Jackson Brewery, shopping and dining in the old brewhouse

The Shops at Jax Brewery are located on Decatur Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, New Orleans. The brewery is over 110 years old and now serves as a shopping mall and is a great landmark of the City of New Orleans.

The brewery was the largest independent brewery in the south that was designed and built by German Dietrich Einsiedel. The brewery is now a mall with four floors of shops, attractions, restaurants, bars and cafy's. Magnificent views of New Orleans are able to be enjoyed throughout the mall.

Stores within the mall include Big Easy T-shirt Company that sells New Orleans related shirts and souvenir items, Chico's sells private label designs with personal service. Gumbo Kids sells custom painted shirts, hats, bibs and more for children. Shoppers can choose their own or create their own.

Jax Art Gallery has posters, prints and postcards featuring the work of local artist and is able to matte, frame and post items to the shopper. Street Scene has limited edition hand painted woodgraps that are woodcarving exclusive to New Orleans and depict Historic scenery from New Orleans.

Dining on the first floor of the brewery is Lazy River serving New Orleans cuisine, local seafood and comfort. This restaurant has a dining room and a terrace that overlooks the French Quarter and Mississippi River. The Lazy River is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday.

The food court on the second floor has Hotsy's Grill that serves burgers, sandwiches, jambalaya, baked potatoes, hot dogs and salads. New Orleans Fried Chicken served rotisserie style chicken, onion rings and of course Southern Fried Chicken. Plate lunches and dinners are served with vegetables and breakfast is served from 8am.

The Jax Promenade Balcony is a place for visitors to spend the afternoon enjoying the sites of the Mississippi and the City.

The Jax Collection is located on the second floor and is part museum, part shrine to the Jas brewery.

Pat O's is the second location of Pat O'Brien's and is a great location to host private parties in the 6,500 square foot facility. Pat O's is located on the third floor and has a 17th century charm. A spacious terrace overlooks the Mississippi River and inside is a magnificent copper topped piano.

Located on the fourth level is the Riverview Room. These open spaces along with outdoor terraces present a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter and the CBD. This room is available for wedding receptions, meeting and banquets.

All stores in at Jax Brewery offer Tax free shopping for international visitors. Louisiana is the only state in the US that offers this to international shoppers. Shoppers just request a voucher and show their passport when making a purchase; they then take their receipt to the Tax Free Shopping refund centre at the New Orleans International Airport to redeem their 9% cash refund.

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