The Only New Orleans Bar Guide You'll Ever Need
Nov 01 2018

The Only New Orleans Bar Guide You'll Ever Need

By: Staff

CBD/ Warehouse District

The Only New Orleans Bar Guide You'll Ever Need

Alto (Ace Hotel New Orleans)

Offering a stunning view of New Orleans’s skyline, Alto is a sanctum of relaxation in an ever-busy concrete jungle. While enjoying the rooftop bar as a perfect getaway, forget the frustrations of busy city life without the hassle of leaving the city. The drinks change seasonally to bring you the refreshing local taste you deserve. 600 Carondelet St. | 900-1180 | acehotel.com

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Carmo

Come experience the world's tropical foodways infused with flavorful local ingredients at Carmo. In the newly renovated bar room, Carmo’s bartenders can concoct a delicious, one-of-a-kind beverage with a selection of fresh juices pressed daily. Try the “Batucada,” a signature cocktail made with cachaça (a Brazilian white rum), passion fruit juice, and coconut milk. 527 Julia St. | 875-4132 | cafecarmo.com

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Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant

Satisfy your inner surfer at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant. With chef-crafted coastal bites and cocktails inspired by surfing hot spots around the globe, this local favorite is the perfect starting place for your own radical legend or laid-back beachy tale. Lucy’s is for everyone, from bold soul-surfers wanting Shark Attack cocktails to surf-ready pups looking to rest seaside. 701 Tchoupitoulas St. | 523-8995 | lucysretiredsurfers.com

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Metropolitan

Looking for a social spot as cool as you are? Metropolitan is the place to go. Hosting great acts from the Chainsmokers to Snoop Dogg, the Metropolitan Bar is one of the top party destinations for fun, great music, and Instagram-worthy pictures. There’s VIP and bottle service available for those looking to make any night or concert unforgettable. 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd. | 568-1702 | themetronola.com

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Moxy New Orleans

Presenting contemporary style and sleek amenities, Moxy is both a hotel and a place of handcrafted cocktail-filled happiness. Upon arrival, hotel guests enjoy a free-of-charge cocktail at the bar (which doubles as the check-in desk), but Moxy’s 24-hour bar gives you five-star treatment (and great drinks) whether you’re a hotel guest or not. 210 O'Keefe Ave. | 525-6800 | marriott.com

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Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar & Grill

With over 20 televisions and 20 beers on tap, this bar guarantees one hell of a time for any sports-lover. Located alongside the Mississippi River, Poppy’s offers a casual bar and dining experience that keeps the drinks flowing. Guests are invited to take a time-out of their own to enjoy Poppy’s signature Voodoo Juice. 500 Port of New Orleans Pl. #80 | 247-9265 | poppystimeoutsportsbar.com

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World of Beer

Famous for having everything from Abita to Heineken, World of Beer is a brew-lover’s heaven on Earth. This beer-centric bar carries beer options from all over, so there’s nothing between you and a beer-based journey around the globe. Avoid the hassle of TSA and taste the world. Beyond beer, WOB also has extensive cocktail and wine lists and great food. 300 Julia St. | 299-3599 | worldofbeer.com

French Quarter

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Backspace Bar

Looking for the perfect spot to channel your inner Tennessee Williams? Backspace is the space where the creative process and cocktails collide. This literary lounge lets book-lovers and barflies literally drink in Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon, in cocktail form. Brimming with inspiration and local color, Backspace feeds both the mind and the taste buds. 139 Chartres St. | 322-2245 | backspacenola.com

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Bar Tonique

A bar a bit off the beaten path, Bar Tonique is a hidden gem at the edge of the French Quarter. This cozy, brick-built space offers classic cocktails and a chalkboard full of daily specials. Those who appreciate the current renaissance of craft cocktails and mixology will be impressed with the bartenders of Bar Tonique. 820 N. Rampart St. | 324-6045 | bartonique.com

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Boot Scootin Rodeo

Looking to dance the night away on the largest oak dance floor on Bourbon Street? The Boot Scootin Rodeo bar is as country as it comes. Come get lassoed in by the great selection of country music hits and stay for the two-stepping, line dancing, and nightly beer and cocktail specials. No bull from Boot Scootin Rodeo—just good times and honky-tonk. 522 Bourbon St. | bootscootinnola.com

