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The Abbey

French Quarter
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Address: 1123 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2605
Phone Number: 504 523 7177

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an awesome find for out of towners

travelled to USA from Melbourne and stumbled across this awesome punk bar in the French Quarter. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, and a hot barman - thumbs up!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stopped in, ended up spending the rest of the night there. Beer and a shot for $5, can't beat that. Cool jukebox.

Thank ummmily
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

travelled to USA from Melbourne and stumbled across this awesome punk bar in the French Quarter. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, and a hot barman - thumbs up!

Thank sunloverinvic
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We walked in and were greeted like old friends.. Cheap drinks (beer and shot $5) and great jukebox. Ice cold A/C. We were there on Friday Pie Day...Awesome place.

Thank butterbean73
Schoharie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you're looking for jazz and 'typical' New Orleans, then keep walking. This ain't for you. But for a rocker dive bar, it's pretty cool. Great selection of music on the jukebox. Cheap beers. It's pretty dirty but nowhere near the dirtiest dive I've ever been in.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Many times I've stopped by for a after work drink with friends. Never fail to witness bouncers or bartenders yelling or cursing at someone. Also reeks of BO most days. Cheap drinks are all that keep it afloat. Honestly its worth the extra few steps to spend the same amount, and have a better time on Decatur or Frenchman

Thank Randall W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My friend and I were going to go next door for a quick drink because we were parched, and a guy smoking a cigarette told us we should go into the Abbey, which we didn't even notice. Best move we made on our trip. Truly one of the best dive bars I've ever been to. Dirt cheap drinks, great jukebox,... More 

Thank Christi A
West Point New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It may look like a dive...but just go in...sit around and enjoy the locals. yup...just belly up to the bar and have a cold beer. Musty, really old and dingy, but classic, crafty and old new orleans.

Thank Familyof534
Pt Pleasant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Found this bar during the afternoon but didn't stay because I had other plans. Made a point to return at night for a drink. After playing some awesome punk rock music on the jukebox I ended up staying for hours!! The atmosphere, music and people were awesome! I wish I had a bar like this near me.

Thank bellePointPleasant
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

It was late, we were hungry and it was open! We wandered in and had some pub grub. Nothing special but it was tasty, the beer was ice cold and staff was friendly . Good value too.

Thank Loomin8
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Was roaming the quarter with some friends and discussing early Priest and we stumble around the corner and find The Abbey...walked in and Victim of Changes is on the jukebox...who the hell has Victim of Changes on a jukebox....and this wasn't one of those digital download machines. Needless to say we spent several hours there enjoying the great mix of... More 

Thank gleasoac

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living 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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.