Urban South Brewery

Urban South BreweryUrban South Brewery
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Brewery, Bar

1645 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-1852
United States

(504) 517-4677 | map

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Reviews by jbehlar:
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Oct 29, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

May 13, 2020
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slander from New York

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Davo, damn, um, ‘Mr. LeBoud’, he is a cruel, cruel man. He maketh me want to lie down after eating too much and then leads me on a many mile walk to a brewery. A drop in for a quick beer at CochonButcherCrazytown, and then under the overpass through the encampment, past the supposedly abandoned power plant where you know some X-Filesy shit is going on, and out to Urban South. Definitely got my steps in today…

Up the ramp and in; it’s a large hanger space we’re not seeing the half of. Brick & concrete walls, arched corrugated ceiling with a 3 prong spinny fan, and concrete floors. Flouro lights on the ceiling rafters & strung white lighting in between. There’s a disco ball up there, too, and Beer Army Beer Wars, Can Can Awards, & US Open Beer Championship medal banners hanging on one end. Some 2 dozen+ alt colored picnic tables out across the floor in rows horizontally & vertically, with some hightop long shareds thrown in for good measure.

The inside backside wall holds a mostly service bar (get your beer, then stand clear). 22 taps in a row on the barback coldbox wall, most are unused (we’ll get to that). Draft selections displayed above on LED boards (beer, style, ABV, IBU, & pricings). Flats to each side showing Basketball just now, and a large lit logo sign atop. 4 door can cooler to the left with to-go pricing on a board above, and swag displayed on a wall of pallets to the right.

Only 9 beers available today, and it’s a bit difficult to ascertain what’s draft and what’s canned (Holy Roller, IPA, 6.3%; Grapefruit Holy Roller, IPA, 6.3%; Coop’d Up, Tart Farmhouse Ale, 5.5%; Blackberry Tart, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Blackberry puree, 5.5%; Carpe Rose, Rose Cider Ale, 5.5%; Paradise Park, American Lager, 4.5%; Charming Wit, 4.9%; Ca Phe, Vietnamese Coffee Stout, 7%; Lime Cucumber Gose, 4%). The Lime Cucumber Gose was refreshing & excellent, and the Blackberry Tart was just perfectly that. And the Holy Roller IPA was good, too. Phil phoolishly went with the Grapefruit Holy Roller IPA which overwhelmed, as grapefruit does. Lime Cucumber Gose & Blackberry Tart for the win. There are, in fact, 6 beers on tap and 3 in can. They say that production leading up to Mardi Gras wiped out draft. A good problem to have, me thinks.

At one end of the room, a grain silo, a ‘happy birthday’ bouncy house read: absurdly kid friendly), and a game zone (pool & foosball tables, and 7 arcade games, including Phil’s Golf Game 2009 – Live, which Phil claims not to be working). Bar counter space in the game zone and light art. The bouncy house obstructs good views of the brewery, although I can see tanks to the ceiling back there.

Down on the other end, a brewery trailer with colorful strung lights, pallets of cans stacked & many barrels racked, a few corn hole boards in play, and a crawfish boil set up (oh yes, we did). 2lbs of bugs and sides for like $12, question: are you fucking kidding me? It was absurd. Just amazing, messy as all hell, but amazing. I should have filled my pockets with uneaten potatoes to go.

To the outside frontside, flats on this wall, too, and open bay doors. they are beaning up a hearse; literally gluing tens of thousands of different colored beans in skull, patterns, and words to the ‘world’s first and only bean hearse’ that which will lead their dead beans parade on Lundi Gras. It’s seriously badass.

Above the bathrooms, they have some previous parade pieces (Octopus, Cheshire Cat), a trophy and some sixtels, which have employees pics on them and are in recognition of such things as ‘welcoming’, ‘better every day’, ‘honest’, ‘collaborative’, & ‘fearless’. Saints 2018-2019 schedule board near there with W/L, date, time, opponent, and score. And a book & magazine rack.

Beers were good, mind you, I would have liked to have seen a larger selection of ‘em, but that’s what happens when you visit New Orleans 3 weeks before Mardi Gras. And I know it’s a pop-up and not their own food proper, but the crawfish boil was ridiculous. And the bean hearse, that’s just madness. You know, the place is just fun. Live once, bean forever.

Apr 08, 2020
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 15, 2020
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A bit difficult to find parking, but fun place. Wide open, cool atmosphere, large selection, and plenty of space. Good prices and various sizes available. Worth a look.

Feb 06, 2020
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Beerbuddha from Florida

4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 21, 2019
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 21, 2019
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thomasarose from Tennessee

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 28, 2019
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 17, 2019
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Keeling from California

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 22, 2019
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Spacejamflam from Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

A beautiful taproom infront of a wide open warehouse brewery, Urban South is incredibly homey. Strings of lightbulbs cobweb the roof and the seating is mostly painted picnic tables. They have tasteful merch, some on-wheels show pieces for parades, and some beautiful views of across the river.

As for the beer - they have a fantastic selection and it's all of the utmost quality. They cover the basics with lagers, pilsners, Belgian wits, and a flagship American IPA, but they also have fruity kettle-sours, hazy juicy IPAs, a Rosé Cider, and a variety of creatively flavored (and beautifully executed) stouts, plus lots more.

Whether it's at Rouses or the taproom, Urban South is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers in the state.

Jan 13, 2019
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viking77 from Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 25, 2018
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porters4life from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Nov 12, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Big warehouse type place that is a jack of all trades. TV's for the games, bouncy house for the kids, mini-arcade for those types. Beers were decent. Service was fine. I get this type of business model works. Good for what it is.

Oct 30, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Went here to meet with a friend of a friend for a couple drinks. We ended up sampling the entire draft list while we were there. I dug the vibe, it's pretty chill and they had bouncy houses set up for kids to play in which I thought was a cool idea. The beers were decent. The service was good too. Overall it's a nice spot to hang out.

Oct 01, 2018
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Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 13, 2018
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1falcon from California

4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Super friendly crawfish night with brewery tour and fantastic Finial DIPA...a definite must visit in NOLA.

Jul 28, 2018
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godawgs from Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Apr 23, 2018
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KennyDerenbecker from Louisiana

4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 22, 2018
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crewfan1952 from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Feb 26, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Dec 10, 2017
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Brian29 from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Oct 26, 2017
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BrandonM7227 from Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Sep 27, 2017
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kwkdmk from Louisiana

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 01, 2017
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Apr 01, 2017
Urban South Brewery in New Orleans, LA
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 634 ratings