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Handsome Willy's

218 S Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2810
+1 504-525-0377
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jan 2017
“A little off the beaten path. Great friendly neighborhood hangout.”
22 Aug 2016
“Friendly bartenders”
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Grill, Contemporary
PRICE
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LOCATION
218 S Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2810
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Wondered out of the French Qtr for a change. It is a nice, friendly hang-out. The drinks are reasonably priced and the food is awesome and very affordable. Great music and lots of hospitality. They serve lunch and dinner and have a great happy hour.

Thank Chrystal S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Bartenders are very friendly, although the food was mediocre. Try the burger. After sending my first order back bexause it was still frozen I got a burger and it was good.

Thank kgladstone410
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This bar is a bit off the beaten path. The hospital is nearby so it's frequented by hospital staff when they get off work. The staff is friendly. Service was okay. You can get food there but I wouldn't go there for that. It's a...More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Just after we got there there was a power outage. The thing I learned quickly that people who dealt with things like Katrina don't worry about losing a little power. Candles were lit, service continued on a cash basis. Had a great time! Felt like...More

Thank Americana29
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Handsome Willy's is off the beaten path of tourists, but. it is truly worthy of a visit, if you really want a taste of local! This former brothel, in a neighborhood that was notorious, this being Storyville, will please the very basic needs when you...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is a great little bar. The patio is nice and on Fridays there is free food- and it's actually good food. The bartenders are extremely friendly too. Lots of drink specials. You'll see a lot of hospital employees here on Fridays after work. The...More

Thank KreweduReview
Reviewed 7 February 2015

We were in town for the holidays and had researched what restaurants and bars would be open during our visit. After finding Handsome Willy's website, we contacted the owner to check hours of operation during our stay. The response was gracious, and we ended up...More

Thank Kgodzgurl4life
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Central Business District
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might suggest that this area is all about business and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Grill, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 S Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-0377
  • E-mail
Description
Handsome Willy's celebrates more than 75 years of Food, Booze, Music & Good Times.

Delicious Strong Drinks at Reasonable Local Prices!

A full menu featuring slow-cooked meats and homemade sauces, offering tasty Burritos, Nachos, Salads, Burgers, Wings, and more.

DJs for Happy Hour and beyond seven days a week.

Who DAT Nation HQ: Pre & Post Saints Game Parties that are legendary!

Private Parties and Off-Site Catering


History

The bar that is now Handsome Willy's was originally called The Jackson Inn and operated out of a streetcar, serving patrons who worked at the newly erected Charity Hospital. Originally, this area was part of historic black Storyville, the center of New Orleans-style debauchery in the early 1900s. Legend has it that the neighborhood pimp Handsome Willy was friends with Mr. Jackson and lived above the Jackson Inn for years.
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