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La Cave à Bulles

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La Cave à BullesLa Cave à Bulles

53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 76
Avg: 4.69
pDev: n/a
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45 Rue Quincampoix
Paris, 75004
phone: + 33 1 40 29 03 69

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Place added by: thierrynantes on 05-02-2009

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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 76
Reviews by videofrog:
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4.58/5  rDev -2.3%
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 petermethot
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.37/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.67/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of suckaj
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MarkFy
4.85/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of surfcaster
5/5  rDev +6.6%
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
4.58/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.51/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.97/5  rDev +6%
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%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mbw314
4.64/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Arminius757
5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of smbslt
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SStein
4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.43/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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La Cave à Bulles in Paris, France
100 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.