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Learn About New Tiki Bar, Portside Lounge



Stepping inside from the afternoon’s searing lime white sun, it took a moment of adjustment to fully take in the impressively subtle tiki decor and turquoise colors of Portside Lounge, Central City’s newest neighborhood spot nestled a few lakeside blocks from the St. Charles streetcar line. Yet after taking a seat at the bar with owner Danny Nick and head bartender Rachel Rose, everything came into full view.


Wind in Their Sales

Pirate's Alley Battles to Stay Open



Another French Quarter institution is danger of disappearing amidst a zoning dispute. Locals are rallying to save Pirate’s Alley in advance of a June 11th meeting scheduled to determine the future of the small bar.


Monkey Business at Monkey Hill


On Monday (9.28) night, Uptown New Orleans was rocked by the third robbery of an upscale hospitality establishment in a little over a month. Monkey Hill Bar (6100 Magazine Street) was the scene of another brazen stickup according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Drinking Culture

A Stroll to the Avenue



Gentle reader, the winds of change blow bleak. The first temperate days of the coming fall intersperse with the lingering, hot afternoons of summer. The conventioneers and tourists like migratory things begin their return to the French Quarter. The football season opens to wild, Sunday afternoon shouts that cheer the sunshine at intervals from the dim barrooms. Though it should be fun, I find a period of wandering melancholy, intimate as these days are with the passage of time. And thus wandering in a black mood, found myself at the door of the Avenue Pub. 


Drinking Culture

Dropping A Dime On Barcadia



Gentle reader, as sojourners in this life we must take our entertainment where we find it. The dive bar and the neighborhood bar please us well. But let us indulge our curiosity and step inside an establishment that can be many places at once, brushing by geography and local culture like the broadcast of a syndicated television program. It’s time to take a peek into a chain bar – if only a regional chain bar. We’re off for a game or two, and perhaps a drink, at Barcadia.


Drinking Culture

A Generational Journey at Henry's



Gentle reader, brick and mortar, stock and stone… A clever concept, rubber-stamped by some bloodless investor… The Bar must be more than these. The Bar, my friends, provides. For the friendless, it is society. For the friends, a place to meet. For the old man, it is remembrance. And for the youth to cut their teeth.


Christmas in July at Fox & Hound


By Lucy Leonard

When Christmastime rolls around, not all children have the same opportunity to wait for gifts to appear under the tree. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots is teaming up with local bar and restaurant Fox & Hound to change that. This Thursday (7.30), Fox & Hound will host its first Toy Collect “Fundraiser” for 2015.


Drinking Culture

La Vie Erin Rose



Gentle reader, a full glass of liquor can sometimes do the office of a shew stone. Sit quietly upon the bar edge and run a thoughtful hand along the crystal curvature. Peer within. And with enough drink, the soothsayer’s gift will be yours. So it was I found myself gazing into deep distances of gin. Images of the past week of Tales of the Cocktail emerged. Mysteries of the present summer lull. Auguries of days yet to come. All these I saw in a tumbler made cloudy and uncertain with ice at the Erin Rose. 


Twojague's? Latter To Open Bar on Freret


By Lucy Leonard

Wine enthusiasts, grab your aerators— a new wine bar is coming to Freret! Mark Latter, owner of Tujague’s Restaurant and Bin 428, and PJ Rosenberg, formerly of Uncorked and Martin Wine Cellar, announced today (7.16) that in Spring 2016, they will open Bar Frances, a wine bar and restaurant that will be located at 4542 Freret. 


Last Call at Last Call


Quarter rats have one less late night bar. On Wednesday (7.01), the Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control (ATC) revoked Last Call’s (806 Conti Street) liquor license. The state agency says that the bar failed to comply with a consent agreement and subsequently can no longer serve alcohol.


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