Taverne De Cluny

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Type: Bar, Eatery

51, Rue De La Harpe
Paris, 75005

+33 (0)1 43 54 28 88 | map

Opening hours: 09.00 - 02.00 (03.00 weekends)
Getting there: Metro line 4 St.-Michel/ 10 Cluny-La Sorbonne; Bus lines 21/ 38/ 63/ 96; RER B/ C St.-Michel

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of vindivan
1/5  rDev -71%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Euro 150 worth of clothes destroyed, that's the result of the service at this dump. Not only will they ruin your night, they will insult you about it and welch when it comes time to pay. No one at our table of over a dozen liked their food or drinks. The beer was flat and the fries come from the garbage next door, probably. You can get glass of jug wine anywhere in Paris for 5 Euros, but here they serve it with spit… so GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Gloria and the girls' flight should be landing now, so I'm having a draft at La Taverne de Cluny near the Cluny Museum before heading to our meeting place behind Notre Dame Cathedral.

The drafts are of standard fare with La Chouffe being the most interesting. The taps include Lindeman's Framboise, Leffe Blonde and Maredsous Bruin before going macro with Stella Artois, Kronenburg 1664 and Carlsberg.

The draft I had was adequately served by a gruff bartender. If at the Cluny Museum, it's a close and a good bet for a decent beer. Note that there's a different price for the bar versus sitting at a table. Since I prefer the bar, it's no effort to save some money.

After the girls went home, my wife and spent an afternoon at the Cluny Museum without returning to the tavern. The Cluny was well worth the effort, especially after hearing the story of the "kings" of Notre Dame, statues torn down from the facade of the church during the revolution that were later found in a Parisian backyard. Seeing how high the statues are on the side of Notre Dame, I understood for the first time the inestimable power of a revolutionary spirit bent on destruction.

More at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/05/la-taverne-de-cluny-paris-france.html

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2

I love making an ass of myself. It just comes so naturally.

I walk in and just point to whatever tap looks interesting (since no menu was presented.) I know "Eau" is water, but I think maybe it's something interesting. Nope. It's water. So I order the "La Biere Speciale" and that ends up being a raspberry beer. Ah huh. It's Lindemans. Served in a Maredsous glass. Good lord. I should have known things were going to be bad when I saw the bartender slamming glow sticks onto the bar top to activate them and put them in drinks. What the f---? Anyways. Nothing interesting or worth checking out here I felt. I downed my Lindemans and left.

I will say the one positive thing was the live music at night.

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Photo of bdardeen
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place is truly an exception in Paris- a good value, friendly service and a good time atmosphere. The 5 euro Duvel deal was still in place that other reviewers mentioned, so I started and there and moved on to Maredsous draft. If you're at the bar in Paris (as opposed to sitting at a table), you'll pay considerably less per beer. The afternoon deal on the Maredsous was 3 euro at the bar ( a pittance compared to most Paris beer prices- especially in touristy areas), while it was 4.50 if at a table.

I spoke with the friendly bar staff about beer and their bar, each of us splitting our pigeon English and French respectively. When I inquired about the "beer of the month" tap, the bar man informed me that it was "for ladies" and he promptly poured a sample of Lindeman's Framboise for my wife. She's a non-drinker, but the offer was so remarkable for Paris that she had to drink it down!

I missed the music here due to metro problems that prohibited my return, but it seemed the other reviewers were on the mark.

You'll be in this area when you go to Paris, so definitely stop in.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I visited this bar on a Sunday evening in May 2007. It is located at the Sorbonne end of Rue de la Harpe, very handy for the metro (Cluny - La Sorbonne). It has some seating outside, and is a fairly long place with a wider area to the front. Overall decor is not spectacular, but with a comforting "brown bar" feel to it.

It had 8 taps; Stella, Guinness, Carlsberg Elephant, Leffe, Maredsous, Hoegaarden, Kronenbourg and a Framboise. Menu has 24 bottles including Orval, Rochefort, Chimay Bleu, Lindemanns Geuze, Duvel, Budvar, Oubliette and others.

They had a "beer of the month", well two beers really; Duvel and Budvar for €5. As prices go in Paris, this is excellent value, especially the Duvel.

We had intended just having a beer before going to dinner, but circumstances changed our plan: They had Django Reinhardt music on in the background, but this was replaced with a live band playing the same type of "Jazz Manouche". This band were superb, and so we ended up staying until after the metro had ceased running. These musicians play at the Taverne every Sunday night. Not to be missed, and as a beer bar; this was the best I visited in Paris.

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Photo of TheName
4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stumbled in our first night in Paris around 11:30. Service was quick and friendly informing us that the kitchen was closed but they could still make us toast or sandwiches. Beer selection was not extensive but was of quality with a few trappists and interesting bottles; prices seem good for Paris. Live music was nice (with TVs to broadcast around the bar) and food was tasty (had tasty tres fromages toast and a monsieur crote). Definitely recommended for a late night bit of relaxation or a quick snack and sip.

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Photo of Andreji
4.14/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a very nice bar in a little street in paris, which offers the always friendly "bar a bieres" sign.

The environment is nice but I chose to sit outside (not a good idea in fall days of paris though, but they have good heating.) live music et all. Friendly service, The beer selection is not veeery extensive but its quality stuff with some other unusual trappist products (orval, rochefort) for this kind of bar. Worth a try, not as expensive as many others either.

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Taverne De Cluny in Paris, France
Place rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 7 ratings