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Bars We Love: Barrel Proof, New Orleans

Bars We Love: Barrel Proof, New Orleans

Drinking is easy. Finding the right bar, not so easy. We’re here to help. As a public service to all of you thirsty explorers, every week we highlight the best bars in America and tell you what makes them so damn great. This week we’ve got a neighborhood bar that loves cheap, domestic beer and expensive, foreign whiskey. NAME: Barrel Proof LOCATION: Lower Garden District, New Orleans EST: 2014 ON THE JUKEBOX: The Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Justified WHAT TO ORDER (NEWBIES): Old Fashioned: Old Grand-Dad bonded bourbon, demerara sugar, Angostura bitters and an orange peel WHAT TO ORDER (REGULARS): Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboy and some Old Grand-Dad on the rocks WHY WE LOVE IT: When people who work in the service industry get off of work, the last thing they want to drink is a complicated cocktail. They want a beer and a shot of whiskey. So when New Orleans bartender Liam Deegan and his restaurant vet partner opened their own spot, Barrel Proof, that’s what…

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