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The Avenue Pub

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The Avenue PubThe Avenue Pub
BA SCORE
100
world-class

131 Ratings
Ratings: 131
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: 46
Bottles: 147
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-5224
United States
phone: (504) 586-9243

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Reviews by deanhead:
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4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Found this through beerfly and one of my old BA magazines with a guide to NOLA. The hardcopy was an essential read on the plane. Also checked their web presence and it seemed that they had a top notch selection of beers to offer in the Big Seedy!

This place lived up to it's reputation as one of the finest beer beers on New Orleans. It's right on St. Charles so it's a fairly quick trolley ride from the French Quarter. We stopped into this place several times while we were in town. With over forty taps and fifty bottles available it was well worth it.

It's located on the corner with wide open windows as well as a second floor deck area for drinking and people watching. Great atmosphere and vibe to this place.

Aside from a great representation of the breweries of Louisiana, they had a great selection of American craft beer along with some European favorites.

Beer prices were reasonable for pints. They averaged around 5.00 a pint. In NOLA that may seem like allot given the absurd drink deals that may be found elsewhere, but we are talking quality beer here, not BMC swill or foo-foo she-she liquor drinks.

Our bartender was well versed and knowledgeable in regards to beer. She was very helpful with making recommendations on local beers. She was more than happy to provide samples of just about anything we wanted.

The food here is traditional pub fare, with some eclectic regional offerings. I tried the swamp Reuben while here, and must say it was quite delicious. Pulled pork and beef brisket with slaw and BBQ sauce on grilled sourdough bread. A heavenly meat sandwich.

This place gets two thumbs up as a great experience in New Orleans, A must visit in my opinion. Well worth the trolley ride.

Since you are in the neighborhood already, consider walking over to Stein's deli for takeout beer, or an equally exceptional sandwich.

Every town could use a place like the Avenue pub. Great beer and great sandwiches.

More User Reviews:
Photo of pjc2308
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

In a sea of Michelob Ultra Tallboys and Fireball shots, this is an oasis! Had the great pleasure of meeting Miriam, the bartender, while visiting from Seattle. She is well versed in styles and more than happy to offer suggestions--home brewer, formerly from Anderson Valley Brewing, she is on top of it. Great dive bar feel (can't remember the last time I have seen a cigarette machine), but the craft beer selection is thoughtful and well curated--Founders Black Rye and Great Raft Grace and Grit DIPA were terrific. Though the kitchen was transitioning from lunch to dinner, they were able to pull together a nice hummus plate that paired well with my IPA's. Will surely be back!

Photo of Modernrickk
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I dragged the wife all the way from the French quarter to this place and the whole walk over she was killin me about "this place better be good" stuff..
I was nervous when I saw this place from outside.. Even more nervous when I walked in and saw NO tables.. Just a bar and hella people standing up everywhere with what they call "Go cups"

Wow what a FREAKEN selection of AWESOME beers.. I could tell hear guys and gals knew their beer . They were also a humble a can be.. Great group of bartenders..

Now that bad part.. I didn't try the food! That's it..
Check your attitude at the door. This ain't your craft snob hangout .. This is a place to enjoy good beer in Go cups! Ahaha
This is the only bar I've ever been to that let me walk out the door with 2 barrel aged beers for my walk back to the hotel

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mothman
1.45/5  rDev -68%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1

3 of the beers that I tried to order weren't on tap. I went with 2 other things I wasn't really excited about. I had never heard of 1 of the two and the style wasn't listed. No samples at this bar which is annoying. I ended up buying 2 terrible beers that weren't even enjoyable. Prices are very high. Pours seemed to be short. I can't see how this place is rated 100 on here. I'd have a hard time going back.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Top 5 beer selection of any bar that I have been to. We went during the day on a weekday so that it wouldn't be that crowded. The owner was there, she was very friendly and even made some beer suggestions. The waitresses were very good, the beer was even better. i loved that they offered small pours so that you could try more beer in one visit. Next time I'm in New Orleans, this will be the only place that I go to for beer.

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Easily the best beer bar in the area. The bartenders were cool, the place was out of the craziness of Bourbon street, and the food was good pub fair. I'll go back every time I'm in town!

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Best place in NOLA to find a variety of well crafted beer. Whiskey/Scotch selection is a bonus.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of srletend
3.76/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of draft and bottles. I've been traveling around the US and have been looking for any type of de Struise beer for awhile (either bottle or tap)--they had Weltmerz on tap. Definitely a world class beer list.

I went on a Friday night around 9:30 PM. Place was busy, but not packed. Service upstairs was slow and impersonal. Downstairs service was better. Nice that they could keep my tab at both bars. I went for the beer list, not the service, but would have been nice if the bar staff demonstrated an interest in what they had available.

Atmosphere was what you would expect from an older NOLA bar (i.e., older building, creaky stairwell, mismatch furniture, low light, etc.). Crowd the night I went was mostly college-educated late 20's, early 30's. Was able to easily find a place to sit with my wife.

Did not try the food.

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The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA
100 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.