vintage [Annabel Morrison]

New Orleans Bar Guide

07:00 November 01, 2023
By: Staff


CBD/Warehouse District

ALTO [Ashley Damron]

Alto Rooftop Bar, located atop the Ace Hotel, is a chic pool bar with excellent views and great cocktails. Stop by for a dip in the pool to beat the Louisiana heat or for an elevated happy hour experience with bites including pizzas and paninis. Beer buckets are also available. 600 Carondelet St., 504-900-1180,

Bar Marilou [Ashley Damron]

Bar Marilou transports you to another country with its quaint French atmosphere and enchanting decor. Located inside an old library, Bar Marilou is bursting with character from their funky furniture to their creative cocktails such as the "Bungalow Mystery" or "Little Birds." 544 Carondelet St., 504-814-7711,

The Fillmore [Ashley Damron]

Fillmore New Orleans is a 22,000 square foot space just above Harrah's Casino. The area hosts tours and artists from all over the world, as well as full-service productions, customizable menus, and creative cocktail packages. Check out their schedule to catch the show of your choice. 6 Canal St., 504-188-1555,

The Peacock Room [Ashley Damron]

Peacock Room, located in the Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, offers an elevated cocktail experience. They serve up beautifully curated cocktails as well as delicious small plates in their exquisitely decorated space. Try out fun drinks such as the "Queen of the Rodeo" or "All Ships Rise." 501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-324-3073,

Rosies on the roof [Ashley Damron]

Rosie's on the Roof, located atop the Higgins Hotel, offers not just full bar service but also an unmatched view of the city. Elegance meets comfort in this WWII Americana-themed rooftop lounge. Snack on bites such as crab beignets and blackened tuna tacos. 1000 Magazine St., 504-528-1941,

Sazerac House [Morgan Spizale]

Sazerac House is the quintessential place to experience one of New Orleans' most famous cocktails—the Sazerac. This museum offers tours and exhibits that educate guests about the cocktail's history and legacy. Try it, as well as many other available spirits, at the Sazerac House. 101 Magazine St., 504-910-0100,

Stumpys [wyat staff]

Stumpy's Hatchet House is not your average bar. It's the perfect place to gather with friends, family, or to go out for a date and enjoy taking part in hatchet throwing. After all, hatchet throwing is the latest fun thing to do to let off a little steam and have fun at the same time. 1200 Poydras St., 504-577-2937,

The Metropolitan [Ashley Damron]

The Metropolitan is the spot for premier top tier nightlife in New Orleans. At this two-story nightclub, you can find great DJ performances, multiple bars, and convenient VIP service. Escape the stress of reality and dance the night away at the Metro. 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 504-568-1702,

Pool club [Ashley Damron]

The Pool Club at the Virgin Hotel will transport you to your own personal paradise with its refreshing pool. Their frozen drinks, such as the "Malaysian Getaway" or the "Pirate Sighting," are perfect for a hot day. Don't forget about their Gulf fish ceviche or their crispy smoked chicken wings. 550 Baronne St.,

French Quarter

Boot Scootin' Rodeo [Ashley Damron]

Boot Scootin' Rodeo brings all of the fun and excitement of a honky-tonk to the French Quarter. Bring some friends and square dance on one of the largest oak dancefloors on Bourbon Street. Saddle up to the bar and consider ordering "The Boot," a 27 oz. mug of spiked sweet tea. 522 Bourbon St., 504-552-2510,

Bourbon "O" Bar [WYAT staff]

Bourbon "O" Bar, located inside of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, is a cozy bar with a laid-back atmosphere and extensive drinks. Choose from a selection of creative cocktails like the "Marie Antoinette" or the "Absinthe Drip." The bar is perfect for a date night while catching some great live music. 717 Orleans St., 855-771-5214,

Bourbon Street Honky Tonk [Ashley Damron]

Bourbon Street Honky Tonk illuminates the spirit of New Orleans and Bourbon Street at its finest. Hear live country, blues, and classic rock, and grab one of their famous "Hand Grenade" drinks while you dance the night away to awesome music. Put on your best cowboy boots and have a great time. 727 Bourbon St., 504-523-1960,

Cafe Amelie [WYAT staff]

