The Real Pickle

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Type: Bar, Eatery

855 Pierremont Rd
Shreveport, Louisiana, 71106-2084
United States

(318) 869-0931 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Stopped by on a recent business trip to Shreveport...
Hard to find, but I found
Weird bright dining room...even stranger maneuvering to the "bar"area where 4 stools and some video-gambling reside. Kind of dirty, and ru down; but some may say charming...
They have like 8 taps; 3 are craft (NOLA, Tin Roof, St Arnold) - the rest are macro, guinness...etc.
Fridge is stocked with every beer you can find at the grocery store, plus some additional germans. Nothing is really standing out here. I had a NOLA Brown, Sam Adams Dopplebock, and a Chimay Red. They had some warm Ommegang Hennepin a Fin du Monde on a shelf in the back...
Big pet peeve of mine...they serve all beer in a chilled pint glass! Why would you offer and advertise a "beer selection" then just ruin it with a frozen pint glass? well, at least my Chimay was provided in its proper glass.
Food was good...not amazing, but good. Based on the previous reviews, I thought id enjoy this place a lot more...meh.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spenjo315
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of darcoop
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Real Pickle has as good a beer selection as any place in Ark-La-Tex. They have decent prices on their beers and good food to go along with good beer selection.
You can join their "beer club" and get free shirt after 20 different beers. Has Guinness on tap and they actually know how to pour them correctly. Also has Newcastle and Bass on tap, along with an Abita.
Nice out of way place that is not overly crowded or noisy. Good place to take a group of friends for food and drinks. Fried fresh asparagus, green beans and portobello mushrooms is great way to start you meal. Choose a Chimay red, white or Blue to end your meal.

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Photo of casadebia
3.58/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Last weekend I made a trip to Shreveport with some friends and stopped in to check this place out. The Real Pickle is a nice little sandwhich shop that happens to offer a pretty decent selection of beers. While this place has no where near the variety of big city places, for shreveport it gets the job done. There are a few choices on tap such as newcastle that you dont find everywhere, but for the most part this place offers a decent bottle collection. Around the area of 70 bottles would be pretty accurate and they seem to get their hands on seasonals judging by the selection. The prices are a little more than normal but with no other alternatives u get what the supply and demand offers. The waitress knew very little of the beer selection and was a little lackluster but this could have been a one time poor quality. If your heading out to Shreveport for some gambling and wanna take a load off with a good brew I recommend stopping by this place seeing how it is not too far from the boats.

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Photo of Afterburner
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Real Pickle (formerly known as the Pickle Barrel prior to discovering that someone else had already trademarked that name) is a little sandwich restaurant in a strip mall on the corner of Pierremont and Line Ave. in Shreveport, LA.

It's not really a bar, or a pub. It's more like a café. When you walk in, there's a bunch of tables, and a counter, behind which you can see the kitchen. However, off to the left is the small bar area, which serves 75+ beers, most of them craft-brewed. The majority of these beers are in the bottle, but a few taps are also present.

The owner of the restaurant is a beer geek, so the selection is good. This was the birthplace of my beer geekdom. The very first "real" beer I ever had was a Chimay Red, and I had it right here at the Real Pickle. I remember sitting at a table in the main café area, munching on a Reuben sandwich, and watching the cloudy particles of yeast swirling around the glass of Chimay. I remember smelling it and thinking "Man, that smells like raisins." I remember tasting it and thinking "Holy crap, that tastes fantastic." That was in 1991, and I haven't stopped since.

The food is also good. It's restricted primarily to sandwiches, of which there is a staggering variety. Also available is a small selection of craft-brewed sodas, some imported European candy, some shortbread, and a few other odds and ends of that nature.

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The Real Pickle in Shreveport, LA
3.81 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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