What sets this New Orleans–themed pub apart from the cookie-cutter yuppie bars on Southport is the slightly older set; a more conversation-friendly atmosphere; and a second-floor balcony from which to watch the revelry below—and maybe even sneak a smoke. Decent draft picks, live jazz Thursday through Saturday and plenty of outdoor seating add to the appeal.
|Venue name:||Blue Bayou||Contact:|
3734 N Southport Ave
|Cross street:||between Grace St and Waveland Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 10am–3am; Sun 10am–2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Southport. Bus: 9, 22, 80, 152.|
|Price:||Average beer: $4|