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La Cave à Bulles

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BA SCORE
100
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57 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
100
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.41%
La Cave à BullesLa Cave à Bulles
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

45 Rue Quincampoix
Paris, 75004
France

+ 33 1 40 29 03 69 | map
www.caveabulles.fr

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Added by thierrynantes on 05-02-2009

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by videofrog:
Photo of videofrog
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I stopped by Cave a Bulles after arranging a trade with Brandon, an American currently employed there.

Atmosphere fits right in with the area of Paris. It's a nice, small shop with wood floors. A really cool tasting was put together while I was there, where people sat down at a table in the middle of the shop and sampled French Craft Beer. Although the tasting was conducted in French and seemed to be locals only, it appeared to be going quite well.

Service is outstanding. Simon and Brandon are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. My metro stop actually closed while I was buys there shopping. After discovering this, I returned to the shop, and not only did they let me borrow the phone to contact my tour group, Brandon helped me figure out the best way to use the Metro to get where I was going.

Selection is as good is it can be considering the size of the shop. Tons of French Craft that I had no idea about and was glad to pick up a sampling. They still had a few Westy XII bricks left, so I grabbed one. Someone had recently pillaged their Cantillon inventory, so they usually have more than what I saw.

I highly recommend stopping here while in Paris. Great people and great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sheppard
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Simon is the best, plain and simple. Don't just walk in there expecting to find whatever. Talk to the people who work there and they'll guide you. I know that they have a reputation for having certain things, but with the way things are, you don't know anymore. Simon and Chris are great.

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Photo of kffoster40
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A great spot with an amazing selection. The gentleman working helped me pick out some of his favorite French beers, and also some others from around Europe I had never heard of. They had a great selection, including Cantillon and a lot of other Belgians. He was even nice enough to wrap up the bottles in bubble wrap when I told him I was traveling back to the US. I would definitely recommend this spot.

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Photo of whitenads
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Exceptional staff that has a lot of knowledge about the up and coming craft beer scene in France. They are very nice to foreign travelers and also have plenty of lambics!

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Photo of cadaugherty
4.19/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.47/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tami_Brooks
4.14/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Claytonis
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TaborTime
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.51/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of laketang
4.82/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

there is enough said about this place that I don't need to repeat. top notch store where my wife and I were met by Chris, who went out of his way to help me. I had prepared a list of French beers I wanted to try, and he had most of those, I picked 5 beers up (all I could carry around) great choices of French beers, as well as other countries. a must stop while in paris. they love trades too !

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Photo of petermethot
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.37/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of suckaj
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MarkFy
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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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 +6.8%
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.36/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.51/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mbw314
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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La Cave à Bulles in Paris, France
100 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.