Food & Drink

The official unofficial Mid-City drinking guide

Published On 04/09/2014 Published On 04/09/2014
Redemption
Finn McCool's Irish Pub
Twelve Mile Limit
Mick's Irish Pub
Parkview Tavern
Banks Street Bar
Treo NOLA
The Bulldog
Bayou Beer Garden
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1. Redemption 3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

This resto/bar is one of the most unique places in Mid-City, serving up a variety of wines and delicious food inside the friendly confines of an ex-church.

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2. Finn McCool's Irish Pub 3701 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

In the tradition of Irish pubs, Finn McCool’s is more than a bar. The Mid-City institution borrows from the best of two cultures: an Irish pub that functions more like a community center, and a no-pretensions New Orleans corner bar that welcomes all comers. What you’ll find at Finn’s are friendly bartenders and a heavily local crowd (unless, maybe, it’s St. Patrick’s Day). If you’re looking to watch football -- and I don’t mean the American kind -- Finn’s is the best place in New Orleans to plant yourself.

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3. Twelve Mile Limit 500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

Twelve Mile has all the little things that make a bar feel homey. You’ve got food if you need it, places to sit and stare at the curios that catch your eye -- like the stuffed shark and squid hanging near the Hyperbole and a Half print on the wall -- a solid jukebox, pool, and personalized matchbooks to light your smokes or pass a number to someone. It’s the neighborhood bar worth leaving your actual neighborhood to adopt as your own.

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4. Mick's Irish Pub 4801 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

As far as divey sports bars go, Mick's is a very solid option in Mid-City for cheap drinks, sports on the TVs, a pool table, and a dart board. We think that Mick's Irish Pub is one of the best Irish pubs in New Orleans, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.

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5. Parkview Tavern 910 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

Parkview is a true neighborhood bar with a great patio and free food during Saints games.

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6. Banks Street Bar & Grill 4401 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

This all-inclusive music venue offers indoor and outdoor seating, pool tables, and pizza by the slice. The stage is constantly filled with eclectic bands throughout the week, from blues to bluegrass, rockabilly, Cajun and more. And the best part? It's always for free with no cover charge.

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7. Treo 3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

Brought to you by the owners of Finn McCool's, Treo brings inventive craft cocktails and small plates to Mid-City, a neighborhood that’s traditionally been more of a po-boy, beer-and-a-shot kind of place.

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8. The Bulldog Mid-City 5135 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124 (Mid City)

Like its other uptown location, this dog-friendly Mid-City location is known for having a terrific brew selection, lively atmosphere, and classic bar bites. If you're looking for something a bit more creative than a burger or wrap, try the crawfish banditos or Tex-Mex eggrolls -- they won't disappoint.

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9. Bayou Beer Garden 326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid City)

Bayou Beer Garden in Mid-City gifts you with 180 beers to choose from and a creative cocktail list, with offerings like the Wake-up Call, with grapefruit vodka, peach liqueur, orange cream bitters, and Lagunitas IPA, or the Bourbon Brees, with Bulleit rye, bourbon, Crème de Mure, mint, and lemon juice. If you plan on sticking around BBG for some time, indulge in food menu selections of appetizers, salads, wraps, and sandwiches, like BBG Disco Fries, which are coddled in wax paper and smothered in gooey melted cheddar cheese and savory roast beef debris gravy. You’ll find fresh air and shade in the patio area, shielded by umbrellas and a green and beige canopy above.

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10. Bob Roth's Lounge 5129 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124 (Mid City)

This dive bar has gone through a whole host of names throughout its existence, but regardless of what it's called, you can always count on it for classic rock on the radio, cheap drinks, and a friendly atmosphere.

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