Ninth Ward NYC – gumbo, beer, and Charlie Sheen!

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Photo credit – Ninth Ward

Deep in the Louisiana Bayou hidden far back in the swampland lies this outpost of genial southern hospitality. Night had fallen. Dark and mysterious we entered inside to find a voo-doo laden establishment of flickering candles and dark woods illuminated by the flames of a roaring fireplace. The sounds of soothing music was playing in the backround amongst the chatter of fellow imbibers. In the backwoods of Manhattan we had stumbled upon the mysterious and welcoming Ninth Ward.

We took a table in a corner overlooking the bar. Big heavy wooden chairs and tables added to the charm of this place. We proceeded to check out the menu. Braised beef on toast, which was only $2.50 each and the suggestion was to order two. Done. Fried pickles? Of course! Both were delicious, but I was still a bit hungry. Had to try the gumbo as it is one of my faves. Their gumbo was thick, spicy, and filling. Well worth the $7 for this bowl of happiness.

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Nice selection of beers from the region – Abita Purple Haze, Arrogant Bastard,  Rogue, and some others on tap. Happy hour 2 for 1 deal is always a bonus!

Ventured in the back to the bathrooms to find three doors labeled sex, drugs, and rock & roll. I chose the sex room, but none was to be found inside. Sigh….guess I’ll try a different door next time.

Walking to the back one notices a wonderful patio courtyard area reminiscent of an old New Orleans home. Maybe even a bar along Bourbon Street. During warmer weather it makes for a wonderful retreat with a cold drink.


Wait! Was that Charlie Sheen drinking his namesake concoction sitting in a dark corner booth surrounded by porn stars? Ahhh….the sweet mysteries of the bayou!

We will definitely come back here. Just a terrific bar. Plus, you gotta love a place that has a drink named after Charlie Sheen!



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28 Responses to Ninth Ward NYC – gumbo, beer, and Charlie Sheen!

  1. Gumbo! For. The. Win.

  2. The Guy

    I love the creative names and the labelling of the toilet stalls. I guess the rock ‘n’ roll one is the only one they have a license for?

    I also love the sight of an open fire. An open, real fire and great beer would make me quickly lose hours in that place.
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  3. Holli

    Braised beef and fried pickles- um yes please!! I love a good bar that has better bar food. Now i have an orange to head a little East to Nawlin’s!

  4. Patricia

    A drink names Charlie Sheen? Hmmm. Not sure I’d try that. Or any of the door choices for that matter, although I’d be curious just the same.

    This place looks and sounds cool, especially since you can’t get anything for $2.50 any more.

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  5. Karen

    So was that drink called “Winning”? Or “Tiger Blood”? “Anger Management” maybe?
    Looks like a fun place and I love your description of the ambiance.
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  6. Linda Roy

    I have to ask – is there tiger blood in that Charlie Sheen?
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  7. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Charlie Sheen – what more can one ask for? LOL. I wonder what is behind the Drugs door! Go back and let us know. 🙂
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  8. Now that was just all kinds of badass!!! I’ve missed my favorite haunt & favorite NY Guy!! Hi there, Phil, sounds like you’re slipping into our Southern Comfort Zone quite nicely! Yeah, the bayou can be a tempting bitch indeed!! as for the Charlie sheen drink, steer clear of that shit, word has it, when drunk, it causes strange behavior!! lmao 😉 you know I couldn’t help but think, that this would be the perfect place to watch the final season of True Blood due to air next weekend….hmm…there’s a plan!!! Inion 😉
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  9. Terrye

    I adore NoLo!!! I can’t get enough and each visit is way to short.
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  10. Shelley

    Charlie is engaged to one retired star? No?
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  11. My Inner Chick

    Beautifully atmospheric.
    I love cool, dark, mood of this joint…
    ….even though I think there should be a drink named Emily Dickenson, Virginia Woolf or something like that! xx
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  12. I think you need to write yourself some fiction, Mister. Great post!
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  13. Ryan Biddulph

    Way cool! Worth a visit the next time I’m in the city. Thanks!
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