The growing ranks of small breweries around New Orleans have planted two in close proximity to the parade routes — one just off St.Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District, the second in Mid-City, close to the starting point for Endymion on Saturday.
1020 Erato St., phone n.a.
Built in a former garage about two blocks off the Uptown route, Courtyard pours its own beers made on site and select brands from other craft breweries. For the parades, you can take them away in plastic 32-oz. growler jugs. Food trucks will be on hand most days. Courtyard opens prior to all the Uptown parades, including on Fat Tuesday.
433 N. Bernadotte St., (504) 248-8979
It normally feels like a backstreet find tucked away by the railroad tracks. But for one day this new microbrewery is near the center of the Endymion universe. The taproom opens to a kid-friendly beer garden, and Second Line Brewing will be open from 9 a.m. on Endmyion Saturday, serving pints and 64 oz. refillable growlers, which are plastic and parade-route friendly. The Vietnamese food truck Saigon Slim’s will be slinging spring rolls, banh mi and other snacks.