Who are the ghosts haunting this Celtic-inspired pub?
This Celtic-inspired pub is located at 331 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, and is just as well known for its Irish roots as it is for its love of other cultures, especially when it comes to music.
The Kerry was dreamed up while its original owners were drinking at Ryan’s Irish Pub, just a block down the street, in the early 1990s. They wanted a place where Irish music could be heard all nights of the week—by October 1993, a new live-music establishment in the French Quarter was born.
Today, The Kerry hosts all sorts of bands: local folk, blues, Irish. If you can play it, you can hear it at this friendly pub. They also pride themselves for pouring the best pint of Guinness in the French Quarter.
Although it’s safe to say that not all of The Kerry’s “staff” are too friendly, and those lacking in manners are actually . . . the pub’s ghosts.
Most commonly in this Irish pub, patrons report hearing eerie sounds like ghostly footsteps, or doors slamming when no one is there. That strange feeling has led to people constantly looking over their shoulder, in search of a corporeal form following them that doesn’t actually exist.
Patrons and employees alike have experienced random dips in temperature, as well as hearing hushed, ghostly conversations.
No one is quite certain who is haunting this French Quarter Irish Pub, but it’s quite likely that the pub’s ghostly clientele are either past patrons who liked the place too much to leave, or perhaps past people who once lived in the building.
If you are looking for a classic Irish Pub, there's no better option in the French Quarter than Kerry's on Decatur Street. Kick back, have a guinness and wait. Those ghosts will surely appear, though they are rather subtle in their choice of spooky activity.
A dip in temperature, an object moved by invisible hands--prepare to be spooked at Kerry's Irish Pub.