Mandeville Beer Guide: Your Mandeville guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Mandeville

76 /100 639 GIROD ST
“A bit off the beaten path, but worthy of a stop. Pretty dead at 2pm on a Wednesday. They had eight beers on tap and were doing U-pick flights of four for a reasonable price. See t0rin0’s review for the rest of what you need to know logistically. I personally had a better experience in terms of both service and beer quality.“
bytemesis 2143 days ago
80 /100 2101 LAKESHORE DRIVE
“Last stop before crossing the really cool Pontchatrain bridge and heading to the airport. Fairly quiet when I arrived but hopping pretty good after an hour or so. Inside bar and seating, but the real draw as mentioned is the upstairs patio. Taplist has a large regional focus, which isnt all bad. I had a couple Louisiana and Mississippi specialties before heading on.“
bytemesis 2143 days ago
76 /100 639 GIROD ST
“Large and nice brewpub, that is more of a large restaraunt than anything else. Service was decent as was the food. Selection was limited to what they produced all of which was just OK.“
Ferris 2548 days ago
86 /100 2101 LAKESHORE DRIVE
“Stunning bar overlooking the lake in a beautiful town. Bartender was great, and beer selection was pretty good. Food was bar food and fresh, but just OK. Prices were decent and overall a great place to go if you are in the area.“
Ferris 2548 days ago
72 /100 639 GIROD ST
“Visited February 19, 2014.

This is kind of out in the country side. It’s actually off the main road (190) but I took a wrong turn coming off the bridge and ended up going down some two lane street that was flooded. It turned into a scenic drive. Speaking of scenic, the drive over the Lake Pontchartrain causeway is pretty cool. It’s a giant lake and it was fun to experience that, though I could understand that if you make that drive every day that you would hate it. Anyway, this is a hidden gem on the north side of the lake that serves good food, decent beer, and provides slow service.

The restaurant is a large square with a bar in the center of the room serving eight house beers. During my visit they had just debuted (that very day) a new collaboration with Terrapin called Zest Fest. The beers all around were OK, nothing amazing but certainly not bad. The IPA was probably the best. The Zest Fest was roasty and mildly zesty but not hoppy. The flight normally only covers 6 of the beers but they did all of them which was nice, even if I didn’t want to finish them all.

The food was good. I went with the fries with smoked paprika rub and covered in roasted garlic mayo. Pretty good. I didn’t see a whole lot else on the menu that really jumped out at me minus maybe the brisket sloppy joe or the portabello mushroom sandwich but I would eat here again. Prices weren’t cheap though. Not bad on the food but high on the beer.

Lets talk about service for a minute here. See, I include all interaction with employees as service, whether that be putting in an order or asking for clarification on something or just chatting about some random topic. So it shouldn’t be surprising that I would include being ignored / having to wait for 10 minutes, while seated at a relatively empty bar, as bad service. The people were all friendly but I was moderately annoyed by the fact that there were two bartenders behind the bar and between the 3 total customers at said bar it took that long to get an order in.

All in all the place averages out as OK. Good atmosphere, good food, beautiful area, but then mediocre beer and slow service kind of ruin it.“
t0rin0 2603 days ago
80 /100 2101 LAKESHORE DRIVE
“Visited February 19, 2014.

This is right on the water about a mile south of it’s sister restaurant (Old Rail Brewing). This was one of the highlights of my trip to the south. It’s across the street from the water (and small beach if you want to hang out there). The bar is upstairs and you can sit on the patio and overlook the lake while you try some of the four dozen taps of mostly local beer. They’ll do small pours and offer free tasters if you’re on the fence about something. They serve food but I wasn’t there for that as I was still full from Old Rail earlier. If it wasn’t so late in the evening already I would have stayed longer but I wanted to get to Abita before they closed for the night. The servers are friendly and as mentioned before will give you free tasters to help you decide what you want. I sat outside and watched the fog roll in over the lake but since it was a February night it was kind of chilly. They didn’t have the heaters on either and it was just as cold inside the bar as it was outside. Bring a jacket.“
t0rin0 2603 days ago
80 /100 2101 LAKESHORE DRIVE
“This place is right on Lake Pontchatrain, and the bar stools and tables on the upstairs porch have a great view. Being this close to the water, it’s on stilts, and there are downstairs tables too, open to the outside, but covered. Inside and upstairs there is a long bar with tvs and more tables. Nice range of beers on tap, local, regional and farther afield. No flights, but they will happily do half pints. Staff was friendly and efficient. I didn’t try the food, but they had cheese plates, sausage plates (including gator), and hot sandwiches. A worthwhile stop.“
Travlr 2645 days ago
84 /100 639 GIROD ST
“This plaace opened in July of last year, and is affiliated with the Barley Oak just down the road. Brewer Matt trained at Terrapin, and they has one collaboration beer in the tank, a ablood orange black IPA. Sadly, state law does not allow them to bottle or sell growlers. The place itself is a large building right on the bicycle train head, and this part of the state has a relaxed small town feel, in sharp contrast to the Big Easy just across the bridge. And the $3 toll is enough to keep the riff raff out. The beers are very tasty, creative and varied, among the best local stuff I had on a four day regional trip. Food is really tasty also, and manager Sarah does a great job of keeping everything organized and everyone happy. This is definitely worth the trip over the bridge, it was a highlight of my trip.“
Travlr 2645 days ago
84 /100 2101 LAKESHORE DRIVE
“Very nice new beer bar on the lake front in Mandeville, LA. Brand new, just built at this writing. But, they either used used wood in the construction, especially for the hardwood floor (there’s plenty such used wood to be had around here post Katrina) or they did an impressive job of simulating it. The expanse of double doors across the front opening onto the the balcony may be vintage as well. Overall, an impressive job of creating the look of an old-world pub. The place is raised about 20 feet in the air to help it survive storm surges. This gives a great view of the lake from the large patio all the way across the front. There’s also a patio/party area underneath the building at ground level. Many large flat-screen TV’s that show real HD programming (NOT stretch-o-vision) and an HD projector. 45 rotating beers from all over the world on tap and well over a hundred in bottles. Appropriate glassware is used for each draft beer.“
FishManLA 4215 days ago
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