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Au Trappiste

Since its recent renovation, this Belgian-focused beer “kingdom” has replaced the old-world charm with modern polish, but the large selection of lambics, gueuzes, trappists, and strong ales keeps beer enthusiasts coming back, despite the relatively high prices.  The central location makes it a convenient stop after visiting Nôtre Dame or the Louvre, and the Belgian and Alsatian menu offerings pair well with the brews.  You can’t sit at the bar anymore, but do try to chat a little with one of the well-informed bartenders.  Unless there’s a bottle you just can’t miss (and there may be – the list is huge), stick with the beers on tap – they’re the better value here.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Saint-Denis, 75001
Nearest transport: Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Every day 11am-2am (later on weekends)
Telephone: 01 42 33 08 50
Average price for beer: 8.50€ for pints, 8€ for 33 cl bottles
Number of taps: 20
Average price for food: 10-16€
Food options: mussels + fries, choucroute, traditional French and Belgian dishes, snacks

Additional reviews

Au Trappiste page on Beer Advocate

One Reply to “Au Trappiste”

  1. The place with “mussels and fries” as their speciality has become a very mediocre restaurant. Last night we ordered Moules marinières, frîtes and Choucroute. Neither of the dishes was tasty, moreover my husband had very strong symptoms of food poisoning couple of hours after we left the restaurant.
    When I mentioned to the waiter that the mussles were bad, he said he was sorry. And it happenned several times in Paris, when you complain about the food they seem to say “An so what? What were you expecting, anyway?” behind their “Ah, desolé(e)”. This shouldn’t be a norm.

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