Bars with Great Food

16:30 September 22, 2015
By: Staff

Backspace Bar and Kitchen

Backspace Bar & Kitchen has a unique literary theme and specialty cocktails that will transport you back in time. The Whitman Roast Beef is their twist on the classic sandwich, with fried oysters, roasted tenderloin tips, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato served on a ciabatta roll with gravy. 139 Chartres St. 322-2245


Bamboula’s offers the best of both worlds—music and food. The venue has turned into the new beat on Frenchmen Street. Enjoy a thirst-quenching local brew on tap while dancing the night away to funky tunes. Be sure to try the sticky wings. 514 Frenchmen St. 944-8461

Bayou Beer Garden is Mid-City’s friendly neighborhood bar. The quaint cottage turned sports bar has over 75 bottled options and the perfect patio to sip an ice-cold beer. Try the disco fries with a peanut butter bacon burger; they’re surprisingly tasty. 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. 302-9357


Bruno’s Tavern is an Uptown college sports bar serving typical pub fare. With 20 beers on tap and nearly two dozen bottled beers, Bruno’s is a great place to watch the game and enjoy a beer on Maple Street. The debris fries are a favorite. 7538 Maple St. 861-7615


Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant has been just steps from the French Quarter since 1939. Dubbed the best place you’ve never been, Buffa’s has a big menu and great live music. Open 24/7, satisfy your late-night munchies or come in for an early breakfast. 1001 Esplanade Ave. 949-0038


The Columns Hotel is all about charm. Located in the Garden District on the streetcar line, the hotel is a beautiful spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bistro’s Louisiana crab cake served over a fried green tomato is heaven on earth. 3811 St. Charles Ave. 899-9308


Dino’s Bar and Grill has amazing salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Located in the Warehouse District, Dino’s offers happy hour on Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 pm. Come try one of their Dino burgers or a tuna salad for a quick, affordable lunch. 1128 Tchoupitoulas St. 558-0900


Gattuso’s daily specials and nightly events make it worth coming in weekly. Serving the West Bank for over a decade, Gattuso’s is located in the Gretna Historical District. Enjoy outdoor seating with a sloppy roast beef po-boy and one of the 14 beers on tap. 435 Huey P Long Ave. 368-1114

Jimani Cafe

The Jimani has been a late-night haunt for food, cocktails and sports since 1971. Located in French Quarter, the bar offers cold beer, great music, sports on television and a grill that can whip up a serious hangover burger. 141 Chartres St. 524-0493

Mid-City Yacht Club has been a number of different drinking establishments since the 1950s. The current name came from a friend of the bar owners who was boating through the neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina and dubbed the then-underwater establishment the Yacht Club. Go and try their alligator egg rolls. 440 S. St. Patrick St. 483-2517


Mimi’s in the Marigny is a classic local bar with an amazing restaurant. There are plenty of hot and cold small plates to choose from, including vegetarian options. Up for a mouthful of adventure? Request the chef’s special, aptly listed on the menu as “Trust Me.” 2601 Royal St. 872-9868


Parasol’s is a longtime Irish Channel hangout with stiff drinks, po-boys and other Cajun eats. The menu features classic bar food with flawless execution. The oyster sandwich has been hailed as one of the best in the city. 2533 Constance St. 302-1543

Poppy's Time Out

Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar is the ultimate spot for watching sports. Don’t miss a play with their 21 televisions, and eat great game-day food like Rambo’d hot wings and cheeseburgers. Poppy’s is the perfect joint for cheering on your team with friends. 500 Port of New Orleans Pl. 247-9265


Rivershack Tavern is known as New Orleans’ most unusual bar and home of the tacky ashtray. Bring in your ashtray and trade it for a drink of your choice! The Garbage Fry po-boy is stuffed with fries, roast beef, cheese, onions, mushrooms and jalapenos. 3449 River Rd. 834-4938


Shamrock Bar and Grill is the biggest neighborhood bar in the city and an emporium of fun, including pool tables, skee ball and more. Grab a pitcher of PBR and play a round of beer pong while munching on some good old-fashioned burgers. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave. 301-0938


Tracey’s Irish Bar and Restaurant is the original Irish Channel Bar. It’s also home of one of the best roast beef po-boys in town. Tracey’s has 20 flat-screen TVs to catch the big game while enjoying a sandwich and a cold beer. 2604 Magazine St. 897-5413

Wit's Inn

Wit’s Inn is a friendly neighborhood bar located in the heart of Mid-City. The kitchen serves gourmet pizzas till 2 am, with dough made fresh daily. Go for the Mediterranean pizza. Watch your favorite sport on one of their 15 giant flat screens. 141 N. Carrollton Ave. 486-1600

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