When Hurricane Georges took aim at NOLA, we decided to stay in town and ride it out (based on the advice of the legendary weather guy Nash Roberts). Power went out in our building around 11, and we went to The Avenue Pub. Not only were they open, but the bartender told us they *can't* close; they don't even have locks on the doors. If they flooded, the plan was to move the party upstairs. We stayed all night, watched the sun rise over a calm and empty city, and had great burgers and fries to greet the day. As they were the only game in town for a few days, we ate there until they ran out of food. \r
Based on this experience alone, I love this place. Yes, it's a dive. Yes, it's seedy. But it's also got a New Orleans attitude. We used to love sitting by the big windows watching the street cars roll by. It's usually a mix of locals and young folks.
Pros: fun atmosphere, good jukebox, local flavor, windows that open to St. Charles Ave.