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Weekend day drinking

robrob Sep 15, 2008 10:18 AM

This weekend is my fiance's birthday. We want to spend the day walking around and having some fun cocktails. We don't care if the bars are touristy or divey. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks.

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    Shiloh RE: robrob Sep 15, 2008 12:39 PM

    my favorite bar in the french quarter lately has been the one in pirate's alley. it's great durring the daytime, too, with nice outdoor seating. other daytime favorites in the quarter include the carousel bar at hotel monteleone, molly's at the market, blacksmith shop and the chart room.

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      chef4hire RE: Shiloh Sep 17, 2008 02:53 PM

      second that Pirate's Alley Bar...have had many mid afternoon Blue Moons there lately

      I usually start at Napoleon House for a Pimms or two and a muff to go. I take the sandwich over to the Omni Royal and eat it poolside with a tasty beverage from the rooftop bar. Next I stroll down Chartres towards Jackson Square/Pirates Alley for the previously mentioned Blue Moons.

      This is exactly what I have scheduled for tomorrow- the fun starts at 1!

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        lawstudent RE: chef4hire Sep 19, 2008 05:39 PM

        That sounds like a fantastic day. I will definitely be stealing that agenda some day soon.

    2. sirvelvet RE: robrob Sep 15, 2008 02:46 PM

      I second the Carousel Bar. Also, Le Booze on Bourbon is real fun to watch street revelers but is not the standard cheesy Bourbon St bar (like Cats).

      1. mrsfury RE: robrob Sep 17, 2008 04:36 PM

        I love the Napoleon House and our friends from VA adore the Carousel bar.

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          robrob RE: robrob Sep 17, 2008 04:58 PM

          It all sounds perfect-- and he LOVES Blue Moon! Wish I could start tomorrow but it'll have to wait for Saturday. Cheers.

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            robrob RE: robrob Sep 21, 2008 08:38 AM

            We started at the Carousel Bar, next stop Chart Room, Pirate's Alley, early dinner at El Gato Negro, and then Molly's. Thanks for everyone's input. Even with the rain, we had a fantastic time!

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              bronwen RE: robrob Sep 22, 2008 07:36 AM

              I used to live in Faubourg Marigny so if I had a drinking day it was Checkpoint Charlie's, Molly's, Napoleon House, Rib Room, Absinthe House.

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              mikek RE: robrob Sep 22, 2008 02:02 PM

              For day drinking, if you are uptown, I love the Bulldog. Columns is always beautiful. St Joes has the patio, Bridge Lounge has outdoor seating.

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