I agree with several of the other commenters that this place is a bit of a tourist trap. The beer isnít that great and it is a bit overpriced. The food is passable, but not as good as other places throughout the quarter. The fact that it is a bit overpriced doesnít help. On the plus side, it does have a decent ambiance to it and the staff were very friendly. If you want beer, catch a cab to the Bulldog which has a decent selection.
Crescent City Brewhouse opened with much fanfare, ushering in the first brewpub in New Orleans, right at the start of the craft brewing craze. From the start, their beer was fabulous, and the food primo. However, over time theyíve become more of a tourist staple than a beer-drinkerís destination. I suggest the sampler, if anything. The gator bites used to be pretty good, too. Personally, I have a few other choices in the quarter that would surpass this location.
A lot of people hit this place up because they hear itís the only true brewery left in the quarter. That worked on me too a few times when I first moved to the city. If you enjoy beer this place is not for you. While they do brew on site it doesnít seem they put much effort into it. The brewing seems to be more of a gimmick/novelty to bring customers through the door than anything else. They usually have five different brews, none of which are anything special, available on tap. They serve nothing else and charge absurd rates for the beers. The food is average at best but for the prices it should be much better. Just an example - I got a german sausage and sauerkraut meal with some potatos last time and it was nearly 20 dollars for the meal alone. The ingredients probably cost 2 dollars. The markup is wayyy too high! Avoid this place.
I enjoyed a meal at the brewhouse while on vacation in New Orleans. It was a fairly nice establishment in an older building, and had a good-looking brick interior with live jazz music at night. The service was very good and everything was delivered as expected. However, the beer selection was fairly weak for a brewpub, and the beer itself was sub par; I certainly had higher expectations. The food was great, and made the meal, but everything was fairly expensive, which lowers the value of the restaurant. Overall I had a good experience, and would go back under the right circumstances, but with low expectations from the beer.
Nice location with great food. Short distance from French Quarter and TN river.
Atmosphere was nice with brewing equipment right behind the bar.
Beers are nice for LA though nothing fancy about them. Many could be nice if tweaked a bit.
Service is good but always this same corporate feel. Food was delicious. Better to get there in mid afternoon before the place gets packed.
This is a great place to go and have a few beers and appetizers. As far as the bar scene, the people are very friendly. Pretty good beers. The restaurant however has slow service and the food (steak dinner) isnít what I had hoped for. They do have a great room upstairs for big parties overlooking the street and river. That part of it was a great time with beer and appetizers when we where there with a wedding party.
Right on Decatur in the center of the French quarter. Nice old brick facade, fairly dimly lit. Copper brewing equipment behind decent sized bar. Nice ambiance. Quick, friendly service. Four beers plus a seasonal on tap. Beers are fairly pricey, though large. Had an appetizer which was quite good.
Visted on a Thursday afternoon during Mardi Gras. We missed the lunch rush and had a chance to sit at the bar and kill a few pints. Reasonable ambiance accentuated by the copper brewing tuns and the brewmaster hard at work during our visit. Most of the beer we sampled was marginal at best but the ambiance and food are respectable. Worth a trip when in the area.
Pretty good beers; not many brewpubs specialize in lagers. Nice pils. In keeping with the German theme, I had the sausage with sauerkraut. Very tasty. Nice, cozy feeling decor. Definitely worth a stop in the French Quarter.
Food? GOOOOD. Itís New Orelans - the food here is so good its retarded. The beer? Meh. Major suckage. Not even a decent ale in the house. But the staff is great, friendly, and it is touristy, but its a good touristy.