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.
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.
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.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 30, 2007
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..
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.
Stopped by this place while in the area. They do have a nice selection of singles but it would seem to be a long walk just about anything else (parts of the Quarter, Frenchman St., etc.). Much like all the other reviewers said, it’s a tight space but they make good use of it.
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.
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