The Chimes

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

19130 W Front St
Covington, Louisiana, 70433-9059
United States

(985) 892-5396 | map

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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Recommended by friends. Visited on a cloudy Saturday at lunchtime. The crowd was light, so I was able to get service quickly and efficiently.

The tap area at the bar is incredible with lots of great choices. Ask for a beer menu (or check facebook before you go for updates and specials). 20 ounce servings constitute the prices, but they're still decent for the size of the brews. But if you like to sample like I do, ask for a 10 ounce size.

The place is enormous with two levels and a patio. Would love to try the oyster special if I can time it right.

I enjoyed my shrimp po-boy on the patio overlooking the expansive woodlands with an Abita Bourbon Street stout. My waitress was very attentive and offered samples of other things I was interested in perusing.

After lunch, I walked down to the Tchfunkta River and sat for a while. There's a long wooden walkway that twists and turns about 80 yards down to the river. Even has a boat launch.

I really fell in love with The Chimes. I'm ready to return for more great beer (very fresh), more terrific food (reasonably priced), and a killer view that brings it all together.

Dec 16, 2013
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Mikecap from Rhode Island

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Been here a couple times now and I really like this place. It has a huge bar, nice outdoor seating area, and two levels of seating areas, and it still fills up good on a Friday or Saturday night.

For beer, their selection is masssive, about 75 taps and tons of bottles that I hardly even glanced at. The quality is great too, as the beer tastes fresh and there are many local offerings as well as high quality beers from Stone, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn, Green Flash, North Coast, etc. All beers are served in 20 oz. pints (regardless) of style, so are a bit pricey. However, you can ask for a small glass for a reduced price. Bartenders are happy to give you a small taste of anything to try as well.

The service can be a bit slow when busy, but all of the servers are friendly and most are fairly knowledgable on the beer. They kindly offer samples of a beer if you'd like to try before ordering.

The food I've had, both times was really really good. The tiger town shrimp was delicious and I also recommend the roast beef po boy I had last night. They do specials on oysters every night which I have yet to try but they look good. Most dishes are reasonably priced, not cheap by any means but about what you'd expect. Portion sizes are good in my opinion.

Overall, this is a must try if you're in the Covington or Mandeville area. One of the better beer selections around, and good food to boot. What's not to like?

Aug 18, 2013
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EgadBananas from Louisiana

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

The Chimes sets back slightly into the woods near downtown Covington. I think I remember a stream off in the back. Sat out side, which was nice, but the silhouettes of swamp animals was a bit campy. Inside decor was nice, and the bar was a pretty massive peninsula with dozens of taps. Taps were plentiful with the average easy-to-find imports (good ones though), plenty of locals, and some solid locally available options (such as Racer 5, which I had). The Chimes will host special draft releases on occasion. Speaking of the draft pours, the "pints" are massive. Easily 20oz Imperial pints, which is cool and unfortunately a rarity in these parts. Price was completely reasonable for what you got. I wasn't there on a drinking spree, but I'm pretty sure all pours are the same price...don't quote me though. Service was average. Not bad, but it was shortly after it had opened, so I'm sure that had something to do with it. I enjoyed my meal just fine, but the girlfriend wasn't impressed. I'll adjust my rating of the food as I try more of the menu over time.

Nice place to go for food with a solid beer selection.

EDIT 4/13

Beer selection has improved, more releases, growlers to go, foods good, service has been consistently good for me, but I've heard it's up and down from other people.

Apr 11, 2013
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I went to Chimes after we were finished with our beer run to Acquistapace's.

It's set back in the woods on a lot of land and easy to miss if you're not paying attention. We got there around 12pm on a Saturday and the place was packed so we just sat at the bar. There's also an outdoor patio with huge flat screens. The service was excellent. The bar tender was very attentive to whatever we needed and she even let us try a sample of a beer(s) before we decided on one. The tap selection was very impressive. It went from your everyday beers, to imports, to belgians, to local brews. A wide range and you're sure to find something you like. The food was awesome! I had the fried oyster po-boy and have no complaints at all. Everyone in the group left with a smile!

All in all, I'll be stopping by again whenever I'm in town for great beer and great food!

Aug 22, 2011
The Chimes in Covington, LA
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 13 ratings