If you’ve ever watched True Blood– and you have — you’ve almost certainly seen this neon sign.
The extremely recognizable Abita beer sign hung at Merlotte’s throughout the run of True Blood. It was to the left of the bar, right near the kitchen, and it shined its vibrant purple, yellow and green for years.
The best-known bar and grill in Bon Temps, Merlotte’s (later Bellefleur’s) was a place where anyone could come and break bread with good people—as long as they weren’t aiming to cause trouble. Those that did would usually get an earful from
Lafayette- or Tara, Arlene, Sookie, or any of the other characters that True Blood’s iconic restaurant employed. Sam opened Merlotte’s so people could come, sit down, and not have to dance, and it quickly became the closest thing to a community center in Bon Temps—everyone from truckers to church ladies to vampires passed through its doors to sip on cold beer (or warm Tru Blood). It’s where Bill and Sookie first laid eyes on each other, Terry and Arlene celebrated their wedding, and everyone came to chow down.
Imagine having this iconic neon light, straight from Merlotte’s, in your game room, family room, or office.
Merlotte’s has turned off the lights for good, but you can switch them on again with this great neon light — the only one of its type available.
The iconic Abita neon sign glows vibrant purple, yellow and green.
Highly recognizable at Merlotte’s, in many episodes of True Blood.