Have you ever wondered what your friendly neighborhood JUNCTION would look like, as portrayed through the noble lens of some reputable cable news network which has based their entire existence on knowing whether food is good or not? Somebody like, say, THE FOOD NETWORK with a show like, say BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE with host MICHAEL SYMON? (More importantly, are you a fan of leading questions?)
Yeah? Well, then: We've got the show for you.
Yes, we can finally talk about it. Not even a month ago we were paid a visit by the wonderful folks from the aforementioned network and program. Michael Symon and his crew joined us to check out one of our awesome specialty burgers, paired with a great Louisiana Craft Beer and a newly added dessert option.
You guys: The episode airs on Friday, January 22nd at 9:30pm Central. Obviously, we'll have it on at the bar so y'all can come down and make fun of Lloyd and Abe in person, whilst simultaneously celebrating the bravery and good looks of some of our regulars! We'll have the volume on for the episode, and we're running a special on the special burger from the episode!
It's gonna be fun. We think you should come. And here's a preview! (It's a gallery - click through dem pics, ya hurd?)
YOU GUYS. Something very special is happening on December 18. It has nothing to do with burgers or beer. Just... It's Star Wars Episode VII, okay? You know, the one we've REALLY been waiting for for like 30 years?
So, look. We're showing Episodes IV, V, and VI on the Wednesdays leading up to the big night. And then some holiday stuff towards the end of the month. Come check it out! STAR WARS, bruh.
It's October. Halloween is coming. And with it: ASH VS. EVIL DEAD!
We're a bunch of nerds here at JUNCTION. So we're pretty excited about this.
Therefore, prepare yourselves for A MONTH OF EVIL DEAD!
Wednesdays at 10pm - Free Popcorn & Drink Specials!
YOU GUYS! HE'S BACK!
Join Chris Trew (and a Special Guest) for the new standard in Sports Revelry. Taking place in the backyard behind JUNCTION (3021 St. Claude Avenue) TREW 2 THE GAME LIVE will feature Chris Trew & a weekly guest as he takes his pre-destined throne as an Improvised Sports Broadcaster (ISB). Watch the game on a gorgeous big screen TV while Trew & Co. call plays, verbally decimate the opposition, and humiliate supporters of the Carolina Panthers through the magic lens of TWITTER.
There is NO COVER for this event! Simply join your friends in watching the greatest team in the NFL win or lose highly competitive games of American football while imbibing $4 Tito's Bloody Marys and $2.50 pints of Budweiser and Bud Light. Hungry? You're at JUNCTION! Home of the freshest, most delicious burgers in New Orleans. And did we mention? Wings? Fried Pickles? Et Cetera? (shill shill shill)
You guys. This is going to be awesome. Come be awesome with us.
CELEBRATE LACBW 2015 @ JCT!
This year may mark the third annual Louisiana Craft Brewer’s Week, but it’s our very first and we’re celebrating with a packed schedule! Please join us as we continue to establish ourselves as Bywater’s best selection of local and national craft beers with four events packed full of special offerings. Brewery representatives will be on-hand for all events, ready to win you over with effusive amounts of pure charm and charisma, plus giveaways and swag.
Sunday, September 13 / 2p-5p: LACBW KICKOFF with 40 Arpent Brewing
Red Bean Ale (draft)
Nothing says “Monday in Louisiana” like the smell of Red Beans and Rice, so it was only natural that these ingredients ended up in a Louisiana beer. 40 Arpent’s take on a Red Ale is light in body and features nice earthy notes from the Camelia Beans and Northdown Hops, followed by a crisp finish. ABV: 4.2%
Citrus Bonanza IPA (draft)
40 Arpent has taken their Duckweed IPA and added an explosion of citrus! Featuring liberal amounts of Galena, Bravo, Cascade and Falconers Flight, this Gulf Coast style IPA is a sessionable brew with hints of spicy herbal hops, sure to please the hop junkie in you. ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 63
New Basin Stout (22oz Bottle)
Newly available by the bottle, this Milk Stout is brewed with rich, roasted, coffee-like barley and Mount Hood hops for aroma, balanced with creamy milk sugars. The result is a highly drinkable café au lait stout with a semi-sweet finish. ABV: 6.2% / IBU: 30
YEAH, WE’LL HAVE THE SAINTS GAME ON. :) #WHODAT?!?
