New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

Overlooking Royale Street in the famed French Quarter is a legendary circus act: The Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar, one of the most famous watering holes in the Big Easy.

Few people leave this dive bar, tucked away in the residential Bywater section of New Orleans, without good stories to share with friends.

Set in a mid-19th-century cottage in uptown, this neighborhood bistro combines upscale Creole cuisine with quirky touches like cocktails served in mason jars.

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.