good and goes great with Ma Beire D'E Pinette a wonderful spruce beer.

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Special planning to get out here, and especially get home, though Chambly is lovely farm country. At least two of you, one with a map. Stop in at the SAQ (government-run store a block away). Lots of lounge benches outside and lots of room inside with a small bar. Mostly college students off on vacation, alongside suburb couples. A different taste and type of beers, certainly better than average, with the Kolsch the most interesting to me and something that I would hand out if bottled. Bread and water given complementary in sampling glasses, which are of generous amount. Relaxing.

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

first off, let me say this is a really fun brewpub name for an american with no french to try and say. it sounds like one of the peanuts teachers talking. one of the highlights of the trip was listening to people try and repeat it.

what can i say about this joint? a little slice of weirdness in a town better known for a big br'U'ery. walking in, the first thing i noticed was the 'beer museum,' aka the amazingly vast collection of bottles that cover every wall of every room of this brewpub. twenty or so minutes of looking at the brewerania brought me so much insight to brewery history, unknown beers, and general canadian obsessiveness. what wall space there is in this place is painted a bright yellow and blue. the main room has a rectangular bar seating 15 or so, and many willy-nilly wood tables.

the side room, the real pimpin' spot, has comfy red ikea chairs and end tables. this side room has a great windowed view of the brewing area, which is unbelievably tiny. the place itself reminds you of a converted cape house- painted and decorated brightly with shiny, eye-catching kitsch but still providing a truly homey atmosphere. everywhere our tour group went, we hawked around tables and vultured around food stations and bar registers. here, everyone seemed to be chilled out. relaxing and enjoying life. this is the kind of spot where you can kill a day drinking good beers.

the problem is, in my opinion, the beer is just ok. i believe this place has a funky yeast mcneill's thing going on, which most people seemed to dig except me. and true to mcneill's fashion, it was the dark and creamy oatmeal extra stout that i actually liked. there was a decent saison as well, spicy and floral. a mint beer was unique, offering a spark of hope, but not really drinkable on the whole. finally, a hefeweizen was unexpectedly out of this world. the rest of the lot though, the remaining 7 our of 12 or so beers, were duds. when i met the brewer, a young, goofy guy, i could kinda see why. as this guy continues to explore beers of the world (despite the bottle collection, he has apparently not consumed too many different varieties), i think he will get a taste for the subtle quirks and characteristics of each beer style.

there was food available, again, which i did not have. the beer sampler was served with complimentary bread, which is a nice touch and should be observed by every other brewpub everywhere.

we said our goodbyes and really didn't want to leave. i would have been satisfied spending the better part of the day in my comfy red chair, with a couple nice stouts, sipping and enjoying the company of the other suburban canadian microbrew drinkers. cheers bedonbedonronronronbedon! best of luck!

Photo of Beersignal
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The first thing that strikes anyone entering Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds is the extensive collection of beer bottles, trays and old school hardware present in the restobar area and the lounge area. From floor to ceiling and wall to wall, you will find a comprehensive bottle collection that represents all major brewing nations and especially Québec's rich brewing heritage with bottles from the defunct Dawes and Dow breweries as well as vintage examples of Molson's and Labatt's beers from the past. Yes Molson did make an IPA at one point... wonder how it tasted?

I tasted a few of the brewer's beers beginning with the Ensorceleuse, a belgian ale weighting in at 7% alc/vol and using notably honey, curacao orange peel and coriander in the recipe. I followed that up with L’Amère Veilleuse, a surprisingly dry IPA touted to contain 120 IBUs but really not displaying this level of bitterness. My session finished with 4 oz. servings of the oatmeal stout, the extra stout, and a strong Belgian ale named Ériction. The last brew was the highlight for me. It was flavourful, well balanced, and displayed the same clean aromas of the other brews I tried but also showed a level of complexity that the other brews did not achieve.

The food menu is simple and meant to not steal the show from the beers. Tapenades, olives, deli snacks and sandwiches along with pizza are offered at fairly reasonable prices and quality for those finding themselves stricken by hunger.

An interesting concept practiced at the pub is the apprentice brewer program where once in a while, one of the servers gets to brew his or her own beer with coaching from the brewer/owner. The employee chooses the style and ingredients, performs the brewing duties and, after about one month sees his or her beer on tap for patrons. This is a good way to educate your staff on beer, making them more capable to advise customers.

Not that far out of the way for a Montréaler to make his way for a few pints, Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds is a blessing for a South Shore region thirsting for more brewpubs. Quaint, well appointed (especially for the brewriana buff) and resonably priced, Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds is at the top of the must see list for any beer enthusiast making his/her way through Chambly... despite the presence of Fourquet & Fourchette.

Photo of babyhobbes
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is an awesome place with an impressive selection of brews. They have an enormous collection of beer bottles and other paraphenalia if you're into that sort of thing. The place is very well lit and very clean. Service was great, both friendly and efficient.

We each had a sandwich and they were just awesome. What is it about the bread around here that makes all sandwiches so much better??

They offer all their beers in 5oz samples so, of course, we tried them all. They have this menthe beer right now that is rather interesting. The bitter and the stout were fantastic.

Photo of Goldorak
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Very special circumstances surrounded my first visit to Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds. We arrived there from our visit of the nearby ciderhouses...and we were a busload of around 40 people! As we entered the place was relatively quiet, with only a dozen patrons or so, ranging from young couples having a quiet drink, a few freinds celebrating a birthday and a few older guys having a pint at the bar. We filled the place up nicely.

The pub is split in two sections. As you walk in there are two couches on either side of the door that looked mighty comfortable, some tables and the bar to the far right. The other section is a little tasting lounge with a view of the brewing equipement through a plateglass window. Well designed. But what really grabs your attention is the insane amount of Breweryana found everywhere in the Bar. Thousands of bottles, serving trays, glassware, publicity posters and calendars, casks, pulltaps, bottle openers, even old carboard cases! If it has something to do with Beer, he's got it. A real Beer museum. I stared at his walls the whole time I was there.
Extra atmosphere points for the dartboard, even though I got trounced, and the non-smoking policy.

5 Beers were on-tap, a Blonde, a "Red Ale", one brewed with honey and spices, a Hefe Weizen and an Oatmeal Stout. I had a pint of the latter two and was quite pleased with the quality, freshness and conformity to style. Hopefully he'll have more variety in the coming months (he's got 8 tap lines) but we were all satisfied with what he had. Sampler trays were available.

Food available consisted of Natchos, paninis and sausage/sauerkraut sandwiches. I didn't have any, because our large group emptied out his reserves, even though I warned him in advance that we were coming, and decided to let the hungrier people in my group eat. Looked good though.

Service was friendly and knew their stuff (our bartender was Nicolas the Brewmaster, the two waiters seemed knowledgeable too), but were a little overwhelmed by our group.

Recommended for everyone going to visit Chambly.

Bedondaine & Bedons Ronds in Chambly, QC, Canada
93 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.