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Once you get past the hood rats begging outside the place is cool. It really is a bar, laundromat... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Crystal Beach, Canada
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Brilliant Boozer

Woke up drunk and stumbled across this gem. Stella was an absolute star! Made some memories in this... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Once you get past the hood rats begging outside the place is cool. It really is a bar, laundromat and restaurant. Drinks are cheap, the bartender was attentive and not a bad seat in the house. The entertainment was Jamie Lyn Vessels and she was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Woke up drunk and stumbled across this gem. Stella was an absolute star! Made some memories in this place with locals and tourists alike.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Place was jumping and very lively. Bartenders were on point and great. A nice alternate to Burbon Steet.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D B
Reviewed April 19, 2018

I'm old so only been in there in the day time.Nice and quite during the day time-good bar food-cold beer-prices not like on Bourbon street(reasonable)-fun bartender (Heather).I'll probably go straight there next time I'm in NOLA!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Randy S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Great live music with an interesting mix of bands. Saw rock n roll and Cajun rock bands with some real characters. Great venue on the corner of Frenchmen st and Decatur. Not a typical tourist place and all the better for it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DavidJCarton
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Gave Check Point Charlie a go one evening and really enjoyed the visit. Live music provided by a great band. Its located in the Frenchmen's area and one of many places offering music, food and drink. Its also go a cool laundrette through the back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This is an awesome local dive bar with washing machines in the back! Drink prices are pretty cheap, they also serve food. We did not eat here. Only stayed for a few beers and people watching!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank morenita32
Reviewed November 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mbalba
Reviewed June 7, 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!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kjpc42
Reviewed May 13, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Watty0407
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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
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