Impasse de la Fidelite 4A
We found the Delirium Cafe off an alley (Impasse de la Fidelite) about mid-day. We went downstairs; floors above would open later. It was not busy, rather quiet. I saw taps - 14 in all - nice.
In my best Questing-voice I asked if there was a beer list. "What language?" came the question.
English would be fine, thanks.
Now I knew we were in trouble. The list is a 233-page soft cover book (had to have it - 5 Euros). Ya see, according to our bartender, this place guarantees that the number of different beers on-hand and chilled will at least equal the current year.
That would be 2,010 on our visit.
Not to worry; we were told there were about 2,500 in the cooler if we were up to it.
Where to begin?
Ah, a Silly Pink Killer on-tap to start (and a few more later). Then, what's this, Cookie Beer? Gotta have that - served with a cookie, but not a repeat. And so it went. After an hour we met a young American couple doing the continental tour thing.
Later another couple from Long Island joined in.
There were rounds and rounds of never-before-tasted beers with too many consonants in their names for a Georgia boy to pronounce.
The place turned jack hammer loud and packed like a rush-hour subway.
My last legible note said something about this being a required ticket punch for all Questors.
PS - It was very dark outside when we climbed those steps back to the alley. Very, very dark.
PPS - Although you must walk the Rue des Bouchers to get to the Delirium Cafe's alley, avoid the rip-off restaurants that line both sides of the street.