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Abita Brew Pub
Taps: 17 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
72011 Holly St
phone: (985) 892-5837
Located at the old Abita brewery, and they serve mostly Abita beers. However, they are not owned by Abita.
(Place added by: Todd on 04-04-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Went here right after we got done drinking some free beer and taking the pretty boring and somewhat uninformative tour over at the brewery just down the road as part of a bachelor party trip my buddy put together for me. The service here was friendly and fast. We happened to go here during craft beer week so we got to try their Abbey Ale on tap and get a free pint, which was nice. The Food here is fantastic. I tried a seafood po boy with Turbodog romelaude (sp?) sauce and it was absolutely delicious. If you go to Abita, I recommend you make this your lunch stop after the tour. Worth every penny.
05-15-2013 17:16:38 |
More by ajtorres311
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
My buddies and I stopped by Abita Springs for a liquid lunch on our way to the brewery (which, by the way, is only open for tours on the weekend). The beers were the best we had while in the New Orleans area. They had a couple of seasonal beers on tap that are not available in bottles. We didn't try the food. Our bar wench, Courtney, was very courteous, attentive, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend you stop by if you are in New Orleans. Abita Springs is about 35 minutes north and worth the drive!
05-01-2004 23:58:17 |
More by schoolcb
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My friend and I made a trip while he was visiting to the Abita brewery/brewpub. After driving to the brewery, and realizing the brewpub was in a COMPLETELY different location, we went there. The food was excellent, and it had all the Abita beers we had grown to love over the years. The only problem was the strange Hefeweizen that was on tap that was NOT Abita. However, the Hefe was excellent. I ordered a burger and he ordered a po-boy which were both of excellent quality and taste. It was a little bit expensive, but worth the trip.
Our experience at the brewery tour was amazing, although I could have wished for a longer tour. As we entered, we were greeted by a friendly staff who directed us to our "pour our own beer" bar! Definitely a unique experience! After a round, we took about a 5-10 minute tour of the brewery. Honestly this was the worst of the experience. Although, the guide, a brewer was informative, we thought it lased a bit too short. However, after the tour was over, we were invited back to the bar.
Overall, the brewpub was a little pricey, but free beer at the brewery was a balancing factor. I would definitely visit again!
07-11-2008 04:15:59 |
More by GuinnessHero
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
This is a great place for brewers and people that love beer to come to LA and enjoy great food and great beer. You will leave this place full as a house if you want. I love it here. They have great beers on tap and a ton of great stuff to take w/ you. Order the real LA food and buy a real LA brew. It is the real deal, in that they have real LA food, such as etouffee, mudbugs, boudin, etc. They also have andigator, purple haze, their wheat beer and a dynamite christmas ale. Go here immediately. It is tucked away in the corner of LA and can be difficult to get to, especially now that the hurricane hit. Definitely go and drink a purple haze out of the tap.
12-25-2005 23:24:48 |
More by willgro
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
I am fortunate enough to have visited several times. My inlaws live in Slidell, and I make it a point to take the short drive to Abita Springs every chance I get. The brewpub is located at the site of the original Abita brewery, and the original equipment is on display. There is indoor and outdoor seating, a small gift shop, and a very good menu. They feature all of their regular brews, plus Andygator and the current seasonal as well as a rotating guest brew on tap. The only bottles you'll find are in the gift shop. The food is very good, better than most pub food and more varied..but of course its located in an area that is famous for its food, and average just won't cut it in that part of the world.
It is also very near the actual brewery, which offers a free tour every Saturday and Sunday. I usually have lunch at the brewpub, then go to the tour at 1:00. You're welcome to drink as much as you like at the tour, but the selections are a bit more limited. It includes the current seasonal, Turbo Dog, Purple Haze, Amber, and Root Beer.
02-17-2003 08:48:11 |
More by au1sec
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
Came to the pub after going to the tour at the brewery . The tour was nothing special in terms of the information but it is nice that they will allow you to try as many beers as you would like. With that being said it was nice to be able to go to the pub and get some lunch after drinking for a while. I had the cheeseburger. It was really good. I had a Strawator while there. It was very good and ended up filling the growler that I bought at the brewery with Strawator. The pub has a rather nice atmosphere and the service was good. I highly recommend stopping by if your in the area.
08-05-2013 03:03:22 |
More by BlueMoon10
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went here with some colleagues while visiting Stennis Space Center.
The immediate area around the restaurant is cute, with a huge gazebo which was lit up at night. There was also a bike trail running past. Inside is nice but non-descript. Fairly typical pub.
Selection is solid. Almost all Abita, but hey, that's what people come here for. Several on tap that I haven't seen in the Atlanta area, including a few seasonals.
My food was good. I had the blackened chicken. Nice amount of spice.
Our waitress was fantastic. We had a large group (12) and she didn't bat an eye about multiple people ordering beer samplers. She offered up food and beer recs. She even accurately split our checks for us.
10-19-2012 18:02:13 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
The long red and white awning led up a walkway to the doorway flanked on either side by an outdoor patio. The merchandise was right, past a wood bench and the gift shop was to the left, along the wall. The horseshoe-shaped, black-Formica topped bar was on the left side headed aft, across from the lavs. Further aft, right, were a couple of private party rooms being used for overt low seating. A long mural began behind the taps on the left wall and continued all of the way aft to the now-defunct brewhouse and FVs.
I had the Chicken Abitafeller (chicken breast, shrimp, oysters, spinach) for lunch and it was one of the most memorable meals in all of my journeys. The oysters were huge, plump, succulent offerings that melted in my mouth. Louisiana shrimp? Fuhgeddabahdit!
Beers: Restoration Ale; Golden Ale; Jockamo IPA; Amber Ale; Purple Haze; Turbodog; Andygator; Abita Light.
Select (seasonal) - 4 Grain; Wit.
Handpump. Belgian style Dubbel.
12-20-2009 17:14:46 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
This is a pretty interesting place. It is a brewpub in a really small town where you'd never expect to find one. I live in Houston and we only have three or so. The small town setting adds to a nice, laid-back atmosphere. The food was very good, basically typical brewpub fair with a spicy Louisiana touch. I enjoyed a spicy chicken wrap, while my companions enjoyed other spiced seafood offerings. Service was very good, but not quite outstanding. The beer choices consisted of all the standard Abita beers, their current seasonal, and 3 or 4 other special beers solely for the brewpub. This place is definently worth going to if you're in the area. I only wish I had the time to try a few more beers.
08-21-2004 19:37:23 |
More by Gagnonsux
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
After doing the Abita Brewery tour (which was pretty lame. After a 30 DVD and a couple of beers we were guided by a girl who knew less about beer what she was talking about and more on how to do public speaking. I wanted to learn more about the Merlin and was guided to the guy ripping tickets at the front door, who was rad, but I would have liked to talked to a brewer or someone that actually knew what was going on. rant over...) We stoppped at the Brew Pub for a bite naturally. BBQ ribs braised with Turbo Dog hit the spot!
04-29-2013 17:44:49 |
More by guityler83
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