Mid-City Yacht Club

Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

The Yacht Club is so much a part of the neighborhood that one of the owners took his boat out to save flooded Katrina victims (hence the name of the bar, which isn’t near a lake or ocean). More than this, it is literally a part of the neighborhood: the bar is made from wood salvaged from storm debris.

The vibe is somewhere between a neighborhood watering hole and a sports bar. During big games (especially Saints football), folks pack in for game-day specials; at other times, you're rubbing elbows with and buying rounds for locals.