[Where Y'at Staff]

2022 Bar Guide

09:00 November 08, 2022
By: Staff

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CBD / Warehouse District

Alto Rooftop Bar [Jared Eaglin]

Alto Rooftop Bar, located on top of the Ace Hotel, is a chill spot to hang out with your friends. Beat the Louisiana heat by relaxing in Alto's pool. You can also cool down with some of the bar's signature cocktails like Calypso and Turkish Royale. Alto offers pizzas and paninis too. 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180, acehotel.com

Bar Marilou [Staff]

Bar Marilou has a sophisticated French-style atmosphere in a very beautiful location. Located along the side of the Maison de la Luz hotel, the bar offers plenty of wine, beer, and craft cocktails like Tokyo Record and Monarca. Get fancy and enjoy Bar Marilou's small plates like frogs' legs and moules frites. 544 Carondelet St., (504) 814-7711, barmarilou.com

Fillmore New Orleans [Jared Eaglin]

Fillmore New Orleans is in a beautiful, state-of-the-art 22,000 square-foot space above Harrah's Casino. Top artists such as Jack White, Lukas Nelson, and Chevelle have performed there recently. Arrive early to grab a cocktail in BG's Lounge, and check out The Fillmore's social media pages for upcoming shows. 6 Canal St., (504) 881-1555, livenation.com

Peacock Room [Jared Eaglin]

Peacock Room offers guests an elevated cocktail bar experience in the Kimpton Hotel. In addition to a large selection of beers, seltzers, wine, and spirits, the bar also offers both "Old Bird" and "Pride of the Flock" cocktails. Sip your drinks while nibbling on Peacock Room's well-crafted snack board. 501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-3073, peacockroomnola.com

Rosie's on the Roof [Jared Eaglin]

Rosie's on the Roof, located in the Higgins Hotel, surrounds guests with World War II-era Americana. The rooftop bar not only offers sweeping views of New Orleans, but also delicious small plates like crab beignets and riveter fries loaded with brisket and bacon cheese curds. Grab a cold beer and enjoy. 1000 Magazine St., (504) 528-1941, higginshotelnola.com

Stumpy's Hatchet House [Jared Eaglin]

Stumpy's Hatchet House gives patrons the perfect opportunity to test their hatchet throwing skills. When you're all out of axes to toss, head over to Stumpy's fully stocked bar for a well-deserved refreshment. Light snacks are also available including hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, nachos, and chips. 1200 Poydras St. Suite C, (504) 577-2937, stumpyshh.com

The Metropolitan [Jared Eaglin]

The Metropolitan is one of New Orleans' premiere nightclubs and provides some of the best services in the city. While partying with your friends, make sure to visit the multiple different bars located all around the large, two-story club. Make sure to check the Metro's event page to see who's coming to perform. 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., (504) 568-1702, themetronola.com

The Rabbit Hole [Jared Eaglin]

The Rabbit Hole is a truly eclectic club that always provides a great night of fun. The venue's outdoor stage is the perfect spot to enjoy anything from electronics acts to funky brass bands. The Rabbit Hole also offers an indoor stage and a downstairs bar. 1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 354-9709, rabbitholenola.com

Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ [Jared Eaglin]

Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ is more than just a saloon—it's also a BBQ party! Enjoy delicious, smoky BBQ classics such as buffalo fried ribs, the all-American hot dog, and smoked pulled pork. You'll especially love the Lafitte Pig, which has pulled pork and real Canadian bacon topped with Ugly Dog's famous coleslaw. Complete with beer, 15 TVs, and an outdoor patio, it's the perfect spot to watch the Saints game. 401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., (504) 569-8459, uglydogsaloon.com

French Quarter

Bourbon Street Honky Tonk [Jared Eaglin]

Bourbon Street Honky Tonk offers everything that is needed for a boot scootin' good time. Not only are there plenty of drinks to enjoy, you may even see a live country or blues performance while there. Don't miss out on one of the best honky tonks in the city. 727 Bourbon St., (504) 523-1960, tropicalisle.com

Evangeline [Jared Eaglin]

Evangeline provides some of the best Cajun food that can be found in the French Quarter. Come for the Acadia crawfish & grits, Southern fried okra, and crawfish etouffee. Stay for the local craft beers and other drinks the restaurant offers including the strawberry blonde or the rum punch. 329 Decatur St., (504) 373-4852, evangelineneworleans.com

House of Blues [Jared Eaglin]

House of Blues offers one of the best nightlife experiences in all of New Orleans. Choose from a long list of beers, wines, and more and jam out to one of the many live music events that goes on there. For an elevated night of fun with premium cocktails and more, consider the House of Blues' Foundation Room. 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999, houseofblues.com

