Industry Bar & Kitchen

Industry Bar & KitchenIndustry Bar & Kitchen
Industry Bar & KitchenIndustry Bar & Kitchen
Bar, Eatery

240 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-1016
United States

(504) 581-6977 | map

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TrappistJohnMD from Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped in here last weekend during the college world series to catch a few minutes of the Mississippi State/Oregon game. This is definitely one of the better beer bars in the quarter. Tap selection was lame but the bottle selection was really quite good. Nice atmosohere and the service was very attentive. We just had bar food (wings and cheese fries) but they were good.

Definitely a place to check out when you get tired of hand grenades, "big ass beers", and hurricanes.

Jun 21, 2013
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NODAK from Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've come here the past couple of times I was in the French Quarter, and it's a nice oasis of good beer in an area where it's definitely mostly about quantity versus quality. I'm not sure as to their bottle count, but it's probably pushing 100. I think they have roughly 15-20 taps, many of which are local. The service was great, as the bartender knew his beer and was great at interacting with people at the bar. The atmosphere is fine, if nothing special. It's actually a pretty small place, with perhaps 10 seats at the bar and a few tables around the perimeter. Of course, with New Orleans's laws, you don't have to stay in the bar to drink your beer anyway. Just get it and go.

Anyway, definitely recommended if you find yourself in the Quarter and want a quality beer at a decent price.

Oct 28, 2012
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Industry Bar & Kitchen is located in the French Quarter, a little west-south of Jackson Square (240 Decatur). It's a nice looking place. In fact, it's actually one of the nicest looking places I visited! Open air - can' beat that. Decent tap selection; and very good crawfish. Reasonable prices. The service is good - maybe even very good (that can sometimes be hard to discern when it's busy). My bartender knew his beers... but he didn't seem to know about them (if that makes sense). Quick on the draw none-the-less. Probably one of the better stops in town. Worth a shot.

May 02, 2012
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We ended up stopping at this bar on accident because of our close dinner reservations and because of its praise on BA. The bar is set up a little weird with 1/2 the taps on each end of a 10 foot bar... However, the bartender (emulating a live version of the engerizer bunny) made all the taps easily accessible. They were willing to provide samples and were relatively knowledgable about the beers they served. The taps were mainly local, but not the same stuff you can get @ every bar around NOLA.
The prices were also reasonable and the service was relatively prompt. I would definitely stop by again, although i'd like to see a printed version of their bottle/draft list.

Mar 13, 2012
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Tchuck from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

As stated before, Club Decatur is now Industry Bar & Kitchen. As rousee said, it has been cleaned up. I was there last weekend, and what I noticed was the big difference from Club D was that there were a lot more local taps now. Granted, last time I was down (12/09), Abita and NOLA were the only local craft breweries in town. This time, on draft they had Bayou Teche Grenade and Biere Pale; Jefferson City Stout (forgot the name of the brewery); Tin Roof Blonde, Amber & Pale; NOLA Hopitoulas (which was out) as well as a good selection of Abita (Amber, Andygator, etc). As when it was Club D, there was a large selection of bottles, with the emphasis on Belgians and other imports.

Service was about par for the course in NOLA, but when the bartender was around, he was friendly and helpful. I've always loved the location--far away from the noise of Rue de Merde, and on the same block as a great music store. In my opinion, it was a must-stop when it was Club D, and even more so with the increased number of local taps. I will certainly return when I'm back down in a few months.

Feb 08, 2012
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rousee from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Update from March 2011.

Club Decatur is gone. It is now called Industry Bar. I was standing on the corner looking for Club Decatur and I realized suddenly that this is it. They fixed it up a lot and its a lot newer, cleaner and a nicer vibe than before. They've also added some outdoor seating. The beer selection is still quite good--about the same as before and I dont remember if they still do the Happy hour all day but the drink prices are pretty reasonable regardless.

