Le Sous-Bock

Don’t be discouraged by the bog-standard beers on tap at this dark, European-style sports bar.  The bottled beer selection is extensive (and expensive), with brews from France and Belgium dominating the options.  A small collection of vintage beers is a unique addition to the menu.  For large groups, beer can be purchased in Magnums, Jeroboams, or even a 9-liter Salmanazar. The staff is pleasant, though not incredibly knowledgeable, and the food is industrially-produced bar food. Still, you’ll need to eat something after a couple of those strong ales, or if you’re posted up to watch a rugby or soccer match on the big-screen TVs.

Practical information

Address: 49 rue St. Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Every day, 12pm-2am (later on the weekends)
Telephone: 01 40 26 46 61
Average price for beer: 5-8€ for pints, 7.50-8€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 8-15€
Food options: large salads, mussels+fries, café-style plats du jour

Reviews of interest

Le Sous-Bock page on Beer Advocate

1 Comment on Le Sous-Bock

  1. Sous Bock is basically a sports bar with food. The food is average, but reasonably-priced. The Poulet Moutarde is actually really good and the frites are those semi-tubular ones that allow a lot of mayo or ketchup.

    There is outside seating, but it’s usually stenched up by smokers, so I prefer indoors.

    Really, though, we are here for the beer. It’s a huge list and most of the greats are available, and many exotics. My colleagues and I like to visit at least once a week and start with a 75cl Westmalle triple before moving on to the less known bottles. It’s not particularly cheap, but quality seldom is.

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