The Avenue Pub

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The Avenue PubThe Avenue Pub
BA SCORE
98
world-class

87 Reviews
Reviews: 87
Visits: 147
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 46
Bottles: 147
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @avenuepubnola

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Reviews: 87 | Visits: 147
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (1,942 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jloomis
4.91/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jzlyo
4.44/5  rDev 0%
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. (269 characters)

Photo of donnyowens
4/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
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! (39 characters)

Photo of dsshuck
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (289 characters)

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
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. (279 characters)

Photo of swalsh666
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (166 characters)

Photo of mediaphish
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
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 (69 characters)

Photo of Brevbin
4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of sdeese21
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 5Beer0Maniac4
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.6/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Creole jambalaya originates from the French Quarter of New Orleans, in the original European sector.... (103 characters)

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Didn't eat there but didn't want that to effect the overall score. Great beer selection. Friendly staff. Had a great time. (122 characters)

Photo of chip26
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NateMac13
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of pjc2308
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
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! (684 characters)

Photo of Modernrickk
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
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 (811 characters)

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mothman
1.45/5  rDev -67.3%
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. (409 characters)

Photo of nathanmiller
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (432 characters)

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.53/5  rDev +2%
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! (186 characters)

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The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA
98 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.