Café Amelie, named after the first American Princess of Monaco's mother, is the perfect place for a date night. Enjoy specialty drinks from their cocktail bar such as the "Tequila Mockingbird" and the "Rosemary's Baby." Plenty of different wines and local beers are also available. 900 Royal St., 504-412-8065,

Cafe Evangeline [Abigail Schmidt]

Evangeline specializes in fresh, flavorful Cajun cuisine including fried alligator and more. They also have excellent craft beers by local breweries, as well as fantastic cocktails. Their outdoor courtyard is the perfect place to sit back and relax over great food and drinks. 329 Decatur St., 504-373-4852,

Hermes Bar [Ashley Damron]

Hermes Bar, located inside of the historic Antoine's Restaurant, is a great place to chill with friends. The bar's selection of classic cocktails, including the "French 75" and the "Vieux Carré," are sure to satisfy. Enjoy oyster dishes such as oysters Rockefeller or the oysters Foch. 713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422,

High Grace [Martha Wilson]

High Grace NOLA is an upscale dive bar located in the heart of the French Quarter. The bar is open 24/7 and stocked with all kinds of different beers, wines, and seltzers. Bring your friends and hang out while enjoying specialty cocktails, beer buckets, and even beer/cocktail towers. 733 St. Peter St., 504-218-5649,

House of Blues [Martha Wilson]

House of Blues is a great hangout spot that hosts a variety of live music. The bar is rock and blues-themed and serves up delicious Southern dishes such as jambalaya and po-boys. With multiple bars and acts to enjoy, the House of Blues always makes for a great time. 225 Decatur St., 504-310-4961,

Garage [Abigail Schmidt]

The Garage, located just steps off of Bourbon Street, has all the fix-ins for a fantastic night out. The bar hosts live music, food, games, a funky atmosphere, and a dance floor. Play a game of shuffleboard or pool or show off your best dance moves at the Garage. 810 Conti St.,

Jazz Playhouse [Abigail Schmidt]

The Jazz Playhouse, located in the lobby of the Royal Sonesta, brings out the best of New Orleans. This venue hosts jazz bands and other live entertainment, while serving up your favorite craft cocktails and appetizers. Check out their cocktail lounge and their lovely courtyard. 300 Bourbon St., 504-553-2299,

Jimani [wyat staff]

The Jimani offers late night pub fare in a lively, yet cozy, environment. This sports bar has over 100 beers, shows all DirectTV live sports on multiple television screens, hosts trivia nights, and has a jukebox. Enjoy drink service at either the copper tables or one of the dozens of tables. 147 Chartres St.,

Penthouse [Abigail Schmidt]

The Penthouse Club offers three floors of premium service and eclectic decor. At one of the finest and most popular gentlemen's clubs in New Orleans, you can enjoy VIP table-side bottle service and watch excellent professional dancers. Ask for their bottle service. 727 Iberville St., 504-524-4354,

Garden District

Traceys [Morgan Spizale]

Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar is the place to be during St. Patrick's Day or any other day. This popular sports bar has more than 20 television screens and hundreds of beer selections. Make sure to try their delicious seafood options including oyster po-boys. 2604 Magazine St., 504-897-5413,


Rivershack Tavern [Martha Wilson]

Rivershack Tavern is one of the funkiest restaurants/bars to visit in the Greater New Orleans area. From all of the memorabilia on the walls to the "tacky" barstools, this joint completely oozes charm. Enjoy plenty of local draft beer or one of Rivershack's "Riveritas." 3449 River Rd., 504-834-4938,


Lots of luck Tavern [Morgan Spizale]

Lots a Luck Tavern is a laid-back neighborhood dive bar with a great vibe. This bar is one of the best places in the city to go to if you're in the mood to play bar games. They often have special offers and events such as Saints watch parties and trivia nights. 203 Homedale St., 504-483-0978,


Bamboulas [Ashley Damron]

Bamboula's is one of the hottest spots on Frenchmen street for all the best music, Caribbean-Creole food, and drinks. Live music is free, and they update their rockin' schedule of local bands weekly. Their bar features cold microbrews, craft cocktails, and "Super Shots." 514 & 516 Frenchmen St., 504-206-8057,

