The Veterans Of Foreign Wars posts number in the thousands.
Scattered all over North America, they operate by their own rules, exclusive of local governments. You can drink alcohol at a VFW regardless of whether the local municipality allows it, and you can smoke tobacco at a VFW, regardless of whether the local municipality forbids it.
Growing up in rural, dry, Kentucky, the local VFW was the only place in town where you could walk in and order a cold beer and not have to worry about going to jail.
I’ve never ventured inside the Chalmette VFW 7194 but I imagine a good time can be had in there. At other VFWs around the US that I’ve visited I’ve found the men inside to be a friendly lot.
Expect lots of talk of firearms, sports, smoked meat and old military battles.
There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon.
2600 Vfw Ln, Chalmette, LA 70043