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Brad was featured in the Chateau de Vie Magazine

Spirits on Bourbon  is known for its World Famous Resurrection drink, great food, Dueling Pianos and a notorious barber chair which has become a must-do for anyone visting the French Quarter! It’s also known as a great place to watch sports. With a beautiful courtyard in the rear, one can host a party, get away talk or have your own private crawfish boil! In fact, you may have seen the Spirits Courtyard many times on television without even knowing it! Spirits has been feature numerous times on television on networks such as E, Esquire, Spike, and VH1 not to mention several local and National news spots!    
Turtle Bay on Decatur Street is known for its great pizza and quaint atmosphere! In fact, PMQ magazine named Turtle Bay and Brad Bohannan as the king of New Orleans Pizza . Turtle Bay is visited nightly by the haunted history tour which highlights it’s interesting and checkered past! Touted as one of the Quarters best local hangouts, it’s probably most popular for its full late-night menu! So come on down to Turtle Bay which USA today voted best late night eats in New Orleans and grab a Beer and Pizza and see if you can have your own Turtle Bay ghost Story! 
Both locations are owned by Chateau resident, Brad Bohannan, who is a true entrepreneur! He is a self employed Restaurateur, owner of a music publishing company, real estate developer and motivational speaker!

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Turtle Bay was honored to be featured #1 for New Orleans Top Late Night Spot for Food in the USA Today’s Top 10 Spots.

Turtle Bay was honored to be featured #1 for New Orleans Top Late Night Spot for Food in the USA Today’s Top 10 Spots. With all the great fine dinning in New Orleans, oftentimes we get overlooked when it comes to food. We have worked really hard to not just provide great food, but to provide great food 24 hours a day. “To have respectable publications like PMQ and USA TODAY show us so much love we feel like the hard work is paying off,” said Brad Bohannan.

USA TODAYS TOP TEN LATE NiGHT SPOTS FOR FOOD

  
Turtle Bay is a hidden gem in the French Quarter. Popular with locals and tourists alike, TB boasts 25 beers on tap along with a belly-busting menu of American favorites like burgers, pizza and chicken wings. Whether cheering on your favorite team, kicking back with some friends, or just taking in the French Quarter atmosphere, Turtle Bay fits the bill. Located on busy Decatur Street, Turtle Bay stays open – and serves food until 3am Sunday through Wednesday and 24 hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Turtle Bay  has all the major sports packages, so you can get your fill of all kinds of sports action while you chow!
“We feel like we provide reasonably priced quality food to locals and tourist in New Orleans. We even deliver in the French Quarter,” Steve Smith. 

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Spirits on Bourbon Takes on Cancer at Reality Rally

Brad Bohannan  and Steve Smith attended Reality Rally for the third year representing Spirits On Bourbon! They joined over 100 reality TV stars to make Reality Rally  was a huge success. Over thirty television shows were represented!  

     Spirits On Bourbon owners, Steve Smith and Brad Bohannan, raised close to $10,000 this year, giving a three-year total of over $25,000 for Michelle’s Place. Michelles Place  is a Temecula-based nonprofit that provides support for breast cancer survivors and their families. The weekend started with a visit to Michelle’s Place and hearing the story of Michelle’s dream to provide a place for people to go when dealing with breast cancer. 

  awards were given to the start to raise the most money with Steve and Brad both top fundraisers. 

  Then they had a red carpet event and casino night   where Guest start vying to win prizes with all proceeds going to Michelle’s Place.

  The Rally includes an Amazing Race style competition in which the stars are paired up with fans and sponsors. Brad and Steve were lucky enough to have the same teams they had last year select them once again. Brad’s team, the Tata Sisterhood, finished third last year and worked hard strategizing and raising a ton of money. Together they were able to improve and finish first in the Amazing Race style competition! 

  Steve’s team, Blame it on the Bankers, only finished five of the fourteen stations last year but where the first team to the bar! Wanting to improve from last year, they finished six stations and made their way to the Bank Bar and Grill for some set a celebratory drinks. “We may not finish first in the race but we finished first to the bar for the second year in a row. I think that’s something to be proud of!” said Steve Smith.  