Monday, September 13 / 6p-9p: LACBW Brewer’s Night with NOLA Brewing Co.
Darkest Before Dawn (draft)
NOLA Brewing’s first lager is a Munich Dunkel, a dark European lager that is a deep dark copper to brown color. Brewed with predominantly German Munich malts and a small amount of caramel and dark roasted barley, this beer will have a rich, malty aroma with a hint of sweet chocolate.This lager will not be a hoppy beer and the malt shines through on the tongue. ABV: 5% / IBU: 22
ALS Farmhouse IPA (draft)
This Farmhouse IPA exhgibits a light straw color from an IPA malt bill, and crisp finish with a great hop aroma, along with slight herbacious and grassy notes from the Saison yeast. The hops used in this beer are an experimental blend from Loftus Ranches, and have only been offered to approximately 50 breweries in the country. Each brewery chooses the beer style they want to brew, then a portion of the proceeds goes to the ALS TDI foundation. ABV: 6% / IBU: Undisclosed
Rebirth Pale Ale (draft)
Rebirth Pale Ale is a sessionable, American-style pale ale that uses five different malt varieties and desirable hops including Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra. The pale ale is wonderfully balanced and its hop taste and aroma allows for more than one indulgence at a time. Rebirth Pale Ale pays tribute to the Rebirth Brass Band while supporting music education for New Orleans’ youth through the non-profit organization The Roots of Music. ABV: 5% / IBU: 41
NOLA Mecha (16oz can)
This “Hop Monster” is an American Imperial IPA boasting Bravo, Columbus, Centennial and Citra hops. Beware of Mecha’s powerful flavor and its attack of half pound per barrel dry-hop aroma. Not for the faint of heart… or palate. Hop heads, this one’s for you! Brewed with love, brewed in New Orleans. ABV: 8.8% / IBU: Undisclosed
Tuesday, September 14 / 6-9p: LACBW Brewer’s Night with Tin Roof and Bayou Teche
Tin Roof Juke Joint (draft)
This India Pale Ale features a solid malt backbone, huge floral and citrus aroma, and a nice strong bitterness up front that fades and don’t leave you puckered. Juke Joint is the aroma hop lovers’ dream. ABV: 7% / IBU: 60
Tin Roof Barrel Aged Parade Ground (draft)
This Robust Porter is brewed with a special blend of New Orleans Coffee Company mocha and French roast coffee. This smooth brew is full of coffee and chocolate flavor – come check out this specially barrel-aged batch! ABV: 7% / IBU: 35
Bayou Teche LA31 Biere Pale (draft)
Using Belgian malts and American hops and yeast, LA31 Biere Pale is a distinct new style of beer. Traditionally brewed, it is classified as a Biere Pale, or Louisiana Pale Ale. It is bronze colored with a biscuity malt center, herbal hop flavors and a gentle, mellow bitterness. ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 27
Bayou Teche Knotts Berry Biere
This special offering starts with Bayou Teche’s Coteau Rodaire, a farmhouse-style ale aged in French Sauvignon Blanc barrels. This special batch features the addition of blackberries to the aging process to give it a delicious, fruit-tinged note. ABV: 6% / IBU: 15
Bayou Teche Miel du Sauvage (22oz bottle)
In France, farmhouse breweries have crafted Biere de Miel for centuries – an ale brewed with an ample amount of local honey. Honeybees were long an emblem of French nobility and ultimately adorned Napoleon’s flag of exile. Miel Sauvage is Cajun French for wild honey and our Biere de Miel is fermented with honey from our neighbor, Bernard’s Apiaries and with barley imported from France. This mahogany colored beer has a pronounced honey aroma and is barrel aged to contribute a smooth vanilla oakiness. ABV: 9% / IBU: 30
Thursday, September 16 / 6-9p: LACBW Brewer’s Night with Covington Brewhouse
Covington Strawberry Ale (draft)
This year-round beer favorite combines genuine strawberry puree with a classic Cream Ale to create a uniquely flavorful experience. Very light and easy drinking with a tantalizing hint of strawberry flavor and aroma, Strawberry Ale is superb with boiled crawfish, salads and desserts, or alone as a refreshing treat. ABV: 4.5% / IBU: 5
Covington Chocolate Vanilla Fest Biere
Fest Biere is brewed in the tradition of the German Maerzen style. This classic autumn brew has a rich, amber color with a blend of malts and earthy hops that produces a smooth, deep toasty flavor that’s perfect for changing seasons. And just to celebrate the first event for Covington Brewhouse hosted by Junction, brewmaster Brian “Bruiser” Broussard will be mixing in a healthy dose of Chocolate and Vanilla to this seasonal classic, bringing the brew to a whole new level. ABV: 5.5% / IBU: 20
Covington Anonymous IPA (16oz Bottle)
Covington Brewhouse’s Anonymous IPA is the first result of a scientist and a rock’n’roll brewmaster collaborating on the best kept secret in downtown Covington, Louisiana. The beer is a blend of six different malts, six different hops, and a lot of tender love and care from our brewing team. The maltiness and beautiful darker than average color comes from the Munich, Aromatic and Caramel malts with a splash of pale chocolate malt. The amazing hop flavor and aroma created by the six different hops are going to remain anonymous. So far nobody has figured them out. This brave new beer is brewed by and for innovators. Go ahead. Expect the exceptional. We think you’ll like what’s brewing. ABV: 6.2%
Oh, you guys.
