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Industry Bar & Kitchen
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$ - inexpensive
[ Bar, Eatery ]
240 Decatur St
phone: (504) 581-6977
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've come here the past couple of times I was in the French Quarter, and it's a nice oasis of good beer in an area where it's definitely mostly about quantity versus quality. I'm not sure as to their bottle count, but it's probably pushing 100. I think they have roughly 15-20 taps, many of which are local. The service was great, as the bartender knew his beer and was great at interacting with people at the bar. The atmosphere is fine, if nothing special. It's actually a pretty small place, with perhaps 10 seats at the bar and a few tables around the perimeter. Of course, with New Orleans's laws, you don't have to stay in the bar to drink your beer anyway. Just get it and go.
Anyway, definitely recommended if you find yourself in the Quarter and want a quality beer at a decent price.
10-28-2012 22:18:24 |
More by NODAK
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Industry Bar & Kitchen is located in the French Quarter, a little west-south of Jackson Square (240 Decatur). It's a nice looking place. In fact, it's actually one of the nicest looking places I visited! Open air - can' beat that. Decent tap selection; and very good crawfish. Reasonable prices. The service is good - maybe even very good (that can sometimes be hard to discern when it's busy). My bartender knew his beers... but he didn't seem to know about them (if that makes sense). Quick on the draw none-the-less. Probably one of the better stops in town. Worth a shot.
05-02-2012 05:53:28 |
More by NeroFiddled
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We ended up stopping at this bar on accident because of our close dinner reservations and because of its praise on BA. The bar is set up a little weird with 1/2 the taps on each end of a 10 foot bar... However, the bartender (emulating a live version of the engerizer bunny) made all the taps easily accessible. They were willing to provide samples and were relatively knowledgable about the beers they served. The taps were mainly local, but not the same stuff you can get @ every bar around NOLA.
The prices were also reasonable and the service was relatively prompt. I would definitely stop by again, although i'd like to see a printed version of their bottle/draft list.
03-13-2012 05:27:04 |
More by ThePorterSorter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
As stated before, Club Decatur is now Industry Bar & Kitchen. As rousee said, it has been cleaned up. I was there last weekend, and what I noticed was the big difference from Club D was that there were a lot more local taps now. Granted, last time I was down (12/09), Abita and NOLA were the only local craft breweries in town. This time, on draft they had Bayou Teche Grenade and Biere Pale; Jefferson City Stout (forgot the name of the brewery); Tin Roof Blonde, Amber & Pale; NOLA Hopitoulas (which was out) as well as a good selection of Abita (Amber, Andygator, etc). As when it was Club D, there was a large selection of bottles, with the emphasis on Belgians and other imports.
Service was about par for the course in NOLA, but when the bartender was around, he was friendly and helpful. I've always loved the location--far away from the noise of Rue de Merde, and on the same block as a great music store. In my opinion, it was a must-stop when it was Club D, and even more so with the increased number of local taps. I will certainly return when I'm back down in a few months.
02-08-2012 02:55:58 |
More by Tchuck
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Update from March 2011.
Club Decatur is gone. It is now called Industry Bar. I was standing on the corner looking for Club Decatur and I realized suddenly that this is it. They fixed it up a lot and its a lot newer, cleaner and a nicer vibe than before. They've also added some outdoor seating. The beer selection is still quite good--about the same as before and I dont remember if they still do the Happy hour all day but the drink prices are pretty reasonable regardless.
I went to Club Decatur twice when I was in New Orleans recently. The decor is nothing special -it is just kind of an average looking bar with some really large doors that surroud the place on all sides. They open up to the street --so if they were all open at once it would have an open-air feel to it which is kind of cool. People in there told me the pizza they make is really good but I didn't try any.
What I liked about the place is their selection and happy hour pricing. They have happy hour every day until 8pm and its not just specials on 2 or 3 average beers like BMC (like all the 3 for 1 places on Bourbon Street) Every beer is discounted by a dollar and their regular prices are pretty reasonable anyway. My wife was drinking fairly expensive Belgians and I love to get those for a reduced price. I had a few Abitas on-tap and some Paulaners in the bottle.
The bartender was very friendly and welcoming to us and I really enjoyed the place. I will definitely go back here and I recommend it highly.
07-13-2011 16:32:23 |
More by rousee
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I found my way to this place after arriving in NOLA. I was meeting up with several college friends for a reunion for the weekend and starting in the French Quarter seemed like the smart thing to do.
It's happy hour most of the day here, which means the draft beers were three or four dollars each. The bottle beer selection was extensive with some rather obscure offerings. Unfortunately there was no Happy hour special for the bottled beer selection.
Our bartender Milk readily admitted he was not a big beer drinker. He preferred hard liquor to beer. He did have a few favorite beers that he occasionally enjoyed, so he did his best with the local offerings that were on tap. These happened to be an assortment of Abita which I think actually means ubiquitous in Creole because this stuff is everywhere! Other local selections on tap were the Wild Magnolia, and one NOLA offering. Not the best beer selection in New Orleans, but certainly a great place to go in the French Quarter.
The rest of the beers were a smattering of Stone, Sierra Nevada, and some other regional craft beers. BMC could also be found here as well.
This place is far from a dive. It was clean, plenty of bar space, and windows all around. It's on a corner so there is plenty of people watching.
The place had a nice vibe, Milk our bartender was super friendly and very helpful on dialing us in to the local spots to check out. In fact if you find yourself in this place and you are hungry, check out Felipe's Taqueria which is located just down the street at 301 N Peters St. Cheap Good Eats!
04-19-2010 19:58:46 |
More by deanhead
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I made this our first stop while in New Orleans for NYE, the Sugar Bowl, and her birthday. We met another couple here prior to dinner at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.
