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Abita Brew Pub
Taps: 17 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
72011 Holly St
phone: (985) 892-5837
Located at the old Abita brewery, and they serve mostly Abita beers. However, they are not owned by Abita.
(Place added by: Todd on 04-04-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
When I checked the Brew Pub out, I was a pleasantly surprized by it. I imagined it to be more of a "hole-in-the-wall" type place from times I've driven by. But, it's actually rather nice. The inside is laid out rather well, there are ample flatscreens within viewing distance of most everywhere you could sit. The service was average I'd say. Not bad at all, but nothing stellar that sets them apart from any other place. They offer everything that they brew at the pub, and there is usually at least 1 specialty brew that they don't bottle and offer exclusively there from what I can tell. As far as offerings that are not Abita, I don't know...all I ever drank there was Abita. The food was rather good. I haven't been enough times to sample everything, but what I have had has been very enjoyable. The menu offers a wide variety of things, some things I wouldn't expect, which is pretty cool. I think it's a tad pricey. I can go to a random bar that serves Abita and typically pay less. Foods a pretty decent value for what you get, so I guess it kinda evens itself out in the end.
I enjoy the place when I go, and continue to go, I will.
11-14-2009 00:25:10 |
More by EgadBananas
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
On my tenth trip to Louisiana, I finally bit the bullet and made the one hour drive to/from Baton Rouge to cross Abita off my list of brewpubs/breweries visited.
This was my 207th brewery/brewpub visit and some could say it may not qualify as the brew pub is not owned by Abita and they do not brew anything on site. They do have an original brewing setup in the back corner for decor. I'm no appraisal expert, but it seems like $75k worth of SS brewing equipment could be better served in an actual brewery.
My visit was 5:00 on a Tuesday evening in mid March. A pleasant 78 degrees outside and I elected to sit inside at the bar to avoid a jovial group of smoking locals on the front patio.
Abbey in 22 oz bomber
Select beer was a black IPA
Harvest strawberry beer in bottles (LA strawberries)
Guest beer was voodoo bengal pale ale from tin roof brewing
I went with a custom premium sampler of the pale, IPA, Andygator, SOS, and one other that I can't recall. I told the bartender I was driving and she served me a smaller pour of the black IPA and the guest pale ale.
Like all the beers I've had from LA, I really can't say anything was more than average. The pale and IPA are both hard to drink...a malty mess with no clean hop aroma/flavor. The guest beer from Voodoo was a struggle to finish - carbonated malt syrup with no "pale" characteristic at all.
Had a bowl of the gumbo which was good. The atmosphere was neat and the town of Abita is more happening that I imagined. The brewpub is on a bike trail and there is a wonderful town square next to the brewpub with an Abita beer garden for special events.
The road to/from the interstate there is a bbq joint on the west side of the road (about halfway) that has the best boudin sausage I've ever had in my life. May have been the best part of the visit.
03-25-2011 18:55:36 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I visited this place not too long ago. honestly i should go more often. Overall i would say many of the other reviews were pretty good, but i would not say they had a good selection simply becasue it is their beer and there is not all too much to choose from, but for a brewery it is good.
The atmosphere is good. small place but quaint. i think there is a place to sit around outside, but i am not sure.
to tell you the truth, i did not have any food, but i gave it a 3.5 because its from the south and i would bet they had good food.
overall a great place, worth visiting.... but if you live far away visiting once would be plenty.
04-21-2005 22:21:59 |
More by acrawf6
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Nice little brewpub in the small quaint town of Abita Springs, about a 50-60 minute drive from downtown New Orleans on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain. The directions from their website are good but it is still real easy to miss this place as it is on some little diagonal street that is only about 1/4 of a block long. I actually drove right past the place before I called and got set straight but the woman who helped me find the place was as nice as can be and she turned out to be the bartender when we arrived.
You walk up to the place and it has a little front yard with a few tables which look like a good enough place to hang out but unfortunately, it was a real cold Louisiana day when we were there so it was too cold to hang outside.
We went in and it has a rustic wooden lodge type feel to it. Actually, the place reminded me a lot of Vermont and I guess this is the woods of SE Louisiana and Vermont is kind of the woods throughout the whole state so I guess this analogy strangely enough makes sense.
