New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

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.

Cork and Bottle offers a shopping experience that's nothing short of meditative, with a selection and layout so compelling that you'll find it hard to pull yourself away.

This iconic music venue was first established in 1977 in honor of local R&B legend Professor Longhair, who performed at the club until his death in 1980.

This tiny hole-in-the-wall in the French Quarter dedicated to traditional New Orleans jazz, is run by Ben Jaffe, who plays tuba in the band. Like so many New Orleanians, he is in the same business as his dad, who took over the Hall in its early years and ran it for decades.

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Named for benevolent deities from the Voodoo tradition, this boutique bar and lounge channels the many moods of New Orleans by specializing in designer elixirs.

Located in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, Bar Uncommon serves classic and original cocktails created by acclaimed fourth-generation bartender Chris McMillan.