Bourbon Street dives don’t come much cheesier than The Swamp, which is what you’ll feel like if you visit this place after you’ve passed a certain birthday. Yes, there is a mechanical bull. No, you don’t want to ride it. Do the right thing and head to Frenchmen St for awesome live music, instead.
Notorious for its youthful patronage -- and by that, think possibly not even yet in college -- TJ’s should not be frequented by anyone who has, say, a 401k. Or, you know, self-respect.
This one could be on the border, but, like Quills, it’s long held a reputation as what locals call a “baby bar,” (and not, like, “for parents”). This is fine if you’re a younger 20-something, but after 30, you might be seen as a creeper. If you’re in the neighborhood, hit the Maple Street Bar instead, a much more appropriate venue.