The beers on that I can remember were the standard Abita offerings of Golden, Amber, Purple Haze, Turbodog and the Andygator one which I believe is a barleywine style. They also had a mocha porter, a copper ale and a 20th anniversary double pilsener which was described as hoppy and it was but it reminded me almost of a cross between a double pilsener and an IPA but leaning more towards the IPA. All the beers were slightly better than average or maybe a tad better than that and the freshness was excellent. Seems all beers taste better when you're right at the source if for freshness factor alone.
Food was nice--I got a fried shrimp po-boy and it was as good or better than many that I had back in New Orleans. The bartender was real nice and she let me sample all the beers even though only 4 or 5 were included in the standard sampler. Quite reasonable pricing. I would return to this place but it is not a must do if you're in New Orleans. I would go back but not every visit.. If I lived in the north shore area, I'd go here much more often.
01-09-2007 02:20:10 |
More by rousee
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Had a total beer day the day I visited here. Started out with a tour of the Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Kiln, MS (Home of Brett Favre)with my brother and his girlfriend. Then we sampled a few of their beers at local restaurant. Had lunch at the Abita Brewpub in Abita Springs, La. I had the Andy Gator, Turbodog, Abita Select Pale Ale, and Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale. All were good as was the food. I had a Gyro and my brother had a burger. Had Paulaner Hefeweizen on tap as a guest brew. Fairly knowledgeable and very friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Will go back. We then proceeded to a beer store in Hammond, LA called Red, White and Brew where we bought stuff you cant find in Mississippi.
07-19-2007 13:06:21 |
More by biggmike
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Very cool place. Friendly folks who know beer. Great atmosphere. Solid beer. Great food and a relaxing, but still hip and funky decor. The artwork (the walls are huge murals) was absolutely amazing, but the scenes are just of everyday life so I dont think they get the credit they deserve. Whoever the artist was....frigging incredibly skilled person.
Abita's beers aren't the world's best by any means, but they are decent and some are pretty interesting, but the atmosphere is really cool and that adds to the experience.
Really enjoyed this place and the owner was a very sweet lady who was happy to chat and never stopped smiling.
01-18-2006 12:12:30 |
More by Jredner
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$$
This is a funky little place in the tiny town of Abita Springs, LA. The pub is very large with a loooong bar. There is all sorts of memoribilia on the walls from the town and the brewery, giving it a sort of small-town cafe feel.
They have every single Abita beer on tap as well as some brew-pub exclusives and one or two "guest beers". I was fortunate enough to sample the Dunkel Bock out of the beer engine and it was the best Abita beer I've ever had. The service is very friendly, informal, and accomodating. The food is a little pricy and quite frankly, I expected a little more out a muffelatta so close to New Orleans, but i didn't leave hungry.
Bottom line, if you're in Abita Springs, LA for some random reason, where the hell else are you gunna eat? Worth a pilgrimage? Not really.
04-13-2007 05:16:33 |
More by JudgeRoughneck
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I dropped in this past weekend for a few pints and to see the brewpub. It has been a while since I had been there and was expecting to see very few people and eat some average food with a good pint or two. Well, I was wrong. The place was very busy for a Sat. afternoon, but I still managed a barstool. The service was fairly quick, and with a smile. I ordered some food to go with a Christmas Ale (which was nice to have fresh). It was a step above the regular bar fare - definitely worth trying.
There were several Abita brews on tap. They have most of their usual lineup there, plus a Saison and a Barley Wine. The new IPA was available in bottles. They also had a guest tap which I thought was pretty cool (Dead Guy Ale).
Overall, I was impressed with the food, beer and service definitely a good thing going in South Louisiana.
11-27-2007 15:08:08 |
More by barefootbrewer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
This is a pretty interesting place. It is a brewpub in a really small town where you'd never expect to find one. I live in Houston and we only have three or so. The small town setting adds to a nice, laid-back atmosphere. The food was very good, basically typical brewpub fair with a spicy Louisiana touch. I enjoyed a spicy chicken wrap, while my companions enjoyed other spiced seafood offerings. Service was very good, but not quite outstanding. The beer choices consisted of all the standard Abita beers, their current seasonal, and 3 or 4 other special beers solely for the brewpub. This place is definently worth going to if you're in the area. I only wish I had the time to try a few more beers.
08-21-2004 19:37:23 |
More by Gagnonsux
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs, LA
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