Nice staff and pretty good selection. The place to drink a nice beer in NOLA
jbruner (217) 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 canít 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 youíre 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 havenít 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 donít 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 donít 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.
Likely the best beer bar in NOLA. A very solid tap selection with some hard to get beers. The place is a old house and it does have sort of a frat house feel. The food was really good. I would highly recommend this place. The only complaint is that you have to go to the bar to get your own beer and place your food order with the kitchen directly. Iíd like to see them have a few waitresses but itís still a great place.
IF you visit New Orleans donít go to the French Quarter looking for a beer bar. Turn around 180 degrees and make your way here. It may look a bit like a dive bar but the tap list, food, and atmosphere make this one of the best places Iíve ever been.
For the sampler you can pay by the ounce which means even if you get flights your final tab will be less than two drinks on Bourbon Street. If you want full pours the servers will give you generous 16 ounce pours in most cases. Either way the bang for the buck is second to none and thatís not even during Happy Hour when beers are $2.00 off.
Finally the food - I did not have high expectations but my meal may have been one of the best affordable options in town. Between the burgers, appetizers, and other options there is something for everyone. This is not a place to miss if you are in New Orleans.
CardiacNP (5) Schriever, Louisiana | February 20, 2012| Updated April 16, 2013
Great place for great beers. Servers know the Beer.