We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Expect the Unexpected” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dominic's Bar

Dominic's Bar
19 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA
Improve this listing
Ranked #919 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
1 review
“Expect the Unexpected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Nice mix of locals, tourists, and young professionals chillin' after work. For locals (like myself), this place feels a lot like the Cheers of New Orleans, especially since they've started grilling every Sunday (Yay, free food!). You never know what or who you'll see next, and during football season it's a nonstop party. I was actually there during the incident mentioned by the tourist reviewer, and I have to say that while the bartender did overreact, his sentiment (anger at not being tipped, or being tipped far less than current protocols of American etiquette dictate, while at the same time offering good service and earning far less than minimum wage in shift pay) was understandable in context. Anyway, they have some great new bartenders and it's a nice change of pace from the Quarter. They sell cigars, have nice TVs, WiFi, and live music, and their Bloody Marys kick @$$! I I agree with a reviewer on another site who said that if you stop by and the atmosphere or bartender doesn't suit your fancy, just come back later, as their people have a wide range of personality types and interests. You're bound to find one you love- Definitely worth visiting!

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

50% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Tourists Beware”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

******** DO NOT USE THIS BAR IF YOU ARE A TOURIST !!!!!!!! ******** We were on holiday and heard this bar was a nice place. From the minute we entered, the barman, a thin obnoxious young bearded guy, was aggressive and rude to us. Despite buying several rounds of drinks, and tipping him well, he turned off the music paid for by a wife of one of our group. Swore at her and said " We all hate you [--] Limeys get out my bar " He then threatened the ladies husband with a bottle and called the police. After the police spoke to him and all of us, he was given a citation for his behavior. Loved New Orleans and all the friendly people I met, but this guy needs to see a shrink for sure. He was very lucky he didn't get hurt. This was an exception, and apart from him, the people in New Orleans are friendly and welcoming and I enjoyed my time there. There are far better bars nearby, so don't waste your time and money there.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dominic's Bar also viewed

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA

Been to Dominic's Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dominic's Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.