"Founded with a mission not only to craft some of the finest brews in the region but also celebrate the people of the city they serve; Second Line is a can’t miss spot. Grab a seat in their outdoor beer garden and sip on some of their most delicious selections from their blonde ale, West-coast style IPAs to their popular, “Saison Named Desire” brewed with Moro blood orange. Located in Mid-City, Second Line is focused on creating a 100% sustainable and environmentally useful product by working with local farmers to convert their spent grain into nutrient-rich animal feed."
"Second Line Brewing Company is located in the mid-city neighborhood of New Orleans. Its name was derived from the unique tradition of New Orleans called Second Line Parade. The parade is an unbridled expression of fun and celebration for the New Orleans community."
"Courtyard’s doubled its interior space, gussied up the courtyard, and put a damn wine on tap, but don’t worry. It’s still the same laid back dog-friendly joint with plenty of hoppy (and non-hoppy) beers brewed in house as well as guest taps from other breweries. Scott Wood’s brewery has gotten slightly bigger and exponentially better over the past 4 years, and that trend will almost certainly continue."
"New Orleans has long been the stronghold of Dixie and Abita beer, but recently several new breweries have moved in on their territory. The two best options are Urban South and NOLA Brewing, both located on Tchoupitoulas Street. Both offer lively bars and delicious craft beer."
"So with that being said, I’ve listed out a complete guide to New Orleans breweries. You might notice some of the breweries are lacking in details. Unfortunately those are the ones that I did not have time to visit."
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
4.1 (656 ratings)
Chain hangout for house-brewed, German-style beer & a pub menu served in a casual setting.
200 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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"A post shared by Gordon Biersch New Orleans (@gb_nola) on Nov 26, 2017 at 2:36pm PST. Chain hangout for house-brewed, German-style beer & a pub menu served in a casual setting. Located right across from Harrah’s Casino and within walking distance of the French Quarter."
"Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch’s dream came true when Gordon Biersch Brewing Company opened its doors. The brewery opened in Palo Alto, California, in July 1988. The duo worked together to bridge fresh, handcrafted beer and world class cuisine."
"Roux Carre is a true community restaurant dedicating its entire restaurant to the preservation of Central City culture. Various food vendors within it help to represent the African American, Caribbean, and Latin American influences of the city. These community spots include Estralita’s Express, Johnny’s Jamaican Grill,The Pupusa Lady, Splendid Pig, and the Youth Empowerment Project‘s Trafigura Work and Learn Juice Box."
"A project of Good Work Network, Roux Carré is dedicated to preserving the culture of the Central City community by bringing vacant property in a low-income neighborhood back into commerce in a way that honors its culturally and historically rich location to serve those who have created and sustained it. The food vendors represent African American, Caribbean, and Latin American influences on New Orleans culture."
"Brieux Carre Brewing Company is known for its creative crafts. This brewery is owned by a couple guys and gals who aim to brew the most interesting concoctions of beers. They also aim to craft new brews every week."
"Located in the Broadmoor neighborhood, Broad Street Cider produces handcrafted ciders and meads in small batches with no artificial flavors or added sugars. The dry and semi-dry ciders and meads are gluten-free, unfiltered, unpasteurized and have no added sulfites. Head to the taproom for not only the standard offerings but also limited specialty releases available on draft and to-go in jar fills."
"Address: 2723 S Broad StreetNew Orleans, LA 70125Phone: (504) 405-1854Website. Try a craft brewery experience with a twist at Broad Street Cider. At Broad Street, they’re making hand-crafted ciders and meads in small batches based on apple juice from Michigan and the Pacific Northwest."
"So far, Broad Street Cider is the only cidery in New Orleans. No worries though, they’re pumping out enough variety to keep visitors and locals intrigued. When I visited there nearly a dozen ciders on tap, plus a number of guest taps."
Parleaux Beer Lab
4.9 (256 ratings)5 (17 ratings)
A rotating choice of small-batch beers served in an offbeat, industrial-chic bar with outdoor seats.
"Neighborhood breweries are still a relatively new addition to the New Orleans drinking scene, and to place one deep in the residential environs of the Bywater is a bold move. Parleaux Beer Lab provides the rare chance to try beer made onsite—and possibly by the person serving you. The list changes seasonally and at the owners’ whims, but at any time you’re likely to get a great selection of IPAs, saisons, stouts, and pilsners."
"Parleaux Beer Lab is a microbrewery and a neighborhood taproom. They craft high-quality and locally-produced beers. Our flavorful beers are inspired by the funky spirit of creativity and craftsmanship of the New Orleans community."
"A post shared by Parleaux Beer Lab (@parleauxbeerlab) on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:53pm PDT. A rotating choice of small-batch beers served in an offbeat, industrial-chic bar with outdoor seats. 634 Lesseps Street | Website"
"Urban South Brewery on Tchoupitoulas Street combines the heritage of European beer making with the brashness of new American styles. The brewery and taproom opened in 2016, and, last February, the company opened a research and development brewery and taproom in Houston to focus on new beer releases. Popular brews in its lineup include Paradise Park American Lager, Holy Roller Hazy Juicy IPA and Who Dat Golden Ale."
