Having already established Molly's on Toulouse, Carol and Jim Monaghan opened the doors to Molly's at the Market for the first time in 1974. In 1980, Jim sold Molly's on Toulouse to focus his attention and efforts on Decatur Street, The French Market, and the Lower French Quarter. For nearly 40 years, Molly's has been the preferred hangout for the broadest possible spectrum of local and international characters, media, and politicians.
Every year Molly's sponsors a St. Patrick's Day Parade, a Charity Poker Crawl, and a Halloween Parade. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Molly's stayed open throughout the ordeal, providing a respite for locals and relief workers alike. The Halloween Parade went on as scheduled.
Four decades later, Molly's at the Market is a family-run business known the world over for its signature drinks, strikingly attractive regulars, and earnestly cynical worldview. Come sit in the window with a Frozen Irish Coffee and see what we mean...