When isn’t it a good time for a beer? We pride ourselves on creating the best that we can in New Orleans: food, drinks, floats, you name it. Some visitors are surprised to learn just how many local places we’ve packed into our little fish-bowl town on the river. Especially in a town the lots to drink as much as we do, there are tons of breweries in New Orleans.
One of our favorite past-times – especially in the heat of the summer and during crawfish season – is to hit up one of the local breweries for some food and a cold pint. If you’re visiting, or a local looking for a new spot, these are some of our favorite local spots.
Check out some of our favorite breweries in New Orleans below
Urban South – Lower Garden District
Urban South is one of the biggest names in the brew scene here in NOLA. Their Tchoupitoulas spot has a big, open warehouse feel with brewing containers all around. In the springtime, you can smell the crawfish before you ever step inside. We suggest pairing it with a Holy Roller IPA.
Urban South is located at 1645 Tchoupitoulas St.
NOLA Brewing – Irish Channel
Established in 2013, Nola Brewing was the first Brewery Tap Room in New Orleans! They house 16 beers on tap, 8 of which are unique to their Tap Room. Flights are available, as well as growlers, 4-packs, and 6-packs to go. The NOLA Blonde is one of our favorites!
Nola Brewing is located at 3001 Tchoupitoulas St
Courtyard Brewery – Central City
New Orleans’ first nano brewery serves handcrafted, small-batch beers made on site. The family-owned spot takes pride in quality beer. The husband and wife team that started the brewery met on Frenchmen Street & vowed to nurture a family as well as a growing craft beer community. Four years later, The Courtyard Brewery was born.
Courtyard Brewery is located at 1160 Camp St
If you didn’t know this hole in the wall was there, you might miss it. This small brewery at the top of Frenchmen Street packs a big punch. If you slip through the narrow entrance you’ll find a surprisingly big back patio in the back. Could be a great way to escape some of the Frenchmen Street bustle.
Brieux Carré is located at 2115 Decatur St.
Port Orleans – Irish Channel
Port Orleans is best known for its cozy front porch, big fun backyard and crawfish boils. They specialize in lager beer and sessional ales, and they’re always trying new stuff. If you’re a fan of brewery and pub games, check out their trivia and bingo game nights (note, please check the brewery website for COVID-19 updates to events).
Port Orleans is located at 4124 Tchoupitoulas St
Miel Brewery & Taproom – Irish Channel
One of the newer breweries to join the Irish Channel posse of breweries, Miel has an open and airy feel to their tap house. One half open-air beer garden and one half air-conditioned industrial warehouse, Miel is a pup and kid-friendly space packed with pub games and a ping-pong table.
Miel Brewery is located at 405 Sixth St.
Second Line Brewing – Mid City
This craft brewery is located in the heart of New Orleans in the Mid-City neighborhood. They produce a variety of small-batch beers available in their beer garden, and three flagship beers available for purchase in grocery stores and restaurants throughout Southeast Louisiana.
Second Line Brewing is located at 433 N Bernadotte St
Crescent City Brewhouse – French Quarter
The only brewery in the French Quarter, The property was included in the earliest known city plan signed in 1722. In 1991, the Crescent City Brewhouse opened on Decatur Street, bringing New Orleans and Louisiana its first brewpub. Enjoy their freshly brewed beer, live music nightly, and their delicious take on traditional Creole cuisine.
Crescent City Brewhouse is located at 527 Decatur St.
Zony Mash Beer Project – Mid City
Formerly the home of Wayward Owl, this well-designed space is full of fun geometric designs with a big bar. Their head brewer is notable for his sours, so make sure to give them a try! They also have options for private events and community happenings like drag trivia and movie night.
Zony Mash is located at 3940 Thalia St
Parleaux Beer Lab – Bywater
Parleaux Beer Lab is a destination neighborhood taproom and micro-brewery located in the Bywater community in New Orleans. In every aspect of the brewery, they channel the funky spirit of New Orleans by creating a flavorful, unique, craft beer experience in a welcoming, family-friendly neighborhood setting.
Parleaux Beer Lab is located at 634 Lesseps St.
The Courtyard Brewery
The Courtyard Brewery is a family-owned nano-brewery located in the Lower Garden District. Visitors experience experimental brews made in-house and a wide selection of craft beer from around the world.
The Courtyard Brewery is located at 1160 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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