Review by Pippy Calmar
Twelve Mile Limit is a great spot for getting everyone together. There are delicious pop-ups in the kitchen for the foodie, fundraisers for the activist, dance parties for the fairy with endless energy, and trivia nights for the nerd.
The Mid-City haunt is decorated with local bands’ concert art, old signs, a pride flag, and koozies that line the ceiling for sound absorption and flair. It feels like walking into your cool older cousin’s college apartment from the early 1990s. The quirkiest bit that truly makes me smile is the bathroom with 2 heads next to each other…
12ML’s rotating events are perfect for date nights: open mic comedy on Mondays, karaoke on Thursdays, and various (often queer) dance parties most weekends. A burlesque show was the perfect midweek pick-me-up on a recent Tuesday night. I always try to make it out for sexy bingo (last Saturday of the month) and trivia (Wednesdays at 8).
In addition to craft cocktails, they have delicious non-alcoholic options too, including some locally-made THC seltzers which are my favorite. Every night they have $5 classic cocktails and there’s always a new $3 brunch punch on Sundays before noon.
There’s a kitchen on site, with Third Wheel as the main tenant. Third Wheel’s delightful bar bites are right on brand. They make the freshest, tastiest salads that you would never expect from a dive bar– highly, highly recommend! The prices are such that you can order the whole menu, try each dish, and share with your friends/partners/metamours. Chow down with Third Wheel (W and F evenings; Sunday brunch), Milkfish on Thursdays, and Big Little Kitchen on Mondays.
Apart from great vibes, tasty cocktails, and fun events, Twelve Mile Limit also does good. Since opening in 2010, 12ML has been a hub for progressive causes: they've held phone banks to support local policy changes and hosted Planned Parenthood for sex ed trivia. Recently, 12ML partnered with Lift Louisiana for a dance party fundraiser for bodily autonomy and abortion access. Every Friday, $1 from their $5 classic daiquiris goes to charity (like the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter).
Pro tip: if you've got more go-cups than you need, save up your 12ML go-cups to return in exchange for drink credits: 50 cents per cup, no limit or expiration.
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