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Where Bartenders Go To Drink in New Orleans

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Ever wonder where the best bartenders go to drink in town? Well, Eater convinced some of New Orleans finest to disclose their go-to gems when sitting on the other side of the bar. These are the places that sometimes don't get much press, and yet, impress some of the prime pourers around town. Their picks might surprise you; The French 75's Chris Hannah likes to chill at May Baily's (so does Rhiannon Enlil), and Nick Detrich sometimes eats late-night pancakes at Brother's Three. Here now, Eater maps where New Orleans bartenders drink.


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Avenue Pub

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"It's is an exciting place to sample craft and exotic beer," Alan Walter of Loa says, including a "gypsy" brew he orders upstairs, which is also T. Cole Newton's favorite spot. The 12 Mile mixologist says, "It's smoke free, it has a beautiful balcony, it's not usually super busy, and it has by far the best selection of American whiskey in the city."

May Baily's

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"May Baily's tucked away inside the Dauphine Orleans Hotel is one of my favorite hide-outs. It's quiet and intimate, which makes perfect sense since. It was once a bordello," says Cure/Erin Rose's Rhiannon Enlil. The French 75's Chris Hannah seconds the motion.

The Crown & Anchor

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For folks who live in Algiers Point, such as Bellocq's Kirk Estopinal, The Crown & Anchor is the go-to pub: "I live right there. It's my local. They do half off pints for their happy hour."

Buffa's

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"Late night I go to Buffa's Lounge. I love Buffa's. Those fried green beans. Are you freaking kidding me? I know they're frozen crap, but it's great at 3 o' clock in the morning." -Kimberly Patton Bragg

Coquette

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Cure Co. founder Neal Bodenheimer likes to get away from noisier bars, and instead suggests Coquette's quiet bar for an evening drink: "They serve wine, which is what I like to drink, and they're super classy, but casual in a way too."

The Saint

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A favorite for late night service industry crowd, this diviest dive in the LGD also has a great "patio bar when the weather cools down. Cold Fireball whiskey and High Life for me," says Nick Detrich.

Brothers III Lounge

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"I love Brother's Three on Magazine just up from Napoleon," Cane & Table's Nick Detrich says. "Liam is an awesome bartender, and sometimes in the wee hours of the morning he pulls out a camper stove and makes pancakes. It's the best place Uptown to unwind after a late shift."

French 75 Bar

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"It's what you have in your mind's eye of what New Orleans is supposed to be," Kimberly Patton Bragg says, "And I love the dichotomy of gross-on-Bourbon-Street and you walk in and Edith Piaf is playing. It's ridiculous," and where bartenders take out of town guests.

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Avenue Pub

"It's is an exciting place to sample craft and exotic beer," Alan Walter of Loa says, including a "gypsy" brew he orders upstairs, which is also T. Cole Newton's favorite spot. The 12 Mile mixologist says, "It's smoke free, it has a beautiful balcony, it's not usually super busy, and it has by far the best selection of American whiskey in the city."

May Baily's

"May Baily's tucked away inside the Dauphine Orleans Hotel is one of my favorite hide-outs. It's quiet and intimate, which makes perfect sense since. It was once a bordello," says Cure/Erin Rose's Rhiannon Enlil. The French 75's Chris Hannah seconds the motion.

The Crown & Anchor

For folks who live in Algiers Point, such as Bellocq's Kirk Estopinal, The Crown & Anchor is the go-to pub: "I live right there. It's my local. They do half off pints for their happy hour."

Buffa's

"Late night I go to Buffa's Lounge. I love Buffa's. Those fried green beans. Are you freaking kidding me? I know they're frozen crap, but it's great at 3 o' clock in the morning." -Kimberly Patton Bragg

Coquette

Cure Co. founder Neal Bodenheimer likes to get away from noisier bars, and instead suggests Coquette's quiet bar for an evening drink: "They serve wine, which is what I like to drink, and they're super classy, but casual in a way too."

The Saint

A favorite for late night service industry crowd, this diviest dive in the LGD also has a great "patio bar when the weather cools down. Cold Fireball whiskey and High Life for me," says Nick Detrich.

Brothers III Lounge

"I love Brother's Three on Magazine just up from Napoleon," Cane & Table's Nick Detrich says. "Liam is an awesome bartender, and sometimes in the wee hours of the morning he pulls out a camper stove and makes pancakes. It's the best place Uptown to unwind after a late shift."

French 75 Bar

"It's what you have in your mind's eye of what New Orleans is supposed to be," Kimberly Patton Bragg says, "And I love the dichotomy of gross-on-Bourbon-Street and you walk in and Edith Piaf is playing. It's ridiculous," and where bartenders take out of town guests.

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