JINX Bar & Grill [Jared Eaglin]

JINX Bar & Grill, located right next to the French Market, is a love letter to all things pop culture. Not only does the restaurant have an extensive beer list, its cocktails are top notch such as the Decatur mule, el guapo, and even blue milk. JINX even offers hookahs with different flavors to choose from. 91 French Market Pl., (504) 510-2797, jinxnola.com

The Garage [Jared Eaglin]

The Garage is a great music club to bring your friends to for a fun night out. Enjoy all sorts of entertainment like live music, open mic nights, and so much more. In addition to a fully stocked bar, The Garage offers tasty NOLA favorites such as red beans, gumbo, and even spicy beef yaka mein. 810 Conti St., thegaragemusicclub.com

The Jazz Playhouse [Staff]

The Jazz Playhouse, located inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel, is one of the best jazz clubs in NOLA. Both upscale and retro, this is a great place to see some of New Orleans' best jazz musicians performing. Make sure to grab a signature cocktail such as a Sazerac or a Hurricane. 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299, facebook.com/JazzPlayhouse

The Penthouse Club [Jared Eaglin]

The Penthouse Club is one of New Orleans' largest gentlemen's clubs. The club has three separate state-of-the-art stages where professional dancers get to showcase their talents. Tableside bottle service with your choice of wine, champagne, and more is also available. 727 Iberville St., (504) 524-4354, neworleans.penthouseclub.com

Garden District

Down the Hatch Bar & Grill [Jared Eaglin]

Down the Hatch Bar & Grill is great for reasonably-priced, delicious cuisine. The restaurant offers great tasting sandwiches, burgers, and even Mediterranean dishes such as gyro and chicken or beef shawarma. Order a cold beer and dig into Down the Hatch's fantastic chicken wings. 1921 Sophie Wright Pl., (504) 522-0909, downthehatchnola.com

Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar [Jared Eaglin]

Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar is the best place to be for St. Patrick's Day or really any day. Beer lovers will be happy when they see Tracey's six draught taps and over 100 bottles of different brands to choose from. The bar also serves delicious oysters, po-boys, and more. 2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413, traceysnola.com

Wetlands Sake [Staff]

Wetlands Sake is a great spot to enjoy your pick of saké. Located in the Lower Garden District, they have handcrafted sakes, including nine on tap. There are traditional sakés, saké cocktails, and sparkling sakés, to name a few. Wetlands crafts all of their sakés on-site. Come try a sake flight of four different sakés and discover which one is your favorite. 634 Orange St., (504) 442-0432, wetlandssake.com


Lots A Luck Tavern [Jared Eaglin]

Lots A Luck Tavern is one of the best places in New Orleans to play bar games. There is plenty to do there like pool, cornhole, foosball, darts, and even trivia nights. Watch the next big football game while enjoying some cold beer or some of the bar's other refreshments. 203 Homedale St., (504) 483-0978, facebook.com/LotsaLuckNOLA


Emporium Arcade Bar [Jared Eaglin]

Emporium Arcade Bar is New Orleans' newest bar and is also one of the most fun in the city. This bar has games on the brain with arcade games, pinball, pool tables, skeeball, foosball, and so much more. Don't forget to check out Emporium's huge drink list of spirits, beer, and cocktails. 2231 St. Claude Ave., emporiumarcadebar.com

The Royal Frenchmen's Remedy Bar [Jared Eaglin]

The Royal Frenchmen's Remedy Bar is a must for anyone staying in or visiting the Royal Frenchmen Hotel. Stop by and experience Remedy's many craft cocktails including the "tell-tale heart" or the "kiss from a rose." The bar also offers $5 martini happy hours daily from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 700 Frenchmen St. #1614, (504) 619-9660, royalfrenchmenhotel.com


Babylon Sports Bar [Jared Eaglin]

Babylon Sports Bar not only is a great place to watch football in Metairie, but also live music. The bar also provides a homey atmosphere with reasonable prices on all of their drinks. Babylon's accommodating staff will make sure you have an enjoyable experience. 2917 Harvard Ave. Suite A, (504) 324-9961, facebook.com/BabylonSportsBar

Martine's Lounge [Jared Eaglin]

Martine's Lounge is a fantastic spot to hang with old friends, as well as make some new ones, especially if you dig playing darts. Cold beer and other specialty drinks including frozen Irish coffee, cherry limeade, and frozen sangria await you. Pop-ups also offers snack food. 2347 Metairie Rd., (504) 831-8637, facebook.com/martineslounge

The Marsh Room [Jim Sylve]

