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Checkpoint Charlie's

501 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2016
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unexpected surprise

During our trip to Nola we went to Checkpoint Charlie's on the recommendation of a bus tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great bar and bartender

Went here with my husband to get away from the hustle, bartender was super friendly and drinks... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Katie C
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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“dive bar” (2 reviews)
“live music” (7 reviews)
501 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2016
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our trip to Nola we went to Checkpoint Charlie's on the recommendation of a bus tour guide. felt a bit uneasy upon entering, but the women behind the bar made us really welcome and we made friends with a local pirate. We were offered...More

Thank mbalba
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Went here with my husband to get away from the hustle, bartender was super friendly and drinks aren't that bad priced. Will be back!

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Probably wrong to judge a place by the music but we had SUCH a good time. Crazy Whiskey were awesome with Great playing by Rick Nick and lady violinist/vocalist . Thanks guys. Watty

Thank Watty5657
Reviewed 12 May 2017

TERRIBLE Bar Experience I had the most unfriendly, rude bar experience. I received terrible customer service from the bartender along with profane words being thrown at me 4 times in a span of 5 minutes. As tourists, our group did not know that you had...More

Thank Havel2
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this place on a Saturday afternoon.. maybe not the best time to visit. It struck me as a typical dive bar in New Orleans.. nothing special about it. Service was slow. I doubt I would visit again but I'm guessing it's a different...More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Nothing fancy, but it's just good fun. A very comfortable and fun atmosphere. Live music, and there are plenty of seats and decent drinks.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place and it's 3 sisters, in the Garden District, Igor's, Lucky's and Buddha Belly are long established 'salt of the earth' New Orleans style "French Quarter" stalwarts. Classically embodied with yesteryear "Nawlins" charm, albeit in a modern theme, classic "New Orleans" drinks, pool tables,...More

1  Thank Danny G
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not a place that looks particularly good, but we had a great time here. Service and beers were good, and Lips and the Trips were playing. Lips is a great singer, the drummer is also very good, but the guitar player, Mark Fowler, is exceptional....More

1  Thank Alan_D_Hudson
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Memorable historic place. Free pics with guards. McDonalds and Kfc are just next door :) how american... Few info provided and a museum next by. Many souvenit shops around. It's fun and very social popular place. Worth the visit and think back at history in...More

Thank ChatBot
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great for people-watching, this strategically-located bar and grill serves typical adult beverages and pub grub, along with live music mostly of rock and blues genres. The crowd varies from grungy locals to conservative tourists, and everyone gets along. The bathrooms are the major downside.

Thank alloverem
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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