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Alibi Bar –
Haunted Place: Alibi Bar and
1811 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: (504) 522-9187 * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org * Web Site: alibineworleans.com
The Alibi Bar can be found on
the corner of Iberville St. and Bourbon St., one block north of
Canal Street, an address located in the beginning of the
party-central area of Bourbon Street.
The Alibi Bar is described as
a serene bar with an unassuming nature and a sexy
ambiance. It is found in a basic, plain, slightly funky two story
brick building with the Spanish style porch and iron works on the
second floor. It looks authentic, and hasn't been yuppie-fied. It
has an attic as well. Its custom of serving late-night, early
morning food, and having 150 brands of beer, to offer its patrons,
makes it the most popular hangout for dancers, bartenders, doormen
and waiters on their off hours, where they go to relax after a busy
shift of waiting on customers at their place of employment.
The Alibi Bar and Grill has
the dubious honor of being called one of the best bars of New
Orleans, by magazines: Playboy and Stuff. The food is excellent and
reasonable, especially their burgers and po-boys. Alibi is a great
place they say to meet new people, or to sober up a bit, or have a
great time drinking!
This building has long been a
commercial property, probably used as a business since it was built
long ago on this very busy commercial area. The building itself has
been here since before the Civil War. Not much is known about its
history. I wish the walls could talk!
HIstory OF MANIFESTATIONS:
Pre-Civil War - The attic
has been associated with either the hiding of slaves, or being a
place to chain them up. Possibly, both could be true, just in a
different time frame. There is eye-witness evidence for either
The attic is said to be a station of the underground railroad,
where run-away slaves were hidden in the attic. Places where
slaves have hidden to escape capture have often been found to be
haunted, or have residual energy from such an emotional time.
House * Hannah
House * Woodburn
The second theory is that at some time before the Civil War, one of
the owners of a business that existed in this building used the
attic to contain his /her slave children with chains, when they
weren't working for him or her.
Places where slaves were
chained and suffered hard conditions and abuse, often are haunted
Hill Mansion * Madam
LaLaurie's Mansion )
A dedicated employee of the bar, called Davie, met a sudden,
An unfortunate man was stabbed to death behind the bar area.
Entities who have been murdered are often resentful toward the
living. ( County
Line BBQ * Saint
James Hotel )
(Closed to the public)
Employees dread having to go to the attic,
because of its heavy, tense, unpleasant atmosphere.
Employees hear sighs and crying of frightened people here.
Eye witnesses have seen the apparitions of chained slave
Behind the Bar
An angry presence behind the bar will blow
off some steam by throwing silverware, glasses and bottles at the
living, as well as on the floor. Luckily, the aim isn't good.
Service entryway, and the Bar itself
Entity of Davie - still reports to work and
tries to wait on people. He appears as a misty entity.
It seems to be.
I couldn't find any paranormal
investigation done here, but the eye witness accounts have been
steady throughout the years.
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