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Buffa’s Lounge

New Orleans is known for its 24/7 party scene, and Buffa’s Lounge makes sure its doors are always open for everyone—and has been doing so for almost 80 years! Known as the gem “on the border of the Quarter,” Buffa’s is the embodiment of New Orleans fare with great food and live music every day. 1001 Esplanade Ave. | 949-0038 | buffasbar.com

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Chris Owens Club & Balcony

Named after the electrifying and sensational one-woman show, Chris Owens Club is a necessary stop on any trip to New Orleans. This lively club can satisfy any musical taste, from jazz to rock to country. If anything is going to razzle-dazzle you, it should be Chris Owens, the supreme Queen of feathers and sequins, or the cocktails at her bar. 500 Bourbon St. | 523-6400 | chrisowensclub.net

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Crescent City Brewhouse

The first brew-pub in New Orleans, Crescent City Brewhouse is a historical reminder of the revival of the brewing industry in the city. The microbrewery offers nightly live music, skillfully house-brewed lagers, and monthly exhibitions of local art that solidifies the warm, relaxing atmosphere it has become known for. 527 Decatur St. | 522-0571 | crescentcitybrewhouse.com

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Cosimo’s Bar

Cosimo's was established back in 1934 and has been continually operating since, with a beautifully polished mahogany bar, cut-glass liquor cabinets, and mirrors throughout that lend an old-world charm to this cozy neighborhood gem. Cosimo’s offers a great Happy Hour and delicious bar food options, such as mouthwatering pizzas, burgers, and wings. 1201 Burgundy St. | 522-9428 | cosimosmenu.com

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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

A treasure trove of booty-shaking blues beats and world-famous Hand Grenade cocktails, the Funky Pirate and “Lil Funky,” the party pirate, arrrrrr making sure that patrons leave satisfied and funked-up. Try out your sea legs and dance at The Funky Pirate, the funkiest of the Tropical Isle family and home to Big Al Carson, the personification of New Orleans Blues. 727 Bourbon St. | 523-1960 | thefunkypirate.com

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Golden Lantern

The Golden Lantern is full of fun times to be had, thanks to their weekly drag shows (every Friday) and friendly atmosphere. Traditionally a gay bar famous for the founding of Southern Decadence, the 24-hour bar has an all-welcome attitude. Golden Lantern bar is a casual, cash-only staple serving one of the city’s best Bloody Marys. 239 Royal St. | 529-2860 | facebook.com/GoldenLanternBar

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Hermes Bar at Antoine’s

A converted dining room of the renowned Antoine's restaurant, the polished and poised Hermes Bar serves up classic New Orleans cocktails alongside traditional dishes, like Antoine’s Oysters Rockefeller or Alligator Soup with sherry. Whether you’re a local stopping in or a budding travel foodie, Hermes is amazing. 725 St. Louis St. | 581-4422 | antoines.com/hermes-bar

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House of Blues

The long-standing concert venue features great live music and a rich atmosphere. There are a dozen House of Blues locations in the country, but New Orleans’s offers the Crossroads Cadillac Margarita. If that doesn’t sound like a soul-shaker, then try it with Voodoo Shrimp, a House of Blues NOLA regional dish. 225 Decatur St. | 310-4999 | houseofblues.com/neworleans

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Jimani

Whether you’re looking for a place to end the night or start it, the Jimani is a great haunt for any night owl. Breaking away from serving only fruity and frilly cocktails, the bar reinvents mixology with their Bacon Bloody Mary and newly cultivated "Carnivorous" Cocktail. The Jimani also offers one of the largest beer selections in the Quarter as well as a great food menu. 141 Chartres St. | 524-0493 | thejimani.com

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Kerry Irish Pub

If you’re looking to escape the Bourbon Street scene, Kerry Irish Pub is the welcoming, authentic bar you need. With possibly the best Guinness poured in the city, friendly and skilled bartenders, and an exciting assortment of live local musical talent, Kerry Irish Pub is truly a neighborhood treasure and a must-visit. 331 Decatur St. | 527-5954

