Crescent City Brewhouse

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BEER AVG
3.38/5
Crescent City BrewhouseCrescent City Brewhouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

527 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-1027
United States

(888) 819-9330 | map
crescentcitybrewhouse.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
270
PLACE STATS
Score:
80
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
102
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by Rumrunner:
Photo of Rumrunner
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I have to admit I was skeptical when we decided to make this place our stop for lunch. I am glad we did. We had a fine time and we even came back for beer and dinner two nights later.

I really like the layout and the atmosphere of the place. The upstairs has a balcony which is nice for summer nights and great for a view of the river and people watching during the day. The downstairs is large and at first glance there is a bland feel to the place. Once seated and having a look around, one begins to relax and the vibe becomes much more friendly. The bar is a half rectangle and the glass jelly fish lights above the bar gave it an eclectic feel. There was some old fashioned swag and some very large paintings on the walls. Not bad paintings either.

The overall quality is very good to excellent. Clean tap lines, clean bathrooms and a very well kept establishment.

The staff works hard and is friendly. The servers we had did know something about the beer CCB brews. They had a better knowledge of the food though. Service was prompt, especially for drinks. A tip. If you do not specify what size beer you want, the default is the 24oz. glass.

The food here is a mixture of New O'rleans and straight up American with a little creativity thrown in. I enjoyed the food here. The crab stuffed shrimp is good. On my first visit I had a piece of fish. Very well prepared. The shrimp po boy sandwich is huge. The calimari is not your normal calimari. There is not much breading and it is mixed together with vegetables. I thought it was a bright new twist on this favorite appetizer. The oyster shucker knew what he was doing and overall I thought the menu had plenty to offer. Plus the desserts get raves.

I thought the beers were fine. Nothing eye opening but fine for this city and this restaurant. I had the Roggin beer. It could use more of a rye flavor but it went well with my food and the flavors worked for me. The Tomahawk IPA was not a brutal hop monster but it was not a watery unflavored beer either. It still could use a bit more hops. I enjoyed this one with my oysters. Excellent combonation. Citrus and oysters. They try to have one beer for everyone. A malty beer, a light bodied beer, a red, a wheat beer and a seasonal or special beer. Again, the beers are not knock your socks off wowzas but they taste fine, are well made and I think work for the city of New O'rleans.

This is a quality place. Good staff, well run, clean, with good food and beer. I do recommend stopping by here and giving this place a try if you are in New O'rleans. It may not be for everyone but then again nothing is.

Note: CCB has a walk up beer window for those on the go. Get a go cup with your favorite CCB beer and head in to the quarter. They have growlers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zaraspook
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.45/5  rDev +29%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I have vague but pleasant memories of this place.

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Photo of treznor
2.21/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

We walked into this place (crescent city brewhouse) and the first thing they said was that they're known for their beer. I can categorically agree, though probably not in the way they want. Probably in the worst 5 breweries I've visited.

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Photo of Huskerheath
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Good place and great IPA!

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Photo of JimFalzone
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

One of our favorite stops in NOLA. Not a big fan of other beers in this town, but Crescent City does a solid job with beer and food.

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Photo of sd123
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bruce5
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Tourist spot not about repeat customers

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ctufano
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Was so pumped to stop in here when I was in New Orleans as it was literally a block away from hotel... What a disappointment. We finally got in right before a cocktail tour we were going on that met up nearby and sat at the bar. Bar tender came up and when I asked about the beers he started to talk to me about all the other brewery beers. I had to explain I wanted CRESCENT CITY beers. He said oh, here, and showed me a little plastic ad stand with 4 beer options in it. I had their "special" which was the IPA and it literally tasted and smelled like Bourbon Street. That being said, by the time I was done I was actually enjoying it, but was a bit disappointed. No clue about the food...

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Photo of nickfl
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Pretty standard old school, chain brewpub vibe, near Jackson square, right in the heart of the French quarter. The beer is ok at best and they only had 4 varieties on tap when we were there. Service was decent, but I'm sure it gets a bit dicey when crowded. If this were located just about anywhere else it would struggle to justify its existence, as it is it's about what you'd expect in the most touristy part of the city and the out of touch, lackluster beer is almost a decent option for the area.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mjstern70
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.69/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of MikeThumel
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of chip26
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mwar
2.06/5  rDev -40.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Bartenders were the rudest I have ever encountered. New Orleans is more of a PRB and a shot city. Embrace that philosophy and enjoy yourself!

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Photo of swalsh666
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Centrally located in french qt. large bar and dining hall. On a
hot NOLA day, their Hefeweizen will do you right. They also offer a togo window with a couple select drafts

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Photo of astronautjones
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of mothman
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

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Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
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