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3 Bars Travel Betty Loves In New Orleans

August 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

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If I can remember correctly (big if), then these are the bars that Travel Boyfriend and I had a blast in while blasted in New Orleans.

Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop- on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street- Hands down my favorite bar of all time in New Orleans. It’s the oldest structure still standing to ever have been used as a bar. And it shows. In a good way. During our three visits during our one week there, I became a buzzed and blurry mess while enjoying the pianistical stylings of Mike Hood, a talented, amicable young gent on the piano in the back. I have to say though, even after spending 3 nights at his piano, I’m pretty sure the guy never once recognized us. Although it could have been all those chilled vodkas we were buying him.

Mike Hood At Laffite’s

Ye Olde Original Dungeon- 738 Toulouse- Only open after 10:30, which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re pulling an all-nighter. This dark lair is decorated to look like…er, a dungeon. Definitely fun in that Anne Rice kind of way. Brad and Angelina were rumored to have stopped in two weeks prior to our visit. I’m sure they were disappointed to have missed us. Be careful, the bathrooms are hidden behind false bookcases and you’re liable to walk in on unsuspecting urinators.

Napolean House

Napoleon’s House Bar & Café- 500 Chartres Street- This place came highly recommended by a friend who grew up in the area. I think we hit it on a slow night, but I could see the potential. The food was pretty decent, although our waiter seemed drunk (could have just been weird though—fine line.) and we saw a mouse scurrying around right before we left. This place is noted for their Pimm’s Cup (yes, that’s cucumber you see). You must try one if you’re in New Orleans.

Pimm’s Cup

Going to New Orleans soon? Get in the mood with a good read:

The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1

The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1

Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · USA

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    • 1 Mike Hood // Nov 21, 2008 at 7:15 pm

      hello betty, this is great thanks for the shout out,oh I just remembered,so here I am and still rockin the blacksmith shop ….safe travels Betty lots of love baby

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    • 2 World Travel France // Jul 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

      i am really happy to read about this . i am of also one of who eager to travel around the world . i used pray to God that to met different kinds of people to be together. you are wonderful

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