Crescent City Brewhouse

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

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(888) 819-9330 | map
crescentcitybrewhouse.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
12
Ratings:
297
Reviews:
78
PLACE STATS
Score:
79
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 60
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I really enjoyed my visit here. There is a great New Orleans feel. It is right on Decatur Street across from the river. The building has that perfect old French architecture that is a must for the French Quarter. A jazz trio playing in the corner. Mostly as background music, but still good. A half rectangular bar with an oyster bar taking up the front part. The copper brew kettles are on the first floor, with the fermentars on the second. There is a second floor with a balcony, but was closed when I visited. A patio is out back. Lots of room for people to eat lunch/diner. It is also non smoking which I enjoy. A great atmosphere.

The quality of everything was good. Fresh as can be. There was a little to much diacetyl in some of the beers, but nothing to grip about. The selection is not very large. Five German beers to choose. For the most part, I thought they were very good. The Pilsner, Dark Forest (my favorite), and the special beer (a Dunkelweizen) were very good. The Red Stallion was decent though to much diacetyl. They also had a weiss that I did not try.

The food and service were very good. I sat at the bar and had a Red Fish plate. Very fresh. Like the rest of my experience, very enjoyable.

Overall, I do not understand the low scores for this place. Sure, they do not do all the weird beer geek styles that people here go crazy for. Though they make excellent German style beer. All were good. Subtle and enjoyable is the name of the game. I would love to have a place like this local to me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HabaJohn
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
2.09/5  rDev -39.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.75 | food: 3.75

Average to poor beer quality and only had a few to choose from. Several people in our group asked for flights and the waiter said they were out of glasses. After asking manager, the waiter went downstairs and grabbed flight glasses (there were plenty for each of us). Overall, poor and unfriendly service. The food was the only redeeming quality. Crawfish ettoufee was pretty tasty. If I'm ever in New Orleans again, I will not be going back.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.75/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place has a great location and some decent beers to try, but the beer is nothing great. It doesn't have anything off about, but it doesn't anything exciting about either. The food is solid and it has an awesome vibe especially if sit out on the balcony. The service I received was excellent and professional. It is a fun place to check out, but if you are looking for great craft beer, then you will be disappointed.

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Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

We ate outdoors on the patio in December, food was spicy and tasty, beer was average, wait was a tad long. Nice view of the park and The French Quarters.

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Photo of sbuchert
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MetalCath
3/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of zaraspook
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.45/5  rDev +29.4%
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 -35.8%
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 +14.2%
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 +25.9%
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 -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bruce5
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
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 +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ctufano
3.44/5  rDev 0%
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 -11.3%
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 +13.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mjstern70
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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Crescent City Brewhouse in New Orleans, LA
3.38 out of 5 based on 297 ratings.
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