Sunday, March 11, 2012

Channing Tatum Is Opening a Bar On Bourbon Street!!

Getting a chance to shoot "21 Jump Street" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" back-to-back in New Orleans last spring and summer was cool. And getting the opportunity to introduce "Jump Street" co-star and NOLA newbie Jonah Hill to the city's charms was fun, too.
But it apparently wasn't enough for ab-tastic actor Channing Tatum.

In one of several signs of the deep affection for the city felt by "21 Jump Street" principals, he's decided to buy into the city -- literally.


Calling last week with Hill to promote "21 Jump Street," Tatum said that, a year after shooting the film in town, he is launching his own Bourbon Street bar.

Called Saints and Sinners, it will be located within staggering distance of Pat O'Brien's. Tatum said he's thrilled about the idea of joining the French Quarter party.

"I love New Orleans, man. I love the spirit of New Orleans," he said. "I think Jonah wrapped it up perfectly: He said it's like the bad-kid island in 'Pinocchio.' The Bourbon Street area, Frenchmen, everything. It's just such a vibrant place. I love it down there..

"I don't think I'd ever open a bar anywhere else really, because I don't want to try to get people there. But people come to New Orleans with a little bit of money in their pocket and they have one thing they want to do with it -- and that's spend it and party with it and go crazy. And I want to help facilitate that."

Once a lease is signed, Tatum said, a quick remodel will be undertaken. Saints and Sinners should be ready to pour drinks in about two months.


  1. He's a really cool, sweet man. My friend was bowling with him a few weeks ago. He's just as you would think he would be. Good for him supporting NOLA

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