NOLA Brewing Tap Room
The original, but still one of the best
Years ago, New Orleans was something of a beer capital in the US, brewing beers like Dixie, Jax, Falstaff and Regal in the city. Over the years, production waned and Hurricane Katrina knocked out the final brewery that remained. In 2008, NOLA Brewing set out to change that by bringing local beer back to the city. They started a movement and just over ten years later, there are twelve breweries in the city, with more opening every year. Their two story taproom with a roof deck has over 20 beers on tap and serves the incredible McClure's BBQ out of an interior window. They run tours on Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00, and on the weekend from 2:00 to 4:00 that are free and open to the public.
Parleaux Beer Lab
Small-batch brewery with large beer garden
This funky brewery with some indoor seating and a large outdoor space that hosts food trucks most nights and the occasional morning yoga class. In addition to their small batch beers, they offer non-alcoholic drinks for the abstainers or kids in your group. Check their events calendar to see what food truck will be showing up and when they are hosting free yoga classes.
The Courtyard Brewery
Nano brewery with a mix of beers on tap
This funky, laid back nano-brewery has a small tasting room, but lots of outdoor space. They feature beers they brew in house in addition to guest taps and even a wine on tap. They often have LPs playing and food pop ups outside at this super casual place.
All Relation Brewing
Swanky brewery with experimental beers
Quinby Chunn, who founded Mississippi’s Southern Prohibition Brewing, and Bobby Bendily, who was most recently brewing at Other Half Brewing in New York, came together to open this swanky brewery. The ever-changing selection of beers offered tend to be adventurous and they offer pop-ups nightly. Once you order, settle into the cozy, speakeasy like taproom or under the pergola in the beer garden.
Louis Carrio IV
Urban South Brewery
Yard games, many taps and exclusive 6-packs
This massive warehouse is filled with picnic tables and lawn games to complete the laid back vibe. In addition to their year round, seasonal and taproom only beers, this kid friendly spot has lemonade on tap. While they don't have a kitchen of their own, they often host food trucks.
Miel Brewery & Taproom
Cozy, modern microbrewery
This microbrewery has a taproom and courtyard that are both kid and dog friendly. While they don't have a kitchen, they sell chips, dog treats, non-alcoholic drinks, and occasionally host food truck pop ups. If you would like to tour the facility, email them ahead of time.