If the walls of Bofinger were able to write their memoirs, the face of Paris would surely be altered. This Parisian brasserie has often seen history in the making.
Its very location, the decor and its atmosphere have always drawn the major personalities of Parisian life within its walls.
In 1864, l`Alsace set up its first beer pump in Paris. Frédéric Bofinger established a small restaurant at 5, rue de la Bastille, which rapidly gained a reputation for the quality of its sauerkraut. And he served beer on tap - unheard of in Paris. As was the glass dome ceiling illuminating the main dining room, a masterpiece by Néret and Royer.