Everyone knows that New Orleans has no shortage of bars. The city is well known for its ridiculous levels of alcohol consumption. Every year, party people from all over the world flock to the city to celebrate Mardi Gras. It's one of the only places in the United States where you can walk around in public with a drink in your hand and not worry about getting in any trouble. In fact, that sort of behavior is basically encouraged.
With so many bars to choose from, you can easily fall into the trap of making your way down only one street or spending the entire evening in just one bar, missing out on a lot of awesome places to drink. To prevent this, we have compiled this list of all of NOLA's best bars for you to browse through. It doesn't matter if you've been partying in the city for years or if you're a first timer, we bet you will find plenty of interesting information here. Who knows, you may even find your new favorite watering hole!
Search by neighborhood to narrow your options a little bit if you're looking to party in a certain part of town. Each bar has its own page where you can find out more about it. Flip through pictures of the bar so that you know what to expect ahead of time. There you will also find important info like whether or not there is a dress code or a guest list you can sign up for ahead of time. You can also find any upcoming events that will be taking place at each bar and buy tickets in advance.
At this point, the only thing standing between you and an amazing NOLA bar is the fact that you're still sitting here reading. Go ahead and pick one out! In no time at all you will have a delicious drink in your hand. You can thank us later, go have fun!
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822 Gravier St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States
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]
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]
445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States
Relive the sounds and sensations of New Orleans’ legendary jazz age a time that witnessed the fusion of cultures which transformed ragtime and marching music into jazz and blended the savory spices that revolutionized and made famous New Orleans cuisine.The Little Gem Saloon offers a new century twist on a historic space that first introduced [more]
8 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana (Central Business District) United States
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]
3813 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana (Mid-City) United States
Tulane Ave Bar is proud to be Mid City's first gay bar. This place offers fantastic drinks, including special house martinis, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that's hard to come by. The venue also features three crystal-clear wall-mounted plasma televisions, a built-in sound system, and a packed events calender, making it the perfect [more]
701 Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana (French Quarter) United States
The World Famous Cats Meow first opened its doors in December of 1989. At the time, karaoke in America was in it's infancy and we were one of the first bars to try out the new entertainment concept. In less than a year, Cats Meow became the largest "on premise" account for both Miller and Budweiser products in the New Orleans area. A year later, [more]