The Crescent City Brewhouse is the oldest brewpub in Louisiana, a 17-barrel state-of-the-art brewery, which incorporates Old World values and modern technology. World-class beer is brewed in small quantities according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 from four natural ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast. No stabilizers or chemicals are used. All brewing is completed in-house.

Our Founder and German Brewmaster, Wolfram Koehler, established a legacy for brewing the finest selections of world-class beers. Our house selection of distinctive lagers and ales has won numerous awards. World travelers will be pleased to discover that the German heritage known for fine beer making is continued here. Choose one of our House Brews … or a sampler of all six!


A light, crisp and traditionally hoppy beer with a soft palate and flowery bouquet. Light, both in color and taste. “Classic” Old World beer that will be most familiar to the individual who prefers domestic beers.

Red Stallion

A malty, aromatic and hoppy mixture. Copper colored, this beer is medium bodied and full of flavor. Vienna Style

Weiss Beer

Golden unfiltered “wheat” beer. Smooth quality with hints of banana.

Black Forest

A full-bodied dark mahogany beer, with a rich malty texture. It is sparsely hopped, in the traditional Munich style.

Special Brew:

Please ask about the seasonal IPA and rotating special beer featured by the Brewmaster each month!

For over 30 years, Crescent City Brewhouse has been located in a legendary French Quarter building on the historical property at 527 Decatur Street. The property was included in the earliest known city plan signed in 1722 — records indicate a two-story, 14 room house was built on this site in the mid-1700s.

The great fire of 1794 devastated much of the French Quarter and burned this house to the ground. After being rebuilt, it was the home of many New Orleans families of distinction until 1916, when it was used for fur processing.

In 1991, the Crescent City Brewhouse opened on the site, bringing New Orleans and Louisiana its first brewpub. This represented a revival of the brewing industry that once flourished in the immediate area, and the first brewery to open in more than 72 years. Stop by our historic French quarter brewery today to sample our fine selection of craft beer & local cuisine!

The design of the Crescent City Brewhouse has been recognized and awarded with the Vieux Carre City Council Award for maintaining the integrity of the historic property and an outstanding renovation.