The Bulldog

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3.87/5
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54 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3236 Magazine St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115-2341
United States

(504) 891-1516 | map
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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
54
pDev:
15.5%
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Mdez
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of godawgs
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Abbbp
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Cool place to sit out in the courtyard and have a beer. The. Eer selection was pretty solid, a good local and regional selection.

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Photo of Dogleg
4.49/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brevbin
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of jbeervt
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Lots of taps. Only a couple complaints: if you want to taste something, you literally get a sip, in a tiny paper cup. Also they have flights, I asked to sub one beer in the flight. They wouldn't do it, even though the beer I requested was cheaper than the one in the flight. I did have a good time while I was there and the staff was friendly.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of MikeThumel
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of astronautjones
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of thecommonman
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Great draft list, college bar atmosphere.

Didn't serve the beer in proper glassware. They do take care of their draft lines. Beer tasted fresh.

I'd say the best bet is to stay away late-nights, and ask for a certain glass. It's worth a visit on Magazine St.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I swear I had read somewhere about the Bulldog being one of the best beer bars in NOLA. I was obviously wrong.

Pretty packed on 31/12, great day to be out in the courtyard overlooking Magazine street. Service is an issue here- order beer at the bar only, no table service, and order food at the kitchen. Annoying, but bartenders are pretty quick and efficient.

50 taps at the bar and nothing I I want to drink. Evil Twin Soft DK is out, and so is vintage Brooklyn Choco Stout. Lots of locals (Abita, Bayou Teche, Lazy Magnolia) plus bullshit galore (Harp, Bud Light, Hoegaarden, Kronenbourg).

Almost everything comes in 16-oz glasses, and I love that. Even my Ovila Quad! Very fair prices ($4.50-$7.50) but so-so quality, my Ovila tasted flat and old. The wife got a Lazy Magnolia Timber and it was fine, though.

Smoky-divey-sporty atmosphere I don't care for. Young people getting ready for the game... not very New Orleans overall, could be a sports bar in Anywhere, USA. Will not revisit.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Visited The Bulldog on a suggestion from a friend who used to live in New Orleans. We went on Wednesday, which is pint night. This is definitely the best night to go, as you get to keep the pint glass for every beer that you order on tap starting at 6:00. I went home with 6 glasses that night, 4 of which were different. If you go in Wednesday,mi recommend getting their early as it got crowded quick!

Atmosphere was pretty good, we got there early and got a table outside on the patio. It's right in Magazine St so it's a good people watching spot. The I side if the bar was a bit crowded.

Service was non existent beyond behind the bar. Bartenders were pretty quick but in the two hours a was there I didn't see an employee working the floor inside or outside.

As for selection, they rotate about 40 different taps with a pretty good variety, from locals to exports. Bottle selection was decent but nothing special.

We didn't try any if the food but it looked like typical bar fare.

Overall it was a good trip. Bought 6 beers on tap and went home with 6 glasses and only about a $35 tab, tip included. Atmosphere and service isnt anything special but if you are in town and looking for a good tap selection, this one is worth checking out.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Well I have to agree more with Far333 than Woodychandler on this one... The Bulldog is OK - well, maybe it's even very good (it's far better than the Balcony Bar right down the street) - but it's not great. It is, however, the best bar in mid-city, and maybe even be better than Cooter Brown's to the west (it seemed cleaner to me).

The outside is nice, displaying a kind of English pub feel with lanterns and everything; and I like all of the wood inside and the booths. Nice.

The beer selection only goes so far, however. There may be specialties, but a lot of it is generic stuff. On the other hand, generic stuff is what N'oleans is all about, so you can't discount that. And there are some gems that you can't find elsewhere. Other than that, it's just a collection of world beer (Belgium, France, Germany, UK).

As for the food, ayyiiee - hard to tell. Basic bar stuff. It seemed pretty good to me.

I'd stop back. That says a lot. Worth trying.

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The Bulldog in New Orleans, LA
Place rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 54 ratings