Sidney’s Wine Cellar | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Sidney’s Wine Cellar
Above Average based on 13 ratings
Type: Beer Store

917 Decatur St.
New Orleans, Louisiana United States 70116 [ print map ]
504 524 6872

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Hours: Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm; Fri - Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 am; Sun: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Taps: 0 | Bottles: 75-100

Sidney’s Wine Cellar

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13 reviews for Sidney’s Wine Cellar
 Ambiance  49%
 Service  67%
 Selection  62%
 Food N/A 
 Value  69%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  65%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx  (157) Texas | May 31, 2014
Stopped by this place while in the area. They do have a nice selection of singles but it would seem to be a long walk just about anything else (parts of the Quarter, Frenchman St., etc.). Much like all the other reviewers said, it’s a tight space but they make good use of it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 18, 2014
Visited February 17, 2014.

Another stop on Decatur Street a couple blocks north of Jackson Square. It’s also a few blocks before some decent beer bars like Turtle Bay and Balcony Music Club. There isn’t much to see here in this liquor store. They have a narrow aisle with some beer on a shelf across from some fridges of beer. There is also a small display near the cash register with some Stone bottles showing. In the fridges you’ll find some of the larger brands like Stone, Ommegang, Rogue, and some big name imports like Chimay, Lindemans, Spaten, and Samuel Smith. Then there are the Abita cans. Prices were decent to slightly high.

This along with Vieux Carre Wine is easily the best selection you’ll find in a liquor / convenience store in the French quarter but it’s nothing special.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
ads135  (216) Omaha, Nebraska | January 5, 2013
Not a bad place, especially considering its location. If you’re in New Orleans, in the French Quarter, and you want a good beer (from the area) they have the best of the very limited selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
VT  (44) Quebec City, Quebec | October 23, 2012
Nice little liquor store located pretty close to everything in the French quarter. Personnel was extremely amicable, seemed quite knowledgeable. Beer selection was pretty good, although you can tell this is not primarily a beer store. Big plus for the option to go out with your beer in hand in a go cup. Prices were quite fair. Loved it, went four times over a one-week stay.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
frylock  (80) Atlanta, Georgia | July 27, 2012
Not a world class store by any means but much better than all of the surrounding shops in the French Quarter. If you’re not in the south very often you can find several new regional beers to try out. Most of the major US and Imports are represented. Stop by and grab a beer for the walk to Frenchmen and the DBA
3fourths  (1471) Boulder, Colorado | January 27, 2012
mini-mart that has a better beer selection that just about any other you’ll find. decent import selection including common trappists and Lindeman’s lambics; US stuff like Stone, Saint Arnold, Lazy Magnolia, Rogue. I found a number of singles from the area that were new to me.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
wzmoore  (22) Indianapolis, Indiana | June 20, 2011
I might be giving this place more credit than it deserves, but when you put the place into the right perspective, this is one of the best options for beer geeks stuck in the French Quarter (like womencantsail said). Decent selection of some beers that you’re not going to find anywhere else in the Quarter and when you’re just killing time, it’s a very economical way to buy yourself a round or two (they have 24oz plastic cups) to go.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | April 11, 2011
I was in New Orleans for a convention, and not wanting to just drink crap beer or deal with Beer Fest’s outrageous prices the whole weekend, I decided to take a walk to this place. The store is rather small and the aisles are fairly narrow, but they managed to put some decent beer on the shelves (for LA, anyway). I picked up a decent array of Southern beers and also some CA favorites (like SN Torpedo), as well as some other beverages (hard cider) to drink on the streets while I walked around. They sell plastic cups for $0.50, which is pretty cool. The prices were decent and the service was pretty good. If you’re stuck in the French Quarter and in need of a decent beer store, I’d certainly recommend stopping in here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
kiefdog  (120) Tampa, Florida | March 1, 2009
This store was nestled deep within the French Quarter, and given that we were staying in the local area and didnt have a car, we were happy to find some nice beer here. Reasonable selection of american craft beer available in the area as well as a number of nice Belgian beers including Corsendonk, Chimay, and a few others. They had most of the Abita line in addition to offerings from some of the better craft brewers. Decent selection for a place that was within walking distance of our hotel.
Nate  (294) Indiana, Pennsylvania | April 5, 2008
OK selection but nothing to get excited about, IMO. Find, there is Chimay and a few German imports - some limited American micro - but really, nothing you can’t find in many other places. Perhaps they’ve gone downhill since some of the last reviews, but the beer selection was just not impressive.

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