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FQ Pub Crawl recs, please

hey there,

I'm coordinating an event in early October and I've been asked to put together a pub crawl itinerary. Being in Seattle, I'm a bit of a loss and am hoping you can help me out.

I've searched the NO boards, and although I'm seeing individual recs, the few crawls seems to be quite a ways awa from where my people are staying.

They're at the Hotel Monteleone (on Royal, at Canal). Can y'all recommend a good collection of interesting, cheap, bars they can crawl to? :-)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Well, since you can't do La Casa de los Marinos (ain't dere no more), while you still have a palate, start with the Carousel Bar in the hotel. Great old place with great bar tenders. Around the corner is Chart Room. Then there is Molly's, Fritzels, Johnny Whites, and in the far corner of the FQ, Cosimos.

    These are all long standing bars generally full of locals and in walking distance.

    These are more of the "obscure" places but not necessarily all of the good places.

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    Chart Room
    300 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: collardman

      La Casa! What great times were had there in the sixties.

    2. Pravda on Decatur. Chart Room. Old Absinthe House. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.

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      Old Absinthe House
      240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

      Chart Room
      300 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. It would be a crime to visit the city's bars and not to drop in at The Sazerac in The Roosevelt Hotel. Just across Canal Street and a few blocks toward the Lake. The murals are great fun, especially the one to the right of the bar with the guy in plus-fours and a Racing Form in his pocket. It is a great place (although it can be earsplittingly loud).

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          1. re: hazelhurst

            I would like to add the erin rose and Kerry Irish Pub

            1. re: hazelhurst

              Apparently there will be a 'hosted' evening there. :-)

            2. Alibi and Napoleon House would be good places close to your hotel. If you don't mind walking 6/7 blocks to a great bar go 4/5 blocks W of Canal on S Peters to Ernst Cafe. Later walk 2 blocks N to Lucy's. Good luck.

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              Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
              500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

              1. Interesting/Crawl-able... this is what I would do...

                Start at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone
                Next, head over to Bourbon and check out the Old Absinthe House
                Then, head over to the French 75 bar on Bienville Street
                Maybe grab a drink to-go, then walk toward Pirate's Alley Cafe & Absinthe House in Pirate's Alley.
                Swing over to Decatur and stop in Tujague's, notice the trowels along the floor that men use to make use of when ladies weren't allowed in the bar
                Finish at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. Then, grab a cab back to the hotel, or make your way back along Bourbon, stopping at Pat O'Brien's if you really want to compare hurricanes...

                Here's a map: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Hot...

                Have fun!

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                Old Absinthe House
                240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

                Tujague's
                823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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                1. re: princsoreo

                  My thanks for all of the suggestions!

                2. I would include Bar Tonique on N. Rampart Street as part of any FQ pub crawl, as well as Patrick's Bar Vin, the bar at Sylvain, Tujague's, Bombay Club, Hermes Bar, Old Absinthe House and ending at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.

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                  Old Absinthe House
                  240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

                  Tujague's
                  823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

                  Tonique
                  820 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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                  1. re: fat harry

                    I thought about Sylvain, too, but it sounds a little upscale for a pub-crawlin' afternoon. Love the atmosphere and cocktail list there, too. What a great find in the French Quarter!