United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
jfosu (11) | December 14, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the most popular bars in the city. They have beers on tap covering locals and domestics as well as several ciders. If you want a good international beer this is not the place to come. The ambience is solid with consistent large crowds and a decent amount of outdoor seating but their service suffers from because of this. They always seem to have 3 bartenders working but this is not enough given their high volume. The food is ok but nothing special - typical bar burgers/fries. The prices arenít cheap but arenít too expensive either. most pints are in the 4-5 dollar range. Wednesday nights are their most popular nights as you get to keep every custom made pint glass while drinking. Iím pretty sure every college student in New Orleans has this establishment to thank for their fine glassware at home.
t0rin0 (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | April 25, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited February 17, 2014.
I have mixed feelings about this place. On one hand they have this really cool fountain that theyíve built where the water pours from a bunch of open taps mounted to the top of a curved brick wall. They also have a lot of beer to pick from, some of which is good (most of which is not) and sitting out on the patio on a warm night is nice. On the other hand the service was crappy. The bartender had no interest in helping and the servers only seem to come by the table once an hour or so. I guess if you know what you want and just order at the bar itís fine, but itís a shame that they ruin an otherwise perfectly nice atmosphere. I didnít eat anything but the food looked OK from what I saw. The menu looked good though. Over all pretty meh.
ttroha (35) Georgia | March 2, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
A great location with a nice selection of craft and local beers on tap. The inside is a bit small and overcrowded for a Sunday night. But overall this is a decent bar in Uptown
swoopjones (305) Buffalo, New York | October 26, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
enjoyed my stay here. very nice side patio, solid ambiance. decent draft selection, lots of local LA beer. next to Avenue pub, 2nd best option in NO
rosenbergh (428) Helsinki, Finland | September 26, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Quite small and crowded pub (on a Saturday afternoon). Service was OK and selection too. Our visit was quite brief. Could visit again.
noradeirdre (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I think that the Bulldog has made a lot of improvements recently, most notably, having an up to date beer menu available to peruse (which was my previous main peeve).Iím cautiously optimistic that this bar with lots of beer may become a bona fide beer bar yet.
Kollie (12) , | April 29, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I find the previous comments too harsh. This is NOLA, and any half way decent beer bar beats Bourbon St. The Bulldog has a pleasant tree-shaded patio with a wall fountain where the water pours from 40+ beer taps and coins are donated to local animal charities (they also have a dog watering station on the patio).
The beers are reasonably priced and the selection is adequate if not astounding.
Itís a fine place to stop by when visiting NOLA.
rcr484 (11) | December 15, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Bulldog started as an uptown college joint, roughshod and fun, with a big following. Over time though, itís become more of a hipster beer pub, with none of the flavor and ambiance of the original. I canít really recommend any one thing, though their Canal Blvd location does have a pretty cool patio. The crowd is decided young and local, comprised mostly of wanna-be beer afficianados, whose choice usually comes down to Michelob Ultra or Corona.
sebletitje (289) Enghien, Belgium | July 26, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Stayed down the street from this pub.
They have a nice selection of draft beers which is nice for a state like LA and many local beers.
Had the newly opened NOLA beers on tap.
Nothing special about the place, gets very busy at night and noisy.
They do have some interesting choices in bottles, local beers are fairly priced but other craft do get pricey, especially when they are not served properly. They do have specials on beers that donít seem to sell very well.
Asked the bartender twice to serve me in a room temp. mug and always got a frozen mug.
Average place to have a beer if you are in the area but not worth a long drive.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | April 4, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
For our visit to the Bulldog, we walked from the Riverwalk/Harrahís area, which was probably a bit more than 2 miles and took about a half an hour. The bar was a long narrow room with a bar down the left side, and a few tables and booths on the right. The place, while dim with dark wood, appeared to be relatively new.
The beer list was nearly identical to the two other beer-savvy places we visited in New Orleans, the d.b.a. and the Delachaise. It seems that these places offer all thatís available here, and there is not a ton of variety to be had in the city and I didnít see much that excited me. The menu was laid out in a way that seemed to try to maximize the number of places where beer is from rather than the variety of beer itself.
Our bartender was an attractive young woman, but didnít seem unduly interested in beer. I had a Grimbergen Dubbel, which came to me in a pint glass (which may have come from the fridge) and served an ice-cold 33-35 degrees. Of the three places we visited in NO (Bulldog, d.b.a, Delachaise) Delachaise felt like a place for foodies/winos, d.b.a. came closest to feeling like a beer-geek bar, and Bulldog felt closest to just a normal bar for young twenty-somethings with a larger than average beer selection.
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