loaf around and have coffee and benign and it cost you ten bucks
Dress Code: Casual dress code, but on football game day I seen someone dressed up with a dinner jacket and shorts. Had on tennis shoes and wore a Saints uniform under the jacket. Smoked cigars
If you are looking for the drink that defines New Orleans, most people would send you to Pat O'Briens.... also know as Patty O's or Pat O's or "That really good place to get a hurricane".
This location is right off of Bourbon street, and also has a shop associated with it, where you can purchase the hurricane mix for your own mardi gras parties!
Enjoy, but drink safely!
Bourbon Street and the French Quarter offers virtually every kind of modern music that's played. From traditional New Orleans (Dixieland) jazz to rock, bop, hip-hop and funk -- it's all there and available on a continuing basis twenty for hours a day. From morning to the wee hours of the night, music is plentiful, exciting and everywhere.
New Orleans offers many different kinds of music and below you can find a few of them:
Big Band Swing, Blues, Bluegrass, Brass Band, Cajun, Country, Dixieland, Funk, Gospel, Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Variety Jazz, Latin, Latin Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Zydeco.
Bars, Adult activity, people watching, donate to the street performers after their acts. Some of them are pretty good! Tropical Isle has a Hand Grenade Drink that is available only 3 places in the world! The Hand Grenade guy dances out front (it's pretty funny), there's a couple of restaurants you can eat at to sit and watch the people from the top porches. Most of the porches are rented to watch from up there, so don't count on going up there to observe! You can see better from below anyway!
Dress Code: Looks like anything goes on that street as long as your covered!
One of the classiest “men’s” bars in the Quarter. Clean and always lots of fun. Don’t let them take you upstairs. EVER. I don’t care how hot she is or how drunk you are. You won’t leave without spending a good grand on your credit card if you do.
Dress Code: Business casual except during Mardi Gras and other misc. holidays, then it's open season.
A must go. Another place I'll visit at least once before I go home. One of the oldest buildings in the Quarter and it shows. The architecture will keep your interest until the drinks set in and you are drawn to the piano in the back.
This is what New Orleans is all about. A local ancient man singing some good ol' New O jazz at the piano. You can pull up a stool, sit your drinks down on the piano, and sing along. This guy knows all Frank Sinatra songs. Even after searching for rare cuts on the internet, I still have never found one that he can't play or sing. Make sure to dance at least one slow song w/ someone.
New Orleans is all about the voodoo of romance and special moments. This is a good place to start.
The website below is actually a review. Apparently I am not the only one who loves this place.
Dress Code: Whatever. It's a semi local bar.
The R Bar and I go way back. My little sis used to live across the street. Literally - about 4 yards. (This came in handy often.)
The decor in this bar alone will make it worth the trip to the edge of the quarter. How many places do you know that have an entire skeletal band hanging from the ceiling? Or a suspended motorcycle? They have all the local beers (Abita, Dixie) at local prices.
Good selection on the jukebox. I fell in love with Billie Holiday here. 50 cent pool table.
Very comfortable atmosphere - play in the dentist chair. Well unless I'm in town. That's my seat. ; )
Has an inn upstairs. Cute w/ nice balconies. Very convenient. Drink downstairs, pass out upstairs. Nice.
Dress Code: Ha ha. This is a local bar. You could wear anything from a tux to a leopard skin thong.
Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville Cafe is quite a colourful joint with a very definite island atmosphere. There is live musical performances by local artists in their Storyville Tavern. Music is free in the Tavern from 3pm to midnight.
The tables and seats are airbrushed with colourful tropical scenes. The menu is New Orleans regional fare. Men beware of the restrooms, I’m told that the cubicles have no doors. No problem in the women’s though.
The Casino Rouge is just across from the State Capitol. It is an authentic turn of the century paddle wheeler which now has 30,000 sqft of gaming facilities. It also has an International Marketplace Buffet and live music in Jesters Bar. The Argosy is a three-deck riverboat casino on the Mississippi River in the downtown historic district. There is over 29,000 square feet of gaming area. There is a bar on the 2nd level and a Deli on the 1st level. The Casino is connected to the Sheraton Convention centre and hotel.
Shreveport is one side of the Red River and Bossier City is the other. The riverfronts are alive with dockside gaming facilities including restaurants, shops and lounges. Casino Magic Riverboat is a hotel and Casino. It was voted the best Casino in Shreveport Bossier. Horseshoe Riverboat Casino is the largest riverboat casino in Shreveport-Bossier. Its open 7 days/24 hrs. Hollywood Casino is Shreveport’s newest resort. It was designed to resemble an Art Deco palace from Hollywood's Golden Era. A luxurious hotel and casino which creates a touch of Hollywood glamour with the excitement of Las Vegas gambling and shows. There are more than 1,400 slots and 68 gaming tables. There is an extensive collection of movie memorabilia and a Hollywood Casino Studio store. The hotel has 403 suites.
Pat O'Briens' is a must. Big courtyard-I think it's one of the largest bars in the world, smack dab in the middle of it all. Killer Hurricanes! And they let you keep the glass! Great place to mingle with other tourists and locals! Cats' Meow is a cool club, it gets kind of wild.
Scenery, lots of greenery...kind of romantic.
Dress Code: Casual at Pat's.
Okay, I know I put this under 'Must See Activities', but I think it counts as both. It's a great place to spend an evening, dancing, drinking, bar-hopping, but it's also just generally a place you have to see if you're ever in the city. So, I guess what I'm saying is...go there:)
LET'S FACE IT HERE... There are too many laws in the US to write about this topic. If you have the 'magic' number 21 (legal age) then you can actually see some of the night-life.
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Also, very famous Casinos on River-boats...
and... well ask for the clubs, I was too young at the time
Its always quiet, and highly overlooked for its purely unintentional retro theme(I actually love red velvet curtains), but I love this place cause it never changes (its still in the 60's), and its marvelous view of the city and river. Don't come here trying to get drunk, it'll cost ya lots of money, one drink runs at least 8 bucks. But the top of the mart, at the 30 something floor of the world trade center, a revolving bar, should be on everyones list. The view still amazes me. I take everyone there. It takes about 35 minutes or so to make a full rotation.
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