Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of po boys, pub grub, and beverages at Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar.
The bartenders at Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar pour draft beers and drinks for patrons munching on local pub grub and po boys amid exposed-brick walls spangled with vintage signs and pennants. Several television sets broadcast sports games and the thoughts of nearby patrons, as bar-goers drench glasses and pitchers in Blue Moon ($4.50/pint, $14/pitcher), Guinness ($5 for a pint), Abita Amber, and Smithwicks. After partaking of the full bar and games of billiards, visitors refuel with 8-inch po boys filled with roast beef ($9), catfish ($9.50) and pan-seared fleur-de-lis. Snap jaws around a snack, or kick off a meal, by rolling fried boudin balls down gullets ($5) or tucking into a heap of gravy cheese fries ($5).
Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar
Friendly bartenders have been serving up pints of Guinness to sports enthusiasts since Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar first opened its doors in 1949. Decades of Irish paraphernalia line the exposed brick walls, which envelop guests as they sip brews at the lengthy wooden bar or bite into seafood-studded poboys and corned-beef sandwiches in vinyl booths. While 20 televisions document the progress of the day’s sporting events, diners can snag chalk from the pool table to prep their cues for a game of eight ball or to draw a mournful outline around an empty basket of fried okra.
2604 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130