our brewery stops

Are you looking for craft brewery tours near you? Or perhaps looking to do a New Orleans pub crawl or New Orleans bar crawl? You’ve come to the right place! The New Orleans craft beer scene has been rapidly growing since NOLA Brewing’s opening in 2008. So much so, that it’s been hard to keep up! That’s great news for you, friend, because you have so many breweries to choose from and unlimited rides on Beer Bus to go exploring. Check out the breweries we currently stop at below, and know that this list will keep expanding as the brews do. 

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Sample Beer Bus Itineraries

Hopping on Beer Bus, AND want to do some exploring? Check out our sample itineraries to make the absolute most of your Beer Bus adventure!

Our New Orleans Favorites!

Are you looking for recommendations of what to do in New Orleans? We love this city (and the food, and the drink, and the adventures…), and love sharing it with others. Check out our list of favorites (that we get zero kick-backs for)!

uptown route

Saint X

XBrewery Saint X, in downtown New Orleans, is a state-of-the-art brewery, bar and restaurant that captures the innovative spirit and history of craft beer alongside a robust wine list, cocktail program, and food menu. Helmed by James Beard Foundation Award-nominated Beverage Director Greg Engert and Brewer Ro Guenzel, Saint X showcases a wide array of brewing techniques with a particular reverence for the classics, from German and Czech-inspired lagers to British cask-style beers. Hop-forward brews, experimental sours, and sessionable, full-flavored ales round out the offerings. The perfect stop before or after a game at the Dome or Smoothie King Center!

Miel Brewery
& Taproom

Miel Brewery & Taproom is a craft brewery located in the historic Irish Channel neighborhood in New Orleans. One half open-air beer garden and one half air-conditioned industrial warehouse, Miel is a pup and kid friendly space packed with pub games and a ping-pong table.

The Courtyard

Courtyard Brewery is the smallest batch brewery in New Orleans, labeled as a Nano Brewery, you can only get our beer out of our tap room. We have plenty of seating both inside and outside, with loads of art, mismatched furniture, and an impressive vinyl collection.

NOLA Brewing Co.

New Orleans Lager and Ale Brewing Company, commonly called “NOLA Brewing Company,” is a brewery in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The brewery is located in a converted old warehouse building at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Seventh Streets in Uptown New Orleans. We serve over 20 beers on our taps made right here in our facility as well as serve wine, spirits, and cocktails. We also make NYC style pizza, Heroes, Buffalo Hot Wings, and salads in our Taproom. On the weekends we also have live music. Come join us for some fun!

Port Orleans

Located in Uptown New Orleans, Port Orleans creates session-able and experimental craft beer brewed with a New Orleans attitude. Featuring a large taproom, covered porch, expansive outdoor space, and private event spaces available to guests.

Urban South Brewery

Our family-friendly taproom is open seven days a week on Tchoupitoulas Street near the New Orleans Convention Center. At the taproom, you can enjoy our year-round and seasonal beers, as well as smash burgers from Urban Smash, parked outside from open to close every day of the week.

Ecology Beer

Ecology is New Orleans’ newest craft brewery. The easy, relaxing, chill vibe is set by the large lush patio, Diego Rivera mural, brick walls, plentiful plants, and Wilco posters in our artfully modern space. All the beers are made on site, and cover the range of styles, brewed by Brewmaster Matthew Horney, who hails from Old Rail Brewing Co., Terrapin, and Abita. 

mid city route

Skeeta Hawk

Opened in October 2022, Skeeta Hawk Brewing is a New Orleans neighborhood craft brewery focused on delivering unique and flavorful beers along with top-notch customer service to our awesome guests! Situated next to the Lafitte Greenway, a former railroad-turned-greenspace and walking/biking path, the covered patio offers plenty of space to enjoy your beer, one of the regular food pop-ups, and maybe even a bagel sandwich from the popular Flour Moon Bagels next door (if you’re there before they sell out!) If the large ceiling fans outside don’t keep you cool enough on those hot summer days, head inside for air conditioning.

Brieux Carre

This is often the closest brewery to many downtown hotels on the Mid City route


Pronounced “brew car-AY”, a play on New Orleans’ French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, this hole-in-wall brewery is made up of a couple of guys with a passion for all things beer. With a laissez faire approach to brewing, we like to embody the New Orleans spirit. We want our brews to be as weird and interesting as the city we live in. While we will always have a variety of brews on tap to suit every type of craft beer drinker, it’s our goal to challenge ourselves and bring new recipes to the taproom every week. 

Second Line Brewing

A beer exploratorium / brewery with an assortment of beers on tap and available for purchase in cans and bottles. Located in a warehouse off of the Canal Street streetcar line, Second Line is easily accessible from all neighborhoods in New Orleans and adjacent Metairie. Enjoy a cold beer in the brewery’s beer garden which is family and pet friendly.

Beer Lab

Parleaux Beer Lab is a destination neighborhood taproom and micro-brewery located in the Bywater community in New Orleans. We are committed to crafting high quality, small batch, locally produced beers inspired by imaginative and unexpected interpretations of iconic beer styles. In every aspect of the brewery we channel the funky spirit of creativity, innovation, and playfulness of New Orleans.

Brew Pub

Bywater Brew Pub is a full-scale Brewery and a full-service Bar serving upscale pub fare in a newly renovated historic building.Locally owned and operated, BBP features an upscale bar food menu, 12 taps for beers brewed on site and a full bar. The space features art from local artists, many of whose studios are located on the second floor.