New Orleans Nightlife

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  • 1. Bourbon St

    awesome place to be. if you like happiness and enjoy your life truly it is the place to come and have a big party. time spent in new Orleans can be the best time in someones life. don't go new Orleans...

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  • 2. Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar

    We always stop at Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar every time we go to N.O. but we generally don't stay too long because the drinks are too expensive. Last year I took my old dog with me to N.O. and I was...

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  • 3. Pat O'Brien's

    Pat O'Brien's is perhaps the most famous location in the French Quarter. it has been in existence since 1933 or so, and is famous for its drink called the Hurricanes--made with lots of rum, fruit...

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  • 4. Cat's Meow

    OK, in the interest of full disclosure, the Cat's Meow is.... a karaoke bar. Truly - in the heart of the French Quarter is an honest-to-goodness karaoke bar. No cover - it's usually crowded, and the...

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  • 5. Preservation Hall

    The Preservation Hall was really high on my list because I knew about the legendary jazz venue in the French Quarter that was founded back in 1961. I took pic 3 early in the morning, yes, this old...

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  • 6. Maison Bourbon Jazz Club

    The Maison Bourbon Jazz Club is the very first jazz club that I visited in New Orleans. It was also one of the few clubs on Bourbon Street that actually was a "real" jazz club. To be honest it was...

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  • 7. Howlin' Wolf

    When visiting a new city, I still like to feel like I am at home. That is what is so great about the Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, it portrays a sense of community like a neighborhood watering hole,...

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  • 8. House of Blues

    the new orleans house of blues is one of several restaurants and entertainment venues located around the country. the new orleans house of blues is combination restaurant and nightclub that has a...

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  • 9. Razoos

    incase you have not gotten the message Razoos hate people.... Razoos is all about making a $1. This place is sooo polictically tied to the police department and local politicians it is sad. You spend...

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  • 10. Rock N Bowl

    I have never been to a place quite like the Rock N Bowl although I did hear of such places existing in the USA. It is a bowling alley with live entertainment. Sort of like a night club where you can...

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  • 11. Absinthe House

    the old absinthe house is located in a 1807 historic building on bourbon street. the original old absinthe house opened as alex's coffee house saloon in 1815. the old absinthe house is one of the...

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  • 12. Harrah's

    I'm not a gambler. T is. T likes to gamble and T wins. And T gives me money to gamble. This was "win / win". Until Day #2 when the Harrah's got their $ back! It was tons of fun, however. And open...

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  • 13. Dungeon

    the ye old original dungeon is a very unique bar in the french quarter. the dungeon has a "goth" atmosphere with replica torture chambers. the dungeon gets a local "leather" crowd and tourists. a...

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  • 14. Famous Door

    A bar on Bourbon Street with 2-for-1 drinks and live music! How could you go wrong? How about a 10-minute wait, at the bar when the bar was virtually empty, for starters? Perhaps the door is most...

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  • 15. May Baily's Place

    May Baily's Place is part of a small boutique hotel called the Dauphine Orleans. This bar is historic, as it was the first licensed brothel in New Orleans in 1857. According to the story, the city...

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  • 16. Tropical Isle

    We wanted to walk around the French Quarter and take in many different pubs/bands. We were at Tropical Isle and decide to stop for a bit and listen to the music. I ordered a hand grenade drink. VERY...

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  • 17. Cafe Du Monde

    I enjoy Cafe du Monde at night. Depending on when you go, there are less people and shorter lines. But more importantly, there is something about the less-crowded seating area which becomes such a...

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  • 18. Snug Harbor

    Snug Harbor is and always has been a funky jazz club with uncomfortable chairs and occasional problems with the microphones, but it's hard to imagine a more intimate setting. The main room might seat...

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  • 19. Tipitina's

    If someone says Tips, they mean uptown Tipitina's - on Tchoup. (chop) and Napoleon. French Quarter Tips is only open at Festival or holiday time. While good shows can be seen at either, do yourself...

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  • 20. Bourbon St. Blues Club

    Great music and live bands. Waitresses walk around the place carrying about 50 testing tubes filled with alchole. Pay $3, and she will help you drink it up. Be sure to bring bead necklesses with...

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  • 21. Spotted Cat

    Wow, best night out. Great music (We saw the New Orleans Jazz Vipers) and just for the price of drinks we would enjoy anyhow. Some swing dancers, some locals, some tourists, friendly bartenders...

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  • 22. O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    UPDATE: Sadly, O'Flaherty's closed after Katrina. We peeked through the gates on the last visit. ORIGINAL: When you've had it with all the craziness, hurricanes, hand grenades and Voodoo Daquiries on...

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  • 23. Funky Butt

    Don't let the name of this place scare you away... haha. This place came recommended, once again, by our gracious bed and breakfast hosts. They are obviously local and like to send their patrons to...

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  • 24. Funky Pirate

    I want to hear some Blues so we ended up at the Funky Pirate. On the schedule that night was Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters. "BIG" was an understatement. He is just under 500 pounds. He parked...

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  • 25. Maple Leaf Bar

    One of my favorite places to see live music in New Orleans (which is just about my favorite thing to do here). The prices have gone up, by NOLA standards, but it's still a worthwhile show everytime...

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