We really hope you're as excited for American Craft Beer Week as we are. While we firmly believe that every week is a great week to enjoy the wonder of a great American beer, we've decided to throw our hat in the ring with a couple of really cool events next week.
Join us on Thursday, May 14 and Sunday, May 17 as we cast a spotlight on some of our favorite Louisiana Breweries. On Thursday, we celebrate Bayou Teche and Tin Roof Brewing in conjunction with our always awesome Thursday Crawfish Boils. On Sunday, we go hyper-local with NOLA Brewing (6.9 miles from our front door) and 40 Arpent (a mere 3.4 miles away!). Check out the posters and event links below for more information.
See ya soon!
Well, folks - it looks like we made it through our series of awesome movies shot in New Orleans. Thanks to everybody who stopped by on Wednesday nights in March and April to eat some free popcorn, drink some good beer, and check out some free flicks!
And with no further A-Do, check out our selections for May!
Has it been a while since we chatted?
I fear that it has. Rest assured: your humble informer has missed you dearly.
But down to business! One might assume, after such a protracted absence (nearly a month, mind you!), that your friendly neighborhood tap room mightst have added some new selections to the wall. AND ONE WOULD BE ENTIRELY CORRECT.
NOW THAT'S GOOD DRINKING!
The Walking Dead, season 5 has drawn to a close. With a satisfying finale that we're not going to say anything further about, because just in case.
And whatever shall we now do with our Sundays at Junction, you may well be asking yourselves.
Here's a hint:
Yes, by Gawd, it's time for GAME OF THRONES SEASON 5!
What's that? You're not caught up? FEAR NOT. For we here at Junction will be screening EVERY SINGLE EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES SEASONS 1-4 STARTING THURSDAY APRIL 2!
Yes. Four Episodes a night, 9pm-1am, beginning Thursday, April 2. (Excluding Wednesdays.) On Sunday, April 12, we'll play the final four episodes of Season 4 immediately prior to the premier of Season 5 - and start drinking a ton of THREE-EYED RAVEN! Can you handle it? We hope so.
You guys - where does the time go?
Over here at Junction we've been hustling so hard to keep up with the ongoing developments, that I feel like we haven't really had a chance to tell you about them. Well, that changes now.
Check out our rogues gallery of new offerings below!
And Coming Soon...
That's a lotta new beers!
And did we mention the big bottles?
And we still haven't talked about the Fish and Chips, the Roasted Beet Salad, or the Boxcar Burger...
Well, you'll just have to come down and try those for yourself.
Well... you know what's going to go REALLY GOOD with that crawfish this week?
That's right! And we just tapped it TODAY.
So, yeah. Come get you some.
See ya on Thursday!!!
Holy cow, you guys.
It's 3am on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras, at least on St. Claude, seems to have drawn to a close. We can't thank y'all enough for coming by, hanging out, and meeting new people over burgers and beer. Whether you were on your way to a parade or on your way home - we hope you enjoyed! We learned a lot this Mardi Gras, and can't wait to do it again next year. But in the meantime, we heard this weird rumor... Is it true that some folks dodge the red meat during Lent??
