Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium — simply known as Church by most parishioners — anchors the bustling Edgewood Avenue night-life scene. It isn't the oldest bar on the block, but it sure is the weirdest, sporting religious kitsch and art on the walls from owner Grant Henry, aka Sister Louisa. The bar hosts regular ping pong tournaments and karaoke backed by an organ, and on Tuesday nights tarot girl Madam Butterfly serves as an in-house fortune teller.
The concept has been so successful, Henry opened a second location in Athens one year ago, and he's now selling merch out of a shop near the Atlanta location. A recent fire caused some damage at the original outpost on Edgewood, but Henry had the bar back in action within a week. Here now, in honor of Cocktail Week, take a trip inside the quirky watering hole and see what all the buzz is about.