  Later that day, they had an autograph session with fans could meet and mingle with their favorite reality stars. Spirits on Bourbon  was honored to participate in Reality Rally  2016.  

 “We have raised a lot of money for a great cause and have made a lot of life long friends along the way,” said Brad Bohannan . “We hope to come back next year to raise more money for Michelle’s Place, see some old friends and gain some new friends in the beautiful city of Temecula

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Turtle Bay’s 4th annual Alzheimers fundraiser collects close to $4000.

The Saints had their bye Sunday but there was still plenty to cheer about at Turtle Bay‘s,Spirits sister bar on Decatur St). As part of  the Walk to End Alzheimers, fund raiser organizer Mardi Johnson held her 4th Annual Fund Raiser Raffle.

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Mardi teamed up with  Turtle Bay again,  to raise money and awareness for Alzheimers. The fund raiser consisted of  individual raffles every hour, on the hour. Great prizes were donated from friends and local business, as well as some national organizations. The big prize of the day was a signed Jimmy Buffet guitar which was awarded at the end of the day.

“Mardi does an incredible job getting donations and hustling the raffle tickets. She works at the fund raiser all year. It has grown and raised more money  each year we have done it. We are proud to work with her on this” said Turtle Bay owner  Brad Bohannan

The event has grown each of its four years. Sunday’s fund raiser was a great success raising nearly $4000 for the charity. It is not too late to donate to the Mardi/Turtle Bay team page. Please go to this link and add to the total here.

“Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with our Alzheimers event. I’m amazed at the outpouring of love! The day flew by because of the laughter and caring from all of the Turtle Bay community. It really does take a village and we have a great one. See ya next year!” added Johnson.

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“It’s such a great day for a great cause that is near to my heart” said Turtle Bay owner Steve Smith “I’m proud to be a part of it and we will do everything we can to help the fund raiser continue to grow every year! Not only is it for a great cause but the customers love it and thanks to the many donations from local businesses, very few people leave empty handed”.

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Charles Grant and Spirits on Bourbon Team Up to Feed Hundreds in Need

Charles Grant is a Super Bowl hero and New Orleans Saints legend. Spirits on Bourbon is a French quarter hotspot with philanthropic owners. When the pair teamed up, they created a team that would rival the New Orleans Saints themselves!  

  

 The idea started when Charles Grant wanted to help his community. Founder of SACK Success Foundation, Grant is no stranger to giving back. Given the holidays, his goal was to pass out hundreds of turkeys to families in need. When he reached out to Brad Bohannan and Steve Smith, owners of Spirits on Bourbon, the idea grew into something much larger.

“I thought that Charles Grant was onto something wonderful! But the more we thought about it, I knew that the turkeys would only help someone who had the ability to cook them. Owning a restaurant, it may have been a lot easier to just cook the meal and drop it off at the mission or the homeless shelter.  

 Instead, I thought that I wanted to give them more than a meal. I wanted to give them an experience,” said Brad Bohannan. Steve Smith was on board from the beginning, “I thought it would be wonderful to open the doors to our restaurant, have live music, and make it an experience that they would remember.”

In no time at all, between the three of them had volunteers, donations, and lots of helping hands. Several Saints players put smiles on many faces when they surprised everyone by showing up at the event!  

 A local baseball team, the Ch√Ęteau chargers, even volunteered to serve all the food!  

 Charles Grant started the day, with a bowed head blessing to help everyone remember those who are not so lucky during the holiday season. Every age, creed and story passed through the doors of Spirits on Bourbon and were greeted with open arms and a hot meal. 

Today’s efforts served over 200 people in need, and provided over 150 turkeys to families!

“This is just the beginning, giving back is what we should all do. We look forward to growing, and growing these types of opportunities for our local community in need,” vowed Charles grant. 

