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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Vino Volo YVR (Vancouver International Airport)

November 2014, Vino Volo at Vancouver International Airport.   Situated right at the exit of International arrivals, right where everyone comes out of Customs.  Great if you are waiting for some one to clear Customs  or their flight is late or you are early picking some one up!  They have a nice 10 person sit up bar and a great view of the arrival board.  There is one flat screen TV and nice back ground music.  As for food, they have cheese and meat plates, pasta, lamb meat balls.  Their signature dis is smoked salmon crostini which is smoked salmon served with succulent crabmeat and creamcheese spread on a crispy crostini.  As for wine by the glass, they have World value reds, California Kings, Shades of white, BC reds, White bouquets.  ?Then they have 4 high end wines by the glass.  There are 7 different wines by the bottle. As for beer there are 4 British Columbia craft beers.  I had a glass of the II Fontion, Trebbiano blend, 2011 from Tuscany.  It was quite nice.  If you are picking someone up at YVR arrive early and have a glass of wine, reduce the stress!!  Vino Volo are all over the world and I have been able to enjoy several of them!  What a great idea!!

Spillway Bar and Grill (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Spillway Bar and Grill, Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S.A.. A working mans bar and I say that with respect. As you enter the sit up bar is right in side the door and is about 35 feet long sitting about 15 people. They have a stage in the back for a band or what ever. There are 3 pool tables and as well 3 poker tables. You can't play for money as it is illegal....hhmm. They have a selection of 3 beer on tap. the popular food and I did not have a chance to try anything was chicken wings and they looked pretty good. Wine was $3.50 for a full glass, and I mean full right to the brim. I got there just after 1 pm when it opened and quite a few locals arrived and buy 120 om there were 10 people drinking and playing poker, Texas Holdem. Now the thing that concerned me was on Tuesdays and Fridays they have Cornhole tournaments. Where I come from that is not a good thing, but down here they tell me it is a bean bag tossing game. I was just glad I was there on a Sunday. The people were very friendly and I had a visit with a gentleman who was one of the first to explore the famous caves in the area. If you are not looking for fancy this might just be the place for you. Once again lots of parking.

Wildhorse Saloon (Nashville, Tennessee)

Wildhorse Saloon, 2nd Avenue just off Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Now this is a big bar and I mean big. They have 5 large bars through out. This place is two stories with a massive dance floor in the middle. The dance floor faces the large stage which features various live country bands. they teach free line dancing in the early evening. Numerous groups, tours, birthday parties and stags book this place. Up stairs they have a full size shuffleboard, air hockey and pool tables. They have several large statues of horses and cows sitting at various bar stools through out the bar. There is a big gift shop in the bar as well. I was there with a large function and they served BBQ pulled pork and brisket and it was very a matter of fact I never had any bad BBQ in Nashville. They had numerous flat screen TV's through out with sports on! I found this place just too big for me, I prefer my bars a little smaller and cozier. This I guess would appeal to the 20 and 30 year old crowd. It is still a very impressive place and I could only imagine what it is like on a Friday or Saturday night. It is one of those things to do when in Nashville!!

Robert's Western World (Nashville, Tennessee)

Roberts Western World, on Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Right in the heard of all the great bars in Nashville. What a great place, always busy, always good live music all day and all night long. Tons of famous singers have performed here and tons of famous people have partied here. The atmosphere is awesome, every one is having a great time. I can't tell you what the food is like or even if they serve food.....I think they serve fried baloney sandwiches. This place reeks of character starting with their beautiful neon sign out front! They have a very long bar that seats 20 or more but probably stands 50 or more when it is really busy. If you are ever n Nashville this is one place you have to go to and you will also come back at least one more time before you leave town!!

The Wheel (Nashville, Tennessee)

The Wheel, on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. Not bad but way down the list of great bars in Nashville. Food forget it never tried it as a matter of fact did not even think of it. Once again live music all day and all night. It does not have the same atmosphere of some of the other bars in Nashville. Nothing really stuck out about this place, that reflected in how much quieter it was then many of the other bars near by. But, hey judge for your self!

