Crescent City Brewhouse
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 145
Beer Avg: 3.4
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited New Orleans with my wife and made a stop here. She here for a conference and while she was in a meeting, I took a quick visit here.
I came in and was greeted by the hostess and and I asked if I could just sit down at the bar. She informed me there was a bar upstairs as well as the one that was right there on the 1st floor.
It was a pretty cool bar overall. Semi-dim lighting and good sized (upstairs and downstairs). Really cool music (as most of the music in the city), but it got better. It was actually live music, there was 3 guys playing stand up base, electric guitar, and a clarinet, blended nice, it was cool jazz/blues style music. There's also a beer pick up window right on the sidewalk. For those of you who don't know you can drink in public in New Orleans, so you can just goto the pick up window and order a beer and and just keep walking, pretty cool I guess.
I sat down and one of the bar tender came I asked for a flight of all the beers. She gave me a piece of paper explained the beers and after a few minutes she poured them and brought them over. It was a little slow for not being very busy.
She brought a flight of 4 beers. A pilsner, an amber/red (red stallian), a dark Munich beer (Black Forest), and a seasonal which was a bock. The beers range from ok to pretty good. I think my favorite was the Black forest then the Bock, I really didn't care much for the other two.
I didn't get any food, but the people around me seemed to enjoy theirs. They had more than just pub grub, plenty of steak and seafood options as well. Overall it was a pretty good place, I'd say it was expensive, I think I paid $12 bucks for the small samples, but it was ok based on the city prices. It's worth stopping in.
04-01-2011 13:57:43 | More by AndyAvalanche
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Pretty nice looking place, old brewhouse behind the bar, both times we visited they were brewing so that was pretty neat. Five beers on tap, all German styles; pils, weiss, Vienna, schwartz and maibock. Tried all of them, very good quality. Pilsner was my favourite, light but with a nice hop character. Didn't really eat, just had some oyster. We litteraly stayed right next door, so this was a no brainer for us to visit. If you happen upon this place check it out.
05-20-2013 18:39:31 | More by mjryan
3.16/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Stumbled upon this beer joint on our first night in New Orleans, walking towards dba. Decided to stop in after hearing some cool jazz from the street.
Only five beers on tap: Pilsner, Weiss, Black Forest, Red Stallion, Special Brew (Dunkelweiss).
I tried the dunkelweiss and the Stallion and went for a Jack&Coke. The wife chose the stallion and got a big huge pint. Not a bad beer, but far from great. Metallic taste. I wouldn't want to drink it!
The place offers two floors and is spacious; we sat at the second floor bar and enjoyed a chill time listening to the jazz band downstairs.
Service was good but I'm not sure our bartender cared much for beer... or people, for that matter. Anyways, we had a good time and I would consider returning even though I found the beer to be below average.
01-03-2013 05:46:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.45/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was our first stop in NOLA. Nice setup with multiple floors, old school decor, a patio and a takeout window.
They had six beers when I was there, including a seasonal Oktoberfest. A menu showcase gave some small notes and the waitress seemed to know a little. Sitting outside on a busy section of the French Quarter was fun as well.
The beer was ok, for the bad the lager was offensively light (going after your BMC apparently) and the Black Forest jumbled. That said the Weiss was unfiltered with nice sweetness and the Oktoberfest was true to flavor. The Amber was forgettable. Honestly, the Weiss is the only beer I would recommend.
Food was ok, I had a Pork Po'Boy. The flavors were really good but it wasn't quite cooked enough. Great fries though. My wife had a gumbo that seemed really good and true to the local flavors.
No complaints on service, our waitress was really nice. I though the prices were reasonable, you are in a touristy area. Come for happy hour.
Overall, I think if you have time this is worth a stop. It's a nice location and everything is passable, I love to support any local brewpub if I can. That said, it is by no means a must-do and you can find great beer (Abita, NOLA, etc.) in just about any bar as this city is good about promoting locals. Your call.
10-24-2012 15:41:44 | More by TheDeuce
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I would have to agree with previous reviews that at best this place in just kinda average. The building and setup is what you would expect for NOLA, complete with an outside take out window. I ordered a sample flight and they only information the server was able to offer was which of the five was their best seller. Not over helpful but I figured out as the flight I received was at best average in flavor and appearance for a BrewPub.
Food was great, large portions and defiantly highlighted some of the local flavors. The most surprising part came with the bill. Two people, a flight and two beers, and dinner was well over one hundred dollars. A little steep even for the area its located in. However if I was back and NOLA I would probably stop back just to try their seasonal.
08-18-2012 19:40:24 | More by cspompey
Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.