Open Tab: Thoughtful musings on drinking culture in America

Check it out: a marvelous blog about drinking culture from one of our downtown girls. Elizabeth writes extremely well, with lots of flair and asides which seems exactly what you want from a drinking companion. She also runs Drink & Learn, a weekly romp through the French Quarter featuring drinking and learning and is also the co-author of the book The French Quarter Drinking Companion.Elizabeth’s Open Tab blog here.

Flanagan’s Pub in the French Quarter to close Nov. 9 with funeral-themed bash

Flanagan’s Wake will be held on the bar’s final day of business, Sunday, Nov. 9, with last call happening late that same night, Overslaugh said. But the celebration will likely begin Friday (Nov. 7) and include appearances by guest bartenders throughout the weekend, he said.

Flanagan’s, which leases the space at 625 St. Philip St., announced this summer that its doors would be closing in November, because the building’s owner opted not to renew Flanagan’s lease. The space is owned by Royal Hotel Investors, the same company that owns the adjacent Hotel Royal.

Flanagan’s Pub in the French Quarter to close Nov. 9 with funeral-themed bash |