Nightlife & the Arts in New Orleans

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
AllWays Lounge & Theatre
This lounge/theater combo has become one of the...
Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
The Avenue Pub
Beer lovers from around the globe make a...
Bars Garden District
 
Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
In the far reaches of Bywater, Bacchanal is part...
Bars Bywater
 
Banks Street Bar and Grill
This comfortable Mid-City nightspot has become...
Music Clubs Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Bar Tonique
An eclectic spot on North Rampart Street, this...
Bars French Quarter
 
Bayou Beer Garden
Claim a seat on the sprawling multilevel outdoor...
Bars, Music Clubs Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Bellocq
Pre-Prohibition drinks are all the rage, but this...
Bars Warehouse District
 
BJ's Lounge
This gritty corner bar is a beloved neighborhood...
Bars, Music Clubs Bywater
 
Bombay Club
A longtime favorite and a rather swanky place for...
Bars French Quarter
 
Bourbon Pub
It's impossible to miss this 24-hour video bar at...
Bars French Quarter
 
Bridge Lounge
Youngish professionals love to kick back here,...
Bars Garden District
 
The Bulldog
The post-college set claims most of the seats on...
Bars Garden District
 
Bullet's Sports Bar
For a real taste of New Orleans, drop by on a...
Music Clubs Treme
 
Café Lafitte in Exile
A Bourbon Street stalwart attracts a somewhat...
Bars French Quarter
 
Candlelight Lounge
This small, old school joint draws the crowds on...
Music Clubs Treme
 
Carousel Bar
A favorite New Orleans drinking destination since...
Bars French Quarter
 
Carrollton Station
This cozy neighborhood bar keeps unfolding the...
Music Clubs Carrollton-Riverbend
 
Cat's Meow
Before you see it, you'll hear this Bourbon...
Bars French Quarter
 
Chart Room
Unpretentious even by New Orleans standards, this...
Bars French Quarter
 
Checkpoint Charlie's
This bustling corner bar draws young locals who...
Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
Chickie Wah Wah
Right on the Canal Street streetcar line, this...
Music Clubs Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Circle Bar
Like something out of a Tim Burton film, this...
Music Clubs Warehouse District
 
Club Ampersand
New Orleans has very few dedicated electronic...
Dance Clubs CBD
 
Columns Hotel's Victorian Lounge Bar
An Old Fashioned or a Sazerac on the expansive...
Bars Uptown
 
Cooter Brown's
This rambling tavern across from the Mississippi...
Bars Uptown
 
Corner Pocket
Filmmaker John Waters reportedly counts the...
Bars French Quarter
 
Cosimo's
Few tourists make their way to this hip...
Bars French Quarter
 
Country Club New Orleans
For a non-touristy, out-of-the-way experience,...
Bars Bywater
 
Crescent City Brewhouse
The only microbrewery in the French Quarter (and...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens, Bars French Quarter
 
Cure
A pioneer on the revitalized Freret Corridor,...
Bars Uptown
 
d.b.a
At this southern outpost of a popular pair of...
Bars, Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
Davenport Lounge
Swanky digs in the Ritz Carlton Hotel are home to...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Delachaise
A long, slender room with plush banquettes in a...
Bars Uptown
 
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar
A 20-minute cab ride from downtown, this popular...
Music Clubs Uptown
 
Drink & Learn: The Cocktail Tour
Culinary historian and Louisiana native Elizabeth...
Bars French Quarter
 
Ernst Cafe
Ernst has been operating as a bar since the first...
Bars Warehouse District
 
F&M Patio Bar
For college kids and grown-ups reliving their...
Bars Uptown
 
Finn McCool's Irish Pub
Run by devoted soccer fans from Belfast, this...
Bars Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
French 75
This is a must-visit for any who love to submerge...
Bars French Quarter
 
Fritzel's European Jazz Pub
An old-school gem in the midst of Bourbon...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Garden District Pub
Just down the block from some of Magazine...
Bars Garden District
 
Golden Lantern
The Lower Quarter has become a lot more upscale...
Bars French Quarter
 
Good Friends
With its tasteful decor and reasonable volume...
Bars French Quarter
 
Handsome Willy's
Sandwiched between a forlorn stretch of the...
Bars CBD
 
Harrah's New Orleans Casino
Commanding the foot of Canal Street and...
Casinos CBD
 
House of Blues
Despite its name, blues rarely makes the bill at...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Howlin' Wolf
This New Orleans favorite has long been a premier...
Music Clubs Warehouse District
 
Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Serious music lovers converge on this intimate...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Kerry Irish Pub
This well-worn favorite has a pool table, a...
Bars French Quarter
 
