Great selection of local and world wide beer. Dan is great to talk with and can often get you what you are looking for. Fair guy and fellow beer lover. He got me my 6 pk of Westy 12 Hard to beat that!!!
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 wasnít all that hungry and I was there for the beer. Now, at first glance there isnít 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 youíll 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 werenít bad either. Having already been to Avenue I knew that Louisiana gets good beer but this really reinforced the fact that most bars/stores donít know anything (or care) about beer.
Itís kind of weird that they have all this beer and some tables to sit at but you canít actually drink anything here, especially since you drink the beer outside in the streets. Hmm. Service can be tough to get ahold of since theyíre always busy but they are friendly. Also, there is a parking lot next door that fills up quickly.
This place is about a 10 minute walk from Avenue Pub, through the Garden District with its stately homes. Itís 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 hadnít seen elsewhere, even at the breweries. Then if you head out the back door and turn right, thereís 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 hadnít 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/
Weird spot out the back door of the deli/market. Itís in a small, unattended building. Youíre required to make your selection and bring it back into the deli/market to purchase it. They has a decent number of microbrew singles, four packs, and sixers. Several FantŰme Saisons, a number of Belgians from various breweries, and some geuezes. Not much here for the hop head.
Visited 2 times during my 5 days in NOLA. Very good selection. Thereís a beer room in the back of the deli. Some of the beers are in cold. Very friendly service. When itís crowded you might have to wait a while to be able to pay... Thereís a small parking lot around the corner. A must visit. I didnít try the food... shame on me.
Jewish deli meets beer market. The sandwiches here are no joke: roast beef & Swiss on soft ciabatta rocked my world. On par with the best NY delis, and better in many ways. Beer selection is extensive, and it apparently isn't unusual to find 3F lambic on the shelves. Stein is a character himself. I'd be here all the time (often for food, often for beer) if I lived in NOLA.
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.
An impressive selection of bottles with cantillon, nogne and struise. Friendly staff willing to help you find what you are looking for. Amazing sandwiches. I will always stop here everytime I am in New Orleans.