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Crescent City Brewhouse

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Crescent City BrewhouseCrescent City Brewhouse
BEER AVG
3.46/5
Based on:
11 Beers
237 Hads
Place Score: 81
Reviews: 56
Visits: 92
Avg: 3.47
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 | map
crescentcitybrewhouse.com

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 92
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ctufano
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Was so pumped to stop in here when I was in New Orleans as it was literally a block away from hotel... What a disappointment. We finally got in right before a cocktail tour we were going on that met up nearby and sat at the bar. Bar tender came up and when I asked about the beers he started to talk to me about all the other brewery beers. I had to explain I wanted CRESCENT CITY beers. He said oh, here, and showed me a little plastic ad stand with 4 beer options in it. I had their "special" which was the IPA and it literally tasted and smelled like Bourbon Street. That being said, by the time I was done I was actually enjoying it, but was a bit disappointed. No clue about the food...

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Photo of nickfl
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Pretty standard old school, chain brewpub vibe, near Jackson square, right in the heart of the French quarter. The beer is ok at best and they only had 4 varieties on tap when we were there. Service was decent, but I'm sure it gets a bit dicey when crowded. If this were located just about anywhere else it would struggle to justify its existence, as it is it's about what you'd expect in the most touristy part of the city and the out of touch, lackluster beer is almost a decent option for the area.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mjstern70
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of MikeThumel
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of chip26
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mwar
2.06/5  rDev -40.6%
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!

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Photo of swalsh666
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
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

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Photo of astronautjones
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of mothman
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of stumac
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
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 -13.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -0.9%

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Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.