Turtle Bay

Bar, Eatery

1119 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116-2605
United States

(504) 586-0563 | map

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4.11 by Squire from Mississippi on Jun 08, 2016
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3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

The wife and I walked to dba and couldn't get in because of the $20 cover but at least found Crescent City Brewing on our way there. Then we walked back and Turtle Bay was on our way. Why not!

Indeed, one of the few places with no live bands and no cover on a Saturday night in Nola. Smallish place but not packed or loud, pretty chill and nice. 25 taps, mostly regional. Tons of Abita, Nola Brewing, Lazy Magnolia, Bayou Teche... and some bull like Stella and Bud.

Service is good alright but not fantastic, prices are reasonable for this touristy area of NO and the pizza we had did the trick. Greasy pepperoni, thin crust, perfect to soak up the booze.

A mixture of locals, semi-locals and tourists. Not too bad. I can't say this is an amazing bar, but it was a perfect stop for us in the French Quarter.

Jan 03, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

I stopped in at Turtle Bay during a quick trip up Bourbon Street during a rainy Monday afternoon. Most places were completely dead, but Turtle Bay had a few customers and was warm and welcoming (and much cleaner than most of Bourbon Street). I attribute that to the fact that it's a little more like a restaurant than a lot of other places which are clearly just bars.

It's got a kind of an Irish pub look to it, which is fairly different in the area. The floor is a faux stone which is reminiscent of a castle, and there's lots of wood, and the usual UK pub stools. It's fairly small, but everything on Rue bourbon is, with the bar on the left as you enter and a row of two-tops going along the wall on the right.

My wife and I did not eat as we had specific plans, but the bartender was helpful and directed us to our destination, and even offered that we could bring our food back and eat it there instead of trying to find a spot on the street. That said, they offer standard bar fare, at what seems like very reasonable prices given the area. They also do pizza which is somewhat unique as well.

The draft selection was very good considering what else is available in the area. I think there were 25 taps, which was pretty good considering the selection. I had a Tin Roof Voodoo while my wife opted for something more mainstream. That said, there are a lot of basics on tap: Guinness, Harp, Bud, Bud Light, Blue Moon, Hoegaarden, Stella, and Newcastle. On the other hand, they have 2 beers from Covington, 4 from Nola, and 6 from Abita, and LA31 from Bayou Teche as well.

Overall it was fairly decent stop for an afternoon pint, and I'll stop back the next time I'm in town for a festival.

Apr 24, 2012
Turtle Bay in New Orleans, LA
Place rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 3 ratings