Les Brasseurs

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Type: Brewery, Eatery

Place Cornavin 20
Geneva, 1201

+41 (0)22 731 02 06 | map

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Added by Idaho99 on 02-26-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Breer
3.4/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of IoannisSC
1.8/5  rDev -39.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 2

Could be so so so much better than it is... Such a shame

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.64/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I was trying to hit at least hit one BA-listed beer place in Geneva and stumbled upon Les Brasseurs, conveniently located across from the train station (flight to Berlin calling).

Les Brasseurs is a big sprawling British-style pub, with lots of worn-out wood, booths and nooks and crannies galore.

You can get a bit of everything here: hard liquor, espresso some food (chicken nuggets and beef tartare, WTF!) and of course the house-made beers. Five of them: Blanche, Ambree, Citron Vert, Weissbier and Blonde.

I had the Citron Vert and loved it, a weird lime-and-agave beer that probably tastes like Bud Light Lime. So what? I enjoyed it.

The Blanche was alright but forgettable, the weissbier was tasty and the ambree was the winner, a sort of Belgian Dubbel that was just so incredibly nice.

Service was good, friendly waitress who knew her beers and spoke great English, and ambience is rather average but fine. Pretty empty on an early Tuesday afternoon. Oh, I saw growlers sitting around, I was intrigued...

Prices were reasonable, I thought, considering how expensive Switzerland is. About 5 francs per beer.

I will definitely stop here again next time I'm in Geneva (but why would I? This city is so boring)!

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Photo of Augustiner719
2.88/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Stopped in here numerous times at the Geneva location conveniently located across from Gare Cornivan. This is a very large Les Brasseurs compared to the Nyon location which is among my favorite of the 4 locations (geneva, lausanne, nyon and neuchatel.) This place has the same menu and draft list as the other locations i believe and the prices are about the same which actually are reasonable. Worth getting the .25l size if you plan on having a few as there is little discount for getting bigger sizes which go up to 1L. Seasonals I have had were the winter ale, st. patricks stout and the most recent peach blanche beer. The Peach is gross, and tasted like those peach rings soaked in hoegarten and perfume. Standard beers are great however considering the rest of Geneva's craft beer breweries. Blanche and Amberee are my favorites and are about 4.50CHF for a small beer. Food at this location is not up to par at all and i believe this is because of the high tourist volume that stops in here where Les Brasseurs does not experience repeat customers so much so the quality does not have to win everyone over like the other locations. I have had the same dish at the geneva location an the Lausanne and Nyon locations and the Geneva location plate was horrible in comparison numerous times with various dishes. Most recently the flames (swiss pizza) were burnt and loaded with too much herbs. Service also sucks at this location compared if you are eating at a table. My recommendation is to stop in here for a beer if you need to catch a train but stay away from the food and don't expect to have a great service. There is a fantastic beer bar/store located on the first floor of a mall just to the right across the street on rue des alpes called palais des biers if you just want a few quality brews.

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Photo of spdyfire83
2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

I stopped at Les Brasseurs on a recent visit to Geneva. This definitely has more of a sports bar feel that a brewery feel, but with that said it is very centrally located within the city center and close to the Geneva Cornavin Train Station.

The offerings here were quite basic, but the atmosphere of this place seems to be always buzzing. They have quite a few TVs on with various matches being broadcasted - can't say that I'm a huge fan of this, but it was a good place to stop and try their beers. From viewing the menu and talking with the bartenders, the tap list doesn't change very often. I tried all their beers while visiting, but not a single one stood out to be memorable.

As with most things in Switzerland the prices were considerably high, but that's how it goes here. I did not sample the food, but had a quick look at the menu and it seemed to be mostly bar food. The service was prompt and good. A decent place to stop for a visit if your time is limited in Geneva, but I preferred Brasserie Du Molard.

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Photo of descartes
2.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Les Brassuers is conveniently located next to Geneva's Cornavin train station. I had all five of the beers they were offering: Blonde, Blanche, Amber, Christmas Ale and Kriek (cherry lambic). They were all decent beers, though none of them were particularly complex they were all good (I'd recommend the Christmas Ale and the Amber). That being said the beers had tremendously improved since my visit in December of 2005, at that point the beer tasted like some type of syrup. The atmosphere is decent, it's a pub but there wasn't any interaction between tables. The service was horrendous, I had to go to the bar to order beers and the bar would insist I allow my waiter to do order them which entailed a twenty minute wait. The food was okay, though a bit pricey for what it was. There is a non-smoking section in the establishment, it is just rather small. The beer was reasonably priced for Geneva where everything costs an arm and a leg. Overall a decent place (if only for their own brewing) but I wouldn't make it a regular stop.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I stopped here for dinner while in town for the Geneva Motor show. This was a decent brewpub, which had 4 beers available when I was there. I had my eyes on the Saison, but it wasn't ready yet...

The food was OK but overpriced. The service was extremely slow and unresponsive. As with many places in Europe, there is no real non-smoking area. We asked to be away from smoke if possible, but within 10 minutes there were smokers all around us. Not their fault really.

I tried the blonde, ambre, blanche, and lion. None were bad, but none were outstanding either. Not really worth the price if you ask me, but everything seems expensive in Geneva.

If you're in town and looking for beers, I recommend the Grand Duke Pub. It has a good selection of English and Belgian ales, good prices, and cheaper food.

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Les Brasseurs in Geneva, Switzerland
Brewery rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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