This was my sixth visit to New Orleans and I've always had an underwhelming beer experience (but impressive food, music, and sights). On this trip, I checked a suitcase of beers from my cellar and was able to roam the streets of the Quarter with Ithica Brute and various Goose Island Belgians.
Club Decatur is hardly the dump that other reviewers make it out to be. Most bars in the quarter are as dumpy if not more. What I liked about the atmosphere was the floor to ceiling glass window/doors. Fortunately, there were only a handful of people here between 5:30 and 8:00 so the smoke was not that bad.
Stone is available in LA and that is what I drank at the better beer bars. We had Arrogant Bastard on tap, a 22 oz Bear Republic Racer 5, and a 22 oz smoked porter. My wife had Unibroue Ephimere and a Chimay White.
The bottle selection here is really where they shine although I found the amount for a round with all bottles was considerably more expensive than a round of drafts.
Service really was a non factor. Not offensive like others experienced. He just moved to the side of the cooler we were looking at until we made our selection.
01-05-2010 02:07:27 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I feel horrible giving this place such a bad review when all the other reviews have been favorable, but my experience was beyond sub par. After finding it here and adding it to my list of places to stop by, I was pleasantly surprised to find it less than a block down the street from my hotel.
That was the end of the pleasantness. I walked in and the place smelled of smoke. Unfortunately pretty common in NO, and though I smoke occasionally, its still a turn off in a beer or wine oriented bar. The second turn off was the number of homeless folks hanging out at the tables just inside the door.
I was really pleased with the selection of beers. They had some really great ones, but I only had time for one so I selected a Petrus Gouden Trippel.
The bartender appeared to be either blitz or stoned out of his ever loving mind. He could not find the Petrus in the cooler without me standing over him. At this point I was still cool about it, I'm no stranger to fun time bartenders who are a little out of it. But what really killed it is when he popped open my petrus like a badly opened champagne bottle, handed it to me, then went to the two people right next to me and said quite distinctly, 'sorry, these faggots over here want the fancy shit.'
left me completely blown away...
fine, cool, whatever, insult me, but not my fiance and her mom. I asked for two tulip glasses he had hanging over the bar. He refused and said, 'you don't want those glasses,' and just walked off. wtf, are you trying some kind of jedi mind trick on me. After waiting until he served two more customers, I asked again a little more coldly if I could have two glasses.
I was handed two plastic cups.
I will be trying this place again next time I'm back in NO and hope that I can give it a more favorable review. I wish I would have grabbed the bartenders name but didn't think about it. I'm sure every bar has its douchebag employees, I was just unlucky enough to catch this one.
05-09-2009 23:27:14 |
More by Stoffel
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I hit Club Decatur based on Beerfly reviews. I'm sure I would have walked right by it if I was looking for somewhere to drink. It's kind of dingy and located on a corner in the French Quarter. I knew my first visit was going to be something else when Master of Puppets was playing on the jukebox as I ordered my first beer. The song selection was a cool mix of classic rock, metal, and grunge for the most part. Lots of doors, making it seem like the whole place was open to the street. There's a pinball machine in the corner and a pool table for those looking for entertainment. Walls were covered with various breweriana (Franziskaner, etc.) and BMC banners. There was also a contraption on the bar for dispensing Jager shots at light speed.
I was quite impressed by the beer selection. In addition to the numerous taps (sort of a mixed bag, but there were still numerous decent selections) there were two fridges filled with awesome bottles. Lots of imports, including most of the Sam Smith line, lots of Unibroue, all Chimay offerings (both sizes), a bunch of German lagers and hefes, more British and Belgian beers, Coopers, Delerium Tremens and Nocturnum, Lindemans, and others. Plenty of domestics too, including Flying Dog, Rogue, Abita (of course), SN and SA, plus some regional and macro lagers and a few ciders. Prices were simply amazing too. I enjoyed a 12oz of La Fin du Monde for $6, Sam Smiths were $4.50 and a 750mL of Chimay Blue was $10.50. I ended up drinking my LFdM from a plastic cup since the glasses were being washed (or the bartender didn't trust me initially). There was also a pizza kitchen in one corner, but I didn't try anything from it.
As the night wore on the locals started showing up and that's when this place really started getting fun. One woman actually brought her cat to the bar in a carrier. After kitty (and carrier) fell of the barstool, she let the cat out and it sat on the bar swishing its tail around for the rest of the night. You don't see that every day.
I ended up heading back here a couple of days later to share a bottle of Unibroue Terrible ($10.50), and several other bottles, with a co-worker. I can't recommend this place enough and I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in New Orleans.
04-27-2008 00:57:54 |
More by DrJay
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
A nice little bar on the fringes of the French Quarter where you can get some good bottled beer.
Club Decatur is situated across the street and two doors down from the House of Blues and very close to the business hotels on the CBD/Quarter dividing line.
There are about 15 bar seats and a very good jukebox. The vibe was less touristy than the usual places in the area, at least in late afternoon when I was the only obvious out-of-towner.
About 15 taps of nothing really special but behind the bar are two large coolers with some very good selections. The places I have been to in the Quarter seem to all have the same few craft brews. Whoever is repping Unibroue, Rogue and Flying Dog is certainly doing his or her job as you see them at all the places that offer anything other than BMC. This is the only place I found the Rogue Shakespeare Stout, which was a big highlight. It was also cool to be able to take the last few ounces in a to go cup and head toward Mother's for a po boy.
Service was very pleasant. I don't know if the bartender was particularly knowledgeable about the beer but she at least understood why I was checking out the coolers and did not rush me into a decision.
A good spot to drop in for a couple of beers.
03-28-2008 00:10:13 |
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