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Six Spots That Combine Laundry and Drinking in New Orleans

Where to make laundry night less of a snooze

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From doing laundry on Mondays while red beans simmer on the stove to the enlightened concept of bars with laundry facilities, New Orleans has a long history of making the tedium of cleaning clothes more bearable.

Here’s a list of six spots to booze it up while doing the laundry. There’s no promise that the laundry facilities look that clean, but they do the trick. Many also have great drink specials and most have decent, and sometimes, awesome food -- from poboys and boiled crawfish to burgers and nuggets.

Did we miss a laundromat bar that we shouldn’t have. Go ahead and drop us a line.

As usual, this places are listed by neighborhood and not by ranking.

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Buddha Belly Bar-Grill

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This Magazine Street laundro-bar has super-friendly bartenders, burgers, occasional karaoke, and a stripper pole for getting frisky while you wait for clean clothes. It’s also a popular, come-as-you-are gathering spot for locals. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

James Beard Award-winning bartending whiz Chris Hannah picks Igor’s as the place to grab a to-go bloody Mary when you’re in the Garden District. Besides that, it has outdoor seating, laundry facilities, and pool tables. Open 24 hours.

Lucky's Bar

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With a front balcony overlooking picturesque St. Charles Avenue, this dive bar and laundromat is conveniently located on the streetcar line. Besides decent pub food like pizzas and burgers and a bloody Mary made without the help of a mix, this LGD staple even has live music and karaoke from-time-to-time. Open 24 hours.

Three Legged Dog

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This hole-in-the-wall laundromat/bar is known for cheap, cold brews and regular crawfish boils. It’s located close to Bourbon Street. It’s friendly for leashed pooches. And it’s open 24 hours. What more could you possibly need?

Checkpoint Charlie's

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This corner dive bar near Frenchman features a wide range of live music (from blues and rockabilly to metal) daily. Plus, weirdos, laundry facilities, and drink specials make it a favorite among locals. Visit WWOZ for the full music line-up. Open 24 hours.

Melba's Poboys

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Because you’re doing laundry and you deserve a dirty banana daiquiri and a po-boy. The laundry facilities are actually located next door to this iconic, post-Katrina po-boy spot on Elysian Fields. Melba’s is open 24 hours, and breakfast starts at midnight.

Roast beef poboy
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Buddha Belly Bar-Grill

This Magazine Street laundro-bar has super-friendly bartenders, burgers, occasional karaoke, and a stripper pole for getting frisky while you wait for clean clothes. It’s also a popular, come-as-you-are gathering spot for locals. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Igor's

James Beard Award-winning bartending whiz Chris Hannah picks Igor’s as the place to grab a to-go bloody Mary when you’re in the Garden District. Besides that, it has outdoor seating, laundry facilities, and pool tables. Open 24 hours.

Lucky's Bar

With a front balcony overlooking picturesque St. Charles Avenue, this dive bar and laundromat is conveniently located on the streetcar line. Besides decent pub food like pizzas and burgers and a bloody Mary made without the help of a mix, this LGD staple even has live music and karaoke from-time-to-time. Open 24 hours.

Three Legged Dog

This hole-in-the-wall laundromat/bar is known for cheap, cold brews and regular crawfish boils. It’s located close to Bourbon Street. It’s friendly for leashed pooches. And it’s open 24 hours. What more could you possibly need?

Checkpoint Charlie's

This corner dive bar near Frenchman features a wide range of live music (from blues and rockabilly to metal) daily. Plus, weirdos, laundry facilities, and drink specials make it a favorite among locals. Visit WWOZ for the full music line-up. Open 24 hours.

Melba's Poboys

Because you’re doing laundry and you deserve a dirty banana daiquiri and a po-boy. The laundry facilities are actually located next door to this iconic, post-Katrina po-boy spot on Elysian Fields. Melba’s is open 24 hours, and breakfast starts at midnight.

Roast beef poboy
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