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Cooter Browns Tavern & Oyster Bar

509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
5048669104 map of location
Monday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday:  11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday:  11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Welcome to Cooter Brown's zany and slightly demented "Obeertuary and Barsoleum." OK, the tour begins: Over on one wall we see big John Wayne with a 10-gallon hat and a Lone Star beer. Ah, the cowboy motif. There's Richard Nixon with a Tsing Tao, obviously because of his China diplomacy. Then there's Judy Garland drinking a Hexen Brau, which translates as "Witch's Brew," conjuring images of "The Wizard of Oz." Mickey Mantle in his Yankees uniform has a Michelob, as he and the beer are both commonly known as "Mick." A wonderful Alfred Hitchcock with a bird on his shoulder is downing a bottle of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale, and not far away, the unmistakable top-hatted W.C. Fields with his bulbous nose, and a bottle of Pennsylvania-brewed Rolling Rock in his possession. ("All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." Cooter Brown's features 400 different kinds of beer, 350 of which are imports and 42 of which are on draft. Nationwide, these kinds of bars are very trendy, but Larry B., as most people call him because of obvious pronunciation difficulties, started his imported beer gig 19 years ago, long before it was popular. "You gotta have a gimmick," the native of the Bronx, N.Y., said. "You just don't open a bar and make money."
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