12. Heading home early
Everyone knows all the good stuff starts to happen around midnight, especially when it comes to music. Drink a Coke and suck it up -- it’s worth it to hang around.
13. Whistling or snapping at a bartender to get their attention
This might be universal, but it’s a grave no-no in the Big Easy. The barkeep (usually) has eyes. They’ll get to you, if you’re kind and patient, and especially if you tend to tip generously.
14. Forgetting “where you got dem shoes”
15. Forgetting to hydrate, especially during the summer
Water will forever be your friend in this town. Long stints in the sun with only a cooler filled with Long Island Iced Teas to drink, less so.
16. Leaving a personal item on a barstool and assuming it’ll be fine if you walk away for a bit
This applies 3x for dive bars.
Cheapest drinks in town, open 24/7, and known for taking photographic evidence of sleeping patrons for their “Wall of Shame”.