Cocktails at the Sazerac Bar
posted March 29, 2016 6:33 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri April 8 at 6:00 PM, Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel
130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA, USA (Map & Directions)
Meet a visiting Mefite for Friday evening drinks?
I'm taking a few vacation days in New Orleans before a work event so that I can see this city for the first time. I asked whether anyone was interested in a meetup, domo suggested the Sazerac Bar, and here we are. I'm proposing 6pm as a starting time but would be happy to change that.
posted by Songdog to Meetup (21 comments total)

You'll be in town for French Quarter Fest! It's one of the largest free festivals in the US.
posted by domo at 6:13 AM on March 30, 2016

I would be interested in meeting Friday evening. I work downtown which is close to the Garden District.
posted by narancia at 9:58 AM on March 30, 2016

Thanks for letting me know about the festival, domo. I'll definitely check that out. Do any of you locals want to suggest a place to meet?
posted by Songdog at 5:36 AM on April 1, 2016

It would be easier to choose if I knew a little more about you. Would you like to meet at a restaurant or a bar? Do you prefer wine, beer, or liquor? Do you have any hobbies or fandoms?
posted by domo at 6:03 AM on April 1, 2016

Do you like seafood and live music?
posted by domo at 6:18 AM on April 1, 2016

Someplace with good beer where people could order dinner if they want would offer some flexibility. I don't like seafood (I know!) but am happy to order something else at a seafood place. I do enjoy live music and love all the New Orleans music I've ever heard. Coffee, wine, and liquor are also great.
posted by Songdog at 2:15 PM on April 1, 2016

You're going to want to pick a bar, probably. Restaurants are less likely to let you sit and hang out. Many won't even seat you without everyone in your party being present.
On the bright side, many bars in New Orleans serve food.

Fancy, Central Business District/French Quarter:
Roosevelt Hotel's Famous Sazerac bar (great cocktails, opportunity to dress up, gorgeous Art Deco design)
Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta (Irvin Mayfield himself will be playing on Friday)

Casual, Irish Channel:
Tracey's Irish Pub (large booths, good hot wings, no music though. kind of a typical sports bar)

Casual, Mid City:
Chickie Wah Wah (fantastic BBQ and three different acts Friday night, likely to be packed to the gills)

That's just off the top of my head. We've had MeFi meetups before at the Sazerac bar, Boucherie, Hobnobber's, and The Columns. Had a great time at all of them.
posted by domo at 3:07 PM on April 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the suggestions, domo — my first choice is the Sazerac Bar, which was on my list already. Just let me know how dressed up I ought to plan on being as I don't own a white dinner jacket.

If others would prefer it I'd be happy to give Chickie Wah Wah a go. I checked out the 6pm act (Michael Pearce, blues guitar) on YouTube and that'd be fine with me. I just suspect we'd have an easier time talking at the Sazerac.
posted by Songdog at 10:09 AM on April 3, 2016

Wrong time and place for me, unfortunately. You all have fun!
posted by komara at 8:41 PM on April 3, 2016

You don't have to have a dinner jacket, anything you'd wear to a nice restaurant will do. :)
posted by domo at 6:05 AM on April 4, 2016

Looking forward to Friday evening!
posted by narancia at 3:21 PM on April 5, 2016

Me too! I'm sorry you can't make it, though, komara.
posted by Songdog at 2:01 PM on April 6, 2016

Ohh, I wish I could be in New Orleans tomorrow. Would have been really fun.
Hope you guys will have a good night :)
posted by Krislarsson at 7:18 AM on April 7, 2016

Checking to see if we are still on for this evening. I will be wearing my top hat and tails. ;-)
posted by narancia at 11:21 AM on April 8, 2016

I'll be in a cherry print dress and heels. :)
posted by domo at 12:50 PM on April 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'll be there!
posted by Songdog at 1:59 PM on April 8, 2016

We got the couches by the door! Score!
posted by domo at 3:53 PM on April 8, 2016

On the St Charles Ave streetcar. I'll be there in 10min. Blue shirt, orange tie.
posted by Songdog at 3:56 PM on April 8, 2016
posted by domo at 5:31 PM on April 8, 2016

It was great meeting you folks last night. Thanks for the company and the hospitality, and please let me know if you're ever up in western Massachusetts!
posted by Songdog at 8:58 AM on April 9, 2016

It was a very fun time for my first Mefi meet up. So great getting to know everyone while enjoying fancy cocktails. I hope the rest of your visit goes well, Songdog. Cheers!
posted by narancia at 4:12 PM on April 9, 2016

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