Barrel Proof

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Bar, Eatery

1201 Magazine St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130
United States | map
barrelproofnola.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.34
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
3.46%
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Well how about that, this location is on here! I wasn't going to add it if it was, but since it is, I'll review it.

Over the last decade and beyond, we have walked past this place I don't know how many times on our way to this, that and the other during our long weekends in New Orleans. While we always had somewhere fun or amazing to go to and come back from on these long nights, it's clear to me now that we were also missing out by passing Barrel Proof up.

It's a pretty hip spot with a lot of whiskey options, but not quite so many as their website might tease. That said, I'd recommend the cocktails instead, but also, their tap list is a little more deliberately curated than many of the other watering holes in town. While focusing on locals isn't a new concept to any Nola bar, they seem to be selecting less obvious choices here, with a little more thought for uniqueness and quality, as the few beers they offer do stand out.

I definitely recommend stopping by if you're on Magazine and wanting to chill and take a load off surrounded by a little less hustle and bustle.

Nov 22, 2021
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BalancingBrooms from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Technically a Whiskey Bar but has a few taps of local beers. Food is decent with mostly fries or apps. Vibe is very cool with ample seating either at the bar or at tables. Staff is very cordial

Mar 07, 2019
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GerryPendry from Louisiana

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Excellent selection of whiskeys, decent beer selection, reasonable prices. Small menu but the food is very good. Staff is cordial but unobtrusive. Great atmosphere...this might be the coolest looking bar in tbe city. Highly recommended.

Apr 11, 2017
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Himself from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Technically a whisky bar, Barrel Proof has over 250 whisky and 10 taps with can and bottle selections. What better way to end the day than with a cold beer and a shot. The kitchen has just a short list of bites but boy are they good!!

Nov 15, 2016
Barrel Proof in New Orleans, LA
Place rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6 ratings