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Expert Tips for New Orleans Nightlife

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10Best Nightlife by Area

 

Best New Orleans, LA Nightlife

  • Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
  • d.b.a.
  • Fritzel's
  • Preservation Hall
  • House of Blues
  • Monteleone Hotel Carousel Bar
  • Tipitina's
  • Chickie Wah Wah
  • The Spotted Cat
  • Maple Leaf

    Maple Leaf

    The main Uptown music joint besides Tipitina's, Maple Leaf Bar focuses on local musicians, with many taking up residency at the bar. Some of the best funk...

    Photo courtesy of Maple Leaf
  • Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

    Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

    If you want to make a night out of listening to jazz in a comfortable atmosphere while sipping a drink, Snug Harbor, located on Frenchmen Street is the...

  • d.b.a.

    d.b.a.

    High ceilings, rich brown paneling, and a long, sleek bar adorn this attractive space, housed in an old Marigny building. The bar menu is extensive and the...

  • Fritzel's

    Fritzel's

    Everyone "old and young, from far and near" feels welcome at this cozy German-style beer hall. Patrons, seated near the fireplace or on the patio, puff...

  • Preservation Hall

    Preservation Hall

    Preservation Hall is a historical jazz venue located on St. Peter Street steps away from Bourbon in the French Quarter. Admission is $25 for standing room,...

    Photo courtesy of Paul Broussard
  • House of Blues

    House of Blues

    The House of Blues in New Orleans is unlike any other venue that shares its name. Opened in 1994 in the French Quarter, this historic blues house offers...

  • Monteleone Hotel Carousel Bar

    Monteleone Hotel Carousel Bar

    The Carousel Bar is an infamous stopping point in the revered Monteleone Hotel on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Built in 1949 and renovated in 2011,...

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Monteleone
  • Tipitina's

    Tipitina's

    Tipitina's began as a neighborhood juke joint in 1977, opened by a group of young music fans (The Fabulous Fo'teen) to provide a place for Professor...

  • Chickie Wah Wah

    Chickie Wah Wah

    This chill venue situated on the Canal Street streetcar line is a locals' fave thanks to its eclectic line up and grown-up vibe. Not too many tourists find...

    Photo courtesy of Chickie Wah Wah
  • The Spotted Cat

    The Spotted Cat

    While local musicians entertain, patrons chill on comfy couches and sip cocktails at this popular Marigny lounge. The relaxed setting appeals to a mature...

    Photo courtesy of New Orleans CVB
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