Bywater Brew Pub

4.9
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Bywater Brew Pub is a full-scale Brewery, Bar and Restaurant serving Cajun / Vietnamese / Gastropub fare.
Locally owned and operated, BBP features a unique Viet-Cajun menu, along with 12 taps for house-brewed beer.

Chef Anh Luu was born and raised in the Vietnamese community of New Orleans East. She honed her skills for 10 years at her Portland, Oregon restaurant before returning home to start BBP’s food program. Our Brew Master, Sonny Day is excited to brew the best-tasting beer in New Orleans here at Bywater Brew Pub.

Our space features art from local artists, many of whose studios are located just above the business, on the second floor of a converted factory. Located at 3000 Royal St. @ Montegut St. in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, we love serving our local community and welcoming visitors from near and far.

Experiences

  • Trivia Monday

    Multiple dates available

    Every Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hosted by Dirty South Trivia Prizes for the top 3 teams. Come out and Play!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 54 people are saying
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vipKmmarrero
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Owner was annoying!

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vipCasey
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great beer. Love the Vietnamese Cajun fusion. Super unique. Loved the beer as well

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vipLibrarianLovesLiving
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so unique and absolutely delicious! Guys had the beers and they measured up. Definitely on our "return to" list.

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ErickT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They had a limited menu due to Ida, but everything was very good. Food was excellent and the beers were on point. I look forward to returniong when they have the full menu.

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ChristieG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome beer, food, and vibe! Best beer I’ve had in a while

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there was a 6th star available because this place is a true gem in a competitive New Orleans restaurant scene. My fiancée and I were truly blown away from the entire experience, the food, the impeccable service, checking our vaccination cards upon arrival. Compliments to the chef and the staff - we cannot recommending this place highly enough and will be returning soon!

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vipRobbyO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Vietcajun fusion food. Very good hand crafted beer.

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djinneworleans
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional fusion food that exceeded all of our expectations in a pleasant setting that allowed for conversation among a reunion of friends — and much of our conversation centered on the ingenious menu items. Don’t miss the crawfish etouffee wonton “nachos.”

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nate was fantastic and the food was ON POINT ! Every dish was delicious- Crawfish nachos, Cajun fried rice, the Phorito, everything. Extremely unique fusion tastes, excellent beers, and surprisingly great cocktails

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DrDon
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was different and very good. Beers were all very good and good value. Great service !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service can’t ask for much more

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RamonZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit. The food was excellent; my wife and I had the tofu cajun rice and the "phorrito". The beer was moderate-good, and we expect once the brewing team gets in their groove and catch up with the quality of the food, this place will be outstanding. Not to discourage anybody from visiting, please check them out and support this local team. We WILL be back!

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vipAmyB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The foods not great. The portions are small for the price and my food was seriously overcooked. The beer is good, but not an actual pint and also a little over priced for New Orleans. Service was fantastic. The biggest issue is the food and honestly we won't go back since it was the third chance we gave them and the food never improved.

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vipBeccaK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new peanut butter beer was awesome! The food was perfect per usual! We will be back again!

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MarkP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBP is outstanding! Amazing food, phenomenal cocktails, and the service was over the top. Highly recommend.

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vipShawnB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were GREAT. The owner personally thanked us for coming! I’ll be back!

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ChristineP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate is great!
There wasn't a big crowd so rhe noise level may be higher at different times.

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TheresaN
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so nice and such an amazing place to hangout and eat good food. The food and ambiance was great thank you for being here!!! Definitely a place to add on my list!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and in a prime location! Definitely would recommend if you need a break from the heavy fried foods elsewhere

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BenjaminS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food. Friendly wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, great vibe

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DianeP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crawfish Etoufee Nachos are without a doubt the best nachos I have ever eaten in my life! The Asian / Louisiana fusion food is mouth watering.The beers are excellent with a Wilde variety of choices. It is a must for those who like good beer and tasty food.

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PatZ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great so was the service and the music. My new favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Out of tofu which negated the whole vegan menu. Trivia was happening and the loudest trivia I’ve ever heard in my life and they wouldn’t let us move to an empty table farther from the speakers. Food was fine, I got the phorrito, meat was good and it came with a little side of very salty broth I kind of liked.

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Ivy1116
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Trivia night. Too loud

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vipJuliana
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu - tons of options for various dietary restrictions without any sacrifice of flavor - as well as fresh & fairly priced cocktails, and neighborhood outdoor dining... a great experience. Kate is an awesome server. Will be back regularly!

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Flavorful Asian fusion food with good beers and drink selections. Great neighborhood pub vibe.

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willaB
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, satisfying and fresh food with some cool drink options! Definitely a new gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crawfish nachos, cheese egg rolls, and the crawfish were delicious! The mai tai was out standing and I really enjoyed the beer! Excellent place.

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vipSparkleCld
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our meal everything was outstanding! This is definitely a new gem in the Bywater! Yum! Excellent service!

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CherFM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We are so excited to have Bywater Brew Pub in the neighborhood! It’s a great new casual dining option with some of the best spring rolls I’ve had. Reasonably priced and good value. We really like it!!

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vipBryantG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I ordered a phorrito and it never came. I was with a party of five for my anniversary and I was the only one who did not get their meal. I kept getting excuses from the staff. Finally left after everyone was finished with their meal and I only had my appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Crawfish is lit

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RachelF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Bywater Brewpub. The extensive list of beers, wine, and cocktails were delicious and the Vietnamese inspired menu offered a pleasant surprise that distinguishes itself from other brewery fare. They accommodated all of my relatively large group's (9 people) requests by seating us outside and offering plenty of covid-safe distance from other patrons and the service remained impeccable throughout the night. We enjoyed spring rolls, Vietnamese inspired crawfish (HIGHLY recommend), pho burrito, crawfish etouffe nachos, salads, a burger as well as an assortment of house-brewed beers and expertly crafted cocktails. We ended up staying until closing and I can't wait to return.

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MaureenS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, thank you!

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vipJJNOLA
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our outdoor lunch here. Good food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went BBP for my wife’s birthday. Food is excellent. Best wings around!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting Asian-Cajun fusion. Excellent beers on tap, including 6 house made brews.

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vipBeccaK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything again! The special (soft shell crab) was phenomenal... so so good! We also loved the Cajun fried rice and the crawfish nachos.

FAQs

Bywater Brew Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 766-8118.

Bywater Brew Pub is rated 4.9 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.