If only these walls could talk. Still bearing the nickname for late iconic owner Edward "Bud Rip" Ripoll Jr., this downtown institution at the corner of Burgundy and Piety streets has stood sentry over countless changes over the years. Then again, a quick glance around the dimly lit, recently upgraded bar shows that some things never change: 9th Ward neighbors stopping by to catch up or forget about it all. Open daily. No food.