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Last Call for Johnny White's Sports Bar This Weekend
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
FRENCH QUARTER - Tomorrow, June 30, Johnny White’s Sports Bar is closing its doors after over 20 years of serving as the only neighborhood bar on Bourbon Street, as well as an occasional home for some of its most loyal patrons. Although the owners of the building will reopen the bar after it undergoes renovations, those who frequented the local watering hole are mourning the loss of Johnny White’s as they know it. Most describe the 720 Bourbon Street dive as the bar that never closes, even for Katrina.
The bar was packed around 2pm on the eve of its departure from Bourbon St. NoDef decided to check out the scene and caught up with longtime patron Colleen Millard.
“We’re going to come here, and we’re going to drink and enjoy,” Millard said, fighting back tears. “On the last day, we’re going to find another place where we can all go.”
Jason Beckhouse was also there in the middle of the day, and he said he doesn’t plan on leaving until the very last minute.
“I’m planning on being here from tonight around midnight, to about 1am tomorrow night,” Beckhouse said. He loves Johnny White’s so much, he literally lived there for a time.
“I had all my stuff upstairs, and had about three days between apartments, and I lived here. Took a nap when I could, where I could,” Beckhouse said. “You got such a wide variety of people here. You got tourists, locals, service industry people, lawyers, politicans.”
Tonight, they’ll be having drink specials as part of their “farewell event.” Saturday night, they’ll make history at midnight when they lock the doors that had previously only been secured by Mardi Gras beads. A Second Line band will lead the group to MRB’s for an all-night event complete with a party bus until 7am.
Correction: The story originally said that Johnny White's had been open for 25 years, as stated on their website. http://johnnywhitesneverclosed.com/home.html
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