Louisiana Nightlife

  • Rock N Bowl
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  • The Zydeco band playing
    The Zydeco band playing
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  • The crowd dancing about
    The crowd dancing about
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Louisiana Nightlife

  • Bourbon St

    New Orleans Nightlife

    By day Bourbon Street is filled with tourists of all shapes and sizes roaming around the French Quarter discovering the many shops and restaurants and taking in the architecture. At night, it transforms into a pedestrian-only street with no rules where all of the most colourful characters of New Orleans can be found, along with every tourist with a...

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  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 very pleased that they let the old girl in just about every place. Lafitte's wouldn't allow her in and I have no problem with that but they said we could...

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  • Pat O'Brien's

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 juices, and garnished with an orange. The hurricane was invented during World War II when whiskey was in short supply and local bars replaced it with vast...

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  • Preservation Hall

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 place is a great jazz venue! The place itself is a unique experience. You have to go early, an hour before the doors open the line forms outside the...

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  • Cat's Meow

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 folks who choose to sing run the gamut from Next American Idol to OMG Is That a Dying Moose. But check it out, at least once, because it is also a lot...

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  • Howlin' Wolf

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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, with its' New Orleans Flare and undeniable vibe no music lover can deny. This venue showcases national touring bands as well as local acts. They have...

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  • Maison Bourbon Jazz Club

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 very ordinary as the plan just played the usual jazz standards. They were good but not great. I will recommend that you visit this club only if you have...

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  • House of Blues

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 interesting "creole", "voodoo" decor. on sundays the house of blues is famous for it's gospel brunch. for information on concert tickets, times, and...

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  • Razoos

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 hundreds of dollars there to be treated like ***. Never mind asking to speak to the owner...... although he will see you.... then tell you to your...

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  • Rock N Bowl

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 bowl if you don't like the music or vice versa. I decided to set out for the place because I wanted to see and hear some Zydeco music straight from...

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  • Absinthe House

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 oldest bars in new orleans. it is rumored that the pirate jean lafitte met with general andrew jackson at the old absinthe house just prior to the battle...

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  • Dungeon

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 strange but interesting bar to visit in the french quarter. ????

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  • Harrah's

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 24 / 7.... Just about anything... tourist through club clothes.

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  • Funky Butt

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 places a little less touristy. The Funky Butt was just that. All I can say abou this place is: MELLOW. The things that stand out in my memory about...

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  • Tropical Isle

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 strong. To me it tasted something like mountain dew. I am guessing about 8 - 9 oz of alcohol in it. Since we had not eaten yet, we ordered chicken...

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  • Combined suggestions

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Decatur Street - Grungier but cooler than Bourbon. Start at the upper quarter near Canal at The Kerry Irish Pub (by the House of Blues), then work your way down. Be sure and hit Molly's at the Market, always a fun place. Check out some of the small places like The Abbey. Head to the corner of Decatur and Esplanade for Checkpoint Charlies. Great...

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  • Tipitina's

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 the favor of rubbing 'Fess on the head as you enter uptown for some grooves. 18 and over. Be responsible enough to drink - nobody likes the guy who has...

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  • Snug Harbor

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 50 people. (There is an upstairs balcony which provides good viewing if you can seat in the front row balcony.) The stage is raised about a foot and...

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  • May Baily's Place

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 started fining all of the brothels in order to clean up the city, and the fine could be collected daily. May Bailey's brothel offered to pay the city in...

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  • Funky Pirate

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 across the street (the street is closed off but they let him through) and walked straight to his chair. I wasn't sure what to expect but man can this...

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  • Cafe Du Monde

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 wonderful setting for people watching. As it sits across Jackson Square in what would be a highly touristy area, late at night, as the tourists return to...

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  • Bourbon St. Blues Club

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 you. Don't just buy 10 or 20. Buy them by a case! Go up stairs and throw beads from balcony. If you want to look like a pro, buy big ones!! I saw that...

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  • Famous Door

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 famous when customers are leaving? Besides the service, the bar is pretty good. They have 2-for-1 drinks (and sometimes even 3-for-1 drinks) in the late...

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  • Metro

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Ok...since I'm from Miami, I am pretty spolied when it comes to clubs...but I have to say Club Metro is the place to be on Saturday nights.....come early, because once it get packed it's almost impossible to get in !!!!! The place is so popular with not only the locals but word has gotten around the United States about this place and many make...

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  • Ampersand

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Very disappointing. I pre-ordered tix, but was split from my group into a three hour line, while my friends paid less in cash and got in the club two hours before me. Very rude staff. They didn’t start throwing paint until midnight then closed at 2 am. Severely overpriced watered-down drinks. Emailed “customer service” said they would look at it,...

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  • Maple Leaf Bar

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 you walk in the door. A few must see funk & brass bands have standing gigs here on weeknights. The shows will start late. Tip your bartender, dance...

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  • O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 Bourbon Street, go to O'Flaherty's on Toulouse and have a Guinness! It's a great Irish pub, with a nice courtyard. They also have live Irish music,...

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  • Erin Rose

    New Orleans Nightlife

    we stayed at the prince conti last time i was in nola and this place is right across the street. need less to say, we ended up there a few times. always felt welcomed by the bartender, the prices are fair, music is jukebox (johnny cash to ministry), and they carry a couple of premium beers. it's cozy to small, but who cares, they are open 24/7. at...

