Best Baton Rouge, LA Nightlife

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    10. Chelsea's Café

    Comfortable and unassuming, Chelsea's offers a good time without a lot of pretense. It also offers all sorts of distractions, from live music by great local talents to sports on the TV and, sometimes, open mic...

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    9. Caterie Deli and Saloon

    Long-lived and much-loved, this place is a great gathering place for college folks and those just out of that scene. The Caterie always offers a good supply of fun, and its casual ambience means that anyone can stop...

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    8. Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille

    A cozy, pub-like ambience characterizes this bar and restaurant, which is a bit more upscale than some of the city's other establishments. The inviting place offers a variety of distractions, including big-screen...

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    7. Superior Grill

    Ideal for an after-work drink, this Mexican bar and restaurant has garnered quite a loyal following of professionals. It's especially popular on Thursdays, when happy hour has become the favored time to indulge in...

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    6. Roux House

    Weathered brick walls hung with gilt-framed mirrors set the scene for this hip establishment, which is a fabulous place to catch live blues and jazz with some funk and zydeco thrown in for good measure. If you need...

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    5. Varsity Theatre

    Everybody knows the Varsity, Baton Rouge's nightlife mainstay near LSU's north gates. The place is best known for live music, and its roster has included Better Than Ezra, The Wailers Band, Kevin Martin, and other...

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    4. Churchill's Cigars and Elixirs

    If you're tired of run-of-the-mill bars and lounges, Churchill's will take your tastes to a whole new level. The sophisticated establishment — a refuge of marble, crystal, and oak millwork — is a frequent...

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    3. Splash

    Folks come to Baton Rouge from far and wide for the terrific music and fun atmosphere of the city's "biggest gay dance club." The energy at Splash runs rampant, thanks to nightly drink specials and awesome DJs. Plus,...

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    1. Clicks Billiards

    If you're the type who can't just nurse a drink at the bar and be content, Clicks has got you covered. At this happening spot, folks grab a beer and take to the pool tables for some friendly competition or to try...

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