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Crescent City Brewhouse

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Crescent City BrewhouseCrescent City Brewhouse
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11 Beers
223 Ratings
Place Score: 81
Ratings: 86
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

527 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-1027
United States
phone: (888) 819-9330

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 55
Reviews by champ103:
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3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I really enjoyed my visit here. There is a great New Orleans feel. It is right on Decatur Street across from the river. The building has that perfect old French architecture that is a must for the French Quarter. A jazz trio playing in the corner. Mostly as background music, but still good. A half rectangular bar with an oyster bar taking up the front part. The copper brew kettles are on the first floor, with the fermentars on the second. There is a second floor with a balcony, but was closed when I visited. A patio is out back. Lots of room for people to eat lunch/diner. It is also non smoking which I enjoy. A great atmosphere.

The quality of everything was good. Fresh as can be. There was a little to much diacetyl in some of the beers, but nothing to grip about. The selection is not very large. Five German beers to choose. For the most part, I thought they were very good. The Pilsner, Dark Forest (my favorite), and the special beer (a Dunkelweizen) were very good. The Red Stallion was decent though to much diacetyl. They also had a weiss that I did not try.

The food and service were very good. I sat at the bar and had a Red Fish plate. Very fresh. Like the rest of my experience, very enjoyable.

Overall, I do not understand the low scores for this place. Sure, they do not do all the weird beer geek styles that people here go crazy for. Though they make excellent German style beer. All were good. Subtle and enjoyable is the name of the game. I would love to have a place like this local to me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MikeThumel
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of chip26
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mwar
2.06/5  rDev -41%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Bartenders were the rudest I have ever encountered. New Orleans is more of a PRB and a shot city. Embrace that philosophy and enjoy yourself!

Photo of swalsh666
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Centrally located in french qt. large bar and dining hall. On a
hot NOLA day, their Hefeweizen will do you right. They also offer a togo window with a couple select drafts

Photo of astronautjones
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of mothman
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.28/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of stumac
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

Pretty chill place. They only have 5 of their own beers. 1 outta 2 of those that I tried were good. Very mediocre food. Nothin too crazy. Plus everything was WAAAAAAAAYYYY overpriced!!! For me and my girl to get the cheapest thing on the menu each, and three drinks each, it was 80 friggin bucks!! Plus they messed up on my food and her drink. Won't be goin back.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of macon337
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3/5  rDev -14%

Was here in August 2013. I thought the beer was very average, we had poor service, and the food was average at best. We attempted to do the tour at NOLA but it was cancelled upon arrival. This was the closest place to it, so we went here instead. It is in a great spot, but was disappointed overall.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
81 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.