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  • Red Room

    New Orleans Nightlife

    This place is a restaurant by day and danceclub by night. As soon as you step through the door you realize this place is aptly named; the walls are red, the tables are red, and the first thing you see are 3-4 dozen red roses in a huge vase. A really cool nostalgic fact is that the entire place was actually a part of the Eiffel Tower. The club was...

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  • d.b.a.

    New Orleans Nightlife

    DBA of New Orleans (there is also one in New York City) is the place to be. I initially went there to sample their incredible selection of beers from around the world, and was also pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere of the bar. If you are a beer connoisseur you MUST make a point of it to stop at this establishment on your trip to New Orleans....

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  • Bourbon Street Blues Company

    New Orleans Nightlife

    BBC as the locals call it plays host to live bands performing current hits as well as classics. They offer drink specials during happy hour as well as cheap shots and mixed drinks. If you're into the college bar atmosphere this will certainly yield a good time. Possibly a great venue for birthdays, celebrations, or just to partake in the local and...

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  • Lucy's

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Well, we all have a lot to say about Lucy's! This was the 2nd spot we hosted customers for the IFT show. We filled the place. Lucy's is a tiny bar, but chock full of personality. Dan the bartender from Australia could grace the cover of GQ, and has the personality to match! The food was INCREDIBLE (again, it's NOLA). They were VERY accomodating for...

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  • Music

    New Orleans Nightlife

    It isn't only around Jackson Square that there are musicians playing in the street. We also saw live music groups at a street fair in the uppper end of Canal Street, and on the levee. Plus this group in the French Market who said that they played for tips. As appropriate for the weather.

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  • Spotted Cat

    New Orleans Nightlife

    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 (before it got real crowdeed, and went on really late (for us). The best thing about Frenchman Street is if you don't like one band, there are several more...

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  • Larry Flint's Hustler Club

    New Orleans Nightlife

    This is what passes for a strip joint in New Orleans. Despite the city's "anything goes" reputation, the strip joints are fairly tame compared to what some other cities have. Don't expect any more than you would at any other strip club. Nevertheless, it's worth going once just to check it out. Casual.

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  • The "OZ"

    New Orleans Nightlife

    The 800 block of Bourbon Street is informally gay. It certainly has one of the highest concentrations of rainbox flags and banners anywhere outside Castro Street. That said, this gay visitor to the Big Easy felt comfortable pretty much everywhere I went. Moreover, there much mixing pretty much everywhere - gays and straights co-mingling regardless...

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  • La Strada

    New Orleans Nightlife

    La Strada is on bourbon street about 4 blocks up from canal on the corner. We saw "Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers" They were magnificent! So good, we kept going back! Dopsie is the youngest son of the great Rockin Dopsie who is known as the king of Zydeco. Dwayne does a great job of whoopin it up and makes ya wanna dance! There's also...

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  • Fritzel's European Jazz Pub

    New Orleans Nightlife

    I thought this was a really cool bar to hang out and listen to music in. Not very big, but has a large patio or outside dining area. They had a lot of good beer (very expensive though). We met some guys from the Netherlands and talked with them about New Orleans and Amsterdam. No Dress code.

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  • Kozy Korner

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Hey, there's old Babe, Porkchop's dancing with a harmonica stand When we all get together and play on that corner... The first night in New Orleans, the first bar I went in, the doorman caught me to the stage. I ended up playing percussion on stage!!! And I love it because I am the only Asian and an outside-the-country tourist on stage!!!

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  • Creole Queen

    New Orleans Nightlife

    We did not take the dinner/jazz cruise because it was too cold and too expensive. I can imagine that it might be a wonderful evening. Dinner Jazz Cruise Pricing * Adult with dinner: $53 * Adult no dinner: $30 * Child (6-12) with dinner: $28 * Child (6-12) no dinner: $18 BOARDING 7:00 pm; Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock DEPARTURE / RETURN 8:00...

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  • Vaughn's

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Look at the picture. Would you go in here? Well, you should if it's a Thursday! Thursday night is when local trumpeter Kermit Ruffin sets Vaughn's on fire. Kermit started playing at Vaughn's in the 90's and neighbors eventually tried to shut it down for lack of a live music license. This being New Orleans, Vaughn's ended up getting a special...

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  • El Matador

    New Orleans Nightlife

    We stumbled upon this joint one night and were so happy we did. Dark, smoky and filled with an eclectic mix of folks, we might have been the only tourists in there.....Add to that the wildly off-beat, yet talented and entertaining band, and you have what New Orleans nightlife is all about.

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  • Crescent City Brewhouse

    New Orleans Nightlife

    The only microbrewery in the French Quarter, this isn't a bad place to try a unique beer and grab a bite to eat or watch the game on TV. The downstairs are is a quiet and too brightly lit bar and restaurant while the upstairs seemed to be very lively...I think it was a DJ at a private party. This is a very large restaurant (seats 600!) with an...

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  • Goldmine

    New Orleans Nightlife

    Just another photo from the Goldmine of some random people having fun playing pool. I really needed an excuse to take a few more pictures with my brand new digital camera, and we had quite a few good laughs with these people! Hope you enjoy it!

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  • Bourbon Pub and Parade Disco

    New Orleans Nightlife

    New Orleans has an active, vibrant gay community that has come out of the closet, nailed the door shut and let everyone know it. "The Pub" as locals call it is one of the two major dance clubs in which this community gathers. The crowd is generally younger though there is a mix. It has two floors where like its counterparts "on the other side of...

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