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Beer Available At Avenue Pub (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin ‹ber Tart 88, Struise Black Albert 100, Struise Pannepot 100, Bios Vlaamse Bourgogne 92, New Belgium Accumulation 85, Abita French Connection 67, NOLA Swamp Grape Escape , Chafunkta Voo Ka Ray IPA , Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Cantillon Zwanze (2010) Blanche de Quenast BHV 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, De la Senne Taras Boulba 94, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Cuvťe des Champions 100, Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, Cantillon Iris Grand Cru 97, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Cantillon Kriekenlambik 100, Cantillon Kriek 98
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Poobah (19) New Orleans, Louisiana | December 7, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer selection including options only available here. Bartenders are the most knowledgeable in the city. Atmosphere is nothing fancy in fact rather grungy, but when you walk in you know that itís a serious beer joint.
Phillies08Champs (26) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania | December 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited during ASH. Old building with a front and side door. down stairs bar is small but lots of nice taps. pooltable and a separate counter to order food. selection is pretty solid. food was good but limited.definately best beer bar in NOLA.
jvhemert (18) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 6, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Not many places in the world can top this place. 49 taps in the bar downstairs alone. Many bottles are aging in the cellar. Staff that know and love beer. A non-pretentious atmosphere away from the nonsensical French Quarters. Simple and delicious bar food. A pool table. Many bottles with strong beers. Each beer selected for what it is, not to have a range or have all of a brewer. Fantastic.
Points off for allowing in-door smoking. Also, prices high for imports.
DuffMan (244) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 26, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Like all the classic beer bars Iíve been in, this is a humble, TV-less, poorly lit joint that is comfortable and lacking any pretentions. Notable for a rather outstanding offering of Belgians on tap and in bottles, it also has many local micros. Bar staff was friendly and attentive, but the beer knowledge wasnít really there, such that I politely asked if they minded if I looked at their bottle collection myself. Overall this place is deserving of their highly ranked status, but be warned: you come here for the beer, as there isnít much else to satisfy non-beery folks.
rosenbergh (404) Helsinki, Finland | September 23, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
First impression was quite awful. I wanted to turn around and run. Small bar full of people, smoke everywhere, people pushing, beer list very hard to read (most of the beers crossed over)... I was encouraged to stay and have a drink. I had too. The service was friendly but slow. The selection was quite limited (what comes to local beers) but still I was able to find something to drink. No need to come back. I was disappointed.
marshal_zhukov (11) Tallahassee, | September 22, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
All the decor of an old NOLA house, complete with cool porch and funky bathroom upstairs. Service was great, attentive even if they seemed a little flustered. The best beer selection in New Orleans, and probably get some of the rarest stuff in the southeast. Did not try the food, too many other good options in town. Definitely a must stop in town.
virtualToby (4) Louisiana | September 18, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I really canít say enough good things about the Avenue. We live in the Baton Rouge area, but itís impossible to avoid making a stop at the Avenue if weíre in the NOLA area. The downstairs selection alone is enough to make it the best beer bar in Louisiana, but combine the balcony bar and special events, and itís tops on the Gulf Coast and competitive in the US. Only 22 places in the US selected to host Zwanze day events, and the Pub was one of them. Granted, that day had some hiccups due to the overwhelmingly large crowd, but the Pub is still tops in my book.
blemoine72 (1) Louisiana | September 16, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
I work for a local beer distributor and I have been closely involved with Polly and the Pub, and I can insure you that NO ONE cares more about the freshness and quality of the product served to her customers than Polly!...as for his service issues, brystmar failed to note that the pub was extremely busy on his visit...so sorry that the staff werenít able to coddle his little ego by paying sole attention to him...Avenue Pub is a treasure of the city of New Orleans and a beer drinkerís paradise!
noradeirdre (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013| Updated September 16, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I went to the effort of signing up for a Rate Beer account for the SOLE PURPOSE of pointing out that the Avenue Pub is the only bar in the city and probably the state which ensures freshness of their IPAs and includes that information (the "kegged on" date") on the beer menu. Passing along outright lies and misinformation in a review is really poor form. Also, the lines are cleaned quite frequently. Opinion is one thing, but saying that the Pubís management doesnít pay attention to details like freshness and cleanliness is a complete untruth and fabrication.
(edit: I did not interact regarding this situation in any forum besides RateBeer, so whoever was spamming the below reviewerís own social media was not me. I canít the only one to note the flat out untruth mentioned originally, however.)
brystmar (15) Dallas, Texas | September 15, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Zwanze Day 2013 was my first experience at Avenue. Selection on tap and in bottles rivals the best beer bars in the country. Unfortunately, for many of the patrons, this is just another bar on St Charles. Your lambic order is taken alongside the woman who wants a vodka tonic and four shots of Jameson. I must say they handled the crowd rather well for the actual Zwanze tapping, though; the groups system was smooth and painless.
Service wasnít particularly good. Downstairs bartenders werenít exactly friendly, conversational, or even efficient. Some of them donít know (or seem to care much) about the amazing selection of beers available here. My credit card was lost for about 20 minutes while I tried to close my tab. And hey, that happens from time to time, but it reinforced my supposition.
[Edit: My original words here were probably a bit harsh & unfair for not having experienced the issue in question myself, so Iím removing them until I have personal experience to confirm/deny what Iíve heard. That said, the above reviewer spammed my personal social media accounts for simply conveying the experiences my friends had at this bar. Two wrongs donít make a right, buddy.]
Anyway, Avenue is a legit beer destination, but donít expect friendly banter with the bartenders because the guy behind you needs his vodka Red Bull ASAP.
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