Six Spots to Drink Beer Today
What's better than beer? Good beer. And the only thing that might be better than that is an official, legal, national day devoted to drinking it. Just in time for the end of your day, when we're sure you're ready to knock one back, here is a list of some good spots to get good beer around town. Whether you want to be craft-y and ask for your favorite sophisticated brew or just go for a classic cold one with the gang, National Drink Beer Day will surely bring you some cheer, even in these troubling times.
Dixie Brewery was founded in New Orleans in 1907 and serves well-acclaimed beer that is special to New Orleans. Try beer from their Voodoo Series, such as the Dixie Blackened Voodoo beer, a lager with 5.5 percent alcohol, the Dixie Voodoo Queen beer, and more. Dixie is also offering a Beer-to-Go service, Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3501 Jourdan Rd., (504) 867-4000, dixiebeer.com
NOLA Brewing Co.
NOLA Brewing Co. offers a wide and diverse selection of beers, such as their Peach Ale Crowler, a 32-ounce serving of blonde ale spiked with peach, for $12, and Drop Tha' Beet Crowler, a mix between blonde ale and beets, for $12. This brewery also offers beers with New Orleans-specific names, such as the $12 Boil Advisory Crowler—"deliciously crisp with a spicy zzzzzip"—and Feed the Second Line, a blueberry lemon sour ale. Profits from the latter support musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and artists, so you can drink for a cause. 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996, nola-brewing-square.site
Pat O' Brien's
With three different bars to choose from within the place, you're in for a variety at the recently reopened Pat O' Brien's. You can choose to indulge yourself at either the main bar, patio, or even the piano bar. We all know their claim to fame is the Hurricane cocktail, but their beer selection is worth a visit as well. Order up one of the domestic, premium, craft, or specialty beers as you listen to the "dueling pianos" or while enjoying the outdoor seating near the fountain. 718 St. Peter St., (504) 525-4823, patobriens.com
Parleaux Beer Lab
Open every day, the Parleaux Beer Lab has all of your beer cravings covered. You and your gang can order from over a dozen different ales, beers, stouts, lagers, and IPAs. Besides just doing good beer, Parleaux also sells lots of merchandise, from t-shirts to dog collars. You could purchase their 2020 anniversary glass, adorned with the words "Trust the Process," for $12. Parleux is currently not offering on-site seating or consumption, but you can order any of their great beer selection for pick-up. 634 Lesseps St., (504) 702-8433, parleaux-beer-lab.sqaure.site
Port Orleans Brewing Co.
Port Orleans Brewing Co. describes themselves as "the collaboration of business-minded New Orleanians who love nothing more than great-tasting beer." They offer numerous beers, such as the Moxie Tart Sparkling Ale in Blackberry Lime, a sour-berliner weisse with 3 percent alcohol, or the Riverfront Low Tide, a lower-cal beer made with Louisiana rice. Not only does Port Orleans have beer, but they also serve delicious food, such as beer-battered Mississippi catfish tacos and the BBQ pulled pork sliders. 4124 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 266-2332, portorleansbrewingco.com
Urban South Brewery
Urban South Brewery is active in both Louisiana and Texas. Jacob Landry, the founder and president, is a proud Cajun from Southwest Louisiana and says that he opened Urban South with the goal of "sharing the gospel of good beer." The New Orleans location offers a wide variety of beers to choose from. Try the Strawberry/Pink Lemonade Candy beer, which is filled with ripe strawberries and pink lemonade gummies, or the Snoball Juice IPA with 7 percent alcohol. 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 267-4852, urbansouthbrewery.com