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233 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
This Uptown club at 501 Napoleon and the corner of Tchoupitoulas went by “the 501 Club” (after its street address) before being renamed after the classic song that has become a staple of New Orleans music, “Tipitina.” It was composed by Henry...
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700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
In New York, New Year's Eve revolves around the ball drop in Times Square. In New Orleans, they have their own tradition: At midnight, a giant Fleur de Lis descends and kicks off the Symphony in the Sky fireworks over the Mississippi. Since 2000,...
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Little-known fact: New Orleans was the first place in North America to license pharmacists (starting in 1769, when the city was still under Spanish rule). After Louisiana became a territory, the U.S. governor extended the requirement, also...
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623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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This Frenchmen Street landmark offers up a steady parade of remarkable local musicians from late afternoon until early morning, with an emphasis on foot-tapping traditional and swing jazz. Musicians play on a low stage against the front window;...
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2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
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“Well, we’ll see about that!” loudly harrumphs an endless of stream of out-of-town customers, eager to challenge the claim that Willie Mae’s makes “the world’s best fried chicken.” They’re usually...
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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Café Du Monde is always open; it’s the clientele that changes—from visiting families and local pensioners early in the morning, to couples in the evening, to Bourbon Street refugees looking for coffee and ballast in the...
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6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Audubon Park sits on the site of a former sugar plantation—the only plantation in the city that wasn’t subsequently developed for homes or businesses. It’s about 25 minutes via streetcar from downtown, but feels a world apart,...
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1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Cemeteries can tell us such fascinating stories about the past – where people came from, how they lived and how they died. Nowhere is this more evident than in the above-ground cemeteries throughout New Orleans. Many local tour companies will...
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130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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A Sazerac is composed of whiskey and absinthe, and nowhere sports classier digs for this signature cocktail than the Sazerac Bar of the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown New Orleans, where the low lights flow over heavy wood tables and the big leather...
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8100 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
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Celebrate any holiday, birthday, or occasion basically anytime you're in the car with an on-the-go daiquiri. This place has got every flavor under the sun. So whether you like the fruity stuff, the chocolatey mess, the liquor rich taste or the...
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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The Big Easy knows how to brunch—sometimes with music, almost always with cocktails. Commander's Palace is a go-to any day of the week for chef Tory McPhail's updated Creole classics, but on weekends, when patrons don their Sunday best and a jazz...
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214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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What a trippy and unique experience. Tourists and locals alike are crowded shoulder to shoulder on this revolving carnival ride, ordering drinks with exotic names like Vieux Carré, London Fairy, and Corpse Reviver. And Sazeracs, of course....
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718 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Pat O'Briens for a hurricane. The story goes that in the 1940s, because it was difficult to import scotch during WWII, bar owners were forced to buy large amounts of rum and the...
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5030 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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Dat Dog is a local hotspot that serves top quality hot dogs with a NOLA twist. You can get classic pork or beef wieners, kielbasa, and bratwurst—but you're encouraged to be adventurous by trying something more usual like the crawfish or...
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307 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, full of caramel and smoky roasted tidbits, the bacon sundae at the Green Goddess is worth all the hype. In addition to unusual desserts, the Green Goddess offers a menu combining Asian, Latino and Creole...
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310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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I wasn't sure what to expect from SoBou, a restaurant from Commander's Palace, but it wasn't gold-and-black interiors, walls of illuminated glass bottles, and an almost Scandinavian aesthetic. This sleek spot, whose name refers to its South of...
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800 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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Booty's is the kind of neighborhood joint you want in your neighborhood. With its concrete floors, reclaimed wood bar, and pressed tin ceilings, it's cool without trying too hard and I want everything on the street food-inspired menu. I'm tempted...
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626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
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This is the one place I must stop at every time I'm in town. The food is slightly above average but the service is spectacular. The atmosphere is that of a 50's diner and the staff are the friendlies servers in town.
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820 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Tucked away on Rampart Street on the sliver between the French Quarter and the Treme enclave, this cool bar balances neighborhood dive-iness and of-the-moment popularity. Find yourself a cozy corner and order up an updated version of a Big Easy...
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600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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Why is a wine shop in a raggedy building at the far edges of a downriver Bywater neighborhood such a buzzed-about stop? Step out the back door and you’ll get your answer. The spacious if scruffy backyard—festooned with string lights...
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501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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Rock music lovers are most certainly familiar with Tipitina's, named after the Professor Longhair song. What started out as a spot for a few friends to enjoy live music together back in the 70s has now become a true powerhouse in the local &...
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536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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The amazing music and cool vibe on Frenchman Street is irresistible. Some of the world’s best musicians are playing there every night of the week—just one of the many extraordinary things about New Orleans. While you are feeding your...
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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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If Frenchmen Street were a republic, D.B.A. would be the capital. It’s an inviting music venue built around a compact beadboard music hall with low stage—the place feels as if you might find a bayou out the back door. It’s also...
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221 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
New Orleans is a town that knows how to drink. Whatever time of day—before dinner, after dinner, at brunch—and whatever your tipple of choice, there's a bar that fits the bill. If rum is your poison, try Cane & Table, a proto-Tiki...
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8420, 2231 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Every time I get a chance to spend some time in NOLA, you'll find me on Frenchmen Street, Marigny, Bywater, 9th area. This art market, while not really a hidden gem, is always worth a visit. Grab a cocktail and catch some music to loosen up and...
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1107 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Molly’s is considered a journalist bar. When Andrei Codrescu lived in New Orleans he frequented the place. The owner keeps it open during hurricanes, and in the days after Katrina, the bar kept the neighbors that did not evacuate in warm...
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1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
This is the oldest and grandest art institute in a city that’s long captivated artists. The neoclassical building sits amid the greenery of massive City Park (conveniently at the end of the Canal Streetcar Line). It’s an especially...
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Piety St, New Orleans, LA, USA
Even if you get powdered sugar all over your face, it's worth going to Café du Monde for a sweet treat with your sweet. Warning: each order comes with three beignets, so be prepared to share (or get two bags). Pralines are a thing in New Orleans...
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The outdoor French Market is full of vendors peddling knickknacks, pralines and beignet mix, and boozy, frozen beverages to go.