United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Beer Available At Sidney’s Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Abita Amber Lager 20, Abita Purple Haze 16, Abita Turbodog 66, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout 99, Lindemans Framboise 95, Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale 92, Spaten Optimator 96, NOLA Brown Ale 54, Ommegang Three Philosophers 99
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 18, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited February 17, 2014.
Another stop on Decatur Street a couple blocks north of Jackson Square. It’s also a few blocks before some decent beer bars like Turtle Bay and Balcony Music Club. There isn’t much to see here in this liquor store. They have a narrow aisle with some beer on a shelf across from some fridges of beer. There is also a small display near the cash register with some Stone bottles showing. In the fridges you’ll find some of the larger brands like Stone, Ommegang, Rogue, and some big name imports like Chimay, Lindemans, Spaten, and Samuel Smith. Then there are the Abita cans. Prices were decent to slightly high.
This along with Vieux Carre Wine is easily the best selection you’ll find in a liquor / convenience store in the French quarter but it’s nothing special.
ads135 (132) Lawrence, Kansas | January 5, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad place, especially considering its location. If you’re in New Orleans, in the French Quarter, and you want a good beer (from the area) they have the best of the very limited selection.
VT (40) Quebec City, Quebec | October 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice little liquor store located pretty close to everything in the French quarter. Personnel was extremely amicable, seemed quite knowledgeable. Beer selection was pretty good, although you can tell this is not primarily a beer store. Big plus for the option to go out with your beer in hand in a go cup. Prices were quite fair. Loved it, went four times over a one-week stay.
frylock (80) Atlanta, Georgia | July 27, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Not a world class store by any means but much better than all of the surrounding shops in the French Quarter. If you’re not in the south very often you can find several new regional beers to try out. Most of the major US and Imports are represented. Stop by and grab a beer for the walk to Frenchmen and the DBA
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | January 27, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
mini-mart that has a better beer selection that just about any other you’ll find. decent import selection including common trappists and Lindeman’s lambics; US stuff like Stone, Saint Arnold, Lazy Magnolia, Rogue. I found a number of singles from the area that were new to me.
wzmoore (22) Fishers, Indiana | June 20, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I might be giving this place more credit than it deserves, but when you put the place into the right perspective, this is one of the best options for beer geeks stuck in the French Quarter (like womencantsail said). Decent selection of some beers that you’re not going to find anywhere else in the Quarter and when you’re just killing time, it’s a very economical way to buy yourself a round or two (they have 24oz plastic cups) to go.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | April 11, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was in New Orleans for a convention, and not wanting to just drink crap beer or deal with Beer Fest’s outrageous prices the whole weekend, I decided to take a walk to this place.
The store is rather small and the aisles are fairly narrow, but they managed to put some decent beer on the shelves (for LA, anyway).
I picked up a decent array of Southern beers and also some CA favorites (like SN Torpedo), as well as some other beverages (hard cider) to drink on the streets while I walked around. They sell plastic cups for $0.50, which is pretty cool.
The prices were decent and the service was pretty good.
If you’re stuck in the French Quarter and in need of a decent beer store, I’d certainly recommend stopping in here.
kiefdog (120) Tampa, Florida | March 1, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
This store was nestled deep within the French Quarter, and given that we were staying in the local area and didnt have a car, we were happy to find some nice beer here. Reasonable selection of american craft beer available in the area as well as a number of nice Belgian beers including Corsendonk, Chimay, and a few others. They had most of the Abita line in addition to offerings from some of the better craft brewers. Decent selection for a place that was within walking distance of our hotel.
Nate (269) Indiana, Pennsylvania | April 5, 2008
44 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
OK selection but nothing to get excited about, IMO. Find, there is Chimay and a few German imports - some limited American micro - but really, nothing you can’t find in many other places. Perhaps they’ve gone downhill since some of the last reviews, but the beer selection was just not impressive.
DuffMan (251) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 30, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Unlike Vieux Carre, this store really lets you know they have beer! Bottles stacked in the windows and neon signs do the trick. Surprisingly small on the inside, but they use their space well. Slightly less selection overall than Vieux Carre, but more domestic choices overall I’d say (some Rogue, Sierra Nevada, some Abita choices I hadn’t seen elsewhere). Decent enough for a visitor from Canada..
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