April 7, 2016
By: Nora McGunnigle, Go Nola
New Orleans is working on reclaiming its pre-Prohibition title of “Brewing Capital of the South” one brewery, brewpub, and beer bar at a time.
New Orleans is working on reclaiming its pre-Prohibition title of “Brewing Capital of the South” one brewery, brewpub, and beer bar at a time. Combine the ever-growing number of breweries open in and near Orleans Parish with the fact that they are now allowed to sell their beer on their premises, then add the rich and ever-evolving food culture and the presence of more beer-savvy tourists: it all adds up to a diverse collection of places where great beer can be found.
Since the flavors of beer are becoming increasingly complex, it only makes sense that chefs gravitate toward beer that complements their food. Even the ultra-traditional Creole grand dame restaurant, Commander’s Palace, has increased the number and quality of its beer offerings.
Other restaurants that have great beer include Boucherie in the Riverbend, Pizza Delicious in Bywater, Borgne in the CBD, Grand Isle in the Warehouse District, and Angeline in the French Quarter. Freret Street has several restaurants with a great beer menu — Ancora, Midway Pizza, and Company Burger. (Check out Company Burger’s new location in the South Market as well — it has an even more expansive tap list.)