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.
Inspired by France, but profoundly New Orleans, The French 75 Bar is dedicated to making the finest cocktails with the highest quality ingredients and spirits. The bar’s handcrafted cocktails are classically focused using locally sourced ingredients, home-made syrups, drams and liqueurs.
This New Orleans staple is know for the bar being an actual carousal that rotates while you drink! A hot spot for locals and tourists alike, bring you’re A game and order a classic Sazerac or other house specialty cocktail.
This New Orleans classic is known as a casual comfortable corner dive bar, the doors are always open to let the breeze come through and the regulars always provide all the characters you could ask for.
Home of the Hurricane, this New Orleans landmark is a must do for any bachelor party. You can start by grabbing a drink and a bite to eat in their courtyard and finish the night singing along in the dueling piano bar. Do yourself a favor and don’t order more than two Hurricanes…
The oldest building in the city that is said to have once been the home to notorious New Orleans pirate Jean Lafitte! Grab one of their signature “purple drank” cocktails and enjoy the live piano while relaxing at this famous Bourbon St. establishment.
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.
One of the most famous venues in Uptown, the Maple Leaf has recurring nightly shows Sunday-Thursday and traveling acts Friday- Sunday. Its small physical size is more then made up for by the energy of the crowd, especially on Tuesdays when the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band plays. They’ve been known to host free seafood boils on Sunday’s, and sometimes at random.
This renowned Uptown New Orleans establishment is home to some of the coolest shows you can find around. Often voted one of the best big rooms in the country they are typically only open Thursday- Saturday nights they draw some big name acts. Tip’s is know to sell out often, so check out their website for tickets before making your way Uptown.
For the best Cajun Zydeco head over to Mulate’s, nightly shows run from 7:00pm to 10:30pm nightly. Known as the original Cajun restaurant in New Orleans you can get great local cuisine and soak up some Zydeco at the same time.
The most famous music venue in the French Quarter, Preservation Hall was the center of the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950’s. Today the Preservation Jazz Hall Band plays three or four limited seating jazz sets every night in the hall that remains virtually unchanged for the last 50 years. Definitely get your tickets in advance!
The good times do roll at 30°-90° with outstanding live music, delicious food, beautiful patio, and a 2nd floor special vent facility with balcony overlooking all the action on historic Frenchmen Street.
For intimate local and regional music on Frenchmen St. d.b.a. is definitely the place to check out. Their double sided bar allows you to grab a fresh drink in either room and the venues size guarantees you can hear every note from anywhere in the building. We recommend walking by, if you like what you hear the covers are usually quite low and the drinks are excellent.
One of the coolest little music joints on Frenchman Street, the Spotted Cat has some of the best Jazz, Zydeco, Blues and even little bit of Funk. Free on weekdays and a $5 cover on the weekends, you will not find a better deal in town. If you want to go where the locals go to catch great local music and maybe some lindyhop, this is your place.
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!
Republic is a large upscale live music club featuring 6000 square feet of open, lounge, and high top seating, between it’s main floor and open mezzanine. Catering to a diverse mix of local and national acts, it’s definitely worth checking out their calendar. VIP lounge reservations and bottle service are available on both levels.
Every Saturday night Metropolitan opens it’s door to feature two separate clubs in one styled out building filled with smoke machines, intelligent lighting, and strobes. Complete with eleven bar stations, bottle service, and VIP table options, each room offers it’s own twist on the nightclub experience. Top 40 and Hip Hop on one side, the best in House, Electro, and Techno in the other.
The Gold Mine is one of those French Quarter places where the younger set goes to dance, drink flaming Dr. Peppers, and sweat through the night. It offers a no frills unencumbered good time until the sun comes up, if you can keep up.