La Cave à Bulles

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La Cave à BullesLa Cave à Bulles
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53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 73
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: n/a
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45 Rue Quincampoix
Paris, 75004
France
phone: + 33 1 40 29 03 69

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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 73
Reviews by TRICKYD1CK:
Photo of TRICKYD1CK
4.44/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Nice, homey-feeling beer shop in the heart of Paris (right by Pompidou).

The service here is awesome. Friendly, multilingual staff. The owner has tried most American beers and will trade with you if you have something he hasn't tried.

You won't find a better selection of French beer in Paris.

Considering that the standard rate for a 33cl bottle at this place is 3.10 Euros, it's a bit pricey. Exchange rate aside, only exceptional beers in the US are $3.10 per 11.2oz. Nonetheless, it's worth it for the selection.

Any beer drinker visiting Paris should stop by this place (and sample their amazing selection of sours!!). (627 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of suckaj
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MarkFy
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Awesome owners who are very passionate about beer. Small shop but vast selection of great beers that you certainly can't find in the U.S. Very helpful in selecting new beers to try, especially some very tasty French beers. It's a running joke that most people walk in asking for Cantillon, which they have a nice selection of. (326 characters)

Photo of SFCraft
4.7/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of surfcaster
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Can't say enough good things about this place.

Owner greeted me in English--saw me coming. Incredible experience. Couple of folks came in after me, went straight for the vintage Cantillion in the cooler and new Cantillion on the shelf. I simply asked to put me on some French stuff and the guy couldn't stop. Walked out with incredible selection of French takes on pales, IPA, farmhouses, low ABV saisons. Too bad for me I had to carry back to my flat or I would have gotten more.

Tip--closes mid afternoon for a couple hours until 4pm. Check website for hours. 15min walk from St. Michel. ASK FOR THE LOCAL STUFF. (617 characters)

Photo of captaincoffee
4.58/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Basically the best experience I've had in a bottle shop. Selection is small but fabulous. I explained that I was into beer as a brewer and having spent time travelling for beer around the US, UK, and Belgium, but was not very familiar with French beer...could they please give me some recommendations? I spent the next half hour speaking with two employees about all the various French beers and breweries. They were extremely knowledgeable about beer and were very happy to help. I had recently been to Brussels, but they also had an excellent selection of Belgian beers including the big lambic names. (608 characters)

Photo of Whatup14
4.51/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A neat little shop in the heart of Paris. The selection is great and the service is even better. This is definitely the place to go for beer in Paris. (150 characters)

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mbw314
4.64/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Arminius757
5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Found myself in Paris for the week. Wanted to try some of France's best crafts. Found the right place. Huge selection, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Spoke English, even German, without a problem. Even found a six pack of Westvletern 12! Awesome place. Must see. (271 characters)

Photo of smbslt
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

Was there in November. Owner was helpful - loved talking about beer with everyone who came in. Asked him to run the gamut and walked out ten different beers (2 based on a trade) - not all great but representative of the craft beer movement there - mission accomplished. (271 characters)

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SStein
4.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mattycasey
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Anthou
4.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MattGrimley
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.43/5  rDev -6.1%

This place rocks! Stopped in while in Paris because their website said they had LP Framboise and Fou Fone in stock. That--as with most places’ websites--was out if date. But not unexpected this late in the Cantillon season and I’m sure they have that stuff regularly. Nevertheless walked in and store clerk (assume the owner) spoke English off the bat. Asked if they had Cantillon: "of course". Loads of Gueuze, Kriek, Rose, and Iris, as well as vintage bottles of Iris and Grand Cru (2005 through 2008 I think). Snagged 3 Iris, a 2008 (05 label) Grand Cru, a couple Quetsche Tilquins, a 2008 Thomas Hardy’s, Giardin Framboise, and 3 barrel aged Mikkeller 250 mls (Cognac George and Brunch Weasel and Calvados George). Those latter ones were way on the pricey side, and overall not cheap but an awesome selection. Even had Pipeworks, AleSmith stuff. A bit from BrewDog, De Molen, and a French selection of course. Owner was having fun talking beers and told me to bring along things to trade if I ever come back. Great great service. To my dismay, I did not grab a French beer and he noticed, gave me a hard time, and handed me a free 750 ml he said was his favorite. On the house. A must stop if in Paris. (1,212 characters)

Photo of Beer21
5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Griffith
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of edhizdeid
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

The best bottle shop in Paris. I found Simon and Brandon very friendly and helpful and more than willing to go out of their way to track something I was looking for. They have a nice selection of French microbrews and a good selection of Belgian beers (yes, including those.). They also have beers from other places but the choice seem random, not that it mattered one bit to me.
If you buy anything that you plan on taking on a plane, they will wrap it up very well in bubble wrap.
They have frequent tastings and encourage you to come whenever you can.
Finally, I came in with some American brews to share and, to my surprise, they insisted on trading them for some French beers of my liking.
If in Paris looking for beer, this is your shop! (745 characters)

Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of hnandez
3.18/5  rDev -32.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

My wife was in Paris so I asked her to stop by here because I heard that you can pick up Cantillon here.

The gentleman was very rude to her because she doesn't know about beer. She explained it like he was Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.

She was able to pick me up a couple of bottles after being treated like an idiot. (323 characters)

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La Cave à Bulles in Paris, France
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