What makes a bar feel like a second home?
Artist John Tebeau took this question to heart with his "Great Good Places" series, which features original illustrations of bars inspired by the thought that the best place to drink is one that pulls together a community and seem like a home away from home.
After tackling the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, Tebeau turned his attention to New Orleans, where he spends a significant amount of time each year. The series debuted at Preservation Hall during Tales of the Cocktail, and features renderings of New Orleans favorites including Erin Rose, The Country Club, Parasol's, Molly's at the Market, Lafitte's and Buffa's.
"My favorite "Great Good Place" in New Orleans? I have to go with Parasol’s," said Tebeau. "Not that I don’t love them all, but when we are in New Orleans, Parasol’s is our local. That’s where the bartender—and even the bar owner—knows us best. That’s the place we feel most at home, because it’s right there in the neighborhood and we’re there two or three times a week. Plus, those po-boys."
For more information about the series and to see all the illustrations, visit Tebeau's website.
What is your favorite "home away from home" bar in New Orleans?