Second to last stop of the night, right before Balcony Music Club. After walking most of Bourbon Street cutting over to Decatur was a welcomed change. Thereís only so much of a place like Bourbon Street that I can handle in a night. Turtle Bay is a nice enough bar with a lot of taps but most of them are relatively uninteresting. Theyíve got a few IPAs on tap though so at least you can find something good. The service was friendly enough but mostly occupied with the party crowd ordering shots and Bud Lights. I donít really care so long as I can get a drink when I order it. I did take the opportunity to try some of the new Rumchata liquer. It tastes like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, seriously. This crap is dangerous. Over all the bar isnít great for beer, and itís kind of divey but if you want a pint and you want to stay away from the cesspool that is Bourbon Street this might be the place for you.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Surprised to see this on Ratebeer, I guess they might have one or two taps that other bars typically do not have but otherwise itís not a very beery place. But like most NOLA bars is so fun and comfy. And not so touristy for being in the FQ.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (715) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 1, 2012
Turtle Bay has a decent draft list, with a few interesting selections. Hopitoulas of course, but they had a bock from Covington and a couple of other things from smaller LA breweries. Atmosphere-wise, mostly a dive bar vibe, nothing terribly exciting and very casual.