Former local favorite watering hole Nick's Original Big Train Bar—a fun Tulane Avenue dive with super strong drinks that closed after Katrina—is coming back and curiously, it plans to include a drive-through. Just for coffee, though.
Mid-City Messenger says the family that owns the bar is bringing back the establishment, a stalwart in ain't-dere-no-more locals' lore, as a bar, restaurant and a drive-through coffee shop with 24-hour service. The Mid-City Messenger post has the renderings. A website for the bar said it would return in 2012, but it looks like this iteration of reopening plans are more solid.
I guess since one Mid-City coffee shop got the OK for the drive-through, everyone else wants one—likely to appeal to the night shift crowd at the nearby hospital. Just don't attempt the drive-through after a 1-800-F-ck-Me-Up.
· Nick's Original Big Train Bar on Tulane Avenue to be rebuilt with drive-thru coffee shop and restaurant [Mid-City Messenger]
· Mid-City Drive-Through CC's Gets City Council Approval [Curbed NOLA]