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The Abbey

French Quarter
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Address: 1123 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2605
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+1 504-523-7177

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an awesome find for out of towners

travelled to USA from Melbourne and stumbled across this awesome punk bar in the French Quarter. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, and a hot barman - thumbs up!

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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730 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The woman out front, who had a poorly behaved dog wearing a spiked collar, called the bar the Scabby Abbey. That kind of says all you need to know. The place has cheap drinks, doesn't accept cards, was significantly warmer inside than the the air outside, and was a little rough around the edges. Maybe pop in to grab your... More 

Thank AlnAbroad
New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Abby is a great local inhabited by regulars and tourists (more regulars than tourists), friendly bartenders and $2.50 yuengling. It is a no brainer!

Thank Tenkey59
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52 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Found this bar when I was in NOLA 4 years ago and was first port of call this time. $2.50 beers and well shots, great jukebox open 24/7 Nothing more to say, GO!

Thank David W
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Stopped in, ended up spending the rest of the night there. Beer and a shot for $5, can't beat that. Cool jukebox.

Thank ummmily
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2015

travelled to USA from Melbourne and stumbled across this awesome punk bar in the French Quarter. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, and a hot barman - thumbs up!

Thank sunloverinvic
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We walked in and were greeted like old friends.. Cheap drinks (beer and shot $5) and great jukebox. Ice cold A/C. We were there on Friday Pie Day...Awesome place.

Thank butterbean73
Schoharie, New York
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

If you're looking for jazz and 'typical' New Orleans, then keep walking. This ain't for you. But for a rocker dive bar, it's pretty cool. Great selection of music on the jukebox. Cheap beers. It's pretty dirty but nowhere near the dirtiest dive I've ever been in.

1 Thank Ian K
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Many times I've stopped by for a after work drink with friends. Never fail to witness bouncers or bartenders yelling or cursing at someone. Also reeks of BO most days. Cheap drinks are all that keep it afloat. Honestly its worth the extra few steps to spend the same amount, and have a better time on Decatur or Frenchman

Thank 952randallw
Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My friend and I were going to go next door for a quick drink because we were parched, and a guy smoking a cigarette told us we should go into the Abbey, which we didn't even notice. Best move we made on our trip. Truly one of the best dive bars I've ever been to. Dirt cheap drinks, great jukebox,... More 

Thank Christi A
West Point New York
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106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

It may look like a dive...but just go in...sit around and enjoy the locals. yup...just belly up to the bar and have a cold beer. Musty, really old and dingy, but classic, crafty and old new orleans.

Thank Familyof534

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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