I live in uptown, in the Maple Street area to be exact, and this is one of New Orleans dive bars just a few minute walk from my house. Snake and Jake’s is without a doubt the very definition of a dive bar. It’s in a garage right there in the heart of a residential street. It’s in a class all by itself.
The Inside Take on Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge in New Orleans – Video
When I first saw it before I knew what it was, I wondered why the place had not been torn down. But on closer inspection I realized it was actually a bar that was still in business. If you take a close look at the roof it’s a faded, dusty blue tarp.
I think when you look up dive bar in the dictionary there is a picture of this place. Yet, this is very popular with locals and students and touts a very relaxing atmosphere. And a drink called the possum… you’ll have to watch the video to find out why… has to do with a live possum.
To be honest I’ve never been in here because every time I walk by it’s closed. Of course, I walk by too early. And if you are visiting the city it’s worth it to catch a cab or ride the streetcar to Oak Street and walk about 4 blocks to check the place out.
This New Orleans dive bar is definitely on my bucket list. And I don’t have to walk too far to get to it.
If you’ve been there, leave a comment and tell us what you think.