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Mid City Yacht Club

440 S St Patrick St

 

504-483-2517

 

http://midcityyachtclub.com/

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The Mid City Yacht Club is a neighborhood bar built in a building that was established as Savaggio’s Grocery store in the mid-1930?s. Savaggio’s Grocery had a bar built in the back of the grocery store from the day it was opened. The grocery store was converted to only a bar in the late 1950?s or early 1960?s. It has been a number of differently named drinking establishments, catering to the softball park across the street, St. Patrick Park. The most recent establishment was Extra Innings, which went underwater by a couple of feet when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on August 29, 2005.

It just so happened that a friend of the bar owners, Mark Melan, was cruising the neighborhood in a pirogue picking up people from their houses in the days following the storm. As he was riding by the bar in his boat, he jested that “they should name that place the Mid City Yacht Club.”

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