by Sarah Baird
St. Charles Bar and Grill (736 St. Charles Ave.) — a CBDhole-in-the-wall watering hole catering to billiard players and post-Wednesday at the Square revelers — is now closed.
The building where the the bar is located has been sold, making last Saturday and Sunday the final nights of celebration at the space. Saturday was the official last night open to the public, with a special friends and family gathering on Sunday.
The bar's low ceilings and cavernous vibe added to its no-frills neighborhood charm, whether tipplers came stumbling in from a Mardi Gras parade, joined in on a Friday crawfish boil or grabbed a bourbon to go on the way to the Superdome.
The Crescent Cafe — a comfort food spot that shared the building — closed permanently as well Friday, August 15.