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Jul 27, 2012 02:16 PM


I just read about Felix's financial/IRS hardships, and I'm just plain disappointed! No more liquor license? Boooooo. My fiance and I are ANTI-ACME. Our next trip to Nola is next month, so here's the deal: where can we get some oysters AND a nice cold Abita, in a casual, friendly, dive-type setting (in the quarter)? We love standing at the bar and having each oyster shucked with some good conversation.

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    1. Felix's is still open and trying to get its liquor license back. Show them some support and bring them some business while they try to reorganize and survive.

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      1. re: Gizmo56

        We're still planning on going as long as they're serving. So, if go-cups are legal in New Orleans, what about BYOB?

        1. re: JoanArkham

          Go-cups are definitely legal on the street, but you might want to call ahead to Felix's and see if they can permit alcohol purchased elsewhere to be consumed on their premises.

          Seems like a restaurant with no license to serve alcohol might not be allowed to have it consumed there either.

          1. re: Gizmo56

            I have been to restaurants in NOLA that permit BYOB because they don't have a liquor license to serve. I would definitely call ahead and see if you can bring your own. Abita is pretty available at any totesome in the area. Be sure to try their 25th anniversary Double Dog Vanilla Ale!

          1. re: Gizmo56

            Yeah. There is a Luke in San Antonio where I've been a few times, not really the vibe I'm looking for - plus it's a little far from the Quarter.

        1. I can't reach Felix's — their phone number is disconnected and the email address listed on their site bounces back. Anyone know if the axe has indeed fallen?

          I'm traveling to NOLA this week and trying to book a table for 10!

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          1. re: cabentley234

            Felix's website is still up, but I tried calling the number listed at the site and got the "no longer in service" message too.

            If they are not open for business, I would suggest Bourbon House, just up the street, as an alternative. I was there a week ago and enjoyed great oysters, a fine meal, and great service.

            1. re: Gizmo56

              Yeah, it's weird because there are Yelp reviews as recent as August 10 and no reports of it closing.

              1. re: cabentley234

                Yes indeed, it was open and it was spectacular.

          2. for a casual bar w/ oysters, i dont mind Red Fish Grill at all. on bourbon street just across from sister restaurant Bourbon House. im a big fan of their BBQ Oysters -- flash fried w/ Crystal hot sauce and served w/ a blue cheese dressing. damn tasty.

            not too many dive-bars w/ ersters that i can think of, tho.