Welcome Krewe to the Neighborhood!
The Accordion Player and I just got back into town after a week away. We were walking around doing errands, getting mail, picking up some tomatoes for spaghetti, hitting the ATM, etc. Strolling along 1st Ave we saw a sign "Krewe: Now Open." I had heard nothing about a new place opening just around the corner, so mail and groceries in hand we walked in to investigate. Turns out to be a swanky New Orleans themed bar. They've got a nice wine selection on the wall, and even have a carry out permit. I'm not a cigar smoker, but I was still excited to see a walk-in humidor, just because that's cool and different for the area.
The decor is cozy. Wine racks along one wall with a classy bar. They kept the old hardwood floors and heart pine ceiling and a great old skylight similar to the ones I have in the storage units (but theirs isn't covered).
The Accordion Player really enjoyed their Martini list and chose a Royale Sunset. She liked it. My "Dirty Krewe" Martini was delicious. We both enjoyed the New Orleans Jazz music.
We got to talking to the bar tender and she said they had moved from Patton Creek in Hoover because the rent was twice as much, and "Hoover is dead after nine."
Welcome to the neighborhood, Krewe!