After you get out of a show at Tipitina’s, walk up to Le Bon Temps Roule to play some pool, catch another show, or just drink until morning. This dive doesn’t close, ever, and is always filled with locals at any hour of the day, so regardless of when you need a shot or a beer, or if you just want to ask someone in the know what “lagniappe” means, come here.
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Maple Leaf Bar
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 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.
Head to Wayfare in Uptown for some pre-dinner charcuterie and wine, or bail on your dinner plans and get a sandwich.
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Parleaux Beer Lab
Parleaux Beer Lab in the Bywater is a great spot to day drink, try out some food trucks, and even do some morning yoga.
Blue Nile on Frenchmen hosts live music every night, and has a great outdoor balcony for when you need a breather between sets.
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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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.
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.
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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