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Top bar recommendations from locals

Cocktail Bar
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“The one and only. Grab a hurricane from Pat O's, sing at the Cat's meow, or just walk around with a drink in hand.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
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“A must visit. A very well known staple of New Orleans history. Home of the Hurricane and other great drinks and food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“at the Monteleone Hotel-Must Go. It's a beautiful Hotel and the Carousel still rotates, its worth the wait to get a spot or just admire from a table. Usually has music on the weekends not sure about during the week but probably! ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Premier live music and special events venue offering a casual restaurant and courtyard with Southern-inspired cuisine, happy hour from 3pm to 6pm, VIP Club and fine dining. Sunday Gospel Brunch at 10am. Special event space available for up to 1,500 guests. Visit website for calendar of live music performances. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“It feels like New Orleans at this romantic gastropub/french bistro in an old carriage house just off of Jackson Square. Food and cocktails are on point.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Looking to get your seafood on? How about a fantastic red beans and rice? This place is sure to please!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“One of the oldest, most well known restaurants. Friday lunch is a local favorite but any day and time will be fun. It is super old school. Plan on wining and dining and enjoying yourself with no rush. Coats are required for men and no jeans. They don't take reservations for the main dining room but there is a bar if you have to wait. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Just off Bourbon Street, Acme is a timeless New Orleans establishment, popular with locals for generations. A vintage slice of New Orleans life in a casual, down-home atmosphere. Recommended: oyster, shrimp, fish plates.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Located in the storied Roosevelt New Orleans hotel, Domenica brings an elegant take on the unique cuisine of rural Italy prepared using only the best local ingredients. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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““If you’re a whiskey drinker, Barrel Proof is the dark-liquor-dedicated lair you’ve been seeking. The bar touts the virtues of low-brow and high-brow with equal enthusiasm and the charmingly cavern-like space is consistently packed.” – “World’s Best Bars” – Liquor.com ”
  • 43 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fried seafood abounds at Deanie's, and nobody does it better. But their other offerings are terrific too, including a couple of unbeatable gumbos. Out-of-towners love this place.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“John Besh eatery, based on a German Brasserie concept. Great burger, and amazing oysters. Happy Hour is worth the stop”
  • 54 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Circa -1840 old world grand dame of fine French 'Creole dining & birthplace of oysters Rockefeller.”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Chef Donald Link’s Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant, established in 2000 on historic St. Charles Avenue, is the flagship of the Link Restaurant Group. Herbsaint works closely with local farmers and fishermen, offering contemporary, seasonal French-Southern cuisine with elements of rustic Italian cooking. An eclectic wine list and a knowledgeable staff make for perfect pairings. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Rock Club
“All of the finer points of El Matador and The Shim Sham Club rolled into one hip venue. The club offers live jazz, funk, and rock as well as sexy burlesque shows that can't be found anywhere else. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Muriel’s is definitely one of my favorites. Great atmosphere, excellent food and service without the high end prices.”
  • 43 locals recommend