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Celebrate Oktoberfest all month long at these brew-centric spots in the Crescent City.

The Courtyard Brewery
Located in the Lower Garden District, The Courtyard Brewery is the city’s first nano-brewery (think micro-brewery but smaller) offering their own creative drafts, plus several rare, out-of-town craft brews from as far away as Escondido, California, to ales brewed nearby in Shreveport. Owners Scott Wood and Lindsay Hellwig are excited to provide their small-batch brews to the neighborhood, which generally sell out over the weekend, freeing up space (and taps) for their latest creations. Along with great craft beer and lots of outdoor space, The Courtyard Brewery frequently hosts live performances from local musicians and plenty of eats from local vendors, like Two Girls One Shuck, Taceaux Loceaux and St. Clair Wood Fired Pizza. 1020 Erato St., courtyardbrewing.com

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The city is certainly hopping with the launch of Second Line Brewing in Mid-City, featuring a dog-friendly beer garden open on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Stop in this weekend, and sample one of their flagship beers, a Pale Ale and India Pale Ale, or perhaps one of the rotating flavors, like malty Smoked Irish Red or the fresh-tasting Batture Ale. Second Line also offers beer-to-go in refillable, 64-ounce, amber plastic growlers that stay fresh for up to four weeks, provided they’re kept sealed inside your refrigerator at home. Although Mopho is right around the corner, Second Line also invites local food trucks like Frencheeze and La Cocinita to feed their avid ale fans. 433 N. Bernadotte St., (504) 248-8979, secondlinebrewing.com

NOLA Brewing Tap Room
Open daily, the NOLA Brewing Tap Room just opened this summer . It offers plenty of comfortable bar space, both upstairs and down, and features two dozen NOLA Brewing beers on tap, which include a selection of seasonal and specialty ales. The tap room also sports a large balcony, a game room (can you say foosball?) and food from the popular Uptown smoker McClure’s Barbecue. Kick back and sample all NOLA Brewing has to offer from the Arabella sour ale with peach puree to the Irish Channel Stout. 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117, nolabrewing.com

World of Beer
The national bar and restaurant chain World of Beer recently opened in the Warehouse District, almost a year after its first Louisiana franchise launched on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie. This Tampa-based chain offers 40 taps and 500 different craft brews in both bottles and cans from breweries all over the world — plus a full menu of unique bar grub, like a soft German pretzel, mac ’ n’ cheese, fish and tots, Guinness brat sliders and Belgian waffle s’mores. 300 Julia St., (504) 299-3599, worldofbeer.com