We popped in here during a bit of a downpour. This is a brewpub straight out of the mid-1990s. Large copper kettles behind the bar, worn woodwork in the seating area. Service is solid. All the beers I had were good but not great. A large upstairs that they open during busier hours and has it's own bar. Decent stop.
Dinner stop on Tuesday while avoiding the large group dinner for work, which I avoid on principle when I travel. Fairly empty in the restaurant area, but the bar was pretty full. Long bar and a few high tables. Service was solid and helpful. They had five beers on tap, four standards and a rotating seasonal - the IPA when I was there. Menu had some cajun influenced food, but was pretty barrish overall. Flights of all five beers were like $8.50, which is good for the French Quarter. I actually thought a couple of the beers were solid, but the IPA was painfully bad. Food was pretty meh as well.
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.
This is basically a 1980s-1990s era brewpub, before people realized you needed to constantly rotate and experiment (or alternatively, be absurdly good at what you do (see Heady Topper)).
I ordered a sampler of their beers and tried them in order of darkness (remember, that is the model of the 1990s brewpub: blonde, red, black). Pilsner was lousy. Straight up. I think I would rather drink a PBR. Weiss beer was passable. Red Stallion, their signature Vienna lager, was uninspired at best and bad at worst. Black Forest was passable. Holiday Bock was just sugary malts without much effort.
I understand that you have been brewing these same beers for years and might be reluctant or scared to try something new, but you have no excuse with the limited edition beers. Indeed, there is no excuse for any of them. I am sure that there are hundreds of brewers who know what they are doing and would love to work in a fine establishment such as this. Get your game together.
The food looked fine and the restaurant looked nice, but the beer was at an unacceptably low level and at a high price.
Stopped in on a Thursday evening. Parked several blocks away, as I was just exploring the area. It looked like street parking was available when the streets aren’t blocked off. There was a decent blues band playing while I was here and that was enjoyable. It took several minutes to be noticed at the bar, despite it being less than half full. The server didn’t know what their special beer on tap was and there wasn’t a draft list anywhere I saw that said what it was. Maybe I missed it. The beers were all mediocre. I can’t speak to the food, but I was given a taste of their cocktail sauce just for being at the bar. It was quite good and unlike any I had tried previously. My five beer sampler was about $9.50 before tip.