When you need a break from Bourbon Street, but can’t leave the Quarter, head to Bar Tonique for a quality $6 cocktail, and no bachelor parties.
August 29, 2023
There are a lot of terrible bars on Bourbon Street, but Lafitte’s isn’t one of them. Grab a voodoo juice, enjoy the patio, and be glad you ended up here.
The Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone is indeed a bar on a moving carousel, and while it can feel a bit gimmicky, you should still grab a drink here.
Tipitina’s is one of the best spots to see live music in New Orleans, and it regularly hosts some of the biggest brass shows in the city.
Go to the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel to start the night with a cocktail, or whenever you need a break from nearby Bourbon Street.
Blue Nile on Frenchmen hosts live music every night, and has a great outdoor balcony for when you need a breather between sets.
Parleaux Beer Lab in the Bywater is a great spot to day drink, try out some food trucks, and even do some morning yoga.
Apple Barrel Bar on Frenchmen is one of the smallest bars on the street, and one of the best spots around for live music.
The Maple Leaf in Uptown is a great bar to see some live music, often until 4am, and it hosts the Rebirth Brass Band every Tuesday.
You could mistake Kermit’s for any neighborhood corner store, but this is one of the best bars in New Orleans for live music.
Lower Garden District
Saint Vincent Hotel is somewhere you can snack on fried calamari, sip on cocktails in their lobby Paradise Lounge, and dance the night away.
The Elysian Bar, located in the Marigny, is one of the coziest and most romantic bars in New Orleans.
Hot Tin is on the top floor of the Pontchartrain Hotel, and it’s one of our favorite rooftop bars in New Orleans.
Siberia is a great local music venue in the Marigny.
April 20, 2023
When it’s 1am and you just want to drink a few cheap beers and dance with some strangers, head to The Saint in the Lower Garden District.
May 3, 2018
When you get out of a show at Tipitina’s, walk up to Le Bon Temps Roule to play some pool, catch more music, or just drink until sunrise.