This place is about a 10 minute walk from Avenue Pub, through the Garden District with its stately homes. It’s just a deli, with amazing breakfast sandwiches and various bagel things, and really good lunch options as well. The basic beers are in coolers to your right, which had a decent range of local and regional beers, some of which I hadn’t seen elsewhere, even at the breweries. Then if you head out the back door and turn right, there’s another room with a small shelf of local stuff (found my Bayou Teche here) and the usual suspects from Belgium and beyond, including a few I hadn’t seen before. Prices were OK, staff was very helpful taking the time to offer good suggestions despite being in the middle of the breakfast rush. Easy street parking. Nice stop/
This was actually the second try to get in. The first time they were closed already. Glad I made it back since this place is pretty good. The smell of the cooking food is very strong as the place is pretty small. The thought of a hot sandwich was tempting but I wasn’t all that hungry and I was there for the beer. Now, at first glance there isn’t a ton of beer, just a couple of fridges with some interesting stuff, but in the back there is another room with a ton of stuff. Follow the paper signs to the back door and go out into the patio. The door on the right is the secret beer room where you’ll find Jolly Pumpkin, Stillwater, St Somewhere, Pretty Things, an assortment of cans, Clown Shoes, Fantome, 3 Fonteinen, Beersel, Lindemans, Dupont, Struise, Hanssens, and tons of others. Prices weren’t bad either. Having already been to Avenue I knew that Louisiana gets good beer but this really reinforced the fact that most bars/stores don’t know anything (or care) about beer.
It’s kind of weird that they have all this beer and some tables to sit at but you can’t actually drink anything here, especially since you drink the beer outside in the streets. Hmm. Service can be tough to get ahold of since they’re always busy but they are friendly. Also, there is a parking lot next door that fills up quickly.
A deli with beer and a beer room in the back. The deli is busy, so looking in the cooler can be challenging. Nobody really helped me and the food is great. Unfortunately you can’t drink the beer you buy. Selection is pretty good with some rare and odd stuff, mostly European.
This is an easy drive outside the French Quarter to find some local brews. The place smelled awesome but we had just eaten, so I will have to try their food on another visit. The staff was friendly and the prices good. A bit of a crowded interior, but worth a stop.
Incredible place. I’m rating this place purely on the beer. It’s absolutely world class. Huge selection. Awesome range of local LA stuff and other southern breweries. Classic range of US micros. Excellent assortment of imports. Great prices. Most things available in singles. SO. MANY. BEERS in this place. I spent a while here but it could have been much longer. Had to really restrain myself. Would love to have this place as my local bottle shop. It is worth noting, make sure you check out the ’back room’, which is where most of the beers are.
Visited 2 times during my 5 days in NOLA. Very good selection. There’s a beer room in the back of the deli. Some of the beers are in cold. Very friendly service. When it’s crowded you might have to wait a while to be able to pay... There’s a small parking lot around the corner. A must visit. I didn’t try the food... shame on me.
Stopped in here with a few buddies as we were killing time on a Friday afternoon in New Orleans for a bachelor party weekend. Hopped off the St. Charles streetcar line and walked 5 blocks south to Magazine Street, and just to the right was this gem. We walked in and Abita was having a free tasting for American Craft Beer Week. I sampled their Abbey Ale and walked away with a free glass. I couldn’t stock up here since I was flying back and didn’t have anything to pack a bunch of bottles in. But I bought a Nogne O Dark Horizon Second Edition (the reason I came), Mikeller Black, and Mikkeller 1000 IBU. I used these for a mini tasting back at the hotel before we went out that night. The guy running the place had a BeerAdvocate shirt, and as soon as he saw me looking around, came over to let me know he just got some stuff in that wasn’t on shelves and asked me what I was specifically looking for. This was a really cool market and deli with lots of great food on the shelves, and fresh meat in the counter. If I hadn’t just had lunch at Avenue Pub a couple hours earlier a sandwich here would have been inevitable. Give this place a shot if you’re in town- well worth the trip.
Wonderful beer selection in the back room, but unfortunately, you can’t drink on the premises. I had the very best pastrami I have ever had outside NYC. I’ve added Stein and The Avenue to my list of places in NOLA that cannot be missed on every single visit.
Visited 26.4.16. Plenty of bottles and plenty of cans in the fridge, centrally located and most importantly - individual bottles for sale. Reading previous reviews I see that we missed a larger selection in the back room but given our state while visiting there - after quite a few cocktails. Oh well, it just means that we have to visit NOLA again sometime. Anyway, you don’t wanna miss this. Also - if you’re into hot sauce, their selection is decent and the prices are better than at the stores inside the French QTR.