by Christine Liu - 156 Reviews - 111 List
As the home of annual spirits convention, Tales of the Cocktail, the Big Easy is a cocktail connoisseur's summer mecca. As such, it's crawling with folks who know the city like they know their favorite cocktail shaker. On such veteran attendee is Stephen Shellenberger, who bartends at Pomodoro in Brookline. Read on for his favorite haunts in this off-the-cuff New Orleans guide.
(Photo: Christine Liu)
Updated: July 22, 2010
"It's a bar started by a guy from White Zombie, and it's exactly how you'd expect a bar started by a guy from White Zombie. You should only go between 2am and 4am. They pride themselves on no-frills. The restrooms are scary. When you're a crust-punk hipster, you distinguish yourself by cleanliness--or lack thereof."
"Jacques-Imo's is really wonderful. It's heavy; share. No reservations. You wait in a divey sh-t box next door. It's the most impossibly eccentric thing ever. There's alligator cheesecake. Eccentric protein. Eight-hundred covers a night."