"Port Orleans Brewing Co. focuses on having the highest standard of quality and creating the finest selection of craft beers with consistent taste. Flagship brews include the Riverfront Lager (a moderately sweet golden lager with a peach nose, a soft malty character and a crisp finish), the Kennerbrau Kolsch (a slightly fruity German-style ale with a light toasted wheat flavor) and the Bucktown Brown Ale (a smooth ale with hints of caramel, chocolate and coffee). The brewery offers seasonal and a rotating selection of beers on tap."
"One of Port Orleans’ investors/owners is former New Orleans Saint Zach Strief, and the Saints love is everlasting — witness beers like Sean Payton blonde ale and the recently released Gl37son IPA (a portion of the profits go to the care (and adventures) or people with ALS, like Steve Gleason.) But it’s not a sports brewery. It’s a brewery that takes pride in a beer well made, and the importance of enjoying those beers with friends and over food."
"The Orpheum is an immaculately renovated historic theater with just over 1,400 seats to accommodate concerts, films, and private events. Originally built in 1918, the performance art theatre recently celebrated “100 Years on Stage” (1921-2021)."
"The acoustically-pure Beaux-Arts theater has been fully restored following damage from Hurricane Katrina. Location: 129 Roosevelt WayArchitect: G. Albert Lansburgh (restored by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)Date: 1921Contact: https://orpheumnola.com/"
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
4.4 (624 ratings)3.5 (52 ratings)
2,100-seat theater hosting touring Broadway acts as well as opera, orchestra & ballet performances.
"Named for the beloved New Orleanean gospel singer, the jewel of Armstrong Park was decimated in Katrina and subsequently refurbished into a state-of-the-art facility. The inaugural performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Messa di Requiem established a roster a of stellar lineups, ranging from Broadway shows and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Catch programmes such as Shostakovich, La Bohème and comedian Aziz Ansari this spring."
"The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts is a theater located in Louis Armstrong Park and named after gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, who was born in New Orleans. It originally opened in 1973 as the New Orleans Theater of the Performing Arts and then was renamed after Jackson in 1993. The theater was badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina but reopened in January 2009."
4.8 (2578 ratings)4.5 (351 ratings)
Landmark theater showcasing a wide range of live musical acts, plus touring theatrical productions.
1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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"Established in the French Quarter as an “atmospheric” movie theatre in 1927, the Saenger Theatre fell on hard times by the 1960s and was renovated as a performing arts venue in the late-1970s. Katrina hit the Saenger Theatre hard, but fortunately the building was in the middle of restoration so many of its fittings had been removed as the waterline was above stage level. This brought on another phase of restoration that continued right up until Jerry Seinfeld took the stage for three nights in September 2013."
"New Orleans is a tough city that has been through a lot – and Saenger Theatre is no stranger to those hardships. Originally built in 1927 as an “atmospheric” movie theatre, it has gone through plenty of restorations and hard times before it was finally brought back to life. Although the Saenger has cut its capacity from its original 4,000 seats to 2,600, the theatre is still a must-see locale while in New Orleans."
"With decorative moldings and ornate archways, the interior of the Saenger Theatre replicates that of a grand Italian courtyard, complete with a starry sky ceiling. Having been devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the theatre underwent a huge restoration project and reopened in 2013 to offer a bustling schedule of live music, lectures, comedy, and more."
Best History Museum in Paradis
4.7 (206 ratings)4.5 (324 ratings)
19th-century house museum with period furnishings, a stable & a functional 1830s outdoor kitchen.
820 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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"There are many reasons the city of New Orleans is such a popular tourist destination, one of them being the fascinating religion of Voodoo. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum explores the mysterious side of New Orleans’ fabled history. Located in the heart of the French Quarter (between Bourbon and Royal streets), the museum’s mission is to preserve the legacy of New Orleans’ Voodoo history and culture while educating and entertaining visitors."
"This tiny museum on Dumaine Street will give you an eye-opening glimpse into the history of Voodoo in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by a local artist, the two-room New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is packed with historic voodoo relics, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts. Take a self-guided tour and learn all about the rich culture that helped shape the story of New Orleans."
"The Whitney Plantation House is meant to be the best one which doesn’t just focus on the mansion and owners but instead focuses on slavery and is turned into a slavery museum, with the money benefitting descendants of slaves (from what I’m told). I am really bummed I didn’t go here – I thought they might be unethical, then Sam talked to some locals who said this place was legit and totally a do-not-miss. Something to do on the next trip."
"Whitney Plantation, on the other hand, focuses on slavery and what life was like for the slaves living on the plantation. There are personal narratives and exhibits of the slaves who lived on the plantation which can certainly be more emotional but important history to understand nevertheless."
"If you’re going to visit any plantations, please make The Whitney Plantation a priority. It’s the first slavery museum in America, dedicated to telling the history of slaves in their own words, taken from historical records."
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Revelator Coffee Company
4.4 (371 ratings)
Southern chain of java joints serving rotating coffees & teas with seasonal accents, plus snacks.
"When I walked into Revelator Coffee and saw all of their unique blends and espresso machines at work, I knew I was in for a treat. Their coffee tastes legit, and you can even buy some coffee grinds to DIY at home. Along with the relaxing music playing, the sounds of their espresso machines were extremely therapeutic while studying."