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536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
I've only been to NOLA about 4 times so far. Though Bourbon Street is fun, I'm learning that the best places are not on it. Three Muses off Frenchman St. is small but wonderful. Live music. Go for dinner (early since they don't take reservations)...
221 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Alan Walter, the creative director at Loa, the bar at the International House, was stamping menus (on vintage game boards) when I wandered in. I was intrigued by his foppish hair and 70s style ensemble – and even more intrigued by his...
800 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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...
1107 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Molly’s is considered a journalists 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...
600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Although Bacchanal Wine New Orleans is a wine shop, its backyard hosts an energetic outdoor party each night. The lawn is littered with tables and chairs, and lights are strung throughout the trees, where you can sip wine and listen to local...
Bywater, New Orleans, LA, USA
The French Quarter, the Central Business District, and the Garden District are well-trodden neighborhoods—and it's there that you'll find the largest concentration of hotels, restaurants, and bars. But it's worth checking out the rest of the city,...
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