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Latitude 29

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 is an oasis in the Quarter. It’s possible to forget you’re even in New Orleans after sampling Latitude 29’s tiki-inspired drinks. Along with tropical fare, Latitude 29 has gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options on their menu. For those fishing to cast away their worries, the “Aquadesiac,” a giant cocktail for two, hits the spot. 321 N. Peters St. | 609-3811 | latitude29nola.com

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Ole Saint

Boasting a full bar, over 50 beers on draft, some of the best Southern Creole cuisine, and an extensive wine list, Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint: Kitchen and Tap is perfect for any occasion, from date night to after-work drinks. The bar is decorated in New Orleans Saints memorabilia and highlights from McAllister's legendary career as running back. 132 Royal St. | 309-4797 | olesaint.com

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Orleans Grapevine

If you like wine and, more importantly, if you love bacon, then the Orleans Grapevine is the place for you. Offering over 65 different wines and champagnes by the glass and over 375 by the bottle, there’s sure to be something you will love. And do not miss Bacon Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. till midnight! Who wouldn’t want free bacon with their drinks? 720 Orleans St. | 523-1930 | orleansgrapevine.com

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Pat O'Briens

If you didn’t visit Pat O’Briens, did you really visit New Orleans? For locals, Pat O’Briens is as homegrown as po-boys and bounce music. The famous bar is the original home of the rum-rich Hurricane, but if your palate is seeking something new, enjoy a Rainbow cocktail or The Cyclone in Pat O’s gorgeous courtyard, lounge, or piano bar. 718 St. Peter St. | 525-4823 | patobriens.com

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Penthouse Club

For an unforgettable night of luxury or to celebrate an engagement, Penthouse Club is the place for mature entertainment. The richly designed bar even offers bottle service. Penthouse invites patrons to enjoy the ample alcohol selection and drop-dead gorgeous live entertainers on one of three stages. 727 Iberville St. | 524-4354 | thepenthouseclubneworleans.com

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Rick’s Cabaret

There’s fun to be had with the 18,000 square feet of teasingly naughty entertainment found at Rick’s Cabaret. All you have to do to have a good time at Rick’s is to come in, sit down, order one of their specialty cocktails or a glass of wine, and relax as their assemblage of beautiful ecdysiasts take the stage. 315 Bourbon St. | 524-4222 | rickscabaretnola.com

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Starlight Lounge

The Starlight Lounge gives bar-goers everything they look for in a bar and then some. Of course, there’s live music, good drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere, but with Burlesque Bingo night, the Starlight lounge stands out. Also, their specialty cocktail list is anything but boring. Try the Hibiscus Spritz, with white wine, peach liqueur, hibiscus, mint, and club soda. 817 St. Louis St. | 827-1655 | starlightloungenola.com

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Tropical Isle

Home of the Hand Grenade and your next “One time in New Orleans” tale, Tropical Isle has plenty of locations along Bourbon Street to get “Have a Hand Grenade” off your to-do list. If you’re looking to add another souvenir cup to you collection, there are other specialty drinks as well, like the Horny Gator or the Tropical Itch. 435, 600, 610, 721 Bourbon St. | 529-1702 | tropicalisle.com

Gretna

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Gattuso's

A gem in the Gretna Historic District, Gattuso’s is the perfect place for family night, a meet-up with friends, or Trivia Night every Tuesday. With 14 beers on tap, an overflowing seafood platter, and their signature Huey P. Fizz cocktail, this family-owned and -operated restaurant and bar makes sure guests get plenty of bang for their buck. 435 Huey P. Long Ave. | Gretna | 368-1114 | gattusos.net

Lakeview

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Parlay’s Bar

Parlay’s is hopping every night of the week. Boasting the area’s longest bar (60 feet), this popular watering hole is known for its friendly staff and great location in the heart of Lakeview. On football Sundays, the bar is flooded with black and gold as Lakeview residents turn out to support the Saints. Come by for karaoke or enjoy the outdoor seating when the weather’s nice. 870 Harrison Ave. | 304-6338 | facebook.com/parlays

Marigny/Bywater

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Mimi's in the Marigny

A tale of two taverns, this bi-level bar offers duel atmospheres. For a laid-back, vintage feel, the downstairs area houses darts and pool, while upstairs is an intimately upscale restaurant with a balcony overlooking Royal Street. Take in the view with Mimi’s praised tapas, alongside the refreshing and surprisingly unique “Trust Me” cocktail. 2601 Royal St. | 872-9868 | mimismarigny.com

