Louisiana

Things to do in Louisiana

An eclectic mix of 18th- and 19th-century antiques from around the globe.

This idiosyncratic bar may have lost its iconic jukebox to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but not any of its packrat personality.

Located in Mid-City, this dive bar offers creative cocktails, $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a variety of entertainment, from air hockey and retro board games to a jukebox and a photo booth. Small and smoky, the interior is adorned with velvet wallpaper and eclectic, mostly risqué, artwork.

An interiors shop owned by Mad Men's Bryan Batt.

It’s not edgy in the slightest, and it hasn’t been trendy since Huey Long was in office. Yet the Columns endures, and thank God for that. This 1883 Italianate mansion, rising among the moss-shrouded oaks on St. Charles Avenue, just happens to be a hotel.

Designed with tinted windows and retro red vinyl, this old-school watering hole is located on the first floor of the Royal Street Inn, a self-proclaimed “bed and beverage” in the east end of the French Quarter.

Located inside the Loft 523 boutique hotel near Canal Street, this Central Business District bar is known for having a different theme each night, including Salsa Night, local-personality bartenders, and DJ nights.

The fresh blueberry mojito is the specialty at this strangely furnished bar in the Upper Magazine historic district. Inside the small, dim space, crosses hang from the hammered tin ceiling, while church pews surround the pool table. In addition to its Catholic-inspired design, St.

This new Warehouse District wine bar and meat market combo from the owners of Herbsaint and Cochon brings a loving Cajun inflection to the art of cured meat.

Located in the third-floor lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, this cocktail lounge is named in honor of the hotel’s headlining trumpeter, Grammy-nominated Jeremy Davenport.

Located in the Garden District, this destination day spa offers hydrotherapy, massage, and skincare.