Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar
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11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
What people are saying
Still great. Great drinks, service and (great) bar food!
Mar 2019
Literally had to sit and figure out the last time I was here. It ends up that it was somewhere around 1993 when I went to Loyola! It was (and still is) a huge college hangout, as Tulane, Loyola and other universities are nearby and it's on the St. Charles streetcar line. Place was always quite popular (read: pretty crowded), with a large on-tap beer selection, bar games, video poker and good bar food. It hasn't changed much. Big screens all around now and better food. Open "'til" pretty much every night. Bartenders are young, good-attituders with good bar knowledge. Great can and bottle beer selection, too. Stopped in with a friend for lunch and a couple of beers on a weekday afternoon. We split one of the Radiator Special Po-boys, which features fried shrimp and fried oysters, house cheese blend and Crystal (sauce) Remoulade sauce. Mine came with pickles and cucumbers, which appeared (I didn't ask) to be homemade, and were an excellent addition. This is one of the few places in NOLA (New Orleans) that has beer on tap that is potable. I've mentioned before that New Orleans is not called 'the city that care forgot' for nothing. I NEVER drink tap beer ANYWHERE here because of the cleanliness of the beer lines. This place is an exception and the beer on tap is always great. We also had the loaded fries, which any bar can make of course, but Cooter's are beer-battered with pulled pork and shredded cheddar cheese with sour cream, jalopenos, carmelized onions and honey BBQ sauce. YUMM!! Ambiance is casual, and even with four total beers, a great, large sandwich and fries, the bill was under $30. Definitely WILL be back (after 26 years!). Casual atmosphere. Get off the streetcar (NOT the trolley) at St. Charles and Carrollton (yes, two "L's") and walk across the street. On a nice, summer afternoon, walk across the street and sit on the levee and watch the river and boats passing on the Mississippi. Enjoy!

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Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.

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ScottRandolph
New Orleans, LA179 contributions
Still great. Great drinks, service and (great) bar food!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Literally had to sit and figure out the last time I was here. It ends up that it was somewhere around 1993 when I went to Loyola! It was (and still is) a huge college hangout, as Tulane, Loyola and other universities are nearby and it's on the St. Charles streetcar line.
Place was always quite popular (read: pretty crowded), with a large on-tap beer selection, bar games, video poker and good bar food. It hasn't changed much.
Big screens all around now and better food. Open "'til" pretty much every night. Bartenders are young, good-attituders with good bar knowledge. Great can and bottle beer selection, too.
Stopped in with a friend for lunch and a couple of beers on a weekday afternoon. We split one of the Radiator Special Po-boys, which features fried shrimp and fried oysters, house cheese blend and Crystal (sauce) Remoulade sauce. Mine came with pickles and cucumbers, which appeared (I didn't ask) to be homemade, and were an excellent addition.
This is one of the few places in NOLA (New Orleans) that has beer on tap that is potable. I've mentioned before that New Orleans is not called 'the city that care forgot' for nothing. I NEVER drink tap beer ANYWHERE here because of the cleanliness of the beer lines. This place is an exception and the beer on tap is always great. We also had the loaded fries, which any bar can make of course, but Cooter's are beer-battered with pulled pork and shredded cheddar cheese with sour cream, jalopenos, carmelized onions and honey BBQ sauce. YUMM!!
Ambiance is casual, and even with four total beers, a great, large sandwich and fries, the bill was under $30.
Definitely WILL be back (after 26 years!). Casual atmosphere. Get off the streetcar (NOT the trolley) at St. Charles and Carrollton (yes, two "L's") and walk across the street. On a nice, summer afternoon, walk across the street and sit on the levee and watch the river and boats passing on the Mississippi. Enjoy!
Written April 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

2hubbies
Delray Beach, FL229 contributions
Local Bar Color
Mar 2019 • Couples
Came here twice on our visit to New Orleans and enjoyed both times. A very local bar and eatery, it is a “grownup” escape from Bourbon Street! Enjoyed the Muffaletta and fried pickles. Bar atmosphere is enjoyable and Joseph is a welcoming and friendly bartender.
Written March 20, 2019
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Hope M
Covington, GA14 contributions
Perfect neighborhood pub
Feb 2019 • Friends
Our Air BnB was literally a few feet around the corner from this spot. It was a perfect start to our weekend. A lot of fried food to soak up the drinks and the oysters were big and fresh. A quick walk across the tracks and you can see the levees.
Written February 22, 2019
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Ternstyle1952
Toms River, NJ159 contributions
Fun Local Place, Great Atmosphere
Dec 2018
Take the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar (which is itself an iconic must-do in New Orleans) far away from the French Quarter to this neighborhood place. Get off at the Carrollton Ave. turn. The two bars have a bazillion beers on tap, tv's, pool table, and friendly and informative bartenders. See how many actors, politicians, comedians, and sports figures you recognize in the wood carvings hung along the ceiling beams. You might be the only tourists in the place.
Written January 18, 2019
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Tyler Y
New Orleans, LA105 contributions
Beer selection
Nov 2018 • Friends
Great sports bar with huge TV wall and smaller screens placed throughout the venue, perfect for a Saturday afternoon with lots of good games on. The beer selection is way above average, the back bar has the most variety and is synced with Untappd. We also tried the loaded fries which were large enough to banish the hunger of two lads. Highly recommend to check this place out to watch a game with a good craft brew and nice grub!
Written December 6, 2018
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SiberianHuskyLVR
Steubenville, Ohio290 contributions
Best of...
Oct 2018 • Friends
Poboy-shrimp Poboy to be exact! They had a great sandwich menu! Great beer on tap selection! The sandwiches are well portioned and you order fries separately. Service here is walk up and order and carry it back to your seat. The kitchen is off to one side and the oyster bar is at the other side. This is a great place to watch the games at. They had no less than 6 television screens. Raw oysters is what they are known for and are some of the very best in NOLA
Written October 29, 2018
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meetpetef
Westhampton, NY249 contributions
Good Southern Food
Dec 2017 • Friends
Ate here almost a decade ago but I remember it being good stuff. Went with a couple locals that recommended it. Its a little outside of the main area of NOLA but worth it. Po Boy is always recommended.
Written July 17, 2018
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Jan OR
Tampere, Finland7,630 contributions
Busy
Sep 2016 • Solo
Went here to wait while my wife was shopping. It was very crowded and noisy place on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of space though. Two bars. Quite limited selection of local beers. Not my favourite.
Written May 9, 2017
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secauley
Denver, CO66 contributions
The best Po-Boy sandwith in NOLA!
Apr 2017
The folks at Cooter Brown's did a great job putting together their sandwiches. Simple and fresh, just the way it should be. While you are there take a walk up on the Levy, just outside the tavern.
Written April 20, 2017
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Travelguynola336
Metairie, LA10 contributions
Disappointed
Mar 2017
It's been awhile since I've been here. Menu changed and the food definitely is not what it use to be. I ordered extra blue cheese for my ok wings and it was watered down so bad it wouldn't stick. Very sad used to love the food. On the upside oysters at the bar were slamming.
Written March 22, 2017
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