HISTORY

On June 6, 1890, Andrew Jackson sat poised upon his horse in Jackson Square as he oversaw the laying of the cornerstone of the original brewery building. In his honor, it was originally named Jackson Bohemian Brewery, but was later shortened first to Jax Beer, and then finally to Jackson Brewing Company. The brewery was founded by Lawrence Fabacher, Sr. in 1890 at 600 Decatur Street after a long process of choosing a location. It remains today as a noteworthy landmark in New Orleans.

The company closed in 1974 as the oldest brewer in New Orleans and the only brewer to survive Prohibition. The building remains today as a historical landmark with the company name still adorning the fa├žade. Most New Orleanians are pleased that their beloved brewhouse has been saved from the wrecking ball, but visitors to the City That Care Forgot have cause to celebrate as well. The Jax plant has been transformed from a familiar French Quarter landmark for New Orleans beer drinkers into the newest and hottest attraction in town.

The Jaxson opened in April of 2015 continuing the time honored cultural traditions in a city known for its good times.

VIRTUAL TOUR

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ABOUT US

With over 45 years of event experience, our professional staff provides excellence in all that we do here at The Jaxson!

Terry Sistrunk
Owner

Lane Sistrunk
Owner

Anthony Vacarro
Director of Operations

Maegan Hyde
Director of Sales

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