Live Music: Live music and bowling? The combination works perfectly for New Orleans' Mid-City Lanes Rock'n'Bowl, the hippest, most happening bowling alley you'll ever see. Music in the styles of zydeco, R&B, swing, jazz and blues rises over the clamor of rolling balls and falling pins. Be sure to check out the city mural by local artist Tony Green, and don't miss Zydeco night every Thursday. An institution since 1993, Rock'n'Bowl changed locations in 2005, taking over a former A&P across from Ye Olde College Inn. Locals still miss the original, but the spirit of Rock'n'Bowl remains the same. Great food and beer on tap.
Local Expert Beth D'Addono Says:
Live Music: "Have dinner first at Ye Olde College Inn, the excellent farm-to-table seafood-centric eatery also owned by the Blancher family, just across the parking lot from Rock'n'Bowl."
Best for Live Music Because: Rock'n'Bowl is how New Orleanians roll, the only live music and bowling spot in town.