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The Avenue Pub
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1732 Saint Charles Ave
phone: (504) 586-9243
(Place added by: jstassi on 05-05-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I had read that this was the best place in New Orleans, and it didn't disappoint. It was a world above the bars in the tourist areas of the French Quarter, so it was a pleasant change.
Atmosphere is nice, high ceilings and old wood, but the downstairs was fairly small - about 8 seats at bar, and a few high top tables. The upstairs bar and porch wasn't open when I was there.
The tap list was very impressive- a mix of local beers, nationwide limited releases, and some Belgians. Paper tap lists were up to date (it seemed daily), and organized by style.
Good prices for most of the drafts - 16 oz for $5 for a lot of them. Bartenders were friendly, and attentive. I didn't try the food, but it was being provided by an outside BBQ place.
08-30-2012 01:30:22 |
More by jmdrpi
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I just came back from a week long vacation in NOLA and spent more time at the Avenue Pub than anywhere else. Atmosphere is great, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and selection is great.
Largest selection out of anywhere I found in Nola and prices were very fair. In your visiting NOLA it is a must stop. They also update their Twitter often with beer specials and events they are holding. One night we were able to hang out with some NOLA Brewing guys and enjoyed some Hopitolous on Randell, also had an awesome bash for National IPA Day!
08-18-2012 19:24:30 |
More by cspompey
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
What a unique place. I have been here a few times, and have always had a great time. An ultra chill place, but you have to know the rules. Order food from the right bar, only certain beers are served at the balcony, the main menu is served later at night. Anyway, none of that seems to bother me because the bartenders are great and explain everything. Two main areas, a downstairs that allows smoking, and upstairs/balcony that is smoke free. I cannot get enough of the old world French/Cajun look and feel of the place. Just perfect for a laid back and enjoyable session. I can people watch and sip on great beer all day on the balcony.
The service is great, everyone is very Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they have to offer. They know beer and how to serve it to a T. The food I had was very good. Smoked sausage, pulled pork, and pasta salad. Everything was great, and the rest of the menu is available later.
The selection is awesome. A handful of LA locals, but none of those are any good outside of NOLA. They do a cask Friday which is great. Happened to be Saint Arnold Endeavor. The rest of the tap list ranges from Green Flash, Saint Somewhere, Dieu du Ciel, and Prof Fritz 1809. All are in good to great condition. Believe it or not the bottle list is even more impressive. Cantillon, JW Lees, Drie Fonteinen, Evil Twin, etc, etc.
One of the best places to have a beer in the Country, period. Just awesome, and I can't recommend this place enough.
06-25-2012 04:24:43 |
More by champ103
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This is probably the best beer bar in NOLA. Less than a block from a streetcar stop, easy access if you're staying downtown or the Quarter. I was there tonight. Not real busy but I went upstairs to the non-smoking section. Good selection of taps. Waitress was very nice. I ordered a blue burger which was fantastic.
Had a terrific time. The only downside was that you had to go downstairs to order your food from the kitchen and go to the bar to get your beer even if you're at a table. I guess the place is so small that it may be tough to have waitress service but to me that's the only complaint I have.
I'll be back and would recommend this place.
06-12-2012 01:49:10 |
More by EricP
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Thanx to the staff for a wonderful visit. I had a wonderful time and tried many great beers.
For starters this gem is in the wonderful Lower Garden District neighborhood. Hop on the Green trolleys and they'll drop you off right near here, or better yet stay at one of several nice hotels nearby and trolley it back to the the Quarter. Hint, Stein's Market and deli is in this same neighborhood.
They are open 24/7 and have a wonderful selection of beer on tap and bottle. For the non beer drinkers they also stock a large selection of booze, wine and sake. The draw here is the beer. Mikkeller, Stillwater, Evil Twin, Saint Arnold and the list goes on.
If you are looking for something fancy, this ain't it. It is a very nondescript, low key place in a reasonably quiet neighborhood. They do have a handful of TV's for the sports fan, a pool table and jukebox. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. It is fairly small and can go from being empty to full in short order.
Did not try any of their food, but I can tell you it is hand cooked and everyone who was eating seemed to be happy with it.
For a beer geek I can't recommend this place highly enough. Cannot wait to go back.
Thought I would mention that, for smokers, you are out of luck. As of June 1st they are going non-smoking.
