Standing on Place Carnot in the second arrondissement of Lyon since March 2017, Accasbel Bistropub is proudly both an Irish pub and French bistro. Blending the cultures in a warm and very welcoming ambiance, Accasbel serves craft beer direct from Ireland with bistro-style food. 

As a Franco-Irish couple, when they created Accasbel Bistropub owners Maud and Darragh aimed to import all of the flavour and atmosphere one would expect to find in Ireland to Lyon, while maintaining the sophistication and style of a classic French bistro.

Beer is king in this spacious “bistropub”. Composed of a 90 m² main room with 5 metre high ceilings, large panels and wooden bar with its signature 16 classic copper beer taps, Accasbel has real character.


Accasbel offers bistro-style cuisine, which includes some high-quality Irish ingredients, notably Black Angus beef and cheddar cheese matured with brown ale. The menu is simple, but of a very high standard.

A set menu and plat du jour are available during the week, and expert advice on beer and food pairings are proposed by Maud, Darragh and team.

Brunch is served on Saturday from 12.00pm until 3:00pm. As might be expected, the full Irish breakfast is available. Other options include Eggs Florentine, Benedict or Norwegian; pancakes, a ‘French Basket’, and granola.


Accasbel is the ideal destination for beer enthusiasts; it serves only craft beers that have been imported from micro-breweries in Ireland. Sixteen beers are available on tap at any given time, together with a number of bottled drinks. The selection regularly changes as new, seasonal, and limited edition beers are introduced. Lagers, IPAs, red ales, stouts, porters, among others, can be found.

For non-beer drinkers, the bar is fully stocked with wine and spirits with a particular focus on Irish whiskey.

Live Sport

A huge screen provides coverage of major football and rugby matches together with Gaelic games direct from Ireland. As Darragh is a former player and keen rugby enthusiast himself, the atmosphere in Accasbel is particularly good when Ireland are playing during the Six Nations tournament! 

Address: 20 Place Carnot, 69002 Lyon

Transport: Located on Place Carnot, Accasbel is two minutes walk from both Ampère-Victor Hugo metro station (line 1) or from Gare de Perrache station (metro line A, Tramway line T1 and T2).

Opening hours: 

  • Lunch 12.00pm to 2.00pm Tuesday to Saturday (brunch menu on Saturday). 
  • Dinner 7.30pm to 10.00pm Tuesday to Saturday. 
  • Bar service from 5.30pm to 11.30 Tuesday to Thursday, and 5.30pm to 12.30am Friday and Saturday. 


Food:  Main courses range from €15.00 – €18.00
Drink : Typical 25cl demi from €3.50 for cider and €3.80 for beer upwards (limited editions and special brews are naturally priced higher in general). Selected 50cl pints from €5.00 – €5.50 upwards during happy hours (5.30pm – 8.00pm). Otherwise, 50cl pints from €6.50 for cider and €7.20 for beer upwards.