Bourbon Street is a live music and sports bar modeled after similar taverns in New Orleans, Louisiana - arguably the most unique and culturally rich city in the United States. New Orleans is famous for its multi-cultural population, jazz music, architecture, cuisine, and an outrageously festive atmosphere. Visiting the "Big Easy" is practically synonymous for pub crawls down the cobbled path of Bourbon Street - the site of the city's world-famous annual Mardi Gras carnival. During Mardi Gras, beads, bras, broads and tides of bourbon flow like the mighty Mississippi River through the French Quarter.
New Orleans is perhaps most famous as the birthplace of jazz music. Jazz originated in the early 20th century and is characterized by musical improvisation, drawn from a multiplicity of genres. The Creole community of New Orleans - comprised of French and Spanish speaking individuals of largely African American decent - played a crucial role in the birth of this genre. When the Creole met European American musical style, a fusion of gospel, blues, pop and other musical genres magically bloomed into jazz music.
Cuisine in New Orleans is notably distinct. French, Cajun, Creole, Spanish Southern American and Native American flavors blend to create the city's unique cuisine. Signature dishes include Jambalaya, Ettouffe and Gumbo.
Bourbon Street in Herzliya's signature cocktail, is actually a Hurricane - the fruity red drink created during the Second World War. As the story goes, Pat O'Brien, a local pub owner, was forced by a liquor distributor to purchase fifty cases of an unpopular brand of rum in order to purchase one case of a popular bourbon whiskey. In an effort to make use of the overly-abundant rum, Mr. O'Brien created a red rum-based cocktail and served it in a glass shaped like a hurricane lamp - thus earning the name "Hurricane." This cocktail continues to be a favorite in New Orleans.
The fleur-de-lis symbol is ubiquitous in New Orleans, and is the official insignia of Louisiana and the emblem of the New Orleans Saints. The fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily flower with three petals, each of which once represented medieval social classes: the laborers, the fighters and the pious. After Hurricane Katrina the fleur-de-lis has been widely used in New Orleans as the emblem of grassroots support for the city's recovery.
New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition and flavor. Bourbon Street in Herzliya's mission is to transport you to that Louisiana bayou, other-worldly plane. We offer new, exciting, free live jazz, rock and blues music that was previously absent from similar forums in Israel. We aim to bring classic bourbon whiskey and the delicious Hurricane cocktail to the parched lips of our deserving customers. Let us transport you and your friends to a place seething with cool Southern flavor and zest.
"I wish I was in New Orleans, I can see it in my dreams. Arm in arm down Burgundy, a bottle and my friends and me"