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This creole bar/restaurant wants to be everything. It's a like a tapas joint fronting as a beer garden fronting as a southern creole diner. They've got small plates including oyster tacos and duck ... read more
Upscale cocktail lounge named after photographer E.J. Bellocq (1873-1949), who took photos of the prostitutes of old Storyville. But instead of nudie pics, Bellocq the bar has cobblers, those yummy... read more
Prime party spot in a prime party town. A decent food menu, but you're here for drinks, dancing, flirting, and the odd celebrity sighting. Massive TVs for Saints/LSU games, bars on two levels for k... read more
Former carriage house now houses one of the most delightful restaurants in New Orleans. Upscale new American menu dips a toe in Italian waters from time to time with braised Italian sausage and pap... read more
It's like Frank Sinatra as a British colonial baller. If you're trying to impress your date bring her to this swanky English themed speakeasy. With a Vesper (the original 007/Bond drink, before the... read more
Despite its name sounding like an awkward sex act, Cooter Brown's is NOLA's go-to sports bar. Over 17 flatscreens and two 8-ft drop down screens, you're guaranteed an unfettered view of your favori... read more
Booking an interesting array of local and national acts, Jacks is House of Blues for hipsters, which means half of them probably hate it. You shouldn't. The small, sofa-lined burgundy bar upfront i... read more
Even by New Orleans' antediluvian standards, The Saint is a spectacular dive of a bar. The de facto ground zero for the town's indie-punk crowd, the place has the requisite fetid bric-a-crap on its... read more
The Delachaise is for those who wax nostalgic for the days when smoking and eating could be done in the same room. Cheeses, tapas and a few entrees round out the limited--but tasty--menu; there's e... read more
Arguably the most storied bar in New Orleans, The Roosevelt Hotel's main watering hole is inarguably its most beautiful. Walnut walls alternate with massive murals depicting Big Easy city life by N... read more
Perhaps because it's tucked under a freeway, The Rusty Nail is a neighborhood bar that tries much harder than most. Locals enjoy drinking the extensive scotch collection as New Orleans artists perf... read more
Its Soviet nostalgia--red drapes, red stars, red bunting, red Cyrillic graffiti, red table lamps--is just window dressing, sometimes literally. Pravda is really one of the few boho-approved Quarter... read more
New Orleans minimal: a bar, brick walls, a few tables and music. That's it. There's barely any stuff on the wall, in fact. But the club boasts the most eclectic range of music in the city, booking ... read more
Oddly quaint for an indie joint, the Circle Bar packs in the non-prescription glasses/PBR crowd with local rock talent that performs in a vaguely hexagonal room smaller than a Hyundai. Exposed bric... read more
It's deader than Kelsey's nuts until midnight, then gets stacked tooth-and-nail with local scenesters. Only moderately goth-y, and the random ironic bric-a-brac that festoons this sort of place is ... read more
Some miss the grittier old digs of Nola's premiere live music and bowling establishment, but owner John Blancher has faithfully recreated the original ambiance and décor at the new South Car... read more
Though it's perpetually awash in tourists, the French Quarter is a real neighborhood where people actually live. Cosimo's is one of the places where these hardy souls go to drink and drop a snarky ... read more
One of the better Quarter dives, Erin Rose is loud and busy, but affable. There's more stuff on the walls than a Vatican library, so if you're not talking to a local eccentric or a service industry... read more
If there's an inverse relationship between the quality of live music and its location's proximity to the Quarter, then The Maple Leaf is seven days a week of evidence. Each night, a local fave take... read more
This creole bar/restaurant wants to be everything. It's a like a ta...
Upscale cocktail lounge named after photographer E.J. Bellocq (1873...
Ralph Brennan’s new restaurant in the New Orleans Museum of Art (h...
Prime party spot in a prime party town. A decent food menu, but you...
Former carriage house now houses one of the most delightful restaur...