Unequivocally the city’s best beer bar, the St. Charles Avenue hub for all things hoppy has gained a loyal following among craft beer fans across the city and region. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Avenue Pub boasts 44 beers on tap, 160 bottles and 8 different cans. If you prefer spirits to beer, the bar also has a wide swatch of bourbon and whiskeys, including the culty Pappy Van Winkle. Want to become a regular? There may be a special deal in the cards: A selective “Mug Club” gives the most treasured drinkers their own mug (and drink discounts) for sudsy sipping.
Know Before You Go: If you’re looking to take one for the road, Avenue isn’t able to sell unopened beers to go. In the neighborhood, the best option is Stein’s Deli (2207 Magazine).
The Drink to Drink: The Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout is a double dose of Crescent City flavor on top, combing a local beer (Abita) with an infusion of New Orleans’ own PJ’s coffee.