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Best bars in New Orleans

Hotel Bar
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“This is a local favorite! The carousel bar slowly revolves around the room and before you know it, you’re looking at a different part of the room. It’s hard to explain why we find it so charming (maybe just plain good memories). The carousel bar itself is good for couples but there’s also an adjacent lounge if you’re in a group. There’s live jazz music usually on Wednesday’s through Sunday’s. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Acme has really good food and drinks. Tasty chargrilled oysters, gumbo, poboys.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Amazing cocktails in a laid back setting. My favorite neighborhood spot. Grea way to kick off an afternoon or evening heading into the French Quarter”
  • 85 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Spin-off of the Bucktown original featuring hefty seafood platters & entrees in a laid-back space.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Friday lunch here is legendary. Be prepared to wait in line on the sidewalk. Formal attire”
  • 64 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“In the Roosevelt hotel, happy hour daily 2-6, house wine and beer half off, bar bite deals”
  • 71 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Established in 1840. Another classic New Orleans spot. Great food and ambience. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cheap oyster specials at happy hour. Best French 75 in town. Excellent pate.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Gotta get your sazerac here. This is where it started. Must visit during Christmas to see the lobby decorations inside the Roosevelt Hotel”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A classic Creole bar with an upscale twist. This is an old-school New Orleans bar named for the champagne cocktail, and it still feels like a step back in time. Attached to Arnaud's, one of the city's Creole grande dame restaurants, the spot's decor is lush, the light is dim, and local legend Chris Hannah helms the bar, which has many liquor options besides the eponymous drink. The bubbly French 75 is the perfect beverage to toast any occasion.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Green Goddess is a French Quarter vegetarian/vegan "piazza café dining experience" in Exchange Alley. It's limited seating, historic architecture will charm you. Exchange Alley is also a popular space for wedding couples to take pre-wedding photos. My favorites are the beet hummus and Chimichurri mushrooms with purple rice, horseradish creme, and plantains.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“This is one of New Orleans' truly great neighborhood bars/jazz clubs. The famous Tremé Brass Band play here virtually every Wednesday, and it's quite the party! Any night with live music will be great here, though, and there are fewer non-locals when it's not Wednesday. Ignore people who tell you the neighborhood is not safe (taxi drivers) and go roll with the good times.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Get a po boy and a frozen Irish coffee while you explore the French Quarter. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“One of New Orleans most well established restaurant groups, Palace Cafe, on the iconic Canal Street, is one of Dickey Brennon's originals, and is well known for its brunch and selection of spirits.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Located at the Royal Sonesta, this spot offers live Jazz and good times. You're sure to have a good time, and check out the website for shows and pricing!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Classic dive-by in the French Quarter. No frills, cheap drinks, cash only. Great for sitting outside and people watching.”
  • 21 locals recommend