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#131 of 255 Bar in New Orleans


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Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed May 20, 2020

If you're looking for a bar the locals hang out at in New Orleans, stop by Black Penny. In an historic building, with low light and stone walls, you will feel like an outsider here and that's great. Everyone who stops in knows everyone. It's...laid back and familiar, with a good beer selection. Off the beaten path, it's worth diverting to the Black Penny for a local New Orleans experience.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed February 3, 2020

Great drive bar with great atmosphere and good drinks. Fast service. I guess they have live music sometimes, so check their site. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 12, 2019

We stopped in to take a break from walking. Really cozy unpretentious place just right for a rest stop. Nice selection of local craft beers and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019

Fabulous collection of beers and some well made cocktails. The bartender was friendly and the vibe was laid back. Definitely a good place to hang out, near Congo square/Louis Armstrong park.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Nice place slightly of the grid. Amazing beer selection and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

I struggled to find a place in NO where they have the knowledge and selection of a wide range of beer types. Situated on the edge of the quarter on North Rampart and worth walking a few extra blocks for the beer on offer. Opens...at midday and heartily recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

There is something strange going on in this bar ..... the lady serving drinks was on the verge of rude when I enquired about one of the drinks promoted on a wall board. But you know her the drink and forget about this... within 30...seconds we were approached by a couple on their mid 20's who kind of started a conversation ... got a bit intense then she walked off and talked to the bar server but the boyfriend remained and just stood there and then faked knocking his glass over .... we finished our drinks and left... feel very sure there was some sort of scam in the making.... very uncomfortableMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Great bar on the edge of the Quarter. Excellent Bartender, good atmosphere. The Black Penny has different vibe than many of the other watering holes in the Quarter.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

I live in Portland Oregon so I can be a bit of a beer snob. This place was impressive! Many options to choose from and even ciders. I love sour beers and they had a good selection of those which can be hard to find....The atmosphere is great and the beer is cold. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Came to the Brass Penny on the recommendation of a local resident. It is probably the neighborhood Cheers but I was disappointed by the beer selection and the overall vibe. It is listed as a Dive Bar and that is EXACTLY what it is.

Date of visit: March 2019
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