Strip clubs, sno-ball stands, decrepit reception halls, furniture liquidators, and low-grade bakeries populate the neck of the woods that Royal Brewery has put down stumps in.
My kind of place.I love a good rough and tumble neighborhood and Royal’s putting in work in one that would do the bleakest vernacular photographer proud.
How’s the beer? Royal Brewery is coming out of the chute with one, Culicidae Ale, a malt bomb that finishes with a gleam of bitterness. It’ll be interesting to see how their beer menu takes shape over the next few months. It’s not a tough scramble to the top of the New Orleans brewery heap and perhaps Royal can make that climb.
The tap room space is what we’ve all come to expect over the past few years: a vast, industrial warehouse with a small bar off to one side. A separate room has a TV mounted on the wall and a few kiddie games for the inevitable onslaught of hard-partying parents who like to bring their young’uns to the bar.The couple running the concern could not be nicer. A group of beer-lovers has surrounded them to offer encouraging words on their venture. Royal’s a production brewery so the focus will be on scrapping for space on the shelves at Rouse’s as well as tap handles on area bar walls.
That’s a tough gig.If you’re out poking around in New Orleans East and looking for a cold beer in a converted entrepôt then Royal Brewery will be a good place for you to hang.
7366 Townsend Place
New Orleans, LA
telephone (504) 723-4151
Hours of operation
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