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Latitude 29, New Orleans, LA (bar)
jazzman
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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From: East Bay
Posted: 2014-12-17 10:15 pm   Permalink

I made it here a couple of times and got to meet the Bum himself. The Navy Grog here is excellent but all drinks were good. Could not fit dining here into the schedule. Jeff told me that they will make other drinks from the books upon request so I got to have a Demerara Dry Rum Float. These are iphone pics, no flash, so not very good. The bowl is a Lapu Lapu for two.








 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 505
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2014-12-18 12:48 pm   Permalink

Still, cool pics, jazzman. Thanks for posting.

 
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PremEx
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 335
From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2015-01-09 3:50 pm   Permalink

Just got back from a 2 day trip to NOLA specifically to visit the Bum's place. Can't really say enough good things about this great new bar and restaurant. Jeff and his wife Annene are the most gracious of hosts, all the staff are super friendly and passionate about their jobs. The drinks, food, music, lighting, and décor are everything you'd want to experience. Just fantastic on all counts. Didn't want to leave. Just wanted to stay and soak it all in. Some snaps:

The classic Mai Tai:


A Happy Hour special, the Tokyo Daiquiri, created by Hadi Ktiri (formerly of French 75):


Another Happy Hour exclusive, the Steak Frites:


Mac & Cheese and Fries (I think the drink was a Nui Nui):


The ono Polynasian Ribs accompanied by a Latitude 29:


The Bum and a bum (I'm holding a Navy Grog):


Had several other drinks, all of which were stellar. I should have taken more pictures of the place, but was having too much fun! Can't wait to return.

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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-01-09 3:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting pics, PremEx. Those look like tasty drinks- and I'm sure they were given the source. It's great you got to meet "The Bum" too. Very cool.

 
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PremEx
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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2015-03-20 2:49 pm   Permalink

A local NOLA station did a short piece today on Latitude 29. Don't know how long the link will be good for, but for now, here it is:

http://wgno.com/2015/03/20/tiki-temple-at-beachbum-berrys-latitude-29/


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Freeland
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Joined: Aug 19, 2013
Posts: 131
From: Austin, Tex
Posted: 2015-09-25 09:54 am   Permalink

Finally getting around to heading back to NOLA... haven't been since before Katrina.

What does everyone recommend for first cocktails?
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2200
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-09-25 09:59 am   Permalink

For a moment, I'll skip over the obvious suggestion of Latitude... NOLA is the home of the Sazerac, so if you're into a good rye whiskey cocktail, I can suggest putting the Hotel Sazerac and their bar on your list. The Sazerac cocktail is a good rye whiskey sipper, and to have it at the place it was invented, would be cool.

 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-09-25 7:16 pm   Permalink

Just off the top of my head-
Broussard's would be one of my first stops. Go when Paul Gustings is mixing. He's literally one of the best in the US and his mixology is amazing. Actually a pretty funny guy, too, if you can get past his initially "crusty exterior" persona.

Cane and Table down the east side of Decatur has some great drinks and had a huge stash of Lemon Hart still when I was there this time last year.

A little further west on Decatur is Tujague's. Great cocktails and beer. Old tine corner kinda place.

Amendment 21 makes some great neo-prohibiton style cocktails. Small place that often has live jazz. Surprised it doesn't get mentioned alot more.

Of course there's the standard Arnaud's French 75 but if you've been once or twice...


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-09-26 06:17 am   Permalink

Hawaii 504 was my favorite at Latitude. Nice spice.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2015-10-15 9:43 pm   Permalink

No service 10 minutes before closing! Bullshit! I own 20 bars and you take orders until closing! I've come 1000 miles and I expect basic service! I came 1000 miles... I was expecting to have a nice cocktail and to take home a mug. To hell with them! I travel a lot. Other places are about SERVICE! I'll give them my business!
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-10-15 11:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-10-15 21:43, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
No service 10 minutes before closing! Bullshit! I own 20 bars and you take orders until closing! I've come 1000 miles and I expect basic service! I came 1000 miles... I was expecting to have a nice cocktail and to take home a mug. To hell with them! I travel a lot. Other places are about SERVICE! I'll give them my business!




You own 20 bars and never heard of last call?

Closing time in California (here it is 2am) means last call is anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes before 2pm
at 2pm the last customer is out the door and locked, it is the law here.


 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
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Posted: 2015-10-16 09:01 am   Permalink

I'd add maybe an unnecessary note that Latitude 29 is an exotic, hand-crafted tiki cocktail bar, with complex multi-ingredient cocktails, with each drink using unique drink vessels, ice and garnishes. To have someone come in 5-10 minutes before closing (and after last call) expecting bartenders to make one of the Bum's cocktails under such circumstances is, I think, probably a bit much. As someone who has now been to Latitude 29 more than 8-10 times, I can say that it is a place of excellent service, well-trained, skilled and friendly bartenders and waitstaff, and is presided over and run by Jeff Beachbum Berry, one of the nicest, most generous and friendly tiki legends I've ever met.

 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2015-10-16 3:45 pm   Permalink

Maybe the expectations were low because of Hacienda Fiesta's style of bar menu/drinks. Famous Frozen Margaritas, Frozen Long Island's, Strawberry Daiquiris, Bacardi and Malibu rums...
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2015-10-19 6:36 pm   Permalink

Alright, alright... I FULLY understand hand-crafted drinks and appreciate them as much as anyone here on Tiki Central. Look, I've been around. At my bars, last call comes AFTER the posted closing time. That's our culture and the way we take care of our guests. If you walk in at closing you will be served whether you order a simple frozen margarita from a machine, or a made-from-scratch, original recipe Mai-Tai. If this not common... it should be.

 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2015-10-19 8:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-10-19 18:36, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Alright, alright... I FULLY understand hand-crafted drinks and appreciate them as much as anyone here on Tiki Central. Look, I've been around. At my bars, last call comes AFTER the posted closing time. That's our culture and the way we take care of our guests. If you walk in at closing you will be served whether you order a simple frozen margarita from a machine, or a made-from-scratch, original recipe Mai-Tai. If this not common... it should be.



When is your closing time? In Indiana you cannot serve alcohol after 3am, at least I think that's correct. In California the law is no onsite consumption of alcohol at bars after 2am. The typical 1:30 last call is essentially a courtesy to allow customers time to consume one last drink. By doing last call at 1:30 the bars can make sure they are in compliance with the law (no one still drinking alcohol) when the clock strikes 2. I take it you're not serving alcohol after 3am and that your closing time is well before then?


 
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