The Stage on Broadway (Nashville, Tennessee)

The Stage on Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Here is another great bar. Live music all day and night. big long sit up bar that sits about 25 or so but when busy stands 50!! Dance floor with every one up dancing and partying the night away. Great party atmosphere! Bar tenders work their butts off to keep your thirst quenched. They have a second floor loft area so if you don't want to be down n the thick of things you can go up and sit and watch the goings on! As for food and what beer on tap, I haven't a clue as I was having too much fun enjoying this place. Guys if you are here look after your girl as the competition is tough. A true gem of a place to go! Country theme, but then what place n Nashville isn't!! If you are looking for a great time, great music and dancing this is the place for you. If you want elevator music and a quite place, don't go here!

Vino Volo (Seatac)

Vino Volo, Central Terminal, Seatac International Airport, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. A nice little get away in the airport where you can sit, relax, have a glass of wine and a cheese plate. You can watch the other frantic passengers running around stressed out. They have a nice sit up bar that seats 12 people, with nice easy relaxing music playing in the back ground. When you order your wind it comes with a coaster. The Coaster has info about the wine that you are drinking such as: The wine, the winery that produces it, the grape or grapes used, description and fruitiness as well as the complexity of the wine. We sat in our comfortable leather chairs with a plate of three different strong types of cheese and crackers enjoying our wine before our flight. You can get flights of wine which are 3 smaller glasses of wine so you can try various wines with out having to buy a full glass. You can purchase wine there and take it on your flight, or have it shipped anywhere in the USA where law permits. So if you are ever flying out of Seattle, arrive a little early stop in relax here and your trip will be much better for it!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dublin Pub (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)

Dublin Pub Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, it is on a side street just north of Proskarivska Street and across kinda from Tarasa Hryhorovycha Shevenchhenka Gardens.  I didn't bother getting address and you will see why.  Other then the name that is about all it has Irish going about this place.  You can't sit up at the bar, which is mandatory in an Irish style bar.   There is lots of green inside.  Most of the bar had  the lights off except for the bar area, not very inviting.  Their menu was only in Ukrainian, but after all we are in the Ukraine so that is ok. The bartender was completely disinterested in us and there were only 2 other people n the place.  They had 3 TVs on the wall and only 1 was on and it had a Ukrainian soap opera on?  What is with that?  Bartender was more interested in the Soap Opera! After sitting for ten minutes and getting no service at all for that matter no attention at all it was time to leave.  This place had no character at all, no good feel or vibe to it.  Hate to say it but 2 thumbs down, go down the street to the Union Jack English Pub or one of the many great side walk places just around the corner!

Well Fed Wolf Pub (Cumuu Bobk) (Kiev, Ukraine)

Well Fed Wolf Pub (Cumuu Bobk) 20b Comintern Street, Kiev, Ukraine  It is a little hard to find as you have to go through an archway in a building in to the middle court yard.  It is in the basement of an older building.  The bar has several rooms to it.  The Bar it self is small and stand up only if that.  There are 11 different types of beer on tap.  They have an extensive Ukrainian menu, one thing which I didn't try was the Hot Smokey Pigs Ears. I tried the First Guild Vodka which was nice and smooth.  To eat we had the Varenyky stuffed with mushroom/potato and the other with meat, topped off with sour cream, both were very good!  The potato pancakes with sour cream also very good!  I guess that is why the call it the Well Fed Wolf!!  If you arrive by train leave the station and walk straight up the street towards Taras Schvenchenko Blvd. and it is not too far on the left side.

Pub Sunduk (Cyhdyk Bar) (Kiev, Ukraine)

Pub Sunduk (Cyhdyk Bar) on Leontovycha Street just up from St. Volodymyrs Cathedral,  Kiev, Ukraine.  If you find the Cathedral you can easily find this pub.  They have 2 or 3 other pubs with the same name and not too far away.  You are first greeted by this fabulous outside front patio area.  The center area is not covered but the perimeter has a covered awning all the way around.  The tables have very comfortable love seats. Inside there is lots of dark wood, different levels and quaint little private areas.  They have a beautiful bar but you can't sit up at it.  As for beer there are 21 different kinds on tap. All the waitresses are dressed in black and white horizontal mini dresses with red aprons.  Service is very good here.  They serve traditional Ukrainian food as well as steak and pizza.  It is in the basement of an old apartment and has tons of character. One time were there for lunch we had a bottle of Sarmientos De Tarapaca Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, a large cheese and meat plate and bread all very good and the price was $32.00 CDN/ USD.  During the week they have a lunch special which is three courses.  We didn't try it but most people who came in for lunch did. 
We really liked this, and I would recommend if you are ever in Kiev to try it out!  Two thumbs up for sure!