05-31-2012 04:33:27 |
More by srhoadsy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $
We completely lucked out when the only hotel we could find with an available room was the Avenue Plaza resort...five minutes from the Avenue Pub. We landed in New Orleans, dropped our bags and walked straight here. Found a great spot upstairs and tucked in for the night. I remember ordering an Ommegang Art of Darkness and a Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel...after that I let the bartender pick, and I should've written his choices down but didn't. It was busy in there but the staff busted their ass to make sure we got interesting beers, and quickly.
We liked the place so much that we came back two days later. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon -- much calmer than our Friday night visit -- so we sat on the balcony and I drank ice cold bottles of Hitachino Nest White Ale (ginger-infused weiss) all afternoon.
We tried some great beer joints in New Orleans but this one was in a whole other league. The next time we're in town this is at the top of our to-do list.
04-19-2012 01:57:09 |
More by ltdan546
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is close to beer heaven. One of the top places I have been in the US . If your on this website and find yourself in NOLA even if your on Bourbon Street trading beads stop walk away . Hop on the
St Charles Trolley any time of the day and stop at the Avenue Pub.
I read the reviews before going to NOLA but wasn't sure how to get there. My wife and her friends wanted to Garden District, so five of us hopped on the Trolley headed to the garden District . On the way spotted the Avenue Pub. So on way back we stopped and spent about 3 hours or more drinking there.
It's is building looking like its about to fall down. A few tables to sit at. it's a beer place that does not make a hurricane. It is all about the beer
Tap list was extraordinary : started with 3 Floyd's / Mikellers Boo Goop.... They had a number of Mikellers collaborations on tap.
It was a great day weather wise so we sat in the backyard on rickety chairs , and old tables. The beer selection made everything else seem perfect
We had sandwiches, wraps, and jalapeño won tons. Food was very tasty and inexpensive.
The atmosphere was perfect for the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week.
This is the place to hang in NOLA
04-15-2012 02:45:16 |
More by Gratefullawyer
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Went on a Thursday about 5PM, no crowd what so ever so the service was excellent. The tap selection was almost overwhelming, but had the highest quality draft and bottle list I've seen in my 5 visits to New Orleans. The place divey inside. I did not venture to the balcony which seemed like a popular choice. I was able to sample 4 different NOLA brewing beers, which is a nice change of pace from Abita. Also had my first ever drafts of Evil Twin. The beer fridge had large and small format bottles. Excellent selection of sours, had Brooklyn Black Ops, Life & Limb amongst others. Best selection by far in New Orelans, not in the Quarter with all the tourist drunks, a must stop for any beer fan.
03-18-2012 15:28:43 |
More by dhartogs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
So this was #1 on my list and with good reason.
The place is located within the city (close to the robert e. lee circle) and looks like a nondescript looking pub...as the name seems to imply. Walking in you have easy access to the bar and can watch the sweaty fry chefs hard at work in the back. The tap list is available on clipboards (which is a good sign that taps are constantly changing). As soon as I took a look at the tap list, things started jumping out immediately. Our first pints were gut instincts and unfortunately...Holland Oats was a bit of a disappointment. But, we also noticed the st. Arnold's endeavor release happened a few days previously (awesome IPA!!) and that would be our redeeming follow-up. We got these pints to-go and struck up an interesting conversation with the bartender upstairs about CNY and specifically "Mary's Maple Porter."
In retrospect, the Avenue Pub is a quaint and relatively crowded pub (with food) that's located somewhere between the scenic uptown garden district and downtown chaos. The taps are well thought out and will almost certainly contain something worth trying.
A must visit, even with a brief stop to the Big Easy.
03-18-2012 02:32:24 |
More by ThePorterSorter
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited the Avenue Pub for the first time today during the release of Pour me Somethin' Mistah from Stone and NOLA breweries. Not really a bad walk from the French Quarter (street car off-line for Mardi Gras parades).
Bar is in an old house on St. Charles. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff. A little smokey, but it is a bar.
The food was pretty good and certainly satisfied our munchies after the half hour walk from the Quarter.
Beer selection is fantastic. Going to a place like this makes me sad that Mississippi remains last in just about everything including craft beer availability. I would love to have a place half as interesting back home.
This place should not be missed by any beer geek visiting the big easy.
02-12-2012 04:44:50 |
More by TrappistJohnMD
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