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Top bar recommendations from locals

Wine Bar
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“Magical outdoor wine garden with the best cheese plates. Go in the afternoon so you can enjoy the weather or at night after dinner for a little gypsy jazz.”
  • 454 locals recommend
Market
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“This is a food hall on the outskirts of the Marigny neighborhood, with a variety of local food truck turned brick and mortar vendors, so there is something for everyone. This place is great for breakfast, lunch or a quick bite between events. We love to grab a dozen raw oysters and wash it down with a nice glass of Rose.”
  • 240 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food and a pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Go ahead, take your drink in the pool! Drag brunch, anyone??”
  • 242 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Neighborhood bar & restaurant. Super fun local spot with great tapas and dance parties upstairs. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Bar
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“Quintessential New Orleans Bar! Don't let the seedy environment detour you from this casual, comfortable Bywater hangout. Vaughan's is one of the best dive bars in town, brought to local infamy by Kermit Ruffins; regular Thursday night gigs. Kermit retired last year from late night shows, but Vaughan's is still home to funky live jazz every Thursday night. The bar is friendly, drinks are strong and well priced and the crowd is usually more locals than tourists. Vaughan's is off the beaten path, although not as far afield as it was even five years ago - the Bywater is booming. Grab a taxi or Lyft to get to this Bywater bar from the French Quarter. There's a cover, but only on Thursdays.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best dive bar! They have food until late! Also near several other dive bars like Mimi's, Cutters and Big Daddy's. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Another hidden gem for lunch or dinner located on the outskirts of the Bywater neighborhood. Although the menu is not strictly vegan, the vegan mac and cheese and the vegan reuben are bomb.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bar
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“For when you need to watch the game on your vacation! A sports bar thats not too offensive! Right next door to The Country Club which doesn't really make sense! ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“Inexpensive drinks, 24 hr bar, cash only, Check to see when Little Freddie King is playing, he usually comes once a month and cover is only $10.00, pool table too”
  • 88 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“Great wines at reasonable and cheaper prices. Great atmosphere and free wine tasting Wednesdays.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bar
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“A popular locals favorite, this spot is known it's dance parties, music (local and touring acts), cheap beer and liquor. Open from 5pm until business decline. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Sports bar with an extensive selection of both beer (best in the neighborhood) and burgers. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent local bar with cocktails, great beer selection, and friendly vibe.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“I am personal friends with the Owner, Zak Rahman and Chef G. Ask for them. Tell them I sent you! This is an asian/indian/new orleans infusion. Cool scene, serene, quiet. Live music nearly every night. Great food! Get the crawfish rolls! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Neighborhood restaurant! Offers a "drag" brunch too for something extra fun to experience! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
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“A new addition since 2010 this Sports Bar is a neighborhood favorite. The have everything from PBR to local brews. ”
  • 27 locals recommend