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
Place 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 TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
3.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This was our first stop in NOLA. Nice setup with multiple floors, old school decor, a patio and a takeout window.

They had six beers when I was there, including a seasonal Oktoberfest. A menu showcase gave some small notes and the waitress seemed to know a little. Sitting outside on a busy section of the French Quarter was fun as well.

The beer was ok, for the bad the lager was offensively light (going after your BMC apparently) and the Black Forest jumbled. That said the Weiss was unfiltered with nice sweetness and the Oktoberfest was true to flavor. The Amber was forgettable. Honestly, the Weiss is the only beer I would recommend.

Food was ok, I had a Pork Po'Boy. The flavors were really good but it wasn't quite cooked enough. Great fries though. My wife had a gumbo that seemed really good and true to the local flavors.

No complaints on service, our waitress was really nice. I though the prices were reasonable, you are in a touristy area. Come for happy hour.

Overall, I think if you have time this is worth a stop. It's a nice location and everything is passable, I love to support any local brewpub if I can. That said, it is by no means a must-do and you can find great beer (Abita, NOLA, etc.) in just about any bar as this city is good about promoting locals. Your call.

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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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