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$$ - reasonable
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40, Bvd. Haussmann
phone: 01 42 82 34 56
Opening hours: 09.30 - 19.30
Getting there: Metro line 3/ 7/ 8/ 9 Opéra; Bus lines 20/ 21/ 22/ 27/ 52/ 53/ 66/ 95
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Although the food market in the world famous Galeries Lafayette doesn't necessarily boast about its beer selection (well, at least not above its fine charcuterie, or immense bibliothèque aux vins), there is a small little corner at the back, discretely promoting a 'beers of the world' sign. And, true enough, the selection is completely lacking of any french brew but rather piles up some exceptional belgian brews like St. Bernardus or Trappistes Rochefort, most of Unibroues family except (to my dismay) Trois Pistoles, and other belgian, german, american, japanese and, well, world brews.
A bit expensive but great to find the uncommon.
12-11-2003 14:33:59 |
More by Andreji
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
just thought I'd review the Galeries Lafayette to give an up-to-date opinion on the store. There might have been changes in the management of the beer section of the store, as past reviews are contradictory.
Nowadays, the Galeries Lafayette do offer a selection of French microbrews, including some that I had never seen in a store before. The selection seems to be rotating.
They also have a decent offering of Belgian brews, and as has been said, a mediocre and quite boring "international" shelf.
Contrary to Le Bon Marche, prices are pretty decent for Paris, even cheap sometimes, like when they had all the Eisenbock beers from Brazil on sale.
I gave the service a 3, as I had to give a grade, but I never ask for advice there. As it's a supermarket, there's no dedicated salesperson to the beer shelves.
Not a beer lover's paradise, for sure, but one might just find something new and interesting there from time to time. And the whole food store is such a great place to do grocery shopping!
11-01-2005 22:04:11 |
More by Bourre
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited here on the 8th March 2006.
Small selection of beers on the pretty amazing food floor. Mostly Belgian (Chimay, Rochefort etc) and French (Goudale, Jenlain, 3 Monts and Ar-Men). Also a few macros Good selection of Bretagne cider
Prices werent too bad around 2 - 3 euro per 33cl bottle and around 4 - 5 euro per 75cl bottle. As its a supermarket type store there wasnt really anyone around to speak to about the beer
Worth a look if you are in the store but not really worth going out of your way for
03-13-2006 14:22:01 |
More by mdagnew
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Several reviewers mentioned the beers in Galeries Lafayette being located in bieres du monde section with the wines. When I visited this was no longer the case and the beers had been put with the soft drinks and fruit juices in the super market section. There were about thirty beers to choose from including ten macros. Okay selection of French and Belgium micros but expensive and service was impossible to get. The only redeeming aspect is it's convenient access through the Auber subway station that is serviced by a great number of lines. I won't be coming back here any time soon.
12-26-2005 16:13:36 |
More by descartes
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5
The beer shelf at Galeries Lafayette is tucked away near the soda inside the amazing food market. The selection is very strange: only two French craft brews, a large emphasis on Belgian fruit beers, and then a scattered selection of international brews including Gordon's, Sam Adam's, one Unibroue, some strange Australian lager, and Sapporos. I didn't see any of the Trappist beers, so maybe they've stopped carrying them. Service is non-existent: they don't have a clerk who specializes in beer, and the staff person I talked to only knew where the beer was located.
If you have any interest in food or wine (especially wine the wine section is amazing), you should visit Galeries Lafayette to see the store. For beer, however, you're much better off going to the Bootlegger.
06-01-2004 13:29:29 |
More by jed
Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France