Avenue Pub | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Avenue Pub
World Class based on 80 ratings
Type: Bar

1732 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana United States 70130 [ print map ]
504 586 9243

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Hours: 24/7


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Beer Available At Avenue Pub (arranged by most recent)
Wild Beer Epic Saison 88, Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain) 98, HaandBryggeriet Odinís Tipple 99, North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel 100, Evil Twin Hop Flood 96, Terrapin / Green Flash Tangerine Dreamsicle 72, 40 Arpent Red Beans & Rice Ale , Gnarly Barley Catahoula Common , SPB Cicada Series 2014 IPA 76, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho 99, Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-) 99, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Struise Black Albert 100, Bayou Teche Saison díEcrevisse 80, NOLA Blonde Ale 35, Birrificio del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare 48, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2011 99, De la Senne Band of Brothers 95, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout Sorachi Ace Single Hop 99, Amager Rugporter 99
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80 reviews for Avenue Pub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  82%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  84%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
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78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1505) Washington, Washington DC | January 20, 2014
So this was an interesting place. Itís in an old traditional NO house with porches all around the upstairs. Looks well broken-in and comfy. Lots of taps downstairs, and a handful of food items. I had the lamb and beef meatball sandwich which was delicious. The beers are varied, with a number of local things, Belgian stuff and others. Downstairs was smoking, though, but ventilation was OK. My first visit was on a Friday night, and the only open barstool was at the second bar in the rear. It took me a while to figure out that you canít order beer or food from that bar, and staff gave me no hints. Upstairs had one firkin and some handpull casks, ranging from Thornbridge Halcyon to Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut. Solid place. Several decent hotels within a couple of blocks, which made the visits much easier.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 23, 2014
Place rating #1100.

Visited February 17, 2014.

Upon first glance it doesnít look like much but when you either 1) explore the property and see the multiple bars and the neat patio on the roof and in the back or 2) look closer at the tap list youíll see why this place is so highly rated. Also, Iím sure that the general crappiness of the NOLA beer scene makes this place look that much more awesome. They have several dozen taps and will sell 4oz glasses of pretty much everything. They also have a good amount of bottles. On tap I had a glass of the Hill Farmstead / Blaugies saison and it was very nice. Smaller glasses of half a dozen other beers were ordered as well for the sake of trying them. Then upstairs where they have a separate tap list a few more tasters were ordered. The employees were very nice and helpful in picking out beers to try. One of the best was a pale ale of sorts (3% abv I think) from Spain that was good and hoppy. There was a black IPA and a quad mixed in there for good measure. Overall great selection. Not sure Iíd fly out here just for Zwanze day but they have done that event several years now if youíre looking for your Cantillon ticks.

Didnít try any of the food and come to think of it Iím not sure they even serve food, but itís irrelevant as I was enjoying a glass of Blaugies and having a good time. That, and there is a BBQ place a few blocks up St Charles called Voodoo BBQ that I wanted to check out. Turns out that it was kind of lame, but at least now I know better.

Complaints include prices and that while the service was very friendly they were busy talking to regulars and not paying attention to anyone else, not that we werenít served eventually. If I go back to New Orleans some day this will be one of my first stops.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | January 27, 2012
my summary of Avenue Pub is that, for my short week in New Orleans, I felt that this bar is legitimately one of the best beer bars in the United States. a few things that are very important that they seem to excel at: 1) create a unique, comfortable, welcoming and social environment: upstairs and downstairs bars, balcony outside up top and a painted stairwell that will remind you of a college house. 2) expansive tap list with balance of local, regional, national and international options. 3) expansive bottle list with the same, including some bottles considered quite rare in the states. 4) they arrange events featuring exclusive taps of high quality and varying styles, pretty much ensuring that thereís no person that could visit and NOT find a number of good things to try, new to that person.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine  (738) The Sunshine State, Florida | January 12, 2012
Lived up to the hype. Would be a great bar even if it wasnít beer geek heaven for NOLA. The caliber of beer on tap is impressive, several rare bits, regional beer, etc.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (704) Hampton, Virginia | December 19, 2010
December 2010. Without a doubt the premier beer destination in NO. Just a short drive or a trolley ride from the heart of the touristy areas, the Avenue Pub was a warm and welcoming respite on a cold day. Owner Holly can talk beer with the best of them. The food was fresh and delicious, although it did seem to take a long time to come out on an empty afternoon. Would definitely return -- some hard-to-find gems in a glass can certainly be discovered here! (Also, visit NOLA Brewing just a few blocks away!)
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (582) Denver, Colorado | July 30, 2012
The pub is away from the French Quarter in an old two story house. The upstairs has funky ambiance and a patio, the downstairs has delicious food and a long bar with a pool table and some seating. Probably the best beer list in New Orleans. They focus on having a rotating selection of quality beers. There were a few breweries represented that I havenít seen on the east or west coast. Prices are okay. I ate a grilled goat cheese and bacon sandwich with jalapeno coleslaw. Delicious.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (446) Tampere, Finland | September 23, 2013
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (446) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 26, 2014
A definate dive like bar, smoking and non smoking with nooks, crannies and outdoor areas. Both times the bartenders have been awesome and I had a great time. Selection is great, with a pretty impressive bottle selection as well. Food is fresh made and pretty decent. Prices are a bit high, but staff is generous. Overall, lots of fun in NOLA.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu  (402) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 24, 2010| Updated December 13, 2012
Stopped by the Avenue Pub on a Friday afternoon the day before their big American Craft Beer Week event. I was with a bachelor party with 12 guys killing an afternoon on the St. Charles streetcar line, and managed to persuade them all to come here. We grabbed food here, which is an unusual setup because the kitchen is technically a separate business than the pub itself. They werenít quite ready for the crunch of a dozen guys walking in to eat and drink at once; I got the impression this place is used to a steady flow of business throughout the day, and based on the 24-7 hours that seems about right. Great tap selection and a bunch of cool bottles, too. They cover all the local and regional brewers, digging deeper than the flagship beers from each of them. Surprising amount of beers from around the country, too, and a few cool foreign brews. Great atmosphere- corner pub along a beautiful street with a balcony, the building is that style unique to the city. Awesome place- the best beer bar in New Orleans, and it absolutely commands a visit to any beer drinker visiting for any amount of time. UPDATE: The tap list here is better every time I come in. I love the atmosphere but -1 for the smoke (even though I know itís legal in NO). Canít wait to return.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
LilBeerDoctor  (336) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 18, 2013
This is the bar to go to in New Orleans for the best selection of craft beer in the area. It is open 24 hours a day, which is pretty crazy. There is a downstairs area and a special upstairs section which offers a few different, special beers (but only opens at 5pm I think). Anyway, this place has local options as well as plenty of international offerings, including Cantillon and Drie Fontinen, and other rarities. It was a great stop, and a must-stop for those visiting NOLA. It is away from the French Quarter, but certainly walkable (~30 mins).

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