Evbaz Cafe (Kiev, Ukraine)

Evbaz Café, on Vorovskoho Street just south west from Peremohy Square.  Kiev, Ukraine.  The inside is small but the outside patio is very large with 8 large 12 ft by 12 ft  Stella Artios umbrellas all in a row.  It is not for from the Main train station and the turn around for numerous street cars.  The inside is small there are two parts separated by the kitchen in the middle.  Most people sit outside and socialize.  The following is the story that is printed in their menu in English:

"The history of our café is very old.  It took place from the end of the XIX till middle of XX St.  Evbaz was a Jewish marked.  Jew in Russian Language and market together make Evbaz. It was a place where you can buy or change everything you need (new an and second hand clothes, food, animals so on).  Sellers were just not Jews but Chinese Gipsy and many others.  It was an international market. At this place discussed politics and cultural situation in our country.  People did not read news papers that time, but they took all the news from Evbaz. Evbaz it is a piece of Kiev.   Now nothing mentioned about that time except our café.  Exactally here were the same café with most tasted samogon and marinated cucumbers in Kiev.  And we want you to jump into the history of our city and with us.  We wish you " bon appetite"

We had the Varenyky which were very good and nice and fresh.  The Greek salad was also very good.  The wine....mmmmmm....lots to be desired.  They have one toilet for everyone.  Across the street is the mall and a 24 hour grocery store as well.  Good place to sit and watch the street cars travel by.  they have an English menu as well as of course Ukrainian menu. I forgot to check in to how many beer they carried, but just about everyone else was drinking beer.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

AYTNAG (AUTPAB) (OUTLAB) (Kiev, Ukraine)

AYTNAG (AUTPAB) (OUTLAB) Dimytrivska Street, just north west of Vorovskho Street, Kiev, Ukraine.  I don't know if former English Soccer star Paul GASCOIGNE has anything to do with this place , but his facial likeness is all over this places and his nick name "Gazza".  It has a very English soccer theme to it,keeping in mind, just about everyone was speaking Ukrainian.  A bit much more up scaled and upper end crowed.  Again similar to a North American style place.  Out side along the front there is a long narrow patio area and was chocked full when we were there.  Inside there is lots of brick work.  Lots of flat screen TVs with football (soccer) on them!  The menu had lots of food with the play on various names such as the Monica Lewinsky salad, Chicken George Bush, and the list goes on!  There is a room called the "Gazza Room" which sits about 10 people or so for those smaller get together.  15 different types of beer on tap. Beer comes in the following sizes, 300 ml, 500ml; and 1 litre. The wine was good as well! This place sits about 200 people or so. To eat I had the Don Caesar  de Bazan Salad with fresh cooked chicken, juicy bacon.  My wife had the Hellas Greek salad.  The portions were small and the prices were higher than most other places. The service was good and lots of staff keeping busy.  It was very busy here and obviously very popular!  It was pretty good al said and done. 

Union Jack English Pub (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)

Union Jack English Pub, 16 Proskurivska Street, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.  In beautiful downtown Khmelnytskyi and Proskurivska street is closed to traffic for several blocks at all time.  It is always busy with families, couples and everyone walking around. After walking around you are probably ready for a refreshment and maybe a bite to eat.  The pub like many in the Ukraine is down stairs and easy to find, kind of.  It has a large separate covered patio area out side, where like everywhere smoking is allowed.  We sat in both places.  This pub is run more like a North American Establishment, with lost of staff, all in company shirts etc.  Service was pretty good and they did what they could to accommodate my English only ability to speak. They have awesome brick oven pizzas here.  This place is quite popular with the locals.....mostly locals here. University is also near by.  Here is the place that we got our first decent size glass of wine, usually they give you 100 ml glasses of wine, and by North American standards that just doesn't cut it, LOL!! They have a sit-up bat that holds 8 people.  There are 20 different types of beer on tap.  I saw some people ordering mugs of beer that looked a lot like a small pail of beer! There are numerous TVs with football on (soccer).  There is a room in the back that probably holds 30 people, and I guess you could use it for a function.  This place had a good atmosphere.  Funny thing an English Pub and no one spoke English! LOL!  All in all we enjoyed it here and the staff was friendly.  The washrooms are very clean and modern! There is lots of room in this pub.  I say give it a try!

