New Orleans Music & Event Venues

Best Party Places in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that is synonymous with heavy drinking, endless partying, and amazing entertainment. Bourbon Street has acquired a reputation as the city's primary nightlife thoroughfare, but amazing places can be found scattered throughout the entirety of NOLA. Here you'll find all types of places from trendy nightclubs, to intimate lounges, to popular live music venues. No matter what sort of experience you're looking for, you're sure to find the perfect spot to let loose somewhere in this guide.

So that you don't get lost trying to decide between all of the awesome places in this list, we have included some handy search tools to make your time here go as smoothly as possible. Maybe you're planning on restricting your partying to a certain neighborhood in New Orleans, such as the French Quarter, Warehouse District, or Lower Garden District. If so, just select your chosen neighborhood from the list on the left side of the screen. You can also search places by type to bring up only those places that most closely match what you have in mind. Choose from live music venues, bars, lounges, and many other types of places and find exactly what you're looking for.

Once you find a place that catches your interest, make sure to check out its page. Each place has its own page full of important information, such as whether or not there is a dress code. This is also where you can sign up for the guest list and check out all of the upcoming events at each place. Look through photos here too so you have a pretty good idea what you're getting yourself into before you step foot in the venue.

There you have it, all of NOLA's best places to party! Go ahead and pick your favorite, buy tickets to any upcoming events, and get ready to have the time of your life!

Colette New Orleans

822 Gravier St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States

504 - 588-1517

Colette is a lifestyle club for couples and singles located in downtown New Orleans. Have a fun, sexy time with other like-minded people in a classy BYOB establishment. The club has many different play areas, including a dance floor, private rooms, several lounges, and a movie theater. [more]

Masquerade Night Club

8 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States

504 - 533 - 6139

Be in the center of it all! In the heart of Harrah’s New Orleans is Masquerade, a hip gathering spot with a pulsing vibe you don’t want to miss. Voted # 27 in Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s Top 100 Nightclubs—Masquerade is the place to be. Join your friends here for a drink at the city’s coolest bar. Dance to the pulse of the top DJ’s in [more]

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club

225 Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana (French Quarter) United States


Larry Flint's Hustler Club is an exclusive strip club located in the bustling French Quarter. It is the perfect place to enjoy top-shelf liquor and take in a captivating show by one of the venue's many gorgeous dancers. The venue boasts three separate and serves as the perfect setting for birthdays and bachelor parties. Click here for more info. [more]

Krewe Lounge On Loyola

212 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States


A krewe (pronounced in the same way as "crew") is an organization that puts on a parade and/or a ball for the Carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras, but is also used in other Carnival celebrations around the Gulf of Mexico, such as the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, Florida, and Springtime [more]

Apres Lounge

608 Fulton St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Warehouse District) United States

504 - 682-7721

Après lounge is an upscale champagne bar and lounge located on Fulton Street. The atmosphere is the perfect mix of elegance and excitement. Après is known for its great selection of champagnes and sparkling wines, beautifully decorated venue and great atmosphere. Après is also available to host private or corporate events. [more]

Mahogany Jazz Hall

125 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States


The Mahogany Hall was the most lavish bordello in Storyville, the "Red Light" district of old New Orleans. Operated by "Countess" Lulu White, a woman of intuitive business savvy, she advertsed her popular "ladies" as to have a "special" gft from nature. The Mahogany Hall was originally called the Hall of Mirrors and today mirrors adorn the [more]


800 Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana (French Quarter) United States

504 - 593-9491

Oz is New Orleans' premier gay bar and club. Come for the great party atmosphere and stay for the hot gogo dancers, drag shows, and techno party beats. Oz also hosts tons of themed nights, including service industry night, half-priced happy hour, and College night. The club has two floors with a balcony overlooking the dance floor. [more]