Metairie

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Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill is no ordinary chain restaurant. Prepare to ignite your taste buds with their delicious seafood-centric menu and variety of handcrafted cocktails. Join them every week for Martini Monday, featuring $6 assorted martinis, or for their daily Happy Hour, starting at 4:00 p.m., which features a selection of popular handcrafted cocktails, wines, and draft beers, along with bar nibbles. 4848 Veterans Blvd, Ste. B | 780-9964 | bonefishgrill.com

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Martine's Lounge

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a weekday barfly, any day spent at Martine’s Lounge is far from dull. They have a variety of weekly events and drink specials, such as margaritas for Taco Tuesday and celebratory Saints cocktails for the game. The bartenders and owner at Martine’s work hard to make sure patrons feel like family. 2347 Metairie Rd. | Metairie | 831-8637 | facebook.com/martineslounge

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Shenanigan’s

A staple for anyone wanting a late-night bite, Shenanigan’s is the American classic of bars. Their doors are open seven nights a week, and guests are invited to try any of the bar-style comfort foods from the full-service kitchen. Shenanigan’s doesn’t play around when it comes to a good time full of beers, food, and sports or live music. 4612 Quincy St. | Metairie | 605-3299 | shenanigans504.com

Mid-City

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Fontaine Palace

Working through pop-ups before finding a permanent home, Fontaine Palace takes everything that’s expected of a bar and raises those expectations. Great music and mouthwatering dishes to accompany their drinks and gorgeous setting will leave you asking why you haven’t come here sooner. 218 S. Robertson St. | 525-9775 | facebook.com/fontainepalacenola

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Pal's Lounge

If you’re looking for a neighborhood bar with sophisticated cocktails, then Pal’s is the place to go. The laid-back lounge crafts a unique rotation of drinks, such as the Slick Shoes—with gin, St.-Germain, basil, lime, and cucumber—and the Gingerita cocktail. Just buzz in for a good mix of homegrown locals and friendly fun. The bar also hosts pop-ups featuring a variety of cuisines. 949 N. Rendon St. | 488-7257 | palslounge.com

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Shamrock Bar and Grill

Shamrock is 16,000 square feet of wall-to-wall fun, with over 20 pool tables, ping pong, mini bowling, and arcade-style games. Easily one of the largest neighborhood bars in the city, Shamrock Bar still satisfies those looking for a laid-back local spot. Shamrock Bar is great for after-work drinks, dinner with friends, or even a hot date. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave. | 301-0938 | shamrockparty.com

Uptown/Garden District

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Le Bon Temps Roule

Living up to its name, Le Bon Temps Roule gives bar-goers what they need for a good time. With everything from handcrafted cocktails to amazing live music, Le Bon Temps Roule is a must-visit spot for audiophiles with a broad range of musical tastes. The no-frills, pet-friendly bar has hosted Metallica, Nas, and Miss Lauryn Hill in its comfortable atmosphere. 4801 Magazine St. | 895-8117 | lbtrnola.com

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Parasol’s

This ain’t your mama’s bar, but she probably would want it to be. Parasol’s roast beef po-boy and ice-cold beer make it a worthy trip for those trying to explore outside the French Quarter. The family-owned establishment offers hearty portions and a dining area for a break from city-sidewalk bustle. 2533 Constance St. | 302-1543 | facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA

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St. Joe’s

Home of the Blueberry Mojito, St. Joe’s bar is a cozy, casual spot to get handcrafted cocktails and sensibly priced beer. The bar’s beautifully decorated back patio makes it a local treasure, while their friendly staff makes sure bar-goers have everything they need to feel welcome. St. Joe’s is the perfect place to wind down and sip up something wonderful. 5535 Magazine St. | 899-3744 | stjoesbar.com

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Tracey’s

After tasting Tracey’s signature drinks, you’ll want to keep coming back. The nearly septuagenarian bar is the original Irish Channel bar and a St. Patrick’s Day hot spot. With great drinks, amazing bartenders, and an overstuffed oyster po-boy that could put any hunger to rest, Tracey’s is sure to be rolling for at least another 70 years. 2604 Magazine St. | 897-5413 | traceysnola.com

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