For Visiting Comics

Thinking about coming through New Orleans to do some comedy? Hell yeah! It's always a good time here. In fact, there's so much to do here that we put together a list of the places us locals like to go and places we like to tell visitors to go check out. Also, please, try to find someone to stay with here. Most of us have space to put up a couple comics. Please do not use AirBNB in New Orleans. It's a long story, but basically, it's killing the ability for anyone to afford housing and is ruining our neighborhoods. We'll find you a couch or a bed or an air mattress that won't fuck up our economy.

All Eat Drink See

Neighborhood:

Drink
Beer Bar

Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Ave in Lower Garden District
Avenue Pub is routinely rated one fo the top 100 beer bars in the country and for good reason. Over 50 rotating taps of craft beer from around the world with staff that knows their shit. Great selection of whiskeys as well, and a kitchen that serves up better than normal bar food. They've got a back patio and also a second floor balcony that overlooks the St. Charles streetcar line and the oaks. Pricey, but for NOLA standards, not by anyone else's.
Tags: craft beer24hrs

Drink
Bar

Black Penny

700 N Rampart St. in French Quarter
Right on the edge of the Quarter near Armstrong Park. Tons of craft beer selections, reasonably priced, with a knowledgable staff. On the same block as Voodoo Lounge if you're there for I'm Listening.
Tags: craft beer

Drink
Brewery

Brieux Carre (BROO car-AY)

2115 Decatur St. in French Quarter
Relatively new nano-brewery. They kinda go experimental with their beers. Beers are crisp and tasty. Every other Saturday, catch All Jokes Aside.
Tags: craft beertour

Drink
Brewery

Courtyard Brewery

1020 Erato St. in Lower Garden District
Nano-brewery with usually half a dozen or so of their own beers on tap, plus about 15 or so more local and national craft beers on tap too. They specialize in west coast style IPAs, but there's something for everyone. They always have a food truck parked out front in the evenings, too if you're hungry. Tell Scott, the owner, I sent you.
Tags: craft beer

Eat
Bar/Restaurant

Junction

3021 St. Claude Ave. in Bywater
The burgers here are incredible. They use all grassfed cows or someshit, or they use one whole cow? Anyway, foods awesome and they've got a killer craft beer line up too and their staff knows their shit about the beers, too. They're open until 2am and they're pretty close to where most shows happen.
Tags: craft beerburgers

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Brewery

NOLA Brewing

3001 Tchoupitoulas Ave. (CHOP-uh-too-lus) in Irish Channel
First production brewery to open in the city limits after Katrina. They're the big dogs around here (fuck Abita). Good beers, with lots of sours and other specialty brews on tap at the tap room. There's also Mclure's BBQ in here too, and it's solid BBQ.
Tags: craft beertourbbq

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Brewery

Parleaux Beer Lab (PAR-low)

634 Lesseps St. in Bywater
Small batch craft brewery. About a dozen or so rotating taps of their own beers.
Tags: craft beertour

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Brewery

Second Line Brewing

433 N. Bernadotte in MidCity
They've only got 4 year-round beers, but they have other stuff in the taproom. Cool MidCity vibe. During Crawfish season (spring time) they have boils every Friday
Tags: craft beertour

Eat
Restaurant

Stein's Market and Deli

2207 Magazine St. in Garden District
Closest thing to a NYC-style deli we have (it's not close, just the closest we have). Standard Jewish deli fare, and delicious as hell. Staff more or less doesn't give a shit and that's how it should be. Walk past the lunch counter out the back door and go in the back room too buy whatever craft beer bottles you want. They're usually the first to get limited releases of stuff.
Tags: craft beersandwich

Drink
Brewery

Urban South Brewery

1645 Tchoupitoulas Ave. (CHOP-uh-too-lus) in Lower Garden District
Huge fan of almost all their beers and they've got some of the best designed cans in the state.
Tags: craft beertour

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Brewery

Wayward Owl Brewing

3940 Thalia St. in Broadmoor
Some Seattle folks moved down here and opened this brewery a couple years ago. Solid IPA, plus a few other year-round brews, specialties, and collaborations.
Tags: craft beertour