28. The Kerry Irish Pub

City: New Orleans
Address: 331 Decatur St.
Website: kerryirishpub.com

New Orleans is a drinking town, but this pub stands out, even among the glittering debauchery of the French Quarter. A straight dive—in the right kind of way—the Kerry is small and smokey, the way a bar should be. Plenty of locals frequent this spot, meaning no one will be throwing beads at you. And it wouldn't be New Orleans without live music seven days a week, so grab a Jameson (neat, of course) and get at it.