The location: Lucky Liquor.
( You can see the opening credits for yourself by clicking on the YouTube video to the upper right. If your connection is a fast one, try watching the High Density version.)
A liquor store - just not in Bon Temps.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. You can find the real Lucky Liquor at 161 Christian Street, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
That's at the north/northeast corner of Christian and Fannin Streets, two blocks northwest of the two white houses, and five blocks northwest of the Victorian house. Lucky Liquor is also just a few blocks southwest of the Vampire's Nest.
Warning: Since I haven't been to Shreveport, I can't say whether
this is in a
The night time photo below was shot by Jen Bark in 2009. (Thanks, Jen!)
And this day time photo was shot by Eleanor & Michele in 2009. (Thanks!)
These newer photos were sent to me by Sherry D. Wade in June 2014.
( Looks like they finally painted the place.)
[Follow-up: I received an email from a fan, Etta, who lived most of her life in Shreveport,
"The locations for the Lucky Liquor, Victorian House, and the Two White Houses in the credits are in the
And this comment came from Stafford, another lifelong Shreveport resident:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. This was an easy one. You can see the street number of 161 on the front of the store, and since the name (Lucky Liquor) is real, all I had to do was google for "Lucky Liquor, 161" and it popped right up in Shreveport, not far from the Vampire's Nest.
Finding this spot first made it easier to find the next two locations in the opening credits (the two white houses and the Victorian house), since they were bunched close together. So I didn't have far to look.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that the headstone/cemetery glimpsed along the way is the nearby Oakland Cemetery, but since the Google StreetView photos don't show the headstone in question, I can't be 100% sure.
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