Six miles, six bars, six beers. Sure, there are plenty of grizzled old-timers who will be there, but this kind of challenge favors the young, for certain.
Party hardy with the undergrads
You absolutely cannot spend any time whatsoever at The Boot, a known repository for undergraduate antics and debauchery, if you’re past a certain age, unless you happen to work there. It’s a college bar, filled with college kids, after all. Plus, they have a new pizza and burger joint next door that’s so much better than the former Dino’s (RIP).
Call in sick and day-drink on the levee
We have some pretty spectacular warm days in NOLA, just perfect for imbibing on the banks of the Mississippi as you watch the ships pass down the river. Don’t let them go to waste. Work will be there when you get back, and hangovers are way worse in your thirties.
Crash a wedding second line
People love getting married in New Orleans, even if they’re not from New Orleans or live here. What can we say, this city is romantic as hell. And with NOLA weddings come wedding second lines, so if you see one, just hop on in and dance with the bride and groom. They’re probably soused anyway. Again: it’s a New Orleans wedding.
Test your gastronomical potential
Speaking of challenges, you definitely need to channel your inner Adam Richman by attempting the “Pho Challenge” at Pho Cam Ly, the “Tchoupitoulas Challenge” at Creole Creamery, or the “15 Dozen Club” at Acme Oyster House.
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Scott Gold is a writer in New Orleans who is seriously jonesing for a Frostop Lott-O-Burger right now. Follow his old-man rantings @scottgold