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.
August 29, 2023
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.
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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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.
August 28, 2023
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.
La Petite Grocery is where to go in the Garden District for great modern Creole food, and the best bowl of turtle ragu you’ll ever eat.
When you want a taste of true, classic New Orleans, grab lunch and 25-cent martinis at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.
Dakar is a supper club-style spot on Magazine Street where the chef and owner cooks dishes inspired by the food of his home country Senegal.
Bayona is a spot in the French Quarter where you can get Creole dishes and linger with a couple of friends for a while.
Arnaud's is a classic Creole restaurant in the French Quarter that has been serving up great food, cocktails, and live jazz since 1918.
The biggest draw at Gautreau’s, an Uptown French spot, is their garden, which is the perfect atmosphere for a sort-of fancy dinner.
Brigtsen's is an Uptown restaurant that feels like you're in another time period. They serve old-school Creole dishes and the space has a Victorian cottage vibe.
Cafe Sbisa serves classic creole food, but really you come here for the great second floor patio, or to grab drinks at their restored bar.
May 3, 2018
Sylvain in the French Quarter is the neighborhood spot you wish was on your block, with some classic dishes and a back patio perfect for a drink.
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.
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.