Tracey’s was the original Irish Channel bar, established in 1949. It started off four doors down at Constance and Third, but moved to its current location on the corner of Magazine and Third just a few years later.
We were always seen as an Irish Channel oasis with cool air conditioning, the first color TVs in the neighborhood, cold beer and fantastic food. When we reopened its doors in 2010, we were lucky to be able to recapture that original neighborhood feeling with great staff, loyal customers and fabulous friends.
Today, we have the most TVs (20 to be exact) anywhere in Uptown and are a great place to watch sports and enjoy a luscious po-boy, gourmet soup, delicious salad and more. We welcome you to a new generation of memories at Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar…home of the “Best Roast Beef Po-Boy on Earth!”. It was always seen as an Irish Channel oasis, with cool air conditioning, the first color TVs in the neighborhood, cold beer, and fantastic food.
Tracey’s has been lucky to have recaptured that original old-fashioned feeling by maintaining its great staff and fantastic customers and friends.
Kirk Tracey, a grandson of the original owner, Hugh Tracey, had this to say about his memories:
“The original Tracey’s Bar was famous for originating the frozen beer glass in N.O. Grandpa had an oversized A/C system installed in the building so that in an era of little home A/C systems, Tracey’s Bar would be a cool Irish Channel oasis. When the color TV show Bonanza became popular, Grandpa drove to N.Y. and returned with a huge color TV in the back seat of his car. Irish Channel residents would jam into Tracey’s to cool off and watch the color TV every Sunday night…
Tracey’s Bar belonged to my grandfather, Hugh Tracey, Jr. It was a hugely successful neighborhood landmark for many years. Our family lived in apartments above the bar for years. The bar moved in the late forties from the Parasol’s location down the block. The building was built as a wine wholesale warehouse and has huge beams to support the kegs of wine stored there. Out back was a giant steam kettle my grandfather salvaged from a WWII destroyer that was used to boil up huge quantities of seafood. Giant fans would blow the aroma of the cooking seafood all around the neighborhood.
I have many more fond stories about that building.”
We welcome you and a new generation of memories to Tracey’s
Thank you for your patronage,
Jeffrey and Jaimee Carreras
Kitchen Phone Number : 504-899-2054Kitchen Phone Number : 504-899-2054