Jennifer Kay regales us with her stories from her 7 years working the graveyard bartending shift, a stone’s throw from Bourbon Street.

I think one of the great things about New Orleans is that we don’t care what anyone does for a living. No one is impressed with anyone because of our occupations. In New Orleans, all walks of life party together. You don’t get that in other cities. In New Orleans, we don’t really care if a celebrity walks in because you know what, you have a job just like me, it’s just that your job is different.

Source: Dispatches from the Graveyard Shift: What It’s Like to Work at a 24-Hour New Orleans Bar | Tales of the Cocktail