NOLA Cocktail and Bar Tour 2013- #11: Columns Hotel

It's not about the alcohol - it's about the cool ambiance and rich history of so many of this city's bars. I'm planning to go to Happy Hour at a different bar - fancy, dive, and everything in between - just about every Friday in 2013. Come join me for a cocktail or a sparkling water. Let's hang out and chat. Friends and loved ones of either gender are welcome to this event!

Why the Columns?  Because it's the Columns!  Come relax on the wide porch and watch the streetcars go by.  This one's not new to me - it's an old favorite, but it sounds perfect to usher in the lazy days of summer.

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  • Dixie M.

    So wish I could have been there. Hope we do this again soon at the Columns. I can almost taste those mojitos.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • BB

    So much fun. Thanks for organizing, Carla!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Kate M

    Always have a great time with this wonderful group of women. And it was fun to meet some new ladies. Welcome to our Friday afternoon get-together!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Carla R.

    So great to see everyone and meet some new Wild and Precious ladies! And love the Columns and those mojitos!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So enjoyed

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Kim J.

    Wonderful as usual. Some great 1st timers that we look forward to having join us in the future!

    2 · June 14, 2013

  • Renee G.

    What a bummer for me. Just finishing up a late appointment and can't make The Columns. Hope to get together soon. Ya'll enjoy!

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend and I just getting back from airport; traffic was horrible. We are going to miss it.

    June 14, 2013

  • Meghan M

    I'm so, so sorry I won't be there to meet you all today! I was lucky enough to have help painting my new apt today and we just finished - I'm in too dire need of a scrub to swing by without one so timing will not be on my side to make it over! I will definitely try to make the next one though! Have fun ya'll!

    June 14, 2013

  • Denise

    We're here at table at the top of the steps on the left.

    June 14, 2013

  • Kim M.

    Looking forward to meeting new people and seeing the Columns for the first time!

    June 14, 2013

  • Myra

    Boo! Unexpected client work but at least that's $$. LOL! Catcha next one. Have fun!

    June 14, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Enjoy your client, Myra!

      June 14, 2013

  • Donya

    Changing RSVP to " doesn't look promising" :(

    June 14, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Oh - sorry to miss you! - well, come if it turns promising later! :)

      June 14, 2013

  • Dixie M.

    I was really looking forward to tonight, love the Columns, but I fell off a ladder last week and today my leg is still aching. Doubt it I can make it. Darn!

    June 14, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Ohh- sorry, Dixie! Hope you feel better soon!

      June 14, 2013

  • jon r.

    Sorry I can't make it, still having back issues :( I'll get to one of these eventually! Y'all have fun

    June 14, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Hope you feel better soon!

      June 14, 2013

  • jon r.

    good afternoon ladies...
    i'm changing my rsvp to a maybe :( having back problems (pinched nerve) hopefully my dr appointment in the morning will fix me!

    June 13, 2013

  • Carla R.

    Ok ladies! This is a BIG GROUP! Here's my plan: We are all fabulous grown ups who can take care of ourselves so I think it will work out great! I will be getting there early - around 4:30, and will stake out a table on the porch. Feel free to come early if you can! I won't be able to hold spots for everyone, but that's ok! There are lots of places to hang out at the Columns - on the porch, down on the side, and inside at the bar too. I'll have name tags and some other little goodies, so find me on the porch, grab a name tag, and then mix and mingle and relax where you please! Do make sure you come find me and say hi because I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone! And let's all make a goal to meet two or three new people on Friday - there are so many fabulous new women in this group! My cell is[masked] if you need any help or have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    2 · June 10, 2013

    • Renee G.

      Excited to see everybody for my first outing since surgery. Yeaaaaa!

      1 · June 10, 2013

    • Kate M

      I'll get there @ 4:30 too and hold a table.

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • Audry C.

    Sounds like a great group! First time for me. Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meeting, can't wait to make some friends!

    2 · June 2, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Looking forward to meeting you!

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • Donya

    I am RSVP'ing YES! Hope to see you all! Carla, will change RSV

    June 6, 2013

    • Donya

      ...RSVP if I can't make it. :-)

      June 6, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Sounds great - hope to see you, Donya!

      June 10, 2013

  • jon r.

    first meeting..can't wait to meet yall!

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Looking forward to meeting you too!

      June 10, 2013

  • Angela M.

    Headed to Milwaukee for two weeks - will catch y'all when I get back. Have fun!

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Have a great trip, Angela!

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join when I can. I'm in New Orleans working and would love to get to know the city and its history!

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Hope we'll see you, Shana!

      May 31, 2013

  • Betty E.

    I love the Columns. They make excellent Mojitos. But I will be in Charlottesville VA that weekend for a friend's wedding.

    May 24, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Sorry we'll miss you, Betty!

      May 31, 2013

  • Meredith

    Yay!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Jaz L.

    I should make it to town in time to make this one

    1 · May 27, 2013

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