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  • 1. Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

    Bywater | Bars/Pubs

    In the far reaches of Bywater, Bacchanal is part wine shop, part bar, part music club—and one hundred percent neighborhood hangout. Among the...Read More

  • 2. Columns Hotel's Victorian Lounge Bar

    Uptown | Bars/Pubs

    An Old Fashioned or a Sazerac on the expansive front porch, shaded by centuries-old oak trees, overlooking the St. Charles Avenue streetcar...Read More

  • 3. d.b.a

    Faubourg Marigny | Bars/Pubs

    At this southern outpost of a popular pair of bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan's East Village, the selection of drinks—including international...Read More

  • 4. Delachaise

    Uptown | Bars/Pubs

    A long, slender room with plush banquettes in a charming sliver of a building on a busy stretch of St. Charles Avenue looks as if it were air...Read More

  • 5. French 75

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    This is a must-visit for any who love to submerge themselves in old-time elegance. Adjoining Arnaud's, the classic New Orleans Creole restaurant...Read More

  • 6. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    Perhaps the most photographed building in the Quarter after the St. Louis Cathedral, this 18th-century blacksmith shop was once a front for...Read More

  • 7. Maple Leaf

    Carrollton-Riverbend | Music Clubs

    The phrase "New Orleans institution" gets thrown around a lot, but this place deserves the title. It's wonderfully atmospheric, with pressed...Read More

  • 8. Napoleon House Bar and Café

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    It's a living shrine to what may be called the semi-official New Orleans school of decor: faded grandeur. Chipped wall paint, diffused light...Read More

  • 9. Preservation Hall

    French Quarter | Music Clubs

    At this cultural landmark founded in 1961, a cadre of distinguished New Orleans musicians, most of whom were schooled by an ever-dwindling group...Read More

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  • 10. The Spotted Cat

    Faubourg Marigny | Music Clubs

    Jazz, old-time, and swing bands perform nightly at this rustic club right in the thick of the Frenchmen Street action. Sets start at 4 pm on...Read More

  • 11. AllWays Lounge & Theatre

    Faubourg Marigny | Music Clubs

    This lounge-theater combo has become one of the centerpieces of the local indie, avant-garde, and art scenes. Evoking 1930s Berlin, the lounge...Read More

  • 12. Banks Street Bar and Grill

    Mid-City | Music Clubs

    This comfortable Mid-City nightspot has become one of the city's most reliable venues for local music, with live shows—sometimes several a night...Read More

  • 13. Bar Tonique

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    An eclectic spot on North Rampart Street, this brick-walled room with private nooks and a beautiful outdoor courtyard looks like a cross between...Read More

  • 14. Bayou Beer Garden

    Mid-City | Bars/Pubs

    Claim a seat on the sprawling multilevel outdoor patio at this low-key neighborhood pub and sip a pint from the great selection of beers. Multiple...Read More

  • 15. Bellocq

    Warehouse District | Bars/Pubs

    Pre-Prohibition drinks are all the rage, but this Lee Circle lounge goes deeper into the past with a menu focused on the cobbler, a popular...Read More

  • 16. BJ's Lounge

    Bywater | Bars/Pubs

    This gritty corner bar is a beloved neighborhood joint. Sometimes it hosts music, like Little Freddie King (most Fridays) and King James and...Read More

  • 17. Bourbon Pub

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    It's impossible to miss this 24-hour video bar at the corner of St. Ann and Bourbon streets, especially in early evenings, when the doors are...Read More

  • 18. Bullet's Sports Bar

    Tremé | Music Clubs

    For a real taste of New Orleans, drop by on a Tuesday night, when Kermit Ruffins is playing. Not just the soul of the city, but the soul food...Read More

  • 19. Café Lafitte in Exile

    French Quarter | Bars/Pubs

    This Bourbon Street stalwart attracts a somewhat older and very casual group of gay men. The second floor has a pool table, pinball machine...Read More

  • 20. Candlelight Lounge

    Tremé | Music Clubs

    This small, old-school joint draws a crowd on Wednesday night to hear the Treme Brass Band. Uncle Lionel Batiste, a club fixture of legendary...Read More

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