The Chimes Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Taps: 48 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I've been to The Chimes quite a few times over the years. There's a great tap and bottle selection and the staff is very helpful and willing to suggest beer for you. The food is good, but there are better food selections in BR. What you come here for is the experience. The prices are reasonable and if you are looking for a good selection of local brews or solid American craft fare like Stone Arrogant Bastard or a good import selection, you will be well served. Plus the servers I've had are well educated on beer styles. Definitely stop here if you are in Baton Rouge.
09-15-2012 18:48:43 | More by acevenom
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Not a bad place to go when in Baton Rouge. The beer selection is decent. They have about 49 beers on tap. When you have that many on tap it becomes more about quantity over quality but the list was good. I was a bit disappointed in the fact that they beer list wasn't updated and didn't reflect that they had local brewery Tin Roof on tap. That and they didn't have Bayou Teche on tap at all. The food was pretty good and the service was good. I could see this place getting rowdy during football games, It was packed at lunchtime on a Monday. Overall nice place to get some beer and grub!
08-15-2011 21:29:07 | More by Beerbuddha
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Definitely an LSU staple, and one of the better places to go for imported beers.
Atmosphere - One of the best parts of the Chimes. College students, parents, recent grads, and fans of LSU come to the Chimes to watch games, just get a meal, get a drink, or to start Around the World, a system of trying beers with a mild reward at the end.
Quality - The quality of food has never disappointed, and the beers on tap are quite good always. The first problem you will have will likely be the wait time, as the Chimes is often crowded.
Service - Some servers are truly fantastic, very knowledgeable about the beers and food, but others are truly just there for the job. Hope for one of the servers who has worked here a long time, and you will not be disappointed.
S - Food selection is pretty basic, with a few LA staples taking center stage. Seafood is generally above average and the alligator is quite good. The tap lines take the cake for selection in Baton Rouge though. Largest lineup I have seen in BR. Bottles are also well represented, but leaves a little to be desired.
F - Food is good, but not quite as good as the price would lead you to believe. Seafood is where its at. The brunch menu is also the best damn thing that is served, so get there at 10 on a Sunday for some incredible food.
V - Again, a bit pricey for food, but about spot on for the beers. Definitely worth a stop if youre in town!
04-05-2011 00:34:08 | More by ksmi116
3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Whilst visiting my dear friend in Baton Rouge, we had to make the obligatory stop here at his favored haunt. A midget child who actually later appeared to act as an adult helped us to our seats. Is she 19 or 11? It is a strange world out here.
Cool bar, some drunk LSU profs and students..alright!
They had a bunch of taps, with much of it being mundane and kind've crappy with a few exceptions. Plenty of representation from the LA breweries, at least, with some good stuff. Some. NOLA's IPA was delicious, the Tin Roof's was abhorrent. Dah well, whatcha gonna do.
The waitress took good care of us and the food was pretty damn good. Had my first taste of the Gulf style oysters. Gotta say, a fun way to eat them, but I am still much more accustomed to the Pac-NW selection. Damn you, Puget Sound!
Get some better beer, folks! At least it's on the up and up, yeah? Probably wouldn't've had the same selection there 3-4 years ago, so I can't complain too much I suppose.
03-23-2011 23:23:35 | More by dragonWhale
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
If you're traveling to Baton Rouge for a football game or any other reason, The Chimes is a stop you have to make.
It's got a great atmosphere, with LSU students/faculty to families, young professionals and everything in between.
For years, The Chimes had the best beer selection in Baton Rouge and they still maintain a strong selection of import and domestic brews. They do a nice job of bringing in new beers on tap, so that I'm not always picking from the same beers. The selection is not blow you out of the water big, but it's plenty big, especially for a restaurant.
The food is excellent, whether you just want some appetizers or an entree. Grab some fried boudin balls or some blackened alligator, some gumbo and shrimp etouffee. The Chimes has a great menu of American classics and Louisiana traditions.
The price is very reasonable for the quality of food and drink you are getting, but the service can get slow sometimes, so sit back and enjoy.
02-02-2011 05:26:05 | More by 3rdRowTailgater
The Chimes Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Baton Rouge, LA
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.