Buffas [Ashley Damron]

Buffa's Bar & Restaurant is a local favorite neighborhood spot that has been on the border of the Quarter since 1939. The bar has plenty of beer on offer from local breweries, live music, and a jazz brunch. Buffa's many different burgers and beers are fantastic. 1001 Esplanade Ave., 504-949-0038,

Emporium Arcade Bar [Ashley Damron]

Emporium Arcade Bar has got your back if you're looking for a fun night out or a new place to try. The local craft beers, long list of spirits, and its innovative cocktail program are beyond fantastic. Its live music, DJs, nightlife and activities will make you come back again and again. 2231 St. Claude St., 773-697-7922,


Babylon [Morgan Spizale]

Babylon Sports Bar is a homey, neighborhood dive bar with endless drinks and entertainment. Babylon often hosts live music and brings the party during big sports games. Drop by for anything from happy hour to karaoke night and other special events. 2917 Harvard Ave. Suite A, 504-324-9961,

Martines Lounge [Morgan Spizale]

Martine's Lounge has friendly service, fun vibes, and, of course, great drinks. There's always something going on at Martine's Lounge, whether it's trivia night or holiday celebrations. Enjoy a Bloody Mary, local brew, Irish coffee, and more out on their patio. 2347 Metairie Rd., 504-831-8637,

The Marsh Room [Morgan Spizale]1

The Marsh Room Patio and Bar is a classic bar and grill that also serves up some rocking live music and entertainment such as dart competitions and karaoke. Each night has something new in store from steak night to karaoke night. Check out their schedule so you don't miss out on the action. 4740 Rye St., 504-571-5733,


Pal's Lounge [Abigail Schmidt]

Pal's Lounge is a Mid-City hangout perfect for a drink and some bites. This bar has been taking care of the neighborhood since 2002 and continues to do so today. Pal's is a dive/neighborhood bar that is perfect for late nights, as they stay open until 3 a.m. 949 N. Rendon St.,

Multiple Locations

TropicalIsle [Ashley Damron]

Tropical Isle is a bar chain that is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Not only do they have fun music and atmosphere, but their drinks are awesome. Try one of their famous Hand Grenades or other drinks such as the "Shark Attack," "Horny Gator," or the "Tropical Itch." Multiple Locations,


LeBon Temps Roule [Morgan Spizale]

Le Bon Temps Roule is the place to party while in Uptown. If you're looking for some of the best Bloody Marys around, Le Bon Temps Roule's is a go to. There's something for everyone to enjoy at this bar between the pool games, friendly atmosphere, and live music on the weekends. 4801 Magazine St., 504-897-3448,

Rendon Inn [Jared Eaglin]

Rendon Inn, located between Uptown and Mid-City, has been serving locally crafted food and bar creations since 1933. This casual neighborhood bar is perfect for watching sports games or to catch up with some friends. Rendon Inn has plenty of special events, including steak night. 4501 Eve St., 504-218-7106,

Snake and Jakes [Jared Eaglin]

Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge is one of NOLA's best late night dive bars. This beloved bar is open every day from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., including on Christmas Day. You'll really feel as though you are a part of the neighborhood when you visit Snake and Jake's. 7612 Oak St., 504-861-2802,

Vintage [Morgan Spizale]

The Vintage does a fantastic job of bringing the spirit of France to Uptown New Orleans. This cafe-by-day and bar-by-night spot checks every delightful box with beignets, bubbles, bites, and more. Snack on the charcuterie board and sip on cocktails such as the "Bikini Martini." 3121 Magazine St., 504-324-7144,


Club 38 [wyat staff]

Club 38 provides their guests with VIP treatment as entry is granted as a part of their "Owners Club," as well as to their preferred and elite members and guests. As the bar is situated within Boomtown Casino, gamblers can take a break with complimentary food and wine. 4132 Peters Rd., Harvey, 504-366-7711

Gattuso's [Courtesy Martha Wilson]

Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar is the spot in the Westbank to sit back and enjoy the craft cocktail of your liking. With happy hours, steak nights, and more, there's always something going on. Enjoy Cajun and bistro cuisine with options including po-boys and burgers. 435 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, 561-368-1114,

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