The Spotted Cat is an intimate, slightly formal bar for all those cool cats and kittens who enjoy live jazz with a local flavor. This place, however, is for purists — if you're looking for flamboyant performances and gimmicks, you won't find them here. Jazz outfits such as the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Jeremy Lyons and the Deltabilly Boys, and Tin Men perform at the Spotted Cat on a regular basis.
John Austin tickles the ivories at this piano bar from Wednesday through Saturday, but the real attraction is the Carousel Bar & Lounge itself at Hotel Monteleone. It's a carousel and really does revolve - all the time. The music goes until late and the cocktails served are out of this world like the "Truffletini" which is a mix of Bailey's Irish Cream with liqueurs. The ambiance has a slight feel of a Moulin Rouge setting, with bold lighting and motifs.
This is one of those places that make you wonder if they ever close. Open doors and no cover charge lure tourists and locals to listen to some of the best music in town. Authentic jazz that is loud and lively is almost non-stop from mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning at Maison Bourbon. Players include Wallace Davenport, Steve Slocum and Tommy Yetta. Patrons must be 21 or older. There is a one-drink minimum.
If you are down on Bourbon Street and your feet are tired from walking and you have had your fill of raucous mayhem, you need only walk a little further to find this famous bar. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is (as its name implies) located in a former blacksmith's shop and safe house for smugglers during the 1800s. It boasts of having survived the fire that burned down the French Quarter in the late 1800s and being the oldest building to house a bar in the United States. In the back of the bar, a musician plays a grand piano and croons through drunken sing-a-longs like Piano Man and You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling. The bar has reasonably priced drinks compared to many of its Bourbon Street counterparts.
Fancy good music and a cold beer at the end of your day? Head to d.b.a., where they host live performances and serve draft beer, Belgian draft beer, and hand-drawn ales. There is also a wine list, a whiskey list and a brandy list. The amount of liquor served here is mind-boggling. If you're there for the live music, you won't be disappointed.
While the clubs in the French Quarter usually get most of the attention, they are not the only ones that hold good times with even better music. This hot spot in the Carrollton District does require a cab ride, but is well worth the fare. A funky but fun atmosphere characterizes this club that is popular mainly for dancing. Club goers pick their spots then move and groove to the sounds of blues, zydeco and R&B.
New Orleans Original Daiquiris on Williams Boulevard is one of the best places in town to get delightful concoctions of frozen daiquirí. Enjoy their happy hours with specialty beer, domestic beer and more.
Launched in 2007, the Twist of Lime is a favorite among locals as well as visitors to Metairie. Open from noon until 5a, this watering hole is always buzzing with patrons. It features an impressive list of beer and spirits to choose from. Enjoy your drink with some video poker, or shoot some pool or play a game of darts. The jukebox provides great entertainment, while live bands take over on weekends.
This sports-themed restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy hearty meals in Metairie, LA. It offers a wide array of lunch, dinner and dessert options. Few popular dishes served here are crab cakes, fried seafood, jalapeno alligator bites, steaks, pastas and more. There are also gluten-free food options available at this restaurant. These scrumptious meals can be concluded with cheesecakes, chocolate mousse and other delicious deserts from their dessert menu. Additionally, they offer catering services for private events too. With an eclectic atmosphere and great service, this restaurant is a nice spot to have a good time with your friends in the city.