I went to Club Decatur twice when I was in New Orleans recently. The decor is nothing special -it is just kind of an average looking bar with some really large doors that surroud the place on all sides. They open up to the street --so if they were all open at once it would have an open-air feel to it which is kind of cool. People in there told me the pizza they make is really good but I didn't try any.

What I liked about the place is their selection and happy hour pricing. They have happy hour every day until 8pm and its not just specials on 2 or 3 average beers like BMC (like all the 3 for 1 places on Bourbon Street) Every beer is discounted by a dollar and their regular prices are pretty reasonable anyway. My wife was drinking fairly expensive Belgians and I love to get those for a reduced price. I had a few Abitas on-tap and some Paulaners in the bottle.

The bartender was very friendly and welcoming to us and I really enjoyed the place. I will definitely go back here and I recommend it highly.

Jul 13, 2011
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deanhead from Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I found my way to this place after arriving in NOLA. I was meeting up with several college friends for a reunion for the weekend and starting in the French Quarter seemed like the smart thing to do.
It's happy hour most of the day here, which means the draft beers were three or four dollars each. The bottle beer selection was extensive with some rather obscure offerings. Unfortunately there was no Happy hour special for the bottled beer selection.

Our bartender Milk readily admitted he was not a big beer drinker. He preferred hard liquor to beer. He did have a few favorite beers that he occasionally enjoyed, so he did his best with the local offerings that were on tap. These happened to be an assortment of Abita which I think actually means ubiquitous in Creole because this stuff is everywhere! Other local selections on tap were the Wild Magnolia, and one NOLA offering. Not the best beer selection in New Orleans, but certainly a great place to go in the French Quarter.

The rest of the beers were a smattering of Stone, Sierra Nevada, and some other regional craft beers. BMC could also be found here as well.

This place is far from a dive. It was clean, plenty of bar space, and windows all around. It's on a corner so there is plenty of people watching.

The place had a nice vibe, Milk our bartender was super friendly and very helpful on dialing us in to the local spots to check out. In fact if you find yourself in this place and you are hungry, check out Felipe's Taqueria which is located just down the street at 301 N Peters St. Cheap Good Eats!

Apr 19, 2010
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Yetiman420 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I made this our first stop while in New Orleans for NYE, the Sugar Bowl, and her birthday. We met another couple here prior to dinner at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.

This was my sixth visit to New Orleans and I've always had an underwhelming beer experience (but impressive food, music, and sights). On this trip, I checked a suitcase of beers from my cellar and was able to roam the streets of the Quarter with Ithica Brute and various Goose Island Belgians.

Club Decatur is hardly the dump that other reviewers make it out to be. Most bars in the quarter are as dumpy if not more. What I liked about the atmosphere was the floor to ceiling glass window/doors. Fortunately, there were only a handful of people here between 5:30 and 8:00 so the smoke was not that bad.

Stone is available in LA and that is what I drank at the better beer bars. We had Arrogant Bastard on tap, a 22 oz Bear Republic Racer 5, and a 22 oz smoked porter. My wife had Unibroue Ephimere and a Chimay White.

The bottle selection here is really where they shine although I found the amount for a round with all bottles was considerably more expensive than a round of drafts.

Service really was a non factor. Not offensive like others experienced. He just moved to the side of the cooler we were looking at until we made our selection.

Jan 05, 2010
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Stoffel from Texas

2.09/5  rDev -45.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

I feel horrible giving this place such a bad review when all the other reviews have been favorable, but my experience was beyond sub par. After finding it here and adding it to my list of places to stop by, I was pleasantly surprised to find it less than a block down the street from my hotel.

That was the end of the pleasantness. I walked in and the place smelled of smoke. Unfortunately pretty common in NO, and though I smoke occasionally, its still a turn off in a beer or wine oriented bar. The second turn off was the number of homeless folks hanging out at the tables just inside the door.

I was really pleased with the selection of beers. They had some really great ones, but I only had time for one so I selected a Petrus Gouden Trippel.

