An Opportunity To Buy Me Drinks
posted May 30, 2012 10:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 5 at 8:00 PM, Twelve Mile Limit
500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA, USA (Map & Directions)
From June 4-7 elizard and I will be visiting New Orleans. We're staying at the Maison Dupuy in the Vieux Carr. Our only plans are to eat, drink, and hear music. You, local Nawlins Mefite, are an important part of that plan. Get us away from the horrors of tourist traps and into the friendly local bars. Steer us from overpriced, overhyped restaurants and into the good little holes-in-the-wall. Fill us with booze and watch us go!
posted by BitterOldPunk to Meetup (27 comments total)

Personal opinions:

Stein's Deli (Magazine and Jackson) - but maybe I only like it because sometimes I need to get away from po-boys, which will probably not be your mission.

Domilise's Po-Boys (5200 block Annunciation) - best fried shrimp po-boys.

Liuzza's (Bienville and Telemachus) - best fried green tomato po-boys.

Twelve Mile Limit (Baudin and Telemachus) - best bar for feeling like you've gone to a dive but in reality you're drinking well-crafted cocktails and good beers.

Avenue Pub (St. Charles and ... something a few blocks from Melpomene) - best bar for exploring beers.

Toups' Meatery (Carrollton and Dumaine) - newly opened, serves all parts of the pig in fantastic ways.

Pho Tau Bau (Stumpf, on the West Bank) - no-nonsense Vietnamese.

Bellocq (Lee Circle) and Cure (Freret and Upperline) - best cocktails in town, if you want to be fancy.

that'll get you started, and I'm sure someone else will come along and tell you that, "No, the fried shrimp po-boys at [x] are better" because that is the nature of the great ongoing fried shrimp po-boy debate.
posted by komara at 11:21 AM on May 30, 2012

The Avenue Pub is St. Charles and Polymnia.

I'll second Pho Tau Bay in Gretna (I live nearby too).

My favorite bars are Molly's at the Market (1107 Decatur), Fahy's Irish Pub (Burgundy & Toulouse), R Bar (Royal and Kerlerec in the Marigny), Crown & Anchor English Pub (Bouny and Pelican on Algiers Point), and Cajun Mike's (116 Baronne in the CBD).

For food check out Coop's (two doors down from Molly's), Mona's (504 Frenchman in the Marigny), Felipe's (N. Peters and Bienville), Juan's Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine or 4724 S. Carrollton), Squeal BBQ (Cambronne & Oak St.), The Joint (I guess they've moved to 701 Mazant in Bywater), and Nine Roses (1100 Stephens in Gretna), and Jagerhaus (833 Conti).
posted by djeo at 3:02 PM on May 30, 2012

It's a bit dated, but I still stand by almost everything that I recommended once upon a time

Bellocq is fun, but you can get a better drink for your bones elsewhere. For my money, that designation currently belongs to 12 Mile Limit in MidCity. I also went to the Rusty Nail the other day and was bowled over by their cocktails. The Bulleit Smash was amazing.
posted by mostly vowels at 5:40 PM on May 30, 2012

Oh, also... One of the best things I've ever eaten in my life was earlier this week ... The braised pork shoulder stew at Bacchanal, which is a fantastic wine garden with a nightly jazz combo at the far end of the Bywater.
posted by mostly vowels at 5:42 PM on May 30, 2012

These are some excellent suggestions, thank you! So, does anyone want to meet up while we're there, say, in one of these bars?
posted by elizard at 6:26 PM on May 30, 2012

Also, can anyone recommend a good tattoo joint? (Don't worry, I have many tattoos -- it just occurs to me that I'm due for another.)
posted by elizard at 10:02 PM on May 30, 2012

I prefer NOLA Tattoo (8120 Hampson St. Uptown by the Riverbend) but others swear by Electric Ladyland (610 Frenchmen St. in the Marigny) or Eye Candy (1578 Magazine St, in the Lower Garden District).
posted by djeo at 1:16 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Incidentally, here is a google map I made a while back that details a lot of the neighborhoods in New Orleans.
posted by djeo at 1:17 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

djeo, That is a hell of a good map. I'll be bookmarking that for future use.
posted by ColdChef at 2:15 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Our favorite place to slip into in Vieux Carre is Coop's Place. Let me check with the straight and narrow woman and see when/if we can make it over there. Probably Tuesday.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:19 PM on May 31, 2012

djeo: whaaaaaaaaaat

I've done that exact same thing though I did not use all the pretty colors.
posted by komara at 10:50 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Scott Allen at Freaky Tiki Tattoos in Kenner is a genius. You'd need a car, but it's worth it.
posted by CheeseLouise at 9:59 AM on June 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

komara, I just saved your map to my places. Nice work!
posted by djeo at 1:56 PM on June 1, 2012

Thanks! Mine is 100% sourced from the GNOCDC where it appeared (at a cursory glance, at least) that yours was from many sources, so I definitely need to compare the differences sometime. Only one I noticed at a glance was yours had no Holy Cross split at the bottom of the lower 9th.
posted by komara at 2:05 PM on June 1, 2012

Oh and yeah, I would (likely) go to Twelve Mile Limit - the owner is a nice guy, I like their drinks, and it's not terribly far from my place.

Somehow I have avoided doing any sort of IRL MetaFilter meetups in the past, though I have made a temporary loan of some kitchenware to liketitanic, so that counts for something.
posted by komara at 2:11 PM on June 1, 2012

komara: ahem you missed Algiers on your map. (No, no, I am not crying over here in lovely Algiers.) ☺
djeo: thanks for remembering us.
posted by govtdrone at 3:48 PM on June 1, 2012

posted by komara at 10:06 PM on June 1, 2012

Never heard of it.
posted by komara at 10:06 PM on June 1, 2012

So Twelve-Mile Limit, Tuesday night, around 8? That work for everyone?
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:48 PM on June 3, 2012

if we can make it, it'll be there. I'll have a green and white Saskatchewan Roughriders hat.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:58 PM on June 3, 2012

Yay! I'm coming into town the 5th for argument the next day so I may need an adult beverage even more than usual. My apologies in advance if I have lost my voice entirely or talk about exploitation of minors.
posted by *s at 4:53 PM on June 3, 2012

Aw, liketitanic, that's sweet of you to say! You don't have to pay me back, you can just be nice to someone else down the line. You probably already have.

My calendar looks empty for Tuesday at 8, so why not? If I can show, I'll be there dressed as this guy.
posted by komara at 8:27 PM on June 3, 2012

I'm gonna play this one by ear, y'all, since I may be packing for a trip I'm taking later this week.
posted by mostly vowels at 8:27 PM on June 4, 2012

Things have come up and I will not be in attendance. Please accept my regrets.
posted by komara at 11:44 AM on June 5, 2012

We can't make it, have fun y'all.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:36 PM on June 5, 2012

Neither can I. Try one of the doberge cake thingies!
posted by mostly vowels at 6:57 PM on June 5, 2012

*s was lovely, and bought us salty chocolate balls. We put 'em in our mouth.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:48 PM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

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