This is the bar to go to in New Orleans for the best selection of craft beer in the area. It is open 24 hours a day, which is pretty crazy. There is a downstairs area and a special upstairs section which offers a few different, special beers (but only opens at 5pm I think). Anyway, this place has local options as well as plenty of international offerings, including Cantillon and Drie Fontinen, and other rarities. It was a great stop, and a must-stop for those visiting NOLA. It is away from the French Quarter, but certainly walkable (~30 mins).
This review is for downstairs only as upstairs wasn’t open yet. Its divey looking down here and i came on odd hour and while bartnder and cook were very nice it was hard to get attention and i could have sat there for hours without being approached despitebeing 1 of 3 people there at first. anyways the food was quite good but we’re here for beer which is amazing. great amount of drafts fair prices and amazing bottle list. i could have spent way more here and i ma sure i will over the course of weekend and will update rating if i make it upstairs. also as an equal whiskey snob this was amazing list as well. despite the drunk local woman doing shots at noon and talking crazy to everyone
Nice staff and pretty good selection. The place to drink a nice beer in NOLA
jbruner (318) Marietta, Georgia | February 12, 2013| Updated December 24, 2013
It was Mardi Gras, and the bar was open 24 hours a day for the week, so understandably it was a little dirty when I went at 2am, and the upstairs was not open. Otherwise, nice old school pub vibe with lots of wood and nothing too cluttered. Service was a little sub par, but again I would imagine they had all been there for a while at that point. I got more knowledge from the cook and a guy sitting next to me than the bartenders. Selection was pretty awesome, a lot of rare stuff and stuff you can’t get anywhere else, including a pilsener brewed solely for Avenue Pub (unfortunately I did not get to try it). Food was decent, pub grub with a slightly modern feel, but still greasy and really only good if you’re drunk. Beers were a little pricey, but again probably due to the fact that they could only do 16oz plastic cups during Mardi Gras. Great place to find good beer compared to the rest of New Orleans, though. Definitely want to try and head back again. Update: went for Zwanze day and I could not be more impressed with service and the selection. Awesome place.
I loved this place and it will be a regular on any visit to NOLA. Amazing selection of regional beers as well as an eclectic selection of foreign beers. Nice lived in atmosphere with a crowded downstairs bar and a more relaxed upstairs with another bar and relaxing chairs and couches for hanging out. Awesome!
The pub is away from the French Quarter in an old two story house. The upstairs has funky ambiance and a patio, the downstairs has delicious food and a long bar with a pool table and some seating. Probably the best beer list in New Orleans. They focus on having a rotating selection of quality beers. There were a few breweries represented that I haven’t seen on the east or west coast. Prices are okay. I ate a grilled goat cheese and bacon sandwich with jalapeno coleslaw. Delicious.
Pretty cool place. Old house with tons of character. Two separate bars upstairs and downstairs with different beers available in tap and bottle at each. Nice large balcony overlooking St. Charles. Very well thought out and diverse tap list, in terms of style and geography. Bottle list was quite impressive, if a little on the expensive side, but I guess things like Cantillon St. Lamvinus are going to be expensive anywhere. Relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
Great place! Two bars, one upstairs, one downstairs. They don’t have a lot of staff, so you have to walk up/downstairs to order from those bars, but your tab is linked, so no worries there.
Food menu is larger than they say it is, and the food I had there was very good.
There are water coolers throughout the place so you don’t have to bug the staff for water.
Great selection of beers from around the world. Their tap selection is outstanding, and the bottle selection is very good as well.