There is only a small sign out front that is easy to miss but once you find it it’s a neat little store with a lot of wine and liquor, some of it being expensive stuff. The beer is in the back on the shelf against the wall so you have to wade through the aisles of everything else to get back there. The old guy at the counter was friendly enough and asked if I needed help but I didn’t talk to him much beyond that. The beer selection is pretty limited but you’ll find the standard big brand stuff like Sierra Nevada, Abita, NOLA, Flying Dog, etc. I didn’t see anything overly interesting nor did I see much refrigerated. Sadly this is one of the better beer stores in the French quarter, mostly by virtue of being one of the few beer stores in the French quarter.
Don’t bother trying to find any info online on these guys. No website, no facebook, no twitter, nothing beyond some yelp ratings and a few mentions on various New Orleans business listing sites.
There are better places to stop than this little obscure store .. a good deal of the bottles were getting on in age .. prices were decent .. selection was low but they did have a few weird items .. . go to SIdneys if in the area or Steins if you can make the drive ..
I was last here about 11 - 12 years ago and they had a much more interesting selection then with more obscure labels. One good thing about it is it’s right next door to K Pauls restaurant so you can get a to go cup after you’ve picked up some carry out food. Service was ok although half of the attention paid us was proly to make sure we weren’t pinching something. They had all the usual macros, couple of regionals, the most common micros and better Belgians plus a few Brits & Germans. Sidney’s some blocks away has a better selection.
Another nice beer store nestled within the French Quarter but this one has a much better bottle selection than Sidneys. The beer is largely "hidden" in the back of the store along a very narrow passage way. But there are some gems to be found. We located several 1995 Triple Bock (which were still drinking very well) and a number of respectable offerings from american and foreign craft brewers including Brewdog, DFH, Allagash, Ommegang, and others. Definitely worth a visit when in the Quarter.
Found this place on accident. Was very happy to find a decent selection (by New Orleans standards) at such a good price. I thought that drinking affordably in NOLA meant drinking garbage. A definent gem in the quarter.
Taverner (83) San Ramon, California | October 15, 2008| Updated October 21, 2008
Granted, its the best you can do in the FQ. And FTR they have a decent selection. But it shows how spoiled I am to be in a beer town. This place is laughable compared to a place in SF, LA, SD, PDX, SEA, or really any where west of the Mississippi. They carry basic Belgians (Duvel, Unibroque) they have a decent collection of Flying Dog. They have a few California selections, and the macromicros of course.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 30, 2007
Small and unassuming from the outside (look for the hanging sign above the covered sidewalk). Very cool vibe I was in here 3 or 4 times while we were here, and everytime there was a different group of locals hanging out at a table at the front of the store playing cards, joking, laughing. I liked walking in here! Very solid beer selection, particularly of imports. Certainly on par with Sidney’s, but different selection altogether. They must have trouble turning some stock over because I got a number of bad bottles of Breckenridge stuff, and 3 of my 4 bottles of Flag porter were off too (expensive waste!), but my dozens of other purchases were all okay. Very helpful friendly staff. Discounts on 6-packs, even if they’re mixed!