The bartender appeared to be either blitz or stoned out of his ever loving mind. He could not find the Petrus in the cooler without me standing over him. At this point I was still cool about it, I'm no stranger to fun time bartenders who are a little out of it. But what really killed it is when he popped open my petrus like a badly opened champagne bottle, handed it to me, then went to the two people right next to me and said quite distinctly, 'sorry, these faggots over here want the fancy shit.'

left me completely blown away...

fine, cool, whatever, insult me, but not my fiance and her mom. I asked for two tulip glasses he had hanging over the bar. He refused and said, 'you don't want those glasses,' and just walked off. wtf, are you trying some kind of jedi mind trick on me. After waiting until he served two more customers, I asked again a little more coldly if I could have two glasses.

I was handed two plastic cups.

I will be trying this place again next time I'm back in NO and hope that I can give it a more favorable review. I wish I would have grabbed the bartenders name but didn't think about it. I'm sure every bar has its douchebag employees, I was just unlucky enough to catch this one.

May 10, 2009
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DrJay from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I hit Club Decatur based on Beerfly reviews. I'm sure I would have walked right by it if I was looking for somewhere to drink. It's kind of dingy and located on a corner in the French Quarter. I knew my first visit was going to be something else when Master of Puppets was playing on the jukebox as I ordered my first beer. The song selection was a cool mix of classic rock, metal, and grunge for the most part. Lots of doors, making it seem like the whole place was open to the street. There's a pinball machine in the corner and a pool table for those looking for entertainment. Walls were covered with various breweriana (Franziskaner, etc.) and BMC banners. There was also a contraption on the bar for dispensing Jager shots at light speed.

I was quite impressed by the beer selection. In addition to the numerous taps (sort of a mixed bag, but there were still numerous decent selections) there were two fridges filled with awesome bottles. Lots of imports, including most of the Sam Smith line, lots of Unibroue, all Chimay offerings (both sizes), a bunch of German lagers and hefes, more British and Belgian beers, Coopers, Delerium Tremens and Nocturnum, Lindemans, and others. Plenty of domestics too, including Flying Dog, Rogue, Abita (of course), SN and SA, plus some regional and macro lagers and a few ciders. Prices were simply amazing too. I enjoyed a 12oz of La Fin du Monde for $6, Sam Smiths were $4.50 and a 750mL of Chimay Blue was $10.50. I ended up drinking my LFdM from a plastic cup since the glasses were being washed (or the bartender didn't trust me initially). There was also a pizza kitchen in one corner, but I didn't try anything from it.

As the night wore on the locals started showing up and that's when this place really started getting fun. One woman actually brought her cat to the bar in a carrier. After kitty (and carrier) fell of the barstool, she let the cat out and it sat on the bar swishing its tail around for the rest of the night. You don't see that every day.

I ended up heading back here a couple of days later to share a bottle of Unibroue Terrible ($10.50), and several other bottles, with a co-worker. I can't recommend this place enough and I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in New Orleans.

Apr 27, 2008
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

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

A nice little bar on the fringes of the French Quarter where you can get some good bottled beer.

Club Decatur is situated across the street and two doors down from the House of Blues and very close to the business hotels on the CBD/Quarter dividing line.

There are about 15 bar seats and a very good jukebox. The vibe was less touristy than the usual places in the area, at least in late afternoon when I was the only obvious out-of-towner.

About 15 taps of nothing really special but behind the bar are two large coolers with some very good selections. The places I have been to in the Quarter seem to all have the same few craft brews. Whoever is repping Unibroue, Rogue and Flying Dog is certainly doing his or her job as you see them at all the places that offer anything other than BMC. This is the only place I found the Rogue Shakespeare Stout, which was a big highlight. It was also cool to be able to take the last few ounces in a to go cup and head toward Mother's for a po boy.

Service was very pleasant. I don't know if the bartender was particularly knowledgeable about the beer but she at least understood why I was checking out the coolers and did not rush me into a decision.

