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Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
116 rue St-Denis
phone: 01 42 36 34 73
Opening hours: 12.00 - 02.00
Getting there: Metro line 4 Etienne Marcel; Bus lines 29/ 38/ 47
Reviews by Billolick:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Not far from the Pompideau center musuem, les Halles and several other stops most tourists make in Paris...so we walked a few blocks through a seady red light zone kind of area and then found this corner spot. Large windows looking out onto the Paris street scene. Tries to be something it is not, the beers were quite good however and the service friendly enough. When in Paris...go to an English pub kinda place??...If in the immediate area its almost worth a visit, but be sure to avoid the lower part of Rue St. Denis....
08-30-2008 01:49:08 |
More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Located within walking distance of Pompideau (which is near the apartment I rented). I walked over for a few beers in between loads at a nearby laundromat. Was early evening and not too crowded yet.
Nice building on Rue St Denis, you can check out the prostitutes then step in for a brew! I sat at the bar which was welcoming and chatted with a bartender who spoke perfect English.
Did not eat anything but ordered a couple of beers. Started with the Inseine (APA) which was tasty and had a nice hop flavor. Then I had a pint of the Dark de Triomphe (stout) which was enjoyable as well. Neither were mind blowing but were both good, solid beers.
Worth checking out.
01-03-2012 16:15:15 |
More by dstc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I visited here for lunch the other day. With most places in France seemingly to sell only 1664 or Heineken on draught, I was looking forward to getting a decent beer. I wasn't disappointed. While they may not be award winners, they were well brewed and tasty. The price for a pint (6.50 euro) was also right in line with other Paris establishments. The wait staff was very friendly. The pub itself was modeled after an English pub, and it seemed a pretty good take on it. The food was right out of an English pub also. I had the fish & chips which were good. It was Sunday, and they were also offering an English breakfast for brunch. I would definitely stop back here again.
06-16-2009 07:07:54 |
More by Boto
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited in 2003.
The Frog and Rosbif is situated within walking distance of the Beaubourg museum and the Forum des Halles of the St Denis street. It serves are own real ale, brewed in the basement from British ales. Despite their funny names (Dark de Triomphe, Froegaarden, Frog Natural blond, Inseine, Parislytic ...), the real ales are well served, a choice of 5 differents beers (little glass with 8 cl.). The pub also serves classic beers (not very interred). It's also possible to give a tour of the brewery visible at the bottom of the stairs (not enought space).
10-08-2008 19:08:33 |
More by thierrynantes
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
Located on the edge of the red light district, this pub is a mixed bag. True they offer a good selection of their own beers but outside of this they offer only corona. The food was not very good but the atmosphere was stellar, South Africa vs. Australia in a cricket test match. I guess it depends on what you want but with the scaricity of good beer in paris you could do far far worse. When I visited they had the five following beers on tap:
Frog Natural Blond
Dark De Triomphe
I had the Froegaarden and Dark De Triomphe and didn't find either to be anything special but since each Pub brews their own, the quality of drinks may very from Frog pub to Frog pub.
12-26-2005 15:45:56 |
More by descartes
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stumbled on this place while moving from bar to bar up St. Denis, killing time before dinner. Fairly quiet when I came in, it is a nice size place in a questionable area. Sat at the bar and had a couple (a blonde and a dark). They had 4 or 5 Brewed on premises. Paris is sometimes a difficult place to get a good beer, with so much emphasis on the wine. The service was so-so, but it was paris. Beer was tasty. So much so that I stopped by again after dinner for a night cap. Very crowded in the evening (a Thursday night).
All in all, I will try and get back here next time in Paris. Perhaps even to eat, although with all the excellent restaurants in town, that may be asking too much. And there were some very interesting bars on St Denis. it seems to be foreign beer lane, with a belgian beer bar, an australian bar (with aussie bartenders and 2 dozen aussie beers), an irish pub, a mexican bar, etc.
05-12-2005 13:26:37 |
More by TheJudge
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
A few tables outside for those who enjoy the nice odors and noises of the city. I sat inside. Quite cozy atmosphere with nice wooden tables and chairs. A bit brighter than The Frog at Bercy Village, a bit less intimate maybe, but quite attractive nonetheless. After two pints there, I didn't want to leave. The selection is the usual Frog selection, but each beer is brewed on premises, so it gets a little different in each location. I thought the Froegaarden here was far from being as tasty as the one at Bercy Village. They also messed up on their menu, giving wrong descriptions for two of their beers.
The service, as already mentioned in other reviews, was kind of slow during happy hour (the only period of time when prices are really decent), but I ended up appreciating that: we got a free pint because the waitress had forgotten us (and it wasn't like we waited thirty minutes either).
I wanted to try their food pretty badly, but unfortunately had no time. Standard pub fare, with prices that seemed decent, but I couldn't see how much you got in your plate.
Overall, a good place to stop between 6 and 8pm.
10-02-2004 09:28:52 |
More by Bourre
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
The Frog & Rosbif is located in a kind of seedy area of Paris, like a combination red light district and college town. Inside they have done their best to capture a British pub look and feel. Both servers we dealt with even sounded British. We were there during a big soccer game so the place was smoky, loud and packed with people. The seating area is toward the front, basically a lot of wooden tables and chairs. The bar is all the way in the back. they have a board on the wall that describes their different beers.
The beers are all fairly low ABV and average tasting. They have a regular offering of 4 as well as a seasonal. When we visited the seasonal was Froegaarden and it was definitely the best one. They do not offer a sampler but when I asked for one they brought me 5 full sized glasses, each with a sample in it.
The service here was very slow, even by Paris standards. It is not really the fault of the servers, more to management who had this place severely understaffed, and there is really no excuse for it when they are planning on being busy. Getting refills was next to impossible, and we waited for our bill for a very long time after we had finished eating.
The food is pretty good pub fare. We had good old fashioned burgers and they were well made.
Overall, this place was a bit of a letdown for being the only brewpub we visited in Paris. The beers were less than stellar and the service was lacking. Still, I can see the potential of this place and would definitely give it another try, hopefully when they are not so busy.
04-14-2004 16:47:32 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Completely different from the Frog and Princess in the 6ème, the rosbif gives a much more sober atmosphere in contrast to the studenty atmosphere around the mabillon area. as an informative, not offensive fact, this place is located around the homosexual area so the people inside are mixed.
The service is ok, although some foreign waiters with random accents might not be a good way to practice your french. The selection, as all frogpubs, varies as for production. Still, most frog brews are always good enough. Great place to watch the football matches with random english people.
12-03-2003 12:57:53 |
More by Andreji
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Great little English style pub right in the middle of Paris. My hotel was right down the street so when I wasn't out doing stuff or when I was just relaxing in the evening I would hang out here. They had very excellent beer that is brewed on-site. There were several British people that worked and hung out there even one Austrailian, so its not all French people. The service was just right. It was very authentic and seemed to be quite popular with the students even though it was on the other side of town from most of the schools. They had quite a wide range of things on the menu, but unfortunately I did not try anything. If you are ever in Paris and looking for a good little brewpub then try this place.
04-06-2003 13:33:21 |
More by tang214
Frog & Rosbif, The in Paris, France