Napoleon House

Taps: <5 | Bottles: >5
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 20, 2014
Visited February 17, 2014/

That’s funny, "<5 taps". I’ll say. They had one tap, which was Abita Amber. That’s it. They also have 20 bottles to pick from including several Dixie beers, one from Abita, one from Sam Adams, LA 31 Pale Ale, Stella, Hoegaarden, and a bunch of macros (not that Stella isn’t a macro, but it tastes slightly better).

I didn’t stay long as I didn’t want a bottle of beer but rather wanted something on tap. They serve some food but this strikes me as more of a café than a restaurant. And since they don’t have much for beer I guess people come here for the liquor and wine. Certainly in the middle of the afternoon there wasn’t much going on but it did allow me to see the nice stone floor and the old wooden bar. There’s a neat mosaic set into the sidewalk in front of the door with the Napoleon House name and some kind of a design (surprisingly not the fleur de lis).

The upside here is that beers are relatively cheap, all under $5 without happy hour pricing.

Edit: I’m tempted to change the score (not really) now that I read a little bit about the history of this building. Something about a plot to bring Napoleon here after his exile. Kind of neat. But this is not a beer destination.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor  (388) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 18, 2013
I’m surprised to see this place on ratebeer, because it doesn’t really serve craft beer (when I was there I didn’t even order beer, just wine, and their beer list is mostly macros or imports, although I guess they have Abita and Dixie) but I decided to rate it because it’s a great restaurant. It’s fairly small, with an indoor and outdoor section, and it was packed on a Thursday night - had to wait at least 40 mins for a table, but it was worth it. Located in a super old house that was offered as a refuge for Napolean (although he never came there). They are also known for their Pimms. I had a really tasty po’ boy. So don’t visit here for the beer, but apart from that it’s a great stop!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | January 27, 2011
beautiful historic stop, VERY limited beer selection, settled for a dixie. maybe an abita offering aside from Macro BS
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Poobah  (27) New Orleans, Louisiana | June 18, 2010
Fantastic atmosphere that transports you to another era. Classical music aids that impression. Decent beer selection with regular specials. Food is pretty good. Known for their Pimm’s Cup drink which is very refreshing. May be a tourist attraction but it’s one of my favorites even though I live locally. Read about the history of this place on their website and you will not hesitate to visit.

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