A good spot to drop in for a couple of beers.


Mar 28, 2008
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Billolick from New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Tons of character and Nawlins characters in this gritty drinking spot. Its a wild town and this place is a great part of the scene, locals go here woohoo, no (well at least less) tourists looking for a large pitcher of B.M.C. and some mardi gras looked good, but was bad. real nice selection for his neck of the woods. A handful on tap but the real good stuff is in bottles in a large cooler behind the bar. Well worth a visit for a more "real" NOLA French quarter experience.

Mar 25, 2008
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TeeCee from Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I go to Club Decatur whenever I'm in the quarter. The 20 tap collection is the best I know of in the quarter. Their draft tastes fresh so I expect that they clean their lines more often than you would think. The place has that funky quarter look to it.

As has been noted previously, their two coolers of bottles is why I go. Actually, it's just one beer in the cooler I go for: Aventinus Weisen Eisbock. They get a lot of points in my book for carrying this beer. And they sell it cheaper than I've seen it at Spec's liquor store in Houston.

Edit: with the two Beer Fests open on Bourbon Street, this place does not have the largest tap collection in the quarter. However, they are still the only place I know of in New Orleans to carry the Aventinus Weisen Eisbock.

Feb 23, 2008
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Club Decatur occupies a nice corner location with large doors on each side. These open to the street and allow the conversation and the music to spill out. It's a little run down as most older places in the Quarter tend to be.

The lone bartender was a bit overwhelmed by the happy hour crowd, but was friendly enough. The crowd skewed young and was a bit of a mix between, tourists, goth and skate park kids. They were having fun, were friendly and were drinking good beer, works for me.

The bar is against the wall and I would guess seats about 15 to 20. There are several small tables on the perimeter. They have a pool table and a video game for added distraction. Great Jukebox is an added bonus.

Speaking of beer, a pretty solid selection of about 20 to 24 drafts. A few BMCs, a few of the usual suspects and a few surprises (Sam Adams Cherry wheat???). I noticed Abita Bock and was a bit surprised to see an Oktoberfest still on tap (in January!). I stayed away from that one!

This may be the best draft choice of any bar in the Quarter. Stop by for a pint or two!

Feb 01, 2008
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

At the gloaming, they had last call at Crescent City and as soon as I was on the sidewalk, the doors clanged shut behind me and the lights went out with similar circumstances occurring up and down the street. This will be my lasting memory of post-Katrina Nawlins. What was a po' boy to do?

Club Decatur, a mere three blocks away, was audibly rockin' and their neon was quite visible in the deepening darkness. I have to admit, I was a bit dubious as I walked in and I experienced just how loud the booming music actually was, as well as seeing the prevalent smokers and the lines waiting to play pool. Ah, WTF, we used to say "If the music's too loud, you're too old." Well, I ain't that old YET, kids.

I took a seat at the bar, which was 6/8ths of an octagon in its shape with a mirrored back bar which was a repository for liquor. The back bar was flanked by two two-doored coolers full of the goods. I saw all kinds of quality, from Abita, Flying Dog, Full Sail, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, and Sam Adams in the left-side cooler to Sam Smith's, Chimay, Chouffe, Franziskaner, and Unibroue in the right cooler. Beautiful! The taps were a bit light on quality, but they did have some Sam Adams seasonals, three (3) Abitas, and Franziskaner on draft.

They had a great staff and I know this because I talked to many of them, having garnered a lot of attention walking through the door with my patch jacket and ordering a beer in my best Pittsburghese accent 'n' 'at. One of the staff was the female half of a couple originally from Pottstown, PA. Her hand-drawn map in my notebook and suggestions for getting home later probably kept me safe from harm. Many thanks, homie!

I also want to mention the outdoor seating in good weather and the outstanding selections on the jukebox. Man, I really dug it there, once I got settled in. Give it a try if you are in the Big Easy and tell 'em Woody sent you.

