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New Orleans is infamously hot and muggy, so in the summer there are a number of cool places to escape the heat, but the best one is The John, a toilet-themed dive bar that, unlike museums, is always open. Step into the meat cooler of a bar and belly up for something cold, strong, and cheap. If you’re looking for frills, there’s a jukebox, a ping pong table, and golden toilet seats.

The John, New Orleans

The John

Thrillist/Martine Boyer

New Orleans is infamously hot and muggy, so in the summer there are a number of cool places to escape the heat, but the best one is The John, a toilet-themed dive bar that, unlike museums, is always open. Step into the meat cooler of a bar and belly up for something cold, strong, and cheap. If you’re looking for frills, there’s a jukebox, a ping pong table, and golden toilet seats.