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The Abbey

New Orleans
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The Abbey

1123 Decatur St

New Orleans, LA 70116

The Abbey is a 24-hour dive in the French Quarter that draws a constant stream of curious tourists, kooky locals, and bargain hunters to its dimly lit, funky space. It’s the type of place where you can get a beer and a shot for just five bucks and find a lot of alternative and metal music on the juke. Whether you stay for the cheap drinks or the people watching, The Abbey has a way of sucking people in and spitting them out with a nice hangover, but the stories you’ll tell will make it worth your while.