Crescent City Brewhouse | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Crescent City Brewhouse
Good based on 60 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

527 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana United States 70130 [ print map ]
888 819 9330 | facebook | food menu | beer menu

Hours: M-Th Noon-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-11pm, Su 11:30am-10pm

Mayor: Ron (4) | Taps: 5 |

Crescent City Brewhouse

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Beer Available At Crescent City Brewhouse (arranged by most recent)
Crescent City IPA , Crescent City Black Forest 42, Crescent City Weiss 47, Crescent City Red Stallion 31, Crescent City Pilsener 24, Crescent City Spring Bock 26, Crescent City Imperial Pilsener , Crescent City Holiday Bock
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60 reviews for Crescent City Brewhouse
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  72%
 Selection  50%
 Food  72%
 Value  55%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
rcr484  (11) | December 15, 2009
Crescent City Brewhouse opened with much fanfare, ushering in the first brewpub in New Orleans, right at the start of the craft brewing craze. From the start, their beer was fabulous, and the food primo. However, over time theyíve become more of a tourist staple than a beer-drinkerís destination. I suggest the sampler, if anything. The gator bites used to be pretty good, too. Personally, I have a few other choices in the quarter that would surpass this location.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 5/20
jfosu  (11) | December 14, 2009
A lot of people hit this place up because they hear itís the only true brewery left in the quarter. That worked on me too a few times when I first moved to the city. If you enjoy beer this place is not for you. While they do brew on site it doesnít seem they put much effort into it. The brewing seems to be more of a gimmick/novelty to bring customers through the door than anything else. They usually have five different brews, none of which are anything special, available on tap. They serve nothing else and charge absurd rates for the beers. The food is average at best but for the prices it should be much better. Just an example - I got a german sausage and sauerkraut meal with some potatos last time and it was nearly 20 dollars for the meal alone. The ingredients probably cost 2 dollars. The markup is wayyy too high! Avoid this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881  (62) Ljubljana, Slovenia | October 15, 2009
I enjoyed a meal at the brewhouse while on vacation in New Orleans. It was a fairly nice establishment in an older building, and had a good-looking brick interior with live jazz music at night. The service was very good and everything was delivered as expected. However, the beer selection was fairly weak for a brewpub, and the beer itself was sub par; I certainly had higher expectations. The food was great, and made the meal, but everything was fairly expensive, which lowers the value of the restaurant. Overall I had a good experience, and would go back under the right circumstances, but with low expectations from the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje  (350) Enghien, Belgium | July 26, 2009
Nice location with great food. Short distance from French Quarter and TN river. Atmosphere was nice with brewing equipment right behind the bar. Beers are nice for LA though nothing fancy about them. Many could be nice if tweaked a bit. Service is good but always this same corporate feel. Food was delicious. Better to get there in mid afternoon before the place gets packed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
boomerbrew  (16) Texas | May 22, 2009
This is a great place to go and have a few beers and appetizers. As far as the bar scene, the people are very friendly. Pretty good beers. The restaurant however has slow service and the food (steak dinner) isnít what I had hoped for. They do have a great room upstairs for big parties overlooking the street and river. That part of it was a great time with beer and appetizers when we where there with a wedding party.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | April 9, 2009
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. Beers are fairly pricey, though large. Had an appetizer which was quite good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
kiefdog  (120) Tampa, Florida | March 1, 2009
Visted on a Thursday afternoon during Mardi Gras. We missed the lunch rush and had a chance to sit at the bar and kill a few pints. Reasonable ambiance accentuated by the copper brewing tuns and the brewmaster hard at work during our visit. Most of the beer we sampled was marginal at best but the ambiance and food are respectable. Worth a trip when in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer  (116) Melbourne, Florida | November 18, 2008
Pretty good beers; not many brewpubs specialize in lagers. Nice pils. In keeping with the German theme, I had the sausage with sauerkraut. Very tasty. Nice, cozy feeling decor. Definitely worth a stop in the French Quarter.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner  (83) San Ramon, California | October 15, 2008
Food? GOOOOD. Itís New Orelans - the food here is so good its retarded. The beer? Meh. Major suckage. Not even a decent ale in the house. But the staff is great, friendly, and it is touristy, but its a good touristy.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67  (63) Hanover, Maryland | September 21, 2008
Mixed feelings about this place. First, the location is great if your starting point is in the French Quarter, as it is right across from the old Jax Brewery. The service was spot on. And the building itself has a lot of charm, from the courtyard and the balcony, to the main bar and dining room. On the less positive side, the beer was uninspired and was probably meant to cater to the gentler palates of the tourist trade. A pils, weissen, marzen, dark wheat, all were pretty interchangable. No great bargains on the menu, either, although just around the corner you can find a more authentic PoíBoy for $$$ís cheaper. Worth a visit, just so you can form your own opinion.

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