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Roadside Taverns Southeast


Crockett Tavern
Morristown, TN
Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey

If you are ever traveling along on U.S. 11E near Morristown, TN, be sure to check out Crockett Tavern while you are there. This is the boyhood home of Davy Crockett, built by his father John in 1790. This home served as a place for travelers to spend an evening and as a tavern for the locals. Now a museum, Crockett is open from May to October. 04-06




Oglethorpe Lounge
825 Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA
Photo and info courtesy Lisa Pike

This sign for Carling Black Label Beer is located in Albany, GA hanging above the Oglethorpe Lounge on Oglethorpe Boulevard. The bar (lounge) is the oldest in town dating back to the 1950's. Current owner is Jimmy Pike, who purchased the bar in 1996. A beer distributor once told a previous owner that only 2 Black Label signs still existed in the US, but this has not been verified. 08-06



Dailey's Downstairs
Atlanta, GA
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Daily's Downstairs looks like a new establishment in Atlanta, GA. At least they've captured the style of old neon on their street side sign. 04-09



Blues Company
New Orleans, LA
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Here's one of the numerous neon signs that line Bourbon Street in Louisiana. Many of the signs still light up, though are protected from the public and the elements with glass or plastic like this sign for the Bourbon Street Blues Company. 12-10



Boogie Woogie
New Orleans, LA
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Check out this neon sign at the Boogie Woogie blues bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. 12-10












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