Black Penny is a recently opened spot offering something Rampart Street has long been craving—a low-key, high-quality neighborhood bar. Located across from Armstrong Park on the outer edges of the French Quarter, the space appeals to both bartenders looking to unwind after a shift and nearby residents thrilled to have a new beer-focused joint just blocks down the road. The interior of Black Penny feels like being inside a campy medieval castle in the best possible way, with cobblestone floors and dark wood paneling that makes sipping the darkest beer possible seem very attractive. With 50 different canned craft beers from which to choose, picking the right suds to match the mood shouldn’t be a breeze.
The Drink to Drink: A range of funky sour beers—including the Wild Sour Flanders Red—is sure to please those looking for uncommon suds.
Know Before You Go: Most beer selections hover between $4 and $6, so Black Penny is mighty attractive for those on a budget.