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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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel 100, Evil Twin Hop Flood 96, Terrapin / Green Flash Tangerine Dreamsicle 73, 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 96, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout Sorachi Ace Single Hop 99, Amager Rugporter 99, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial 98, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Magic Rock Salty Kiss 94
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80 reviews for Avenue Pub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  81%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  84%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
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  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  (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!
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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  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.
96
  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.
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  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.
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  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!
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  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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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Beerbuddha  (13) New Orleans, Louisiana | December 13, 2009| Updated July 4, 2010
Avenue Pub is a bar that has gone from New Orleans "dive bar" to New Orleans top quality beer bar quickly. They have 31 beers on tap(Bear Republic Racer 5, both NOLA brews, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, Lazy Magnolia Indian Pilsner, Brooklyn Lager, Harpoon IPA, Abita and many others) and about 50 bottles(Mikkeller Warrior IPA, Brooklyn Local 1, North Coast Old Stock, North Coast Rasputin, Bear Republic Big Black Stout, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and again many others) in their fridge. Their selection is the best in the city and the quality is unmatched. Along with the 31 rotating taps the also do cask ale which is one of the ONLY bars in New Orleans to do this. The owner takes pride in her draft system and is open to listening to customer requests. They also have Jíanitas serving food out of the bar. They make some killer grub! This is far from your average bar food!

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