We all know a good percentage of most bachelor parties is spent putting in some serious bar time with the crew. New Orleans of course is home to literally thousands of bars, we’ve assembled a selection here to help you get your night started off before you head out exploring.
Located steps off of Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers classic Creole Cuisine and exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms. Since its inception in 1918, Arnaud’s has remained true to its traditions and courtesies.
Arguably the best Cajun restaurant in New Orleans, maybe the entire world! Chef Paul Prudhomme was the first chefs to turn Cajun cuisine into a gourmet dinning experience and is widely credited for popularizing the style of cooking across the United States.
With menus using flavors and techniques that play on Middle Eastern heritage Doris Metropolitan makes every effort to shine a spotlight on dry aged beef and the highest quality meats, offered alongside vegetable-forward appetizers, exotic and local seafood, and a thoughtfully sourced caviar menu.
The Pelican Club is a contemporary New Orleans restaurant located on historic Exchange Place in the French Quarter. Since opening the doors to the renovated 19th century Creole townhouse in 1990, chef and owner, Richard Hughes has offered a diverse menu based in south Louisiana tradition with French, Italian, and Asian influences reflecting the rich culinary culture of the city.
The New Orleans live music scene is world famous, and for good reason. As the birthplace of jazz we have been a driving force in music nationally and internationally for well over 100 years. Your typical bachelor party only has one or maybe two nights to experience a little bit of that magic, so we’ve put together a short list of favorite and most reliable live music venues to make your planning a little easier.
Located on Jackson Square attached to the historic Le Petit Theatre; Tableau is in the heart of the French Quarter. Tableau showcases regional ingredients and classic Creole dishes revisited. Highlighting flavors from Spanish, French, and Caribbean cuisine, Tableau’s dishes reflect a wide variety of flavors and influences combined with a modern approach.
Red Fish Grill is an award-winning casual New Orleans seafood restaurant located at the gateway to the French Quarter. With an oyster bar, wood fired grill, and ample seating for parties large and small, this is the perfect location to make reservations before you get to town!
Tujague’s is New Orleans’ second oldest dining institution, the birthplace of brunch and home to the oldest stand-up bar in America. Featuring shrimp remoulade, beef brisket with horseradish, “cap” bread (a Tujague’s original) and dark coffee in shot glasses, there are few places you can get a better taste of the French Quarter of old.
A real local favorite, Jacque-Imos is for bachelor parties that really know what’s up. This Uptown dinning establishment on Oak Street is known for its quintessential New Orleans Creole & Cajun menu and funky atmosphere. Oak St. is also home to the Maple Leaf music venue, which is a great place to stop in for a drink either before or after dinner.
Located on Royal St. in the heart of New Orleans’ most premier art district Curio offers an eclectic spread of modern Creole cuisine in a bistro setting. Offering everything from a biscuits and gravy breakfast to a blackened redfish dinner, Curio’s menu does not disappoint.
This Frenchman St. restaurant is sure to be a crowd pleaser because it has a little bit of everything, from traditional Creole, Cajun, Italian, American cuisine and even live music! After dinner, take the group out for some of the best live music you will find in New Orleans, located just outside this restaurant’s front doors.
While known for it’s live music, New Orleans offers a great selection of nightclubs if dancing and bottle service are more your style. Checkout our selection of New Orleans’ highest rated clubs!
With a great view of Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, Stanley is a perfect French Quarter breakfast and lunch destination. Upscale standard breakfast fare with a New Orleans flair includes unique flavors like cornmeal crusted oysters and fried soft-shell crab. Fall back on the mega mary to help clear up the events of the night before
If you are looking for great local seafood in a casual atmosphere Deanie's is the spot! With all of the New Orleans' favorites, this French Quarter establishment will be a crowd pleaser!
If your party is looking for a standard American diner, Clover Grill is the place for y’all. Open 24 hours a day, this is the place where you can order an omelet at midnight or a burger for breakfast! If you order an burger, watch as they cook it under an old hubcap.