Whenever my friends and I want to go for a drink after a long day…or a short day…or any kind of day, really…there’s no question of what our rendez-vous point will be. La Capsule is a beer fiend’s dream hidden away on one of Vieux Lille’s back streets.
This place knows beer – they have a varied and ever-changing selection of 12 beers on tap, and several fridges behind the bar are stocked with about 100 more bottled selections. No matter your taste, you’ll find it here…they carry beers from all over the world. Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to be there on a night that they’re rolling out a new beer for the on-tap menu; the brewers are occasionally present on these nights for a little meet and greet.
I love this place mainly for the ambiance: friendly and helpful bartenders, a building that has kept all of its Vieux Lille exposed beam and brick charm, and walls decorated with art done by one of the bartenders. It’s clear that everyone who comes here is looking to have a pint, have a laugh, and catch up with friends. It’s not hard to unwind in a place like this!