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bytemesis (526) Sunnyvale, California | June 2, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dinner stop on Tuesday while avoiding the large group dinner for work, which I avoid on principle when I travel. Fairly empty in the restaurant area, but the bar was pretty full. Long bar and a few high tables. Service was solid and helpful. They had five beers on tap, four standards and a rotating seasonal - the IPA when I was there. Menu had some cajun influenced food, but was pretty barrish overall. Flights of all five beers were like $8.50, which is good for the French Quarter. I actually thought a couple of the beers were solid, but the IPA was painfully bad. Food was pretty meh as well.
Ron (87) Rochester, New York | April 20, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Right on Decatur in the center of the French quarter. Nice old brick facade, fairly dimly lit. Copper brewing equipment behind decent sized bar. Nice ambiance. Quick, friendly service. Four beers plus a seasonal on tap.
jb (96) Rochester, New York | April 15, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place. Friendly fun bartender. The smell and sight of brewing beer. Flights and rounds were had. Did not try the food. Would go back. Classy clean wood atmosphere.
Sokolov (647) Moscow, Russia | March 25, 2015
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
5 brews, all OK. Dark is a stand-out.
mansquito (99) Nueva York, New York | January 21, 2015
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
This is basically a 1980s-1990s era brewpub, before people realized you needed to constantly rotate and experiment (or alternatively, be absurdly good at what you do (see Heady Topper)).
I ordered a sampler of their beers and tried them in order of darkness (remember, that is the model of the 1990s brewpub: blonde, red, black). Pilsner was lousy. Straight up. I think I would rather drink a PBR. Weiss beer was passable. Red Stallion, their signature Vienna lager, was uninspired at best and bad at worst. Black Forest was passable. Holiday Bock was just sugary malts without much effort.
I understand that you have been brewing these same beers for years and might be reluctant or scared to try something new, but you have no excuse with the limited edition beers. Indeed, there is no excuse for any of them. I am sure that there are hundreds of brewers who know what they are doing and would love to work in a fine establishment such as this. Get your game together.
The food looked fine and the restaurant looked nice, but the beer was at an unacceptably low level and at a high price.
JStax (233) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | August 15, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Stopped in on a Thursday evening. Parked several blocks away, as I was just exploring the area. It looked like street parking was available when the streets arenít blocked off. There was a decent blues band playing while I was here and that was enjoyable. It took several minutes to be noticed at the bar, despite it being less than half full. The server didnít know what their special beer on tap was and there wasnít a draft list anywhere I saw that said what it was. Maybe I missed it. The beers were all mediocre. I canít speak to the food, but I was given a taste of their cocktail sauce just for being at the bar. It was quite good and unlike any I had tried previously. My five beer sampler was about $9.50 before tip.
t0rin0 (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 18, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited February 17, 2014.
This is one of several place ticks along Decatur Street. Itís a pretty nice walk since you can see the water from here and itís across the street from the old Jackson Brewery. Itís also down the street from the Pepper Palace, which any fan of chili, hot sauce, or salsa should experience. Sadly the beer made at this brewery is at best sub par, and at worst bad. They had some lagers, which was an interesting touch but nothing on the menu really impressed me. As usual, the hefe was the best.
The Decatur St burger was good in that I was allowed to choose from a large list of cheeses. The fresh mozzarella along with the tomatoes on the burger were a good combo.The burger itself was OK. The service was minimal but friendly. The bar is old and wooden with a very heavy layer of shellac on it. Above the bar a bunch of blown glass jellyfish. Kind of neat.
The building is worth exploring but the beers are not.
edgallow (121) nashville, Tennessee | January 19, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went there for the beer only. Had six samples and a few were not bad. I loved the building and bar.
DocJitsu (112) Florida | December 13, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
Right on Decatur in the French Quarter. Several seats around the weathered wood bar. Several high tops toward the front with more of a dining area to the rear. Exposed joists separate the bottom floor from the upstairs, which is where the breweryís fermentation tanks are contained. The place, overall, is pretty warn. If it was a neighborhood place instead of a tourist stop, the rough edge qualities would be much more endearing. The service is obligatorily nice; not genuinely nice. The beer is shit. Very few offerings. Four taps.
jercraigs (344) Toronto, Ontario | December 12, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
2012-03-XX. The beer itself is actually a bit disappointing. It was okay, but a bit bland for my tastes. The schwarzbier was my favorite of the bunch today. I had the Oyster Club sandwich which was quite good. I asked for my sauerkraut on the side since I am not always a fan of sauerkraut, but that was a mistake because it was delicious and I spent half my meal putting it back into the sandwich! Service was decent but unexceptional. We were there for brunch/early lunch and got a good sized group seated after a short wait. I think we just beat the rush. Location is great in the FQ/near the waterfront. Its worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood but not worth going out of the way for, at least not just for the beer, imho.
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