Politsmaister (Politmejsera) (Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine)

Politsmaister (Politmejsera),  8 Starobulvarna Street.  Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.  Located just before the bridge over to the Kamyanets-Podilskyi Fortress (castle) which is a absolutely beautiful 11th century castle in a very picturesque area along the Smotrych River.  This pub is an old police station that has been converted over.  This is the coolest pub I have been in the Ukraine.  The place has soooo much character.  antiques are all over the place.  You can see the stair case that goes up stairs and the large chandelier made out of iron and suspended by chains hanging in the middle.  The seating upstairs surrounds the  open area and all the tables are shadow box tops with very interesting artifacts inside.  Everything from classified documents from 1900's, paper money, coins, locks, bottles and more.  For lunch we had a traditional dish what was cooked in a ceramic pot that had potato pancakes, mushroom sauce and chunks of pork, very good!  We started off with a nice Greek salad which was very fresh.  The wine was good, but I don't know what it was because our friend who is Ukrainian ordered it.  The wine was good though.  They have an amazing outside patio area!  I would love to go here and sit on the patio some day!  It is a very short walk to the Castle and that in its self is a must see.  This is a very beautiful area of Ukraine and if you are ever lucky enough to visit this area, try this place fore sure.  I give it a definite 2 thumbs up! 

Sepia Pub (Kiev, Ukraine)

Sepia Pub, 8 Petra Sagaydachnogo, Kiev, Ukraine not far from the Dnieper River.  A very nice part of Kiev and close to the Funicular which is a train that is pulled by cables up the steep hillside to the upper area of Kiev.  By the way that only costs about 13 cents CDN/ USA dollars. The menu was in Ukrainian and English. The bar is located down stairs and they have a large covered sidewalk patio area.  There is a beautiful "L" shaped bar that seats 30 people. Lots of dark wood adorn the walls and furniture.  12 different types of beer on tap.  There is a stage for live music.  They have a good selection of wine.  To eat, we had a nice cheese plate with a large bowl of black olives, fresh rye bread and Varenyky stuffed with mushrooms and potatoes.  Topped off with caramelized onions.  It was very good. Other interesting things on the menu were: Boiled veal tongue, Goose filet with pear, basked pork leg and hot beer syrup.  I did not try any of these.  Service was good and friendly,  I enjoyed my visit here and the food was very good.  I can't remember what wine we had, but I do remember that it was good!!

Muponb Pub (Kiev, Ukraine)

Muponb Pub, 10 Symona Petlyury Street, Kiev, Ukraine  Phone 044-234-20-76.  It is on the road that leads from Taras Shevenchenko Blvd. to the Main train station.  When you enter, the stairs lead you down to the Pub.  It is located in the basement of an old apartment building. They have a ten person sit up bar that is need of refinishing.    There are 7 different types of beer on tap in this German Brew Haus styled pub.  The waitresses are dressed in German Brew House style with white blouses, black skirts and green aprons.  The waiters wear knee length pants with green and black striped socks and little hats. English language was a barrier but we were able to work through it.  The menu is in Russian so I had no idea what was on it, but they did have a picture of perogies (In the Ukraine they are called Varenyky).  The one thing the bartender tried to sell me was fired cheese as that was the only English that he spoke.  I ordered wine and it was interesting as the bartender used a Scientific Beaker to measure the wine.  At least I know I got the amount that I ordered.  The bar is broken up in to 3 areas, the main bar area and rooms on the either side, which were nicely decorated in keeping with the German theme.  There are several tvs on the walls for watching football.  They could use larger screens, but from what I have seen here they don't go with the big screens like in Canada and USA.  All in all it was a nice pub!

O'Briens Irish Pub (Kiev, Ukraine)

O'Briens Irish Pub, 17a Myhaylivska Street, Kiev, Ukraine.  This bar is on two floors, but only the second floor was open when we were there at lunch time.  They have an "L" shape sit-up bar that seats 20 people.  They have side walk seating along one side of the pub.  The washrooms were interesting, as you go in to a common room and there are 2 toilets and one urinal each with its own locking stall.  They are for both sexes, and there is a common sink area.  We had some wine, I had the Georgian white, Karuli Vazi TM Vaziaubani which was 28 UAH for a 100 ml glass or about $2.33 per glass CDN/ USA dollars the wine was ok. My wife had a pint of the Somersby Apple cider which was good.  They have darts here. There are abut 12 different beer on tap.  We did not eat here so we could not tell you about the food.  Not a lot of English spoken in this bar.  As for a Ukrainian Irish bar, it was not bad.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coalmont Hotel (Coalmont B.C.)

