Located in the Marigny neighborhood, it is located five blocks away from the French Quarters and will cost about $12 in a taxi ride.
"Our bar is what it is," said manager David Berni, "It is an atmosphere that is comfortable for everyone."
Food and Drink
All the typical New Orleans drinks are available at this bar. Just ask the bartender for their favorites and you'll be pleasantly surprised with drinks like the Sazarac or Pimm's Cup.
The food is delicious and is up a level from the regular bar fare. The food is obtained from locally sourced distribution to provide fresh and high-quality menu. Instead of French Fries, try the Chicken Livers. It is an adventurous and surprising dish with tantalizing seasoning infused throughout every bit.
All walks of life are welcome into this friendly neighborhood pub. Owned by a transexual couple, the neighborhood bar welcomes gays, bisexuals, and everybody in between. It is a local dive. International guests can learn more about the neighborhood by just sitting at the bar. The bartenders and employees are friendly and will give great tips about the places to eat around the French Quarters.
"We want to make sure everyone feels welcome," said Berni, a devoted employee, who lures the unsuspecting tourists into the karaoke stage. "Our customers include upper-class gentrified folks from Uptown to local kids from the neighborhood, who regularly sport attire from thrift shops."
While it is a neighborhood favorite, the pub is frequented by international tourists from Europe, Canada and Australia. Berni is hoping to cash in with tourists from Asia, especially those who love the Karaoke vibe.
The pub is equipped with the latest technology that includes an online screen of music lists, complete with lyrics. A mini stage, surrounded by theatrical, velvety red drapes, is a space that a would-be singer and/or entertainer can bellow their lungs. In addition to the karaoke system, a juke box is available.
While open most of the day, during the weekends, the bar can stay open until 4 am. Holding up to 200 customers, the place can be standing-room only.
The bar enhanced its experience by offering karaoke four years ago.
During the Katrina hurricane, the owner and employees attempted to keep the bar open. With a foot of water on the bar's floor, there were a little successful until New Orleans police department forced them out of the establishment.
Food prices range from $5 to $11. Drinks are inexpensive but check out the weekly specials for great surprises.
The French Quarters competes heavily for the tourists dollars. Every bar and pub is unique in its own character. Depending on your mood, there is a bar for every price point, character and deference. Kajun's Pub sits at the corner of the entertainment district. Just across the street is a punk and rock bar with a burlesque venue on the other side.
2256 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
Tip #1: The owner is featured in this book Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Check this book out from your local library or purchase it from Amazon or Ebay. It's the perfect read to understand those who survive Katrina.
Tip #2: Stay safe by using taxis and don't walk in this neighborhood during the dark.
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