 

Spirits on Bourbon and Saints Great Charles Grant team up to help the needy

  Spirits on Bourbon is excited to team up with Charles Grant’s SACK Success foundation this Thanksgiving! “Thanksgiving is time of joyful celebration and to share our blessings with those who are less fortunate. We are thrilled that Charles invited us to to help out his foundation,” said  Brad Bohannan Spirits  on Bourbon and Charles Grant will be preparing 150 food baskets for needy families as well as feeding 200 homeless people from the New Orleans Mission. The event will take place on November 21st from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. “Its going to be a challenge to feed so many people in a short time, but we are up for the challenge!” says Steve Smith . If you would like to donate and bring holiday smiles to some family, please contact Soulan Johnson at Soulanj856@gmail.com or (305) 360-3732.

4th Annual End Alzheimer’s Event

We are looking forward to the fourth annual ‘End Alzheimer’s’ event. “The event has grown every year and we hope to beat Last Years total of over $1600 raised to fight Alzheimer’s,” said Brad Bohannan. “I have seen Alzheimer do its work devastating lives, and would like nothing more to see the end of Alzheimer’s,”  Steve Smith.  This  years event features the raffle of an Autographed Jimmy Buffett guitar.  

  You can pre-purchase raffle tickets at Turtle Bay and do not have to be present to win. On Sunday, November 22nd we will have hourly drawings between noon and 5pm with great raffle items such as autographed footballs, purses, gift certificates and many other great gifts! Turtle Bay will donate 15 percent of all sales during the event to Alzheimer’s. We are still looking for raffle items if you would like to donate a item for the raffle! To buy raffle tickets or make a donation, please Contact Mardi Johnson. Hope to see you at this Event

 

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Tau Kappa Epsilon celebrates The 58th Conclave at Spirits on Bourbon

Spirits on Bourbon was honored to be a part of the 58th Tau Kappa Epsilon Conclave. Frater  Brad Bohannan hosted the staff’s Welcoming Dinner at his home in Kenner Louisiana.  

  We also thought we would do something special for the group so we surprised them with a special Spirits on Bourbon Conclave Cup that could only be purchased at the Spirits on Bourbon events.  

  


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felt honored to initiate his buddy Ej Snyder of Naked and Afraid into the bond of
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 The audience had the pleasure of watching him ‘pump the fraters up’ before heading for a fun night at Spirits on Bourbon

   
Most exciting, we were able to drive the Spirits on Bourbon Hearse down the French Quarter… 

 leading 1000 men for a reception on the Mississippi River!  

  Later that night we held receptions at Turtle Bay and Spirits on Bourbon. We had a great weekend and have made some new friends and look forward to work with Tau Kappa Epsilon in the near future, including the 59th Conclave in New Orleans!

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Very Bad Santa, Half Way to Christmas Pub Crawl.

No, you weren’t drinking too much Saturday when you saw all the Santa Claus’ and his bad Elves roaming Bourbon Street.  

  It was the Very Bad Santa…Halfway to Christmas Pub Crawl! In fact, every December you will see the French Quarter filled with very bad Santa’s and His very bad helpers. The event has grown so much that people couldn’t wait until December so now they do a Hal-Way to Christmas Pub Crawl to hold everyone over. They stopped at Spirits on Bourbon  and had some great drinks and took a few spins in the Barber chair. 

  “Watching the people’s faces and all the Santa’s coming rolling in always makes me smile!” says Brad Bohannan. After hitting the Quarter and enjoying many cocktails and being ‘very naughty,’ the group ended up at Turtle Bay and enjoyed some of the great food.  

  “We look forward to the Very Bad Pub Crawl and are happy to have them and are excited to have them in July now also,” said Steve Smith. So if you are lucky enough to get put on the naughty list this year, come join the Pub Crawl this December!n You will have so much fun you may never be good boy or girl again!

The GoldMan is Alive

Last week there were reports that the Gold Man, a French Quarter staple, was killed in a bicycle accident.    

  They even painted the trashcan he sits on Gold in tribute to him.   

 But to everyone’s surprise, the Gold Man showed up today to make a few bucks!  He said it was to pay for some medicine he needed due to an unrelated event.   

 So next time you are leaving Spirits on Bourbon, swing by the Gold Man and show him some love!