Mom Test: No effin' way! Are you kidding?!? She'd never get past the smoke. Even for me, I had an incident in the Men's that was straight out of "Reservoir Dogs". Good thing that I know how to keep my mouth shut and keep on keepin' on. I will recount those details in my upcoming book, but not here.

Jan 26, 2008
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rbowser from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Hitting this bar when I first got into town made me remember how many good bars there are in New Orleans. As for the beer, they have a nice number of 15-20 taps, nothing crazy but certainly one of the best selections in the French Quarter. But, it is the bottle selection that is really where you should look; they have two big coolers with glass doors behind the bar and a varied selection.

This is also just a really great bar, the sort of place that is starting to disappear from major US cities. It is, of course, a dive with a random collection of decor items and an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life that just want to have a beer and perhaps a conversation.

They also have decent pizza by the slice in the back. If you are in the French Quarter and want to get off juvenile and touristy Bourbon, then head down here for a decent beer, a slice of pizza, and a slice of life.

Nov 04, 2007
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dlintern from Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The best beer bar in the quarter as far as I'm concerned. They have 10-15 taps but use them for a good selection. Its one of the only places I've found Snake Dog on tap and its there on a regular basis. Several other imports and crafts on tap as well, but the coolers are really where it’s at. It’s a large walk in cooler that has two glass double door openings behind the bar with a very good and well circulated beer selection. They have a lot of craft beers from all over in the left cooler, lots of Rouge bombers, Full sail, Anchor, Flying dog, a lot more, but they always have the seasonal and several selections of all the beers they carry. They have a very good selection of imports in the right cooler, anything you could possibly want. The prices are great too, especially happy hour right after work. They have some pizza that is better than what you would get on Bourbon St, but I wouldn’t go there just to eat. It is across the street from the house of blues and I stop by after almost every show for at least one drink. It will be filled with people from the show as well as the regular crowd which is very diverse and friendly, and you can make it up to you taste buds for the horrible selection at HOB, I still can’t believe they got rid of Sierra Nevada.

So to recap, friendly and interesting crowd, good knowledgeable bartenders, and great selection at a great price, I would recommend it to anyone who is venturing into the quarter at any hour of the day or night.

Aug 23, 2007
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banker from Belgium

3.8/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by this place on a Monday afternoon while wandering the french quarter. Sort of a comfortable run down feel inside with a pool table and what looked like a pizza counter near the back. Wide U shaped bar with some high tables along the glass doors.

Very good beer selection for a bar in this area. It looked like about 15 taps that included beers like Sam, Newcastle, Harp, Hoegaarden, and an Abita seasonal. Bottle selection included Chimay, Lindemans, Franziskaner, Sierra. Didn't see a sign listing the beers available so you have to look at the taps and in the glass door coolers behind the bar.

May 04, 2007
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Callenak from California

4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I went to NO for a bachelor party a few weeks ago. Thankfully I looked this place up before I went. Only a couple blocks from Bourbon, and a great relief from the endless supply of BMC you are offered on Bourbon. We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon, and their were only about another half dozen people there. Cool environment, nice bar, pool tables.

The beer selection is great. From what the bar tender said, they were hurting the for the first months after Katrina trying to get distribution. They said it's picked back up now. The best thing was their prices. I was blown away. I got a Bigfoot for cheaper than I'd pay for a some BMC draft beer at another places.

If you in the French Quarter and want a cool place to hang out and grab some mighty fine beer, this is the spot.

Aug 04, 2006
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Rumrunner from California

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

We stopped in here for a quick pint after walking around the quarter most of the morning and afternoon. This is a good spot for a quick pint or two.

Down near the river this part of the quarter is very busy with people shopping and sight seeing. Not as racaus as parts of Bourbon Street. Some good music stores(The Louisiana Music Factory) and restaurants are near by. The House of Blues is close, Jackson Square, and the building which used to be the Jackson Brewery. Shops and restaurants now. A busy but fun part of the quarter.

