What makes a bar feel like a second home? Artist John Tebeau (www.tebeau.com) took this question to heart with his Great Good Places series, which features original illustrations of bars inspired by the thought that the best place to drink is one that pulls together a community and seems like a home away from home.
After tackling Brooklyn and Manhattan, Tebeau turned his attention to New Orleans, where he spends a significant amount of time. The series debuted at Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St., 504-522-2841; www.preservationhall.com) during Tales of the Cocktail (www.talesofthecocktail.com), and features renderings of New Orleans favorites including Erin Rose (811 Conti St., 504-522-3573; www.erinrosebar.com), The Country Club (634 Louisa St., 504-945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com), Parasol's (2533 Constance St., 504-302-1543; www.parasolsbarandrestaurant.com), Molly's at the Market (1107 Decatur St., 504-525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.com) and Buffa's (1001 Esplanade Ave., 504-949-0038; www.buffasbar.com).
"My favorite Great Good Place in New Orleans? I have to go with Parasol's," Tebeau says. "Not that I don't love them all, but when we are in New Orleans, Parasol's is our local. That's where the bartender — and even the bar owner — knows us best. That's the place we feel most at home, because it's right there in the neighborhood and we're there two or three times a week. Plus, those po-boys."