The local hop-masters at NOLA Brewing offer a free tour of their facility on Tchoupitoulas each Friday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the chance to swig some of their beers in the tasting room next door. If you’re playing it safe when selecting your free beer, stick with a NOLA Blonde. If you’re looking to walk on the wild(er) side, the Hopitoulas is every bit as hoppy and malty as it sounds.
Know Before You Go: NOLA Brewing will also be opening its own rum-, vodka- and whiskey-producing distillery nearby in the coming months. Plan to hit both spots on future trips.