Harry’s Corner, French Quarter locals bar, reopens Dec. 31

(Photo courtesy of Kevin Minsky)
Harry’s Corner, located at 900 Chartres St., quietly announced that it will be reopening on New Year’s Eve.

The bar located on the corner of Dumaine and Chartres streets will reopen at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to an inconspicuous hand-written sign posted the front entrance.

“Harry’s will be reopening. Hope to see you thirsty souls. Stay safe,” according to the notice posted on the door.

The announcement follows an update by bar management Nov. 22 on an upcoming opening date.

In September, the bar said it would reopen once 50% indoor capacity is allowed.

New Orleans remains in a “modified Phase 2” of coronavirus restrictions, allowing indoor capacity at 50%, among other rules.

Harry’s closed shortly after non-essential businesses closed following a shut down order in March due to COVID-19 and hasn’t reopened since.

“Harry’s remains temporarily closed for the protection of both our employees and our customers,” Cynthia Nelson said on Harry’s social media page May 15. “We will continue to monitor the situation. Hope everyone remains safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you all before long.”

Harry’s Corner, 900 Chartres St., New Orleans; 504-524-1107