New Orleans is full of late-night bars, but The Saint Bar and Lounge in the Lower Garden District has both a big back patio and a foggy dance floor with DJs until 4am. It feels a little bit like a cross between a biker bar and an actual cave, but it’s great for when you feel like drinking cheap beer and dancing with like-minded strangers until dawn.
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