Avenue Pub | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Avenue Pub
World Class based on 76 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 Here Kama Citra 97, Tin Roof Juke Joint IPA , Crooked Letter Crooked Heffy , Crooked Letter Mystery Romp , Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA 92, 40 Arpent Delacroix Abbey Ale , 40 Arpent Stout , Baladin Nora Sour Edition 89, Agullons Setembre 96, Struise Weltmerz 93, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett 97, Amager/Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Vśsel Brunch 100, Against the Grain Rico Sauvin 95, Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 94, Evil Twin Aķn MŠs Cafť Jesķs 100, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, The Bruery Rueuze 98, The Bruery Mischief 98, Cantillon Mamouche 100, NOLA Swamp Grape Escape
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76 reviews for Avenue Pub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  82%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  84%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | July 14, 2010
Easy to get to by trolley. Fairly small. What a neighborhood bar should be - met some friendly locals. Good selection of a wide variety of beers. The food menu is eclectic but is fabulous. Iíll definitely be back there next time Iím in New Orleans.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
beerwelle  (1) Alabama | July 5, 2010
The selection is unbeatable. This place is dedicated to great beer. No other place that I have been to cares more about the institution of beer and beer education. Whether youíre looking for unbeatable beer, good company, or just a chill evening this is the place to go.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento  (146) La Crosse, Wisconsin | May 29, 2010
Had a great time there yesterday after seeing an ad for the place on a St. Charles St trolley. Really glad we did. Great pub atmosphere with stamped tin ceiling. Beer was properly served in good glassware. Bartender was very knowledgable, friendly, & helpful. Friendly patrons too. Had a good mix of local, regional, national, and imported beers on draft plus a great selection of bottled beer. Restrooms were clean. Food was pretty good although they were out of some our first choices. Someday Iíll go back.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu  (388) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Riotbeard  (14) Birmingham, | May 18, 2010
This is kind of everything I want in a beer bar (nicely enough I am moving 5 blocks away from it in few months). Great tap list with very little dead weight, and nice but small bottle selection. Great Juit box (sp?), it even had Morphine on it. Not pretentious atmosphere and not a bunch of kids like myself either. This seems to be where the beer industry drinks in NOLA. When I move down myself and one of the guys from NOLA brewery are gonna have a tasting. Food is great bar food. I had the Not so Cuban (pulled pork with BACON), and the next day I had the No Name Duck (duck sandwhich with cole slaw) and guacamole and fresh chips. Drinks (over two days): Lazy Magnolia Stout on Nitro, Shakespeare Stout on Nitro, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Stone Smoked Porter, NOL Hopitoulas IPA, Rogue Double Mocha Porter, covington Pilsner... Got to chat with owner both days, and was further impressed. This will be my neighborhood bar.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | May 16, 2010
Itís a real shame that many of the ratings for this bar are from folks who arenít RateBeer raters because you should make the effort to visit this place when you travel to the Big Easy. This was a short walk from the Morial Convention Center through some beautiful old residential streets. There are 40 taps downstairs and more on their upstairs balcony (which I was not able to visit due to the fact that the upstairs is only open on Thursday through Saturday). If you are able to visit here during an off-time, you wonít be disappointed. The bartenders are quite knowledgeable about their beer. Most of what the "does not count" raters have stated is true. The place is definitely not for the beer snob (Aristocrat?). When I first walked in and sat down, an obviously disturbed gentleman at the bar wanted to carry on a detailed conversation with me about government mind control and the bible. In addition, I would imagine that the place gets very smoky when crowded, but hey, isnít this the kind of color that you came to New Orleans to experience? Soon enough, everyone started warming up to me (The Outsider) and we had a great old time talking beer. Even the owner, Polly, showed up and had a chat with me. The selection is remarkably outstanding in terms of attention to covering all the major styles of beer. In addition to the large tap number, they have a very nice number of bottles in their cooler. Proper glassware is used. I was pleased to see so many Brooklyn beers available on tap. The important aspect is their devotion to local beer. I was able to get NOLA, Abita, Bayou Teche, Covington and Lazy Magnolia here. A large selection of sandwiches and side are available just in case. Leave the kinder at home. Shame on you for having kids anyway. Doesnít that get in the way of your drinking?
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jbone78  (1) Panama City Beach, Florida | March 29, 2010
Refered by a friend. We arrived in New Orleans and I started looking for their local brews. Hanging out in the French Quarter, I thought I would see NOLA stuff everywhere, NOPE. When we got to Avenue Pub, which is in the Garden District, I asked which NOLAs they had and I was told ALL of them. That alone lets me know they rock.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
seedsofchaos  (10) Illinois | March 29, 2010
While on a recent trip to New Orleans I stopped by the Avenue Pub. I was in the area checking out the Garden District, some local cemeteries and NOLA Brewing Company and heard this was the best beer bar in New Orleans. What I had heard was absolutely correct! I started off with a Stone Ruination to quench my hop-headed thirst after having walked from the French Quarter to the Avenue. It was poured into a freshly spritzed pint glass and was clean, fresh and delicious. I talked beer lightly with the bartender and ordered a fish sandwich. When my food came out, it wasnít just a fish sandwich... It tasted like smoked halibut with swiss (from what I remember). Regardless, when I was expecting a fish sandwich and I got this I was very pleased. I ordered a Peche Mortel and they had that on tap too... This was slowly becoming paradise... I began talking with a woman at the end of the bar: great beer geek talk! She started telling the bartkeep to let me try various offerings and it ended up being the owner, Polly. She was super friendly (in the typical New Orleans fashion) but was also the most knowledgeable bar owner I had ever met. The Avenue is truly a great place for any beer geek and is devoid of the hipster and snobbery feel of many beer bars (see The Map Room in Chicago if you need an example). The atmosphere is relaxed, the beer is fantastic and the people could easily become your best friends. One should be prepared to pay a little more than expected for this great beer though; but if youíre wanting the best and freshest beers out on the market today then you were prepared for that anyways, right? :)
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
OzarkElmo  (12) Poplar Bluff, Missouri | February 14, 2010
Visited on two occasions during recent visit to New Orleans. Met and spoke with owner Polly - she even gave me a tour of the beer cave - and yes the kegs are just a few feet right behind the wall of the bar with new clean lines throughout. I could tell she had the passion to serve fresh beer. Gave this place a top rating for ambience due to nice wood feel and awesome atristry with the signage of colored chalk drawings for the beers and such. Yes, 32 beers on tap mostly all craft of USA. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable too. Had two appetizers and they were a bit above average but nothing memorable. Prices were not out of line and it has the best draft beer selection in New Orleans. And since the place never closes it canít be beat! Just a 10-15 minute streetcar ride from downtown. Will visit again when in the Crescent City - cheers to Polly and her staff!
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
WesG  (1) | December 20, 2009
Avenue Pub is my absolute favorite beer bar in New Orleans! The service is fantastic, the food is delicious, and the beer is always fresh and varied.

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