The Marsh Room Patio Bar & Grill is one of the best establishments in Metairie to see great live music. In addition, the bar regularly hosts dart tournaments, karaoke nights, and more. While sipping on your favorite drink, grab some bites such as cheese curds, steak, and the bar's "Marsh burger." 4740 Rye St., (504) 571-5733, facebook.com/themarshroom


Pal's Lounge [Jared Eaglin]

Pal's Lounge, which stays open from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., is one of New Orleans' perfect late night spots. The bar regularly hosts local pop-ups serving all kinds of different food. Some of Pal's most popular, and affordable, drinks include the gingerita, the watermelon mojito, and the bacon Bloody Mary. 949 N. Rendon St., (504) 488-7257, instagram.com/palsloungenola

Rendon Inn [Jared Eaglin]

Rendon Inn has been the Broadmoor neighborhood's go-to bar since it was established in 1933. The wide selection of beers pairs well with any of the restaurant's dishes including burgers, po-boys, and steaks. Head out on a Sunday for bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4501 Eve St., (504) 218-7106, therendon504.com

Wrong Iron on The Greenway [Jared Eaglin]

Wrong Iron on The Greenway is a huge NOLA-style beer garden that is perfect for bringing all of your friends to. The drink menu is absolutely extensive, so there's plenty of beer, wine, cocktails, and frozen drinks to pick from. Wrong Iron also regularly hosts different pop ups and food trucks. 3532 Toulouse St., (504) 302-1503, wrongiron.com

Multiple Locations

Tropical Isle [Jared Eaglin]

Tropical Isle is a Bourbon Street staple that is beloved by both tourists and locals. The bar is known far and wide for being the birthplace of the "hand grenade," aka New Orleans' most powerful drink. While there, make sure to also try Tropical Isle's horny gator and/or tropical itch. Multiple Locations, tropicalisle.com


Treme Hideaway [Jared Eaglin]

Treme Hideaway is one of New Orleans's best kept secrets. It's a fun place to hang out and enjoy music and drinks. Tucked away in the historic Tremé neighborhood, locals can flock to Treme Hideaway for R&B music, DJ sounds, and hot food. A vibrant meeting place, this venue is the place to be. 1234 Claiborne Ave., (504) 301-4441


Gasa Gasa [Jared Eaglin]

Gasa Gasa is Uptown's premiere music venue and regularly hosts talented acts from all over the United States. Patrons can also enjoy art exhibits and film screenings in the venue. Gasa Gasa also has drinks to enjoy and offers happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 4920 Freret St., (504) 571-5522, facebook.com/gasagasaonfreret

Le Bon Temps Roule [Jared Eaglin]

Le Bon Temps Roule is one of the most iconic 24-hour bars in the Uptown neighborhood. Housed in a beautiful historic building, Le Bon Temps Roule serves as the official home of NOLA's the Soul Rebels. The bar has some of the best Bloody Marys in the entire city. 4801 Magazine St., (504) 897-3448, lbtrnola.com

St. Joe's Bar [Jared Eaglin]

St. Joe's Bar is back and better than ever after being shut down because of Hurricane Ida. Beer fanatics will have a lot to choose from including local brands, imports, micro brands, drafts, and even ciders. Weekly specials include happy hour, as well as a cocktail and whiskey of the week. 5535 Magazine St., (504) 899-3744, stjoesbar.com

The Vintage [Jared Eaglin]

The Vintage is just the place for anyone who loves beignets, bubbles, and bites. This chic, Paris-style cafe has a very large sip menu for customers to savor like different kinds of wine, Prohibition-era cocktails, and more. Save room for the beignets or small savory plates. 3121 Magazine St., (504) 324-7144, thevintagenola.com


Club 38 [Jared Eaglin]

Club 38, located inside Boomtown Casino & Hotel in Harvey, is the perfect VIP experience. Club 38 is available to all Owners Club, Elite, and Preferred Members and their guests through Boomtown's mychoice® loyalty program. Members can enjoy complimentary food and drinks while there. 4132 Peters Rd., Harvey, (504) 366-7711, boomtownneworleans.com

Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar [Jared Eaglin]

Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar is one of the best hang out spots in historic Old Gretna. Along with its delicious comfort food, Gattuso's offers plenty of beer, wine, margaritas, martinis, shots, and cocktails. Customers can also enjoy an all-day-long happy hour every Tuesday. 435 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114, gattusos.net

Stained Glass Winehouse [Jared Eaglin]

Stained Glass Winehouse is Gretna's premiere self-serve wine bar. This upscale, unpretentious bar offers over 300 wine bottles and 24 self-serve wine taps, as well as spirits, draft beer, and cocktails. Pair your wine with Stained Glass' beautiful charcuterie and dessert boards. 201 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 812-0930, stainedglasswinehouse.com

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