Algiers

  • Written by Katy Reckdahl
  • Audio by Eve Abrams
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber

DRINK

Crown & Anchor

200 Pelican St
504 227-1007
Mon-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 11am-3am, Sun 11am-2am 
Algiers Point’s best known and most popular bar is an authentic-enough English-style pub, with lively darts games and friendly locals. The beer is pricey, but nonetheless, this is a great and straightforward destination on a weekend jaunt across the river. 

Dry Dock Cafe

133 Delaronde St
504 361-8240
Mon-Sat 11am-late, Sun 11am-reasonably late 
This place will serve you expensive beer and basic and cheap New Orleans fare (until 10PM) in a casual, but nicer-than-your-average-dive bar atmosphere. A bit on the average side, though locally popular. 

Old Point Bar

545 Patterson St
504 364-0950
11am-2am daily
A nice, old school bar, also Algier’s leading live music venue, showcasing a variety of local talent. If you haven’t heard of a performer listed here, don’t worry, they’re probably good. Comfortable old road house atmosphere. Early shows on Sundays.

EAT

Vine & Dine

141 Delaronde St
504-361-1402
Mon-Sat 5pm-9pm
Combination restaurant & wine shop; also has good variety of bottled beers. The cheese selections are great, and there’s a small, quiet, wonderfully be-ferned tiki-ish courtyard in the back. $13-24.

SEE IT

Mount Olivet Episcopal Church

530 Pelican Ave
This, Algiers’ oldest structure, and one of the few to survive the Great Algiers Fire, dates back to 1845. While the exterior is charming, the interior is nothing terribly exciting. Just around the corner on Olivier is another interesting old columned building–this one a former Masonic house.

Old Courthouse

225 Morgan St
This hulking Romanesque building is the most obvious landmark upon arriving on the shores of the West Bank, and is still functioning both as a courthouse and office space for several local government facilities. While the original courthouse dated back to 1812 in its first incarnation as a plantation home, the current building was built following the Great Algiers Fire in 1896.

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