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Dooky Chase Restaurant

Dooky Chase's is a New Orleans institution and one of the best places for Creole food in existence.

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The Best Classic Bars And Restaurants In New Orleans

Our guide to the 21 places that made eating and drinking in New Orleans what it is today.

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Bar Tonique

When you need a break from Bourbon Street, but can’t leave the Quarter, head to Bar Tonique for a quality $5 cocktail, and no bachelor parties.

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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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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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The Carousel Bar & Lounge

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.

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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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Sazerac Bar

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.

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern

For the best po’boy in New Orleans, head to Parkway in Mid-City and you won’t be disappointed.

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Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde never closes - except for Christmas - so regardless if it’s 2am or 2pm, their famous beignets are always available.

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Peche in the Warehouse District is a great spot for big groups, like when you and your 20 closest friends want to have a few drinks and eat seafood.

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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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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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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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You should eat your weight in oysters while in New Orleans, and Casamento’s on Magazine Street is the number one spot to do just that.

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If you only have brunch once in New Orleans, make sure it’s at Brennan’s in the French Quarter.

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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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Blue Nile

Blue Nile on Frenchmen hosts live music every night, and has a great outdoor balcony for when you need a breather between sets.

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Apple Barrel Bar

Apple Barrel Bar on Frenchmen is one of the smallest bars on the street, and one of the best spots around for live music.

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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.