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NOLA Review


Saint-Germain is a fun wine bar in the Bywater with a five-course tasting menu.

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NOLA Review

Cane & Table

Cane & Table is either a restaurant with excellent drinks, or a cocktail bar with great food. Either way, it’s one of the best escapes in the Quarter.

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NOLA Review

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

There are 257 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.

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NOLA Review


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.

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NOLA Review

Pat O’Brien’s

With a flaming fountain, huge patio, and dueling pianos, Pat O’Brien’s is the go-to day drinking and late-night bar in the French Quarter.

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NOLA Review

Bacchanal Wine

Bacchanal in the Bywater is a wine-fueled utopia, with nightly live music, a huge backyard, and an atmosphere that could never be duplicated.

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NOLA Review

Jacques-Imo’s Cafe

Jacques-Imo’s in Uptown is part-restaurant, part-party, and one place in New Orleans that could never exist anywhere else.

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NOLA Review

Cochon Restaurant

The wood-fired oysters at Cochon are one of the single best things you can eat in New Orleans, and their cocktails are pretty good, too.

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NOLA Review


Galatoire’s is an old school spot in the French Quarter known for tuxedo-clad servers, classic Creole food, and their very boozy Friday lunch.

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NOLA Review

Commander’s Palace

When you want a taste of true, classic New Orleans, grab lunch and 25 cent martinis at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.

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NOLA Review

The Joint

Just around the corner from Bacchanal, The Joint serves all of the BBQ greatest hits and is a great spot to start a night out in the Bywater.

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NOLA Review

Lost Love Lounge

Come to Lost Love Lounge in the Marigny for late-night Vietnamese food, stay for the cheap beers and friendly locals.

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NOLA Review

Compere Lapin

Compere Lapin in the Warehouse District is a great group dinner spot, with large tables, a diverse menu, and lots of interesting wine.

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NOLA Review

Saint Bar & Lounge

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.

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NOLA Review

Le Bon Temps Roule

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.