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The Avenue Pub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

93 Reviews
The Avenue PubThe Avenue Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1732 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-5224
United States

(504) 586-9243 | map
avenuepub.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
166
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
147
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 166
Reviews by TrappistJohnMD:
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Visited the Avenue Pub for the first time today during the release of Pour me Somethin' Mistah from Stone and NOLA breweries. Not really a bad walk from the French Quarter (street car off-line for Mardi Gras parades).

Bar is in an old house on St. Charles. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff. A little smokey, but it is a bar.

The food was pretty good and certainly satisfied our munchies after the half hour walk from the Quarter.

Beer selection is fantastic. Going to a place like this makes me sad that Mississippi remains last in just about everything including craft beer availability. I would love to have a place half as interesting back home.

This place should not be missed by any beer geek visiting the big easy.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've been to New Orleans plenty and I agree with many who say this is the best place to get craft beer in town. A twenty minute walk off the quarter in the lower Garden District. Worth the visit.

Visited on a Monday afternoon as I was on my 4-mile loop of a run. It was slow.

V - A rather small cramped place, worn, low lighting but plenty of windows. All the taps on squeezed into a very small area. 4

Q - Nothing seemed dirty, but I only saw beers poured into shaker pints. 3.75

Ser - Decent, but this is one of those places where being a regular or a local helps (IMO). Friendly, helpful but not pushy. 4

Sel - Plenty of choices, lots of locals, something for everyone, even those looking for something special or slightly rare. 4.5

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Terrific beer bar in New Orleans, definitely a little out of the craziness of Bourbon St and the French Quarter, which makes this a place worth seeking out. Friendly and knowledgeable staff were able to provide good recommendations on the taplist. About that taplist......just brilliant - a fine selection of local and semi local brews along with some well picked gems from elsewhere. Pretty chilled out for a saturday afternoon. Would go back next time in NOLA without a doubt.

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Photo of MacQ67
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Awesome spot!!! Walked there through the rain.... great local and national selection... upstairs has a bar with over 200 whiskies!! Great burger!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Roybert
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Tremendous tap and bottle selection. Also a huge bourbon and whisky selection.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ohearns
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool place, weird place. Downstairs is a typical bar with joker poker machines in the back, dark and dingy and a little scuzzy overall. An enormous cockroach almost ran onto my wife's shoulder. Upstairs is a much more sophisticated room with a carefully curated list of excellent and limited beers and an extremely impressive whiskey selection, as well as artfully prepared cocktails. Didn't try any food. Nice upstairs patio for outside drinking with a view of St. Charles and the passing streetcars (and drunkards).

Found the bartenders to b e a bit cold in the hipster mold, which seems to be the natural state in NOLA if you're not in a Bourbon st. shitshow bar. I guess people assume you're another frat boy or bridesmaid's party automatically since that is what they see the majority of the time. Still not a fan of the aloof service, particularly when ordering some rare berliner or top shelf single malt. It felt like the bartender would quickly warm up to you if you were a regular but I didn't have time for the thaw. If I lived nearby I'd be in here all the time though. I liked the fact that they had 10 and 16oz pour options so I could try a few different things as well.

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

One if the best bars I've ever been in. Beer selection is incredible. Bartenders were very knowledgeable and serve beers at proper temperature. Best bar in New Orleans area for beer for sure.

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Photo of senglish7
4.93/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best beer bar in Louisiana and perhaps the entire southeast. Knowledgeable staff. Great ambience. Selection is absolutely killer. I want to go back for more!!

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of teromous
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The place has a great selection of beers on tap and a large bottle selection. The beer menu is well organized and it even lists whether a bottle is kept chilled or if it is at cellar temperature. Beer is served in proper glassware by knowledgeable and friendly staff. I was impressed to see beers from Drie Fonteinen and others on the list. The food selection is pretty small but what you can get is tasty. It's the type of place you could just sit and hang out for hours at a time enjoying good beer and lose track of the time. It's also the type of place you could keep coming back to and always try something new.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jloomis
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jzlyo
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A regular bar with awesome selection. Flights are available and staff is very knowledgeable. Only (slight) negative is some taps are exclusive to upstairs bar, although only made me want to come back when the upstairs was open. Great beer bar, the best I've been to.

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Photo of donnyowens
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johnyb
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Don't miss this place on a visit to NO!

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Photo of dsshuck
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Place is right off St Clarles streetcar line and opened 24/7. Place is a bit of a dive but food and beer are excellent. Bartender very knowledgeable about beers but a couple of beers had kicked that were on the online list and paper list in the bar. Still a must for a trip to New Orleans.

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The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA
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