Cooter Brown’s Tavern and Oyster Bar

Mayor: darbeer75 (1) | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 150+
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
wombat23  (22) Texas | April 7, 2016
Visited the night of Saturday, January 2, 2016. The place was really dead for it being a Saturday night. We wanted to try a couple of bottles on the menu, but the first three we attempted to order they did not have. The two bottles we finally ordered and drank seemed to be rather stale. The kitchen was closed for renovation, though we probably wouldn’t have eaten as it wasn’t very clean. Service was so-so. Didn’t make it to the Snooty Cooter; that might have improved the night with its selection of beers on tap. Overall, the place seemed past its prime, but maybe we just picked a bad night to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
RebelSaint  (3) , | August 1, 2015
Decent selection of on-tap beers. Bottled beer selection is unparalleled. You look at all the coolers filled with beers and you think....."So this is what heaven is like". Servers are okay, but most days you get the impression that they want to serve you and get you out of their face. The exception is the new Snooty Cooter, a new microbar in the back that sells only microbrews on tap. I highly recommend it, as the beers are better and the server is most happy to accommodate your typical beer taste with beaucoup samples.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl  (51) Quad Cities, Iowa | July 10, 2015
Basic sports/college bar. Good selection, kind of an old school punk/alt meets mainstream vibe.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ron  (137) Rochester, New York | April 20, 2015
We stopped in on a weekday for lunch. I had to try the alligator sausage. She got a salad(it’s not a salad place) Good selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Interesting place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (637) Tampere, Finland | September 26, 2013
Very crowded and noisy place on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of space though. Two bars. Quite limited selection of local beers. Not my favourite.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
dawgontap  (3) Georgia | January 26, 2012
More of a sports bar/pool bar. Selection used to be world class...now not quite as good. Seem to really concentrate on the local stuff which I applaud. Those coolers just used to be a lot more full of different beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | January 12, 2012
Little bit of a locker room type place but not bad overall, real casual, all long wooden tables and such. Oyster bar, yay! Convenient to the end of the St. Charles streetcar.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
piscator34  (45) Winnipeg, Manitoba | October 15, 2011
Stopped in while I was killing time before my flight home. Very much a gritty college bar type of vibe. The good: the draft beers we had were very fresh. Also an above average tap and bottle list. The bad: the service was indifferent at best... seemed more interested in talking to one of the beer reps about their fantasy football teams rather than serving customers. Also, the one bottled beer I had was ridiculously stale. The ugly: the bathroom (a single stall) didn’t have a lock on the door or any toilet paper. Overal, the draft beer was fine but there were major issues with everything else.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Beerbuddha  (13) New Orleans, Louisiana | July 5, 2010
OK so I’ve been here before many times and just went back so I thought it was time to do a review. The place is pretty cool. Kind of trashy looking but a nice beer selection. People say they have the biggest beer selection in town but I’m not so sure. I think the Bulldog may have them beat. The food was pretty kick ass we had some oysters. I had a Abita Amber which tasted a bit off. I know that particular beer sells well so I pretty sure it wasn’t an old keg but I do question the draught lines. Overall a great place for college kids looking for good beer. But I’m no longer a college kid so hmmm.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
drpimento  (153) La Crosse, Wisconsin | June 29, 2010
Went to this place on the St. Charles trolley on a sunny afternoon. Only a few people in the place when we got there. Fairly dark and roadhouse like atmosphere. Lots of games, TVs, tables, bar space, food area, etc. They had several banks of taps with a decent selection of local, regional, macros and imports. I shared a ’gator sausage sandwich and it was ok. Most of the beer was pretty good except one line apparently hadn’t been properly handled and was totally dominated by bleach. Maybe it was the glass. Prices and service were reasonable.

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