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 and is the best bet on Bourbon Street if your feet are tired from walking and you have had your fill of raucous mayhem.
There are several bars on Bourbon Street that are indistinguishable from one another after several drinks. Razzoo Bar & Patio separates itself from the others with an incredible back courtyard, ample seating and live music that is usually pretty good. The musicians here play with soul, which is a rare thing to hear on Bourbon Street. Drink prices are reasonable and there is a daily three-for-one happy hour.
Cure has an interesting menu that features carefully crafted cocktails made only from premium ingredients, as well as a selection of the best in bottled brews. This elegant bar, housed in a carefully restored fire station with towering ceilings and picturesque arches, features a cozy courtyard for mild evenings. Hungry patrons can satisfy their cravings with any one or more of their lip-smacking small plate offerings.
Avenue Pub has a menu to fulfill food cravings at anytime of the day or night — very convenient for this on-the-run city life. This local flavored pub offers a nice selection of drafts and food, with a jukebox and pool table providing the entertainment. Here you will always find interesting locals and the occasional tourists, all having a good time in this delightful haunt. Sit by the windows facing the Saint Charles Avenue and watch the world go by while you sip on a chilled drink and a meal. It doesn't get much more refreshing than this.
Inspired after the age-old Cajun tradition of sharing the food among the participants of the feast, Bourrée at Boucherie translates to butcher shop. It is the most popular place that locals flock to, when in need for a dose of rich Southern-style dishes. The menu is influenced by Chef Zimet's personal experiences as he explored the many food options in North Carolina before beginning this venture. The prices are affordable and adds to the happy smiles that can be seen on the faces of diners relishing their meals here.
Molly's at the Market opened its doors for the first time in 1974 and has been an integral part of the New Orleans experience ever since. This bar is unique for its diverse set of customers, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. The Frozen Irish Coffee is a customer favorite and the drinks come at an affordable price. This is the neighborhood's favorite old bar where beer taps flow into the wee hours of the morning.
Overlooking Franklin Avenue in New Orleans, Pepp's Pub is a pet-friendly bar. This friendly neighborhood bar offers a fantastic range of specially-crafted cocktails and beers. They even serve domestic and imported spirits here. They also serve a selection of pub grub like sandwiches, tacos, seafood, pastas and wings. This bar features a wall that is covered with pictures of patrons trying out their unