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 grumpygerman:
Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

The brewpub is quite inviting and seems a lot cleaner than many places near by. I heard about this place from some colleagues and was really looking forward trying some highly praised german-style brews. The first day I had only time for a quick beer and after they refused serving a sampler on the balcony, I ordered a Weissbeer.
The Weissbeer was served in an appropriate glass, had a perfect head and although the banana was slightly too strong, left me very excited and wishing for more. A colleague picked up the tap and I was planning to spend the next evening at the Crescent City Brewhouse for more and a more detailed beer tasting. The next day the pub was closed for a private party and I had to wait for another day.

The menu had no vegetarian options but a green salad for $9 or a baked brie also for $9. I ordered a sampler and got 4 beers. They had run out of the special brew. I would rate the beer quality from very good beginning with the Weiss beer over Black Forest, Red Stallion to below average on the Pilsner. I ended up drinking 4 half liters plus the sampler and was very surprised that I had run the tap up to $46.50. I double checked the receipt and each of the beers had been $7.50.

Nice location to get a break from Bourbon Street Oompah and supposedly authentic food serving tourist traps, but not a place for vegetarians and certainly not for beerlovers on a budget.

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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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