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.
Bacchanal in the Bywater is a wine-fueled utopia, with nightly live music, a huge backyard, and an atmosphere that could never be duplicated.
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.
There are 390 reasons to come to Barrel Proof in the Lower Garden District, and they’re all whiskey.
The Bulldog in Uptown is where to go when you want to drink a few beers on a patio, and get completely away from the French Quarter.
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.
Jewel Of The South is a spot in the French Quarter that puts an equal emphasis on the food and cocktails.
Hot Tin is on the top floor of the Pontchartrain Hotel, and it’s one of our favorite rooftop bars in New Orleans.
Bar Marilou is a swanky cocktail bar in New Orleans that's the perfect place to drink a martini.
For the best po’boy in New Orleans, head to Parkway in Mid-City and you won’t be disappointed.
August 28, 2023
Cafe Du Monde is one of the touristy spots in town, but the famous beignets are worth the line.
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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.
Jacques-Imo’s in Uptown is part-restaurant, part-party, and one place in New Orleans that could never exist anywhere else.
Next door to the restaurant is Cochon Butcher, which is way more casual than its neighbor, but still serves great sandwiches and drinks.
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.
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.