Be it true or be it vicious rumor, Junction's got ya covered. Starting tomorrow evening, we've got a great Fish & Chips feature on our daily menu. A 6oz cod fillet, split in two, beer battered and served with our hand-cut fries for $9. Malt vinegar. Cajun Tartar Sauce. Your call.
But wait... there's more? Oh, but yes. For the end of Mardi Gras doth usher in the most glorious season of all seasons here in the land of New Orleans. CRAWFISH SEASON. You guys: we're going to boil at Junction. YES. This Friday, 5p-9p. Come down. Eat crawfish. Be happy.
In conclusion: Happy Mardi Gras. Happy Lent. Happy Fish & Chips. Happy Crawfish.
Can ya feel it? Mardi Gras is here. Krewe du Vieux just rolled and the season is officially upon us.
LET'S DO THIS.
WOOKIES: Next Saturday will see The Intergalactic Krewe Of Chewbacchus roll down St. Claude Avenue for the first time, and we think you should grab a front-row seat at Junction! To help keep things running smoothly, we'll be going to a limited menu featuring Sliders and Fried stuff. (I've been informed that Sli-Fry is not a thing, so we won't call it that.) Come on down and let us pour you something blue!
SPECIALS: To kick off a season of good drinking, we're running nightly Nighthawk specials, Monday through Thursday from 9p-2a. Check it out!
BEERS: Brand new on Tap - Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout!
And finally, coming this Wednesday, February 4th, join the crew from 40 Arpent Brewing as they make the long drive up from Arabi to hang out with you at Junction! They'll be here from 7-10pm to help us launch their Lenten Seasonal, Delacroix Abbey Ale!
We are Junction.
Come drink with us.
It's been a fun week or two around Junction HQ. It started with this fun romp through the mind of Lloyd Miller, as reported by Nora McGunnigle. And the fun continued on Wednesday when we made our debut on the Eater's Beer Heatmap. (At #3 no less... not bad!)
And if that weren't enough - we've got two great new offerings on the Tap Wall!
Two very different beers, to be sure. And both delicious seasonal additions! C'mon down and give 'em a shot!
Looking for a reason to hit Junction after dark? Keep an eye out for our Nighthawk Specials - coming soon!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today marks what would be the 104th birthday of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Tonight, in his honor, we will be serving a wonderful drink called "Shave and a Haircut." Recipe? 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, 2 Parts Cola, 4 Parts Stout. (We recommend 40 Arpent's Milk Stout, brewed just down the street in Arabi!)
Come on down and get you some - The Sailor Jerry crew will be here at 8pm. Order yourself a "Shave" and take home this here fancy mug!
See ya at 8pm,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Tonight marks the official beginning of carnival season, and we couldn't be happier that we managed to get our doors open in time to celebrate. And by way of celebration, how about we all kick of the season with a refreshing Courir de Mardi Gras from Bayou Teche? The latest addition to our tap list, this quencher is Bayou Teche's artisanal version of a French farmhouse style of ale known as a Biere de Mars, or March Beer. And it's available on draft at Junction - starting tomorrow!
"With origins in rural and Medieval France, rural Cajun communities still celebrate the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras. Although there are variations, each Courir has a Le Capitaine who leads masked and costumed revelers on horseback to beg and gather ingredients for the large communal gumbo that lies at the end of their journey. A prized ingredient is a live chicken, which is often thrown into the air for the celebrants to chase through muddy fields."
Sounds like a good start to us. So good, that we're celebrating its arrival this Friday night at 8pm with members of the Bayou Teche team onsite to help usher in the shenanigans. You should totally be there too!
Thanks for joining us for another installment of "Here's Where We Are In This Unbelievably Complex Process Of Opening A Bar In New Orleans." Things are moving along swimmingly. Construction is drawing to a close and we're now entering the wonderful world of intertwining inspections. We've officially passed our electrical inspection. Coming up today is a building inspection to release temporary power. And hopefully, next week, we'll be seeing an inspection from the Fire Marshal's office. Fingers crossed! (O, Thanksgiving. Such a charming way you have of derailing the best-laid timeline.)
Meanwhile - here's a look at our pretty bar!
Come next week, that there walk-in cooler should be skinned in red aluminum.
We're getting close.
See you soon,