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The Avenue Pub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

91 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
147
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
The Avenue PubThe Avenue Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-5224
United States

(504) 586-9243 | map
www.avenuepub.com

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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cadaugherty
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Tremendous tap and bottle selection. Also a huge bourbon and whisky selection.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.83/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ohearns
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool place, weird place. Downstairs is a typical bar with joker poker machines in the back, dark and dingy and a little scuzzy overall. An enormous cockroach almost ran onto my wife's shoulder. Upstairs is a much more sophisticated room with a carefully curated list of excellent and limited beers and an extremely impressive whiskey selection, as well as artfully prepared cocktails. Didn't try any food. Nice upstairs patio for outside drinking with a view of St. Charles and the passing streetcars (and drunkards).

Found the bartenders to b e a bit cold in the hipster mold, which seems to be the natural state in NOLA if you're not in a Bourbon st. shitshow bar. I guess people assume you're another frat boy or bridesmaid's party automatically since that is what they see the majority of the time. Still not a fan of the aloof service, particularly when ordering some rare berliner or top shelf single malt. It felt like the bartender would quickly warm up to you if you were a regular but I didn't have time for the thaw. If I lived nearby I'd be in here all the time though. I liked the fact that they had 10 and 16oz pour options so I could try a few different things as well.

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

One if the best bars I've ever been in. Beer selection is incredible. Bartenders were very knowledgeable and serve beers at proper temperature. Best bar in New Orleans area for beer for sure.

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Photo of senglish7
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best beer bar in Louisiana and perhaps the entire southeast. Knowledgeable staff. Great ambience. Selection is absolutely killer. I want to go back for more!!

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of teromous
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The place has a great selection of beers on tap and a large bottle selection. The beer menu is well organized and it even lists whether a bottle is kept chilled or if it is at cellar temperature. Beer is served in proper glassware by knowledgeable and friendly staff. I was impressed to see beers from Drie Fonteinen and others on the list. The food selection is pretty small but what you can get is tasty. It's the type of place you could just sit and hang out for hours at a time enjoying good beer and lose track of the time. It's also the type of place you could keep coming back to and always try something new.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jloomis
4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jzlyo
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A regular bar with awesome selection. Flights are available and staff is very knowledgeable. Only (slight) negative is some taps are exclusive to upstairs bar, although only made me want to come back when the upstairs was open. Great beer bar, the best I've been to.

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Photo of donnyowens
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Don't miss this place on a visit to NO!

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Photo of dsshuck
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Place is right off St Clarles streetcar line and opened 24/7. Place is a bit of a dive but food and beer are excellent. Bartender very knowledgeable about beers but a couple of beers had kicked that were on the online list and paper list in the bar. Still a must for a trip to New Orleans.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is THE place to go to fir craft beer in New Orleans. Outstanding selection and many beers you will not find on tap anywhere else in the city. Decent bottle list also. Nice balcony view of St Charles when upstairs is open. Food is not bad either. A must go if in New Orleans.

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Photo of swalsh666
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My God! In a city world renowned for classic cocktails, Thank God for The Avenue! Amazing beer selections, rad Bartenders, cool vibe, awesome bourbons. Do. Not. Miss.

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Photo of mediaphish
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Clearly one of the best beer selections in the South, possibly the US

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Photo of Brevbin
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of sdeese21
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 5Beer0Maniac4
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA
97 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.