Atmosphere is plain and somewhat colorfully dingy. A typical N.O. bar. I like the wide open doors. This allows for plenty of natural light which is important because the lighting and the gray concrete floor would make for a very dim unpleasant vibe if the doors were closed in my opinion.

The establishment is small and the bar, complete with stools makes up the majority of the useful space. A couple of tables and chairs and a pool table use up the rest of the limited floor space.

The bartender was very friendly. He had some knowledge of beer and was happy to talk about beer and other side chatter. Promt with the service when we walked through the door and was overall just a pleasant person. Beer is served only in pint style glasses. If you order a beer from Belgium I did not notice any proper glassware.

The beer selection is pretty average but not bad for New O'rleans. Club Decatur has about twenty taps. Macros on some and a few other offerings that are worth the stop. They have a few from Belgium. Duvel in the bottle, Blue Moon and Hoegaarten on tap. A couple from Germany. Warsteiner was one. From America there was Rogue in bottles. They had Abita Red on tap. The cooler has quite a few other brews to choose from as well. Everyone should be able to find something here as long as they are not hoping for anything extremely obscure.

Not having visited at nighttime I have no idea if this is a party joint or not. When I was there the crowd was mellow and I think as we were doing, just taking a break from the warm day. I have to say this is a great spot for taking a break.

May 05, 2005
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blgianbeer from New York

4.3/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I just got back from my first New Orleans trip. I was in the city four nights and visited Club Decatur four times. It is not much to look at and not a tourist location exactly. It is a laid back bar with a great bottle selection and even better prices. The clientele seemed to be mostly employees of local venues, either before or after a hard night's work. I was very pleased to be able to have a good brew and not have a million tourists in my face with frozen daqs or hurricanes. That's my idea of a good vacation.
There's a good jukebox and a pool table to keep you entertained.
When I go back to NOLA, I will be back to Club Decatur.

May 26, 2004
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Gavage from Nevada

3.88/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place looks like most others in the French Quarter, dingy bar with many large floor to ceiling doors wide open so the river breeze can air it out and it had an old interior. Mostly locals (restaurant and bar staff types) hanging out in here. About 20 draft and 80 bottled beers at very reasonable prices. The drafts contained some typical Macros and the "more available micros" like Anchor, SNPA, Hoegarden, Rogue, Abita, etc. I had SNPA and Rogue Hazlenut on draft for $3. The bottles ranged from $2 - $10, but you could select from many German, English, Belgian, Unibroue line, and many other single styles.

The service was attentive. Some food available in the back. People were always playing at the lone pool table. Diverse mix of music from Metallica to Rap to Classic Rock.

I really liked the fact you can get any beer to go in plastic cup to enjoy a walk with a good brew. SInce it was located close to Canal St, I had to walk by this place to get back towards my hotel. Very convenient. Must visit if you are tired of Abita or Crecent City Brewpub.

Apr 30, 2004
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far333 from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

You're in the middle of tourist hell, and you're sick of seeing drunken idiots and being offered Hurricanes and watered down Bud on the streetcorner. Club Decatur is a refuge from all that, but it doesn't make its presence well-known, and you can't even tell right away when you walk in that it will take care of your jonesin' for a decent beer in the French Quarter.

It's a long and narrow area, with a long bar, brick floor, and high ceilings and windows. It's a great place to sit back and people watch out on the Quarter. The pool table seems a little out of place. It's not overly comfy and inviting, but the service and selection are good. The crowd is a good mix of old and young, and all types of interesting characters. Not many tourists at all.

Not tons of interesting stuff on tap across the 20 taps when we visited, but easy to find something to satisfy and the bottle selection is vast. It is definitely lacking in providing a blackboard or a tap or bottle menu, so you have to walk around to see what they have, and the enormous green Anheuser World Select sign over the bar is way out of place. Definitely a must-see when visiting the Quarter.

Apr 22, 2004
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