As with most French Quarter bars, walking into Erin Rose feels like walking into a hopping party - except this party's filled with locals. With its worn-in bar and service-industry crowds, Erin Rose preserves a neighborhood vibe despite its proximity to the wilder end of Bourbon Street.
Published: July 17, 2015
...the Erin Rose oozes character with its walls plastered with pictures, neon signs and memorabilia. It is also a place where you're sure to meet characters and conversation across and along the bar is assured.
Published: July 12, 2015
Just half Located 25 feet off Bourbon St, Erin Rose is an Irish pub-style bar that is all New Orleans with a distinctly Irish lineage. Each year at Tales [of the Cocktail], the bar hosts "The Final Shot" - held on the last day of the conference, the event serves as a wrap party, offering attendees the chance to enjoy one last drink before they head home.
Published: July 2015
Just half a block from Bourbon Street, this storied hole-in-the-wall has long been an industry favorite... Erin Rose is the kind of place where it'd be a little too easy to pass the day.
Published: May/June 2015
If you’re not into frozen daiquiris but still want something icy to cool you off in the New Orleans heat, you will definitely want to experience a frozen Irish. It will wake you up, kill your hangover, chill you out, and make you wonder why anyone would ever drink a regular milkshake when this exists. Plus, at only $4.50 for a 12oz cup ($6 for a 16oz), the price is certainly right. And if you want to add an extra shot to really get things working, they’ll hook you up with that, too.
Published: August 6, 2014
This is your standard Irish bar, but better and more mental. Just off Bourbon, the Erin Rose is one of the best local haunts in the area, with plenty of characters propping up the bar.
Published: July 8, 2014
The French Quarter is packed with bars. Some of them are true pieces of American history that have been there for a century and more. A great many others are prefab tourist traps without history or sense of place, the kind of joint you find in Daytona, Branson, Austin’s Sixth Street, or any other place where the good times are MTV-approved. There are a few places, however - too few, really - that are neither old museums nor numbnut rodeos. Erin Rose, a late-night favorite with bartenders and their ilk, is one: cheap and lively, even rowdy. But the music is good, the drinks are strong, and a surprising number of the people you’ll find guzzling there are local.
Published: March 27, 2014
Many of those enjoying an early drink are those vacationing in New Orleans. For those who work the night shift, or weekends, or any schedule beyond the customary 9-to-5, "happy hour" may start at 9am and "Saturdays" may fall on Tuesdays. If that's the case, the best morning deal any day of the week is at the Erin Rose.
Published: Late Spring, 2014 (page 40)
Southern hospitality you can get lost in for hours.
The Erin Rose stands out as one of those rare local refuges in the upper French Quarter. The bar sits less than a block off the busy end of Bourbon Street, but step inside, and you’ll feel the touristy tension roll off your shoulders amid the warmth of actual locals.
Published: March 15, 2014
Out-of-town regulars (they exist) and residents mingle easily in this locals' nook off Bourbon Street, where drinking goes nearly all night. Bartenders here are known for their frozen Irish coffees and from-scratch Bloody Marys (the secret ingredient? Guinness). Hungry fans head to the back room for Killer Poboys' cheeky sandwiches, like rum-braised pork belly or whiskey-spiked grilled cheese.
Published: February 11, 2014
Just a block away from the infamous Bourbon Street in New Orleans sits a cozy neighborhood bar called Erin Rose. This Irish bar epitomizes all things Irish, in the middle of Crescent City, through decor, drinks and congenial bar staff… Bourbon Street is just one block away but none of the bars compare with Erin Rose.
Published: September 24, 2014
No it isn’t 5,000 square feet with wall to wall televisions, and sorry, there aren’t any game tables either. In fact it’s pretty small, and has only two rooms to it. But what they do have more than makes up for what they don’t. Some might call it a dive bar, but I’d call it a neighborhood bar, full of plenty of history with wall to wall photos, memorabilia, and signage. An Irish bar by theme, Erin Rose is tucked away in the French Quarter, only a few short steps from the night life of Bourbon street, close enough to the action yet hidden enough for the locals to enjoy a good game and conversation.
Published: June 29, 2013
Day or night, a friendly crowd of locals and visitors sits together in the bar's smoky atmosphere, surrounded by framed photographs, car parts autographed by drag racers, signs from beloved, departed French Quarter businesses, and other memorabilia. These relics celebrate Erin Rose's lineage and reveal a "passion for history, memories and love of the people that have been a part of the bar," says [the owner].
Published: February 14, 2012
Sure, many consider the Erin Rose to be an Irish Pub. But just as many will tell you it’s a neighborhood hangout; a place where French Quarter residents can relax close enough to Bourbon Street to feel a part of the action but still watch a baseball game on TV while sucking down a drink. It’s that last quality, the chaotic action surrounding “The Rose” that rarely chokes the bar itself that continues to draw me in.
Published: July 8, 2011
"Erin Rose celebrates great people, memorable moments, cocktails and diversity," [the owner] says. "We get people from all over the country, and we have our everyday locals, lawyers, doctors, veterinarians, artists, service-industry workers, who come hang out with us. It's just a great place to have a conversation."
Published: August 12, 2008