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Crescent City Brewhouse
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 126
Beer Avg: 3.39
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
527 Decatur St
phone: (888) 819-9330
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
I'm from the Northwest where we have really great beer. I went to the Crescent City Brewery on Monday March 14th, 2011 after searching for the closest place to get a local beer. The beer at Crescent City was average at best. Their Red ale was the best tasting beer they had as well as a seasonal lager. They have no IPA or really any hoppy beers. There was no creativity or boldness to the ingredients used and flavors. Not a good selection as far as styles, but the great food makes up for the beer. Like the waitress said, "There are stronger things to drink in New Orleans!"
03-19-2011 23:34:29 |
More by wsubrando
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
This was our first stop in NOLA right after checking into the hotel and I have to say that I was impressed! We sat out on the upper level balcony and the view was really nice and we had a great view of what used to be the Jackson Brewery, now shopping center, kitty corner from us. The food was amazing, my wife ordered the seafood jambalaya and I got the southern crispy duck....both highly recommended but I liked mine more! As for the beer, we got a sampler, trying the pilsner, red stallion, weissbier, black forest, and the seasonal, which was the imperial pilsner (a double malted, double hopped version of the standard pils). We went back later in the evening, and managed to get seats outside again, so we could watch a parade, but alas, there were so many ppl on the street that it was hard to get a good view.
My favorites were the Black Forest and the Imperial Pils...I've done a very half-assed review on the Imperial Pils as I didn't bring a pen and paper and really didn't feel like doing a detailed review, so check it out if you like....it's from memory!
03-04-2011 00:50:09 |
More by ChrisCage
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place was right on the main road off of St. Charles place. The interior was dimly lit, a lot of wood and very brew pub. There was a live band playing (and could be viewed through open doors on the street) and the place was busy for a Thursday early evening. We chose to sit up top on the balcony (worth it on a warm night). The server was knowledgeable on the brews and very friendly. I had a sampler (will be reviewing from notes). There were only 5 choices (not many) and they were not that great. The food was awesome and for being right in the heart of the French Quarter the price was very reasonable. Definitely worth the time to stop and if you need to eat the food was even better than the beer.
02-25-2011 19:47:10 |
More by WJVII
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Food and Beer were both fantastic. As was the service. I had the Weiss Beer and the gf had a pilsner. We ended up switching. I also had a special brew whose name escapes me know,but it was fantastic. For Dinner i had the Pasta Jambayla which was one of the best meals i've ever had, Andrea had the ribs which was huge and we couldn't finish. I would recommend this place but beware our beers were $7.50 I would go back but see if they do a happy hour or smaller beers. Service was fantastic,and they had live jazz up front by the bar which was good considering it was a random weeknight the week before christmas.
12-28-2010 05:25:40 |
More by msnow34
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Scenery for this place is nice. On Decataur, usually busy, nice random art on the walls. But, this is a very average joint at heart. There is nothing fancy or out of the ordinary about this place. Wasn't real impressed with our waiter, who was not very attentive. Selection was small, with about 5 brews, average styles...none very good or worthy of much exclaim. The good was alright, but nothing to write home about.
We went on a $50 gift card, and have 1 more. Good for getting trashed before going to the Dungeon.
10-31-2010 03:38:32 |
More by EgadBananas
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on a recent t5rip to New Orleans.
This place is a nice find in a city with very little to offer in terms of brewpubs and general beer distribution from other states.
The selection of beer was somewhat lacking - only 5 offerings, 4 of which were year-round. No IPA, No Stout, No Porter. Nothing above the typical 5% or so ABV.
I had a pint of the seasonal (a dark lager) and the Weiss. Others with me ordered the Black Forest and the Red, which I tried. All of them were above average beers but nothing to go out of your way for.
We all ordered dinner and were very impressed with the food. The service was also excellent - our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt.
09-16-2010 00:05:23 |
More by TheSevenDuffs
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$$
nice aesthetic. huge open area with a very traditional feel. of course i was very disappointed in only being able to choose from five beers though. and on top of that they were all german styles. i like german beers but it would just be nice to be able to choose something different.
for some reason they only serve beers in 14, 20, and 24 oz sizes. it was about the same price as my local pub, but two ounces less. so i had two red stallions and watched a jazz group.
the red stallion was pretty good, but it was very dry and thin. i tried my friends beers and they seemed to all have different flavors but the same end mouthfeel.
definately worth a stop by if youre doin the whole bourbon street tourist thing like i was.
06-10-2010 21:57:21 |
More by northaustin
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I really enjoyed my visit here. There is a great New Orleans feel. It is right on Decatur Street across from the river. The building has that perfect old French architecture that is a must for the French Quarter. A jazz trio playing in the corner. Mostly as background music, but still good. A half rectangular bar with an oyster bar taking up the front part. The copper brew kettles are on the first floor, with the fermentars on the second. There is a second floor with a balcony, but was closed when I visited. A patio is out back. Lots of room for people to eat lunch/diner. It is also non smoking which I enjoy. A great atmosphere.
The quality of everything was good. Fresh as can be. There was a little to much diacetyl in some of the beers, but nothing to grip about. The selection is not very large. Five German beers to choose. For the most part, I thought they were very good. The Pilsner, Dark Forest (my favorite), and the special beer (a Dunkelweizen) were very good. The Red Stallion was decent though to much diacetyl. They also had a weiss that I did not try.
The food and service were very good. I sat at the bar and had a Red Fish plate. Very fresh. Like the rest of my experience, very enjoyable.
Overall, I do not understand the low scores for this place. Sure, they do not do all the weird beer geek styles that people here go crazy for. Though they make excellent German style beer. All were good. Subtle and enjoyable is the name of the game. I would love to have a place like this local to me.
05-11-2010 02:42:03 |
More by champ103
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 5 | $$
Ah, Mardi Gras! Was in the FrenchQtr walking to Faulkner's books store and thought, what the hell...
Very cool layout, with heavy wood all over, massive brew tanks and other equipment within patron's view, and easy on the brewerania, so pretty easy on the eyes and not touristy at all. Upstairs balcony was pretty cool, and a jazz band in the corner. Not shabby, On to the beer...
Try the sampler, as nothing here will razzledazzle, but it drinks I suppose. German influenced (sorry HopHeads!) with a Pils, Red/Marzen, Weiss, Brown, and Bock and maybe another I'm missing, but point being the beer is simply so/so. Not atrocious or anything, but if you're a German-style nut this won't cut it for you and you won't have the same beer twice. So again, snag a sampler with a meal.
Food was great though, with the Brie and French bread app coming with grapes on the vine; all before a very tasty brisket as an entree. Service was prompt, courteous, and attentive without being obtrusive.
This is a beer blog website though, so frankly don't go out of your way to hit this spot, but if shopping in the area and would like a nice bite and some suds drop on in and support a local brewery.
02-17-2010 19:38:54 |
More by Here4Beer
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
This wasn't on my list of things to do in NO, but I kinda got suckered into it. It wasn't a bad experience, but it wasn't anything exceptional.
The atmosphere is typical of any other place along the street, with a more classy college feel rather than a drunk frat boy college feel.
The beer was nothing to be impressed over. The people who brought me talked it up the entire week before we got there, but after stopping by a couple of good places like The Bulldog, they had mixed feelings about the beer quality. They are learning.
The service was actually really good. Prompt, nice, and our waitress really went out of her way.
Yah know, they have a couple of different beers to chose from, but they all taste relatively the same. As my g/f described it, they were just BMC with a dark color and a splash of roasty malt.
Not a place that I'll be going out of my way to visit again.
05-10-2009 01:10:05 |
More by Stoffel
Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
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