Nightlife in New Orleans


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  • Chris Owens Club
    Chris Owens is one of five artists honored with a statue in New Orleans Musical Legends Park. She has been featured in OffBeat and Where Y'at Magazine. Though Chris Owens Club has yet to receive many online reviews, five Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and seven Citysearchers give Chris Owens Club a three-star average.
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    500 Bourbon St
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Phillips Restaurant and Bar
    Phillips Bar & Restaurant features an upscale, elegant party environment made palatable by a menu of savory, house-made appetizers and pizzas. Backed by the tasteful din of eclectic musical beats, customers can begin their night by decorating fresh bread sticks with roasted-garlic hummus ($7) or coating tortilla chips in a creamy spinach and artichoke dip ($7). Then, before the kitchen clock strikes 9 (or 10 on weekends) and turns everyone's glass slippers into pumpkins, score a 16-inch pizza ($12) with a choice of pesto, alfredo, vodka, or marinara sauce and a dream team of toppings ($0.50 each). Pepperoni pizza slices ($2) are available until the kitchen runs out of slice shapes. Clients interested in honing their drinking skills may opt for Phillips’s mixer- and glassware-inclusive bottle service, contenting themselves until closing time with a Mandolin reisling ($26), a Piper Sonoma Champagne ($35), or 375 milliliters of Maker's Mark ($40), served without superfluous mariners rambling on about dead seagulls.
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    733 Cherokee St
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Cat's Meow
    Claiming a wealth of celebrities among their past clientele, The World Famous Cats Meow gives songbirds and wannabe rock stars a chance to work their vocal cords and stocks a full bar with a varied roster of liquid courage. The Bourbon Street bar plunks casual crooners into the center of attention by placing them on a glossy wooden stage, separating them from the throngs of new fans and Ed Sullivan booking agents with a low yellow barricade. Vocalists pull songs from a chart-topping list that reaches back to the 1950s before bypassing lines and leaping right on stage with their Head of the Line pass. Between tune-bending sessions, sing-along stars can rehydrate parched throats by knocking back one of 15 Jello shots or one of seven drinks from the well-stocked bar, such as a bubbly Abita beer, a premium cocktail, or a fruity 32-ounce hurricane. An included DVD of the event lets singers watch, critique, and improve their performances in much the same way boxers watch match tapes to hone their jabs or the Kool-Aid Man watches his own commercials to master his wall-smashing skills.
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    701 Bourbon St
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Tipitina’s
    In 1977, Professor Longhair didn't have long to live. As a human bridge connecting early 20th century blues, traditional Big Easy jazz, and Cuban funk, the now legendary musician changed the soundtrack to the city, paving the way for acts such as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Perhaps most notably, he penned the ubiquitous carnival anthem "Mardi Gras in New Orleans." But when it looked like his time was up, the NOLA community wasn't going to let him fade away. A group of fans, dubbed "The Fabulous Fo'teen," sought out a spot for the "Fess" to play at until his dying day. And that's exactly what he did at Tipitina's. They even named the place after one of his songs. Proof that a former gambling parlor and cathouse can change its ways, Tipitina's century-old building has earned a reputation as one of New Orleans's finest music venues. Within its hallowed walls, many famous Crescent City acts have launched to stardom, from funk collectives such as The Neville Brothers and The Meters to rockers like Better than Ezra and the Radiators. All of these names grace the outdoor Walk of Fame, and the club also attracts national artists such as Wilco and Nine Inch Nails. However, the venue's immersion in the musical community goes beyond just shows—it also hosts music lessons for kids, weekly Cajun dance parties, and a retirement home for senior citizen horns. But as much as Tipitina's has expanded over time, it pays respect to the Longhair of its namesake every year with the appropriately punned "Fess Jazztival."
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    501 Napoleon Avenue
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Fritzel's Jazz Pub
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Fritzel's Jazz Pub, a local pub. Fritzel's Jazz Pub serves up well-crafted, gluten-free and healthy menu items. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Fritzel's Jazz Pub offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Fritzel's Jazz Pub — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Skip long waits and head to Fritzel's Jazz Pub with your large group for easy seating. Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Fritzel's Jazz Pub. Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment. Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Fritzel's Jazz Pub patrons come in casual attire. Throwing a big party? Count on Fritzel's Jazz Pub to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Fritzel's Jazz Pub is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons. Your bill at Fritzel's Jazz Pub will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! Stop by for three square meals a day — Fritzel's Jazz Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    733 Bourbon St
    New Orleans, LA US
  • Napoleon House Bar and Cafe
    Fill up on fare from Napoleon House Bar and Cafe in New Orleans and be sure to satisfy your stomach. Napoleon House Bar and Cafe will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Napoleon House Bar and Cafe has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Parents, bring your kids along to Napoleon House Bar and Cafe, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Napoleon House Bar and Cafe. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Napoleon House Bar and Cafe. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Napoleon House Bar and Cafe. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. Take it nice and easy at Napoleon House Bar and Cafe, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Street parking is the only parking option close to Napoleon House Bar and Cafe. Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Napoleon House Bar and Cafe, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Head on over to Napoleon House Bar and Cafe first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Napoleon House Bar and Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    500 Chartres St
    New Orleans, LA US
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