Cooter Brown’s Tavern and Oyster Bar | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Cooter Brown’s Tavern and Oyster Bar
Exceptional based on 19 ratings
Type: Bar

509 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana United States 70118 [ print map ]
504 866 9104

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Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 3 am, Fri-Sat 11 am - 4 am


Taps: 40 | Bottles: 150+


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19 reviews for Cooter Brown’s Tavern and Oyster Bar
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  63%
 Selection  81%
 Food  77%
 Value  72%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine  (779) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (461) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (416) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 21, 2009| Updated May 24, 2010
Just a bit west of Tulane and Loyola, near the intersection of Carrolton and St. Charles, Cooter Brown’s is in a nice little corner of town just at the edge of the levee and some train tracks. The outside looks like a small-town dive, with a broad painted blue wood front wall, a porch, no windows, and a gravel parking area. The inside is large, with a few pool tables, a back bar, a side area to order food, and a video gampling room. There are a lot of flat screens up on the wall. I imagine the crowd is big from the colleges on weekend nights. 40 taps, well over 100 bottles. The taps featured some regional/local stuff you can’t get everywhere, like 7 Abita, 3 Lazy Magnolia, 2 NOLA. Lindeman’s Framboise was on tap, which I don’t see often. The rest were mostly European macros, with some American micros and a Miller Lite rounding it out. All drafts come with a choice of half pints, pints, or pitchers. Great bottle selection, with stuff from all over the world. I didn’t eat but the place is known for oysters in the half shell. Update: Came again in May 2010 with a few buddies. Had a few half pints (love how they have a few different sizes to order for any draft), and I forgot how many freaking bottles this place has. There’s nothing absolutely crazy on the shelves, but they have stuff from all over the world. Most bottle shops would be envious. They do an awesome job of having all the newest, best local and regional beers on tap, too. Awesome place.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje  (306) Enghien, Belgium | July 26, 2009
Right on the St Charles street car line. Though the place doesn’t seem to impress too much, it just stands as iconic in NOLA. Place order at kitchen, wait for # to show up and grab the mighty delicious NOLA Philly. Just average bar food, might as well try smth from New Orleans. They do have plenty of taps and bottles as well as almost anything brewed in LA. No service to really speak of, pick up at kitchen window and just a bartender. Feels more like a sports bar and the tables and bathroom could certainly use a good cleanup.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Nate  (283) Indiana, Pennsylvania | April 5, 2008
Around the corner from the last stop on the St. Charles line. Dive college sports bar atmosphere, with short order food/sandwiches. Sticky tables and a loud atmosphere with many TVs. Decent beer selection, however, with many Belgian and other imports, along with a decent selection of craft micros. Worth a stop if you’re on that side of town.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento  (147) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy  (137) Boise, Idaho | January 12, 2008
In town for the 2008 BCS game Sorry to say MY BUCKEYES did not win. This palace has a great selection of brews. There is a lot on tap and a great selections of bottles. The food was GREAT. The killer rings a must have. I had the Cooter Philly that is now called the LOOTER. maybe some thing to do with the storm that hit a few years ago??? O YA.
66
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
legion242  (116) Richardson, Texas | March 15, 2006
First off, lowest points for ambience for two reasons- It was cold as fuck inside, despite it being a very mild evening outside and it is a sorta strange version of your normal beer dedicated bar. I froze my ass of in there. Service gets medium marks because there is no table service; you get everything form the bar. They were freindly enough, but I wanted a damn waitress. Excellent slection though and seemed to be well maintained.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | December 3, 2006
A sentimental favorite of mine. I first went here during college road trips to Mardi Gras. Best oysters in town when you consider the price. Great beer selection with fun stuff on tap. An easy ride on the street car through the Garden District from the convention center. The head collection is getting impressive- it’s now a must see.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67  (48) Hanover, Maryland | September 21, 2008
If you are visiting the Big Easy, consider this place it’s convenient to get to and the beer selection may be the best in the city. Take the trolley ($1) from the French Quarter up St Charles St to the river bend area stop (the conductor will let you know), then it’s a half block walk. Local, laid back, time tested atmosphere that’s popular on game days. If you want food, you order from next door and take it into the bar area (separate owners, but they thrive on each other). It’s a large menu, dominated by subs and sandwiches, and everything we had was very good. Beer selection was the best available and limited only by lack of more creative distributorship. You will find Chimay and Franziskaner among the Abita and Dixie. Then an unrushed ride back into diversity of the Vieux Carre.

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