The Avenue Pub

BA SCORE
97
world-class

172 Ratings
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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Added by jstassi on 05-05-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
147
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 94
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What a unique place. I have been here a few times, and have always had a great time. An ultra chill place, but you have to know the rules. Order food from the right bar, only certain beers are served at the balcony, the main menu is served later at night. Anyway, none of that seems to bother me because the bartenders are great and explain everything. Two main areas, a downstairs that allows smoking, and upstairs/balcony that is smoke free. I cannot get enough of the old world French/Cajun look and feel of the place. Just perfect for a laid back and enjoyable session. I can people watch and sip on great beer all day on the balcony.

The service is great, everyone is very Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they have to offer. They know beer and how to serve it to a T. The food I had was very good. Smoked sausage, pulled pork, and pasta salad. Everything was great, and the rest of the menu is available later.

The selection is awesome. A handful of LA locals, but none of those are any good outside of NOLA. They do a cask Friday which is great. Happened to be Saint Arnold Endeavor. The rest of the tap list ranges from Green Flash, Saint Somewhere, Dieu du Ciel, and Prof Fritz 1809. All are in good to great condition. Believe it or not the bottle list is even more impressive. Cantillon, JW Lees, Drie Fonteinen, Evil Twin, etc, etc.

One of the best places to have a beer in the Country, period. Just awesome, and I can't recommend this place enough.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of markartis
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of Toynk
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

This is just a really cool place with a cool vibe, though the space is kind of chopped up in a way that is a little less than perfect. Selection was great and it wasn't too busy. It was a suprisingly cold January evening and the window panes weren't entirely sealed, though, so...I don't know, character?

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Photo of KensWorld
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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 Himself
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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The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA
4.4 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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