The Kingpin
Deep-red walls and a velvet Elvis lend this...
Bars Uptown
 
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
Perhaps the most photographed building in the...
Bars French Quarter
 
Le Bon Temps Roulé
Local acts from a wide range of...
Music Clubs Uptown
 
Loa
In voodoo tradition, loa are the divine spirits,...
Bars CBD
 
The Maison
This historic building—with a sprawling...
Dance Clubs, Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
Maple Leaf
The phrase "New Orleans institution" gets thrown...
Music Clubs Carrollton-Riverbend
 
Margaritaville Café
Ever-popular with tourists and Jimmy Buffett fans...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Mariza
Inspired by the aperitif bars of Italy, this...
Bars Bywater
 
Markey's Bar
The embodiment of a blue-collar New Orleans...
Bars Bywater
 
Mimi's
A popular locals hangout, this two-story...
Bars Faubourg Marigny
 
Molly's at the Market
Grab a perch almost any time of day at one of the...
Bars French Quarter
 
Mulate's
Across the street from the Convention Center,...
Music Clubs Warehouse District
 
The Museum of the American Cocktail
As of this writing the museum is closed and in...
Themed Entertainment New Orleans
 
Napoleon House Bar and Café
It's a living shrine to what may be called the...
Bars French Quarter
 
Napoleon's Itch
The only gay bar in New Orleans that's also...
Bars French Quarter
 
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
This 1960s-style coffeehouse attracts an artsy...
Cafes Uptown
 
New Orleans Original Cocktail Tour
This Gray Line walking tour leads you through the...
Themed Entertainment New Orleans
 
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
Serious wine drinkers skip the beach for this...
Themed Entertainment New Orleans
 
NOLA Brewing Tour
Every Friday, hundreds of people show up at New...
Themed Entertainment Garden District
 
Oak Wine Bar and Bistro
The dark windows give no hint of the sleek,...
Wine Bars, Bars Carrollton-Riverbend
 
Old Absinthe House
Over its 200-year history, this low-key oasis...
Bars French Quarter
 
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
Founded in 1995, this craft distillery is the...
Themed Entertainment New Orleans
 
One Eyed Jack's
This former Toulouse Street theater hosts touring...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Oz
A spacious dance club that mainly attracts young...
Dance Clubs French Quarter
 
Pal's
Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood,...
Bars Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Palm Court Jazz Café
Banjo player Danny Barker immortalized this...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
Parade Disco
High-energy disco rules at this dance club above...
Dance Clubs French Quarter
 
Parasol's Restaurant & Bar
Roast beef po'boy devotees genuflect at the...
Bars Garden District
 
Pat O'Brien's
Sure, it's touristy, but there are reasons Pat...
Bars French Quarter
 
Patrick's Bar Vin
Dapper Patrick Van Hoorebeek holds court at his...
Wine Bars, Bars French Quarter
 
Phoenix
It bills itself as a "Leather/Levi Neighborhood...
Bars Faubourg Marigny
 
Preservation Hall
At this cultural landmark founded in 1961, a...
Music Clubs French Quarter
 
R Bar
Behind the tinted windows of this corner bar,...
Bars Faubourg Marigny
 
Rawhide
As the name indicates, this is a rowdy—and...
Bars French Quarter
 
Republic
Part of the new generation of music venues in the...
Music Clubs Warehouse District
 
Rock 'n' Bowl
Down-home Louisiana music, rockabilly, R&B, and...
Music Clubs Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Rusty Nail
Nestled in between the overhead highway and a...
Music Clubs CBD
 
The Sazerac Bar
One of the most famous bars in Louisiana, this...
Bars CBD
 
Snug Harbor
This intimate club with a sometimes steep cover...
Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
Sovereign Pub
No need to book a ticket to the UK, when this...
Bars Uptown
 
The Spotted Cat
Jazz, old time, and swing bands perform...
Music Clubs Faubourg Marigny
 
St. Joe's
A young Uptown professional crowd packs this...
Bars Uptown
 
Tales of the Cocktail
Each July the annual Tales of the Cocktail,...
Themed Entertainment New Orleans
 
Tipitina's
Rub the bust of legendary New Orleans pianist...
Music Clubs Uptown
 
Tracey's
This cavernous sports bar and neighborhood pub...
Bars Garden District
 
Twelve Mile Limit
This smoke-free neighborhood joint might be off...
Bars Mid-City and Bayou St. John
 
Vaughan's
Jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins's legendary...
Music Clubs Bywater
 
Vic's Kangaroo Café
This narrow Aussie pub has a dartboard, a good...
Bars Warehouse District
 
Victory
In the city's drab business district hides...
Bars CBD
 
Yuki Izakaya
At this traditional Japanese izakaya—a...
Bars Faubourg Marigny

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