Nightlife in New Orleans

By Viator, September 2013

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New Orleans, aka the Big Easy, is known far and wide for its easy good times. From Bourbon Street to Frenchmen, there are more music halls, pubs, taverns, clubs, and funky jazz rooms around every corner in New Orleans than probably any other city in the United States. Such is the siren call of this ancient and mysterious city, and every year millions come to town in answer. During Mardi Gras, the whole city turns out to celebrate Fat Tuesday, though it seems every other weekend is some celebration of some sort.

The birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans has both big city music clubs like the Red Room and small, intimate affairs like Snug Harbor. For the wild and crazy party night, head to Bourbon Street – you’ll find more cover bands and shot girls here than you can throw your beads at. Pat O’Briens has the popular Hurricane drink of Jimmy Buffet fame, while the Tropical Isle serves their signature Hand Grenade to throngs of thirsty patrons. 

For authentic New Orleans music, head to the edge of the quarter and explore Frenchmen Street. Snug Harbor provides an intimate Jazz venue, while The Spotted Cat and D.B.A. specialize in more energetic brass. Harrah’s Casio provides the late night gambling, and Café Du Monde is always there to answer any late night hunger cravings you may get with piping hot beignets and chicory coffee – a perfect end to a long night out in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 248 Reviews

Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 or 2.5 hours

From USD $29.00

New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 220 Reviews

Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easy’s vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the French ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.99

Dinner at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

When you come to New Orleans, you simply can't go past a sumptuous Creole dinner at the Court of Two Sisters restaurant. Nestled in the historic French ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Flexible

From USD $67.71

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 439 Reviews

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music, a ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.99

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