The Jefferson Lounge

4336 Floynell Drive

(Off Jefferson Near Bluebonnet)

The Jefferson is a small squat building that sits off the highway.  Most wouldn’t even know it has existed there for the past 40 years. It is tightly nestled between the Budget truck rental office on the corner and a modest tailor shop to the rear. The white cement block building looks like it could be the snack bar/bathroom of a local community pool.

The bartender described it as “a friendly neighborhood bar where everyone loves each other.”  The dark interior is decorated with a combination of LSU memorabilia and pink flamingoes from Spanish Town parades of the past.  A large wooden tiger wearing a sombrero perches atop an aging microwave and presides over the bar. He guards a mountain of the Post-It notes that keep track of open tabs. Locals socialized and pounded on the Golden Tee machine; DBG sipped on a gigantic glass of wine; her Protector watched American Pickers while a lonely Jagermeister machine hummed in the background.

DBG’s Protector decided it was time to call it a night when all of the regulars bid farewell to a man called “Catfish.”  They settled their tab of $10 for a glass of wine and two domestic beers.