United States > Louisiana > Abita Springs
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 4, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited February 19, 2014.
At the risk of losing a brewery rating Iíll say that this isnít really a brewery anymore, and it hasnít been since the 90s. This was the original Abita brewpub but when they opened the production brewery up the way they sold this to a family that wanted to take it over. So technically speaking this isnít even owned by Abita anymore. That said, they have a contract to only carry Abita beer save for one guest tap. When I was there it was Stone smoked porter. Also, they have most of the original brewery on display in the back. When beer was brewed here it was not a restaurant or bar, it was purely a production brewery. Now theyíve jammed what remains of the original brewery into the corner and built a glass case around it so that you can look at it but itís not functional. Thatís not to sound negative, just to provide a little history. Itís actually a nice place and if the kitchen wasnít closed I would have gladly eaten here.
As it was I arrived 10 minutes before closing but they were nice enough to sell a pint and give a few free samples. Not really a whole lot of stuff that you havenít had most likely but they had some cask variations (not ticks) and a seasonal that I hadnít had before. Their IPA when fresh at (near) the source isnít bad. Cozy little place with good service. I wanted to try the muffuletta sandwich but no such luck.
rosenbergh (412) Helsinki, Finland | February 17, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow I forgot to rate this earlier. Visited September 2013. The food was tasty and they had one brewpub exclusive beer available. Otherwise quite good selection of Abita brews available. Quite long drive from New Orleans.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | January 20, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
This looks like a small house from the outside. You canít park in front or on the sides, but you just a bit past it and thereís a small public lot in front of the restaurant across the street. The place was fairly empty, so easy to find seating at the bar. They had a dozen or so taps, available in a normal flight of five, or a premium flight, but they do the choosing. The taste range of the premium flight was very narrow when I visited, which made for a pretty uninteresting flight. The food was tasty, though, Cajun style. Not worth going out of your way for, but if youíre in the neighborhood itís decent enough.
jeremytoni (151) Swedesboro, New Jersey | November 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to believe that is where Abita started. Nice little spot with friendly service, and a good selection of there beers with some guest beer.
edirvin2814 (10) , | May 22, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
The crawfish cakes are awesome, the staff is really great and the beer speaks for itself
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | May 7, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad place. Mostly Abita brews on tap with a handful of one offs and a couple of guest brews. The burgers were very good. The bar tender was helpful and accommodating. Itís worth a stop if youíre nearby.
SudsMcDuff (181) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped by on the way to NOLA .. been wanting to stop by for years (and my feet are fine) .. . Great cozy little spot .. nice food and fat burgers .. . selection was a bit disapoointing, nothing special or brewpub exclusive- which i would have expected .. did have a seasonal but every bar in NOLA had to so .. I did enjoy my visit, but its basically just a quaint restaurant that serves Abita .. and Tonka the cat was cool!
RGDave (28) Lebanon, New Jersey | September 7, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We ate at the brewpub, after renting a car in New Orleans and driving up to Abita Springs. This building was the original Abita Brewing Co. site, in downtown Abita Springs, LA. Great little town to visit, and this little place is really a great spot in town! Ambiance is casual and laid-back, with a good varity of Abita beers on tap and in bottles. Service was mostly friendly though a bit distant; we would have been better off at the bar itself instead of a table. Food came as ordered and quickly; very good bayou fare (jambalaya, creole shimp, catfish po-boys, etc) and it was paired very nicely with fresh Abita beers from the new brewery, which is 3 or 4 miles north of town. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the New Orleans area!
dnstone (37) Las Vegas, Nevada | March 23, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Stopped on my way down to the beer desert known as North Texas about 4 yrs ago. A nice welcoming little restaurant with a descent selection of their brews. Excellent southern food. Definately stop if your passing through!
GodOfThunder (34) Orlando, Florida | December 25, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in while driving through town for a sampler. Price was average. Didnt have any food. The atmosphere is good and the location is fairly convenient to I10. If you stop in Abita Springs, dont forget to go to the UCM Museum, only about 500 yards up the street. Overall, a nice place serving Abita beers.
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