By Maria Pedone
March 04, 2014

Fat Tuesday marks the end of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we’re still reminiscing about the flaky slices of King Cake and over-the-top parades. These numbers, officially crunched by Facebook, show the most popular bars, hotels, and neighborhoods in NOLA from 2013, based on the volume of and increase in Facebook check-ins during the week leading up to Mardi Gras. Only check-ins within a 15-mile radius of the city center made the cut, so vicarious revelers couldn’t skew the stats. Read on to see how many of your 2014 party spots racked up against last year’s.

Places to Hang Out and Watch the Parades

1. St. Charles Avenue

2. Lee Circle

3. Uptown

4. New Orleans City Park

5. Canal Street

6. French Quarter

7. Bourbon Street

8. Mid City

9. Garden District

10. Lafayette Square


1. Blake Hotel New Orleans (above)

2. Harrah's Casino

3. Lafayette Hotel

4. Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

5. Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans

6. Avenue Plaza Resort & Spa

7. Ambassador Hotel

8. Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites

9. Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel

10. The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel


1. St. Charles Bar

2. Fat Harry's

3. Café Lafitte in Exile

4. Fahy's Irish Pub

5. Bourbon Pub and Parade

6. Avenue Pub

7. Good Friends Bar & Queens Head Pub

8. Maison Bourbon

9. Oz New Orleans

10. The Corner Pocket


1. Superior Grill New Orleans

2. Café Du Monde

3. Deanie's Seafood

4. Ernst Cafe

5. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

6. Louisiana Pizza Kitchen

7. The Court of Two Sisters

8. SLICE Pizzeria St.Charles

9. Smitty's Seafood

10. Parkway Bakery and Tavern

Maria Pedone is a Digital Editorial Assistant at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.