Cooter Brown’s Tavern & Oyster Bar

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Cooter’s is a Riverbend local that takes its beer seriously, serving over 40 draft brews and hundreds of international bottled brews. College kids, local characters and Uptown swells drop in for a few brews and freshly shucked oysters, or to shoot pool or watch sports on TV. While you’re joining them in any of these activities, pause to appreciate the tavern’s ‘Beersoleum & Hall of Foam’ – a gallery of 100 plaster bas-relief statuettes of everybody from Liberace to Chairman Mao, each holding a bottle of beer (Albert Einstein, Mother Theresa and Andy Warhol also appear). This curious, still-growing exhibit is the work of the uniquely talented Scott Conary.