Avenue Pub | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Avenue Pub
World Class based on 81 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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81 reviews for Avenue Pub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  82%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  83%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  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?
  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.
  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? :)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
OzarkElmo  (14) 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!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
beeriebeerbeer  (1) | December 16, 2009
Great place. Discovered it a few months back and go there with friends. Everyone loves it. Some of the beer is very well looked after indeed. Range is excellent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
rcr484  (11) | December 15, 2009
First off, you should know the Avenue Pub is THE place to see parades at Mardi Gras. Its location doesnít have the family concentration seen at the beginning of the routes, so thereís a decidedly adult atmosphere. That said, this place, even when packed, has all the right stuff. Itís no snobby beer bar, either. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in the brews, especially the selections on tap. They rotate through seasonal flavors, sometimes with unfiltered choices. Thereís an above-average liquor selection as well, should you want that beer as a chaser. Or vice versa. The bar food speaks for itself (cheese fries!). Itís pretty much a 24 hour operation, too, so youíre never late. Youíre never underdressed either, as this is the most casual of joints.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jfosu  (11) | December 14, 2009
When I got to New Orleans I asked around about a real beer bar and was eventually directed to a place named Avenue Pub. It was exactly what I was seeking! They have ~30 taps, of which 2/3 seem to be constantly rotated. When I was there they had a few cask conditioned local ales (new to me, awesome!) and a variety of unpasteurized winter beers from the motherland and beyond (I had Nogne O, Mahrs, and an Eisbock by Kulmbacher). They even had one of my favorites, Delirium Tremens, on tap (I didnít even know it existed on tap outside of Belgium). Additionally, they have several different serving sizes to allow you to taste as many unique beers as possible. They serve pints, 10 oz, and 4 oz samplers. I asked the bartenders if they regularly had unique beers like the cask conditioned brews and German winter seasonals and they said they receive casks directly from local brewers regularly and always try to have seasonal kegs from Europe. Apparently they also do quite the octoberfest, with over 20 unpasterized German beers being brought in. The ambiance was fine and the pub has a balcony overlooking the New Orleans street car line, which was very cool. It was also pretty easy to get to from my french quarter hotel - just a $1.25 15 minute street car ride. The bartenders are very helpful and the owner is said to frequent the establishment. There is also a gourmet sandwich shop that used to be a standalone business before being brought into the bar to bolster its appeal. I know this sounds crazy but the redfish sandwich really is the best sandwich Iíve ever eaten. Finally, the bar is open 24/7 which makes it ideal for any crowd. All in all this place was exactly what I was looking for and was easily the best bar I experienced in New Orleans. A Must go to location for a beer drinking enthusiast.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
rchamp  (3) Louisiana | December 14, 2009
Iíd heard about The Avenue Pub for a while and finally went to check it out. I was happily impressed. I told my wife that it was the only bar I could see myself being a regular at. The food is so far above the norm for a bar that I think it should be called The Avenue Pub & Restaurant. The brews available overwhelmed my brain for a bit on my second visit and I couldnít decide so I asked for a suggestion based on what I had been drinking. The bartender and a couple of "beer geeks" at the other end of the bar suggested a brew and were dead on. Not to be missed!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
kodaq  (1) New Orleans, Louisiana | December 13, 2009
I love this place ( not only because I live 2 blocks away & have a pint almost(or more) every day). It deserves my patronage. Not only does it have a constantly varied & often esoteric (for Louisiana) selection of beers on tap the in-house food (Jíanitas) is excellent. About every month there are "Beer Dinners" with food and beer pairings that tantalize the taste buds. They also have "Cask Conditioned" ales quite often that are provided by a local Craft Brewer (NOLA Brewing). The service is very good and the friendly staff are knowledgeable about the beers on tap. This is the premier beer haven in New Orleans & should be visited by anyone visting or living in our city.

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