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New Albanian Brewing Company - Bank Street Brewhouse

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

415 Bank St
New Albany, Indiana, 47150
United States

(812) 725-9585 | map

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Added by oracle on 03-23-2009

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of Warren2621
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

This place has struggled to find its identity as a pub. The beers are average compared to the entire landscape of craft beer and the food used to be excellent, but I believe they priced themselves out of their menu. The old menu had plenty of nice meals to offer, but were somewhat expensive. The menu then went to a pseudo-menu that featured a 10 dollar hot dog just to fill the state requirement that a beer establishment must serve food. After that, they tried food trucks which did not last long and then brought in a local cafe that does the food. I havent been here lately because of the ever changing food and mediocre beer.

New Albanian also has a pizzaria nearby that actually features guest drafts and I believe that is really the highlight of this place.. other breweries' beers.

Just boring overall. The staff and service was always solid and quick but that was the strongest part of this place.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of unimatrix1
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dataylor21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of TheSSG
4.13/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

This place was a seriously pleasant surprise. I came down to Southern Indiana with a buddy to visit my brother, and we toured about 10 breweries that weekend. This was the absolute winner, hands down (and that included 3 Floyds).

The atmosphere is hit or miss, depending on who you are. There seems to be a click of regulars/staff that have a definite hipster vibe. The staff usually starts off a bit stand-offish when I'm there (maybe that's just me and my appearance, hahah. So, I accept responsibility for half of this), but they warm up nicely and are really great people. So, I'd recommend to just be open and not be intimidated, and the staff is just fine. Once you get talking to them, they know their shit, are enthusiastic, and fun.

The Biers are REALLY good. I put them up with New Glarus in terms of sheer quality (not quite as perfect as NG, though). The selection is GREAT! My only caveat is that they do emphasize hop-centric brews. So, keep that in mind. On the other hand, they tend to keep one or two malty brews, and those are simply stunning. Bonus points for having stuff on cask!

The food. Oh, the food! This place has GREAT food! Definitely worth stopping in just for the food.

Prices are great, especially considering the quality.

If you can only stop at ONE place in the Louisville Area, this is the place! The quality of the food and bier is unmatched in the area, and I'd pit them against some of the most popular joints in Chicagoland, even. Truly world-class!

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Photo of Ellis_the_Executive
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The Bank Street Brewhouse is located in a garage in a part of the town surrounded by antique stores, sushi joints, and the farmer's market. Along this block also sits a big red New Albanian truck like an ice cream truck for alcoholics. Upon arrival I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. From the Communist themed beers, the vibrant colors, open garage doors, and the view of the fermenters, this rehouse knows how to create an atmosphere. The service was great with our waitress being extremely knowledgable about everything the brewhouse had to offer. The beer was good with a wide variety of choices from Cream Ale and Russian Imperial Pilsner to Belgian Session Ale and Porter on Cask, with Barrel Aged Solidarity being a great way to end my experience there. The food though, the food was equally on par with the beer if not better. I ordered Duck Wings with Bourbon Bacon BBQ Sauce and was stunned when they arrived. Beautiful presentation matched the equally wonderful and flavorful food I received. It's the best meal I've had at a brewery. This brewhouse will always be a stop for me when I'm passing through the Louisville Metro area.

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Photo of BonneyfiddlePapa
4.44/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

As mentioned in another review, the Bank Street Brewhouse is housed in an old garage, and as such, has a laid back vibe. Somewhat surprisingly, however, whilst feeling inviting it also manages to provide a sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere. The environment is pleasant, the food exceptional and the beer above average. There were eight beers on draft, ranging from a Russian Imperial Pilsner to an Imperial IPA, and while I enjoyed the beer, I was surprised to find the food to be the highlight of my visit. The menu offers locavore oriented options and is well executed. Overall the Bank Street brewhouse was a wonderful experience, and I'd definitely include it in a visit to the Louisville metro area.

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Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The restaurant appears to be in a converted commercial garage in downtown New Albany. The community is attempting to clean up the surroundings. Somewhat small, there were plenty of seats on this Saturday Afternoon. The beers on tap were prominently displayed on chalkboards. The beers (all ales) ran from 12 ABV with 100 IBUs to a 3.7 english session ale called "Community Dark." I chose Beak's Best, an american hopped bitter. Service was prompt and the food list was eclectic and surprisingly sophisticated. Pomme Frites served instead of "french fries." I had a prociutto ham and black forest ham sandwich with a fried egg on top. The menu was small but impressive. My particular ale was good, not great. The atmosphere was much better than the original brew house with its loud, smoky pizzeria and bad service.

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Bank Street Brewhouse in New Albany, IN
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