Sun, noon-2am; Mon-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, noon-4am
5pm-9pm; $4 well, $5 for two PBR, $5 drafts, $6 Small Hurricanes and Sweet Tea
F at Delancey St.; J, M, Z at Essex St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
“We aren’t looking at ruining the neighborhood,” owner Kyle Radzyminski, of Thunder Jackson, assured us of this raucous-seeming New Orleans bar. “That’s one thing people get frightened of. A couple of our guys have families and multiple kids. It’s more of a place where you can watch sports, not a frat house.” Radzyminski assured us that he wants it to be “a place for almost anyone and everyone,” including folks who happen to enjoy the “kitschy but fun” goings-on at his other bars (oversize drinks, a “Wheel of Shots,” Lady Gaga-lookalike contests, and music ranging from Journey to, again, Lady Gaga). So neighbors, don’t be scared off by the fact that the bar is “Bourbon Street-inspired”— as HBO’s Treme makes clear, there’s pride on Bourbon Street.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.