The Coalmont Hotel, in the very small village of Coalmont, British Columbia, Canada.  You don't need a street address to find this place as it is the only hotel in Coalmont,  Coalmont is.....well you have to get to Princeton which is on Hwy #3,  3 hours east of Vancouver.  Turn north west on Bridge street and go over the one lane bridge then turn left.  Drive 18 or so kilometers through the scenic mountains until your reach the Coamont Hotel, you can't miss it!  The new owners bought it in October of 2013 and have cleaned it up and changed it around a bit.  Gone are stuffed animals and the such.   (see my earlier posed Coalmont Saloon)  I asked the new owner what is the name of the bar and she advised that it didn't have a name, everyone just calls it the Coamont Hotel. I once went across a desert on a horse with no name....!  Still a very cool place with lots of stories.  How about a previous owners (back sometime), Husband and Wife who used to get in to fights behind the bar.  Several times he threw his wife out the bar through a window behind the bar.  Window is gone now.  There was once a trap door behind the bar and he put her in the trap door and stood on the door so she couldn't get out. The owner said that they are equally as busy in the winter as they are in the summer.  Fall and Winter bring the hunters and snowmobilers.  It is an amazing snowmobile area, where people come from all over to ride the many miles of trails.  Summer boasts a beautiful lake 10 km past the hotel called Otter Lake at Tulameen B.C., camping, boating, beach and beautiful weather.  Back to the bar, they have a nice deck area in front.  The 28 room hotel is closed but the bar still has the nostalgia. Daily drink specials.  Out front a guy had a Jerk Chicken stand, don't know how well he did.  Once a coal mining town the Coalmont Hotel opened up in 1912 and still going today.  If you are looking for cool, old different places this is a place to check out!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Vino Volo (Dallas/ Ft. Worth International Airport)

Vino Volo, Dallas/ Ft. Worth International Airport Gate A 17.  If you are flying through and have a few hours to kill while at Dallas, and best if flying American Airlines as we were.  Right across from our gate A17 was Vino Volo. There is another one in terminal E A welcome relief.  If you have never tried them they are at many airports and just great. you can buy wine by the glass or a flight of wine that has 3 part glasses of paired wines, red or white.  They have a points card and you can get free samples and the such.  We had a cheese, meat and cracker plate with  side of olives.  There were 4 different kinds of olives.  It is so relaxing there and you forget about the stress that comes with travel.  I have not been to one that I didn't like!  You can purchase bottles of wine as well.  Two thumbs up and happy flying!

Fritzel's European Jazz Club (New Orleans)

Fritzel's European Jazz Club, 733 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (French Quarter).  It is the Oldest operated Jazz Club in New Orleans.  The building was built in 1831 and Fritzel's opened up in 1969.  The house band is Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band and their motto is, "If you got the money honey, we got the time." They have a 10 person sit-up bar.  5 count them 5 different beer on tap. They have 8 different German beer. Good size full glass of wine for $5.00, not bat at all!  Out through the back is a small narrow courtyard, that is surrounded by the buildings on all sides.  Food, no idea at all.  There are 8 German style beer house tables, like a picnic table. Of course they have live jazz music! 

Red Goose Saloon (Thibodaux Louisiana)

Red Goose Saloon  205 Phillips Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA.  There are 4 bars all next/ across from each other.  We pick this one, the door was open and all the others were not open yet.  This building was built in 1896 and in 1900 it opened as Red Goose Shoes.  Red Goose Shoes closed down in 1976 and the Red Goose Saloon opened in 1979 but stayed with the Red Goose name.  They still retain the Red Goose Shoes sign out front.  They also have a few other Red Goose Shoes things inside including the old clock.  There is a long straight sit-up bar that holds12 people and there are 4 tables, so not a big place.  There is no beer on tap, all bottles.  They did have wine for us.  There are Video Gambling  games.  The washrooms were very clean and tidy.  I am pretty sure they don't serve any food.  The area behind the bar with the dark wood and drawers were from the old Red Goose Shoe store, nice piece. Smoking is permitted in this bar. There is a canal very close to the saloon, so we stopped for a look and there was an alligator swimming down the middle.  That was a first for me and my wife!  Try this place out, if for no other reason, you might see and alligator as well!

