Everything about this place was awful from the get go. The $2 cover charge was the only reason my friend and I stayed longer than a few minutes. There was no live music, and the ""50 cent beers"" thing was over, so why a covercharge?\r
The placed was jam packed, and most of the men I encountered felt it their right to be extra touchy when passing by. If you want to get talked to and hit on by several drunk, sloppy men, then this is the place for you. The bathrooms were gross, stalls were broken. The space was way too small for the amount of people inside, and spilling your drink while maneurvering is unavoidable as people treat every inch of that crowded space as a dance floor.\r
To make matters even worse, the staff was incredibly rude. My friend and I put four beers between the two of us on a tab. Her bill came to $70. In our haste to leave this place, she signed off quickly without really looking throughouly at the price. The bartender had the nerve to call us back and ask us why we left such a measly tip for a $70 tab which is when my friend stops him and questions the $70. He takes back her license and credit card and shows us a piece of paper with 12 or so dash marks on it. He told us someone ordered drinks on her tab. When she tried to explain it was a mistake on their part, especially since they had a photo ID on hand, he got defensive and asked her why she signed it if it was wrong. Despite our efforts to talk to them about it quietly, we were yelled at and rudely dismissed. They made no attempts to solve our problem and told us to leave. This one blonde chick (who opened and closed our tab) kept throwing her hands in the air yelling at me saying there was nothing to do about it and I'd have to talk to the other guy in charge who he completely ignored me on purpose. I reached out to the bouncer who didn't seem surprised by their rude service, gave me the managers number and apologized. I called the manager several times, left a message and no one ever got back to me.\r
So in short, if you want to drink beers in a place that's overly crowded, plays bad music, forces you to spill beer all over youself and spend $18 per beer since the staff doesn't know how to keep a tab and will yell at you when you question it, Bourbon Street is the place for you!
Pros: the bouncers were great
Cons: disgustingly crowded, gross bathrooms, rude & awful service