Jax_Brewery_New_Orleans_1976_by_Leon_WinerJackson Brewery, commonly known as Jax Brewery by locals, is a building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, containing shops and restaurants and primarily frequented by tourists. Constructed in 1891, it became the central brewery forJax Beer in 1956, after the Jax Brewing Company of Jacksonville, FL, closed its doors and Jackson purchased its copyrights. In the 1960s it became the 10th-largest brewery in the country. But in the 1970s, the company owning the brewery went bankrupt, and in the 1980s the building was purchased and turned into space for shops and restaurants.