Marlow's Tavern (Atlanta, Georgia USA)

Marlow's Tavern 950West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Midtown).  This is a Georgia based chain of taverns and this is one of 12 in Georgia and there is one in Florida.  There was a mix up in getting to this place, we had been told it was right around the corner form our hotel, but found out it was a cab ride away.  Mike, who took the reservation and waited on us was great and felt bad for the mix up.  He brought us a couple of complimentary appetisers.  I had the Black and Blue steak salad, with grilled tenderloin that was cooked to perfection. It was very good.  My wife had the po-boy shrimp sandwich. This thing was huge, and she had a hard time figuring out how to eat it.  It was also very good.  They have a long L shaped sit-up bar that seats 25 people.  There are 15 booths, 4 pub tables each sitting 8 people down the middle.  It has a nice atmosphere here! Beer, well they have 8 different types on tap.  Mike was very good in telling us about other places to try.  We all enjoyed it here and would come back for sure!!  Two thumbs up!

Famous Door (New Orleans)

Famous Door, 339 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.    Established in 1934, this bar has live bands playing everyday.  They have 2 sit-up bars, but people were mostly standing at the bars.  There is a dance floor and when we were there this place was packed, not bad for a Monday night.  They have an extensive list of all the famous people that have been here.  The service was good, even considering how busy they were.  The band was very good.  We did not stay too long, so unfortunately I can't tell you much more than I have.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Shaggy's Beach Bar and Grill (Biloxi Mississippi)

Shaggy's Beach Bar and Grill, 1763 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.  This is one of my favorites, it is right on the beach built up on stilts as the have issues with the breeze (hurricanes).  It is quite a large place and everything is brightly coloured.  The main sit-up bar in in the main part of the bar and is a square U shaped bar that seats 20 people.  On all of the tables, they each have a shortened fishing rod with a bobber on the line.  If the bobber is up, you need service.  If the bobber is down you are all good.  What a neat idea, I need one of these for home, LOL! There are 20 pub height tables each sitting  at least 4 people and they are all colourfully painted, purple, lime green, blue or red. Happy hour runs from 3-6 pm and wine and house draught is half priced, liquor is $3.00.  The bar has these large folding windows that were open letting the breeze come in from the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf Coast).  For food, I had the shrimp basket (battered and deep fried), coleslaw,  and fries, and it was sooo good.  My wife had the Jalapeno hushpuppies, which she said were very good.  There is this beautiful deck that over looks the beach and water, where you can really soak up the sun. There are 7 or 8 pub height tables there and you are in the sun over looking the beach! Out side the deck wraps around to the west and there is a second outside bar that is open and even further west there is a 3rd outside bar, but that was not open at this time.   I can only imagine how much fun it would be there in the evening.   Our waitresses were fabulous, always checking up on you and making sure you were well taken care of.  They were also very cheerful and friendly!  I love this place and as I once said before, if I had three thumbs, I would give it 3 thumbs up.  If you are ever in the area you have to try it out.  We did not want to leave, it was so nice, relaxing and enjoyable here!!

Huge Ass Beers (New Orleans)

Huge Ass Beers, 333 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  (French Quarter).  Interesting to say the least.  Out on the street there is a guy with large sign on a pole advertising Huge Ass Beers.  People come and pose with him or the sign, and end up giving him a tip.  The only reason we came in here was to go up and stand on the balcony.  The bottom picture is the main floor sit-up bar.  Up stairs it was very quite, and much different, much cleaner and modern.  When I asked the bartender what the name of the upstairs bar was, she advised that it didn't have a name.  We grabbed a glass of wine and stood on the balcony over watching Bourbon street.  We had the balcony to ourselves, so it was fun watching everyone pass by below.  After half an hour I went to get another glass of wine, and they were out of white wine.  So I asked for a glass of red wine and they were out.  I guess that is why the call it Huge Ass Beers.  I can see why the up stairs bar was empty the whole time we were there. Can't tell you much about the Huge Ass Beers the claim to have or the food as I didn't try either.  The downstairs bar was quite busy though, gotta give them that. The balcony, was a great place to watch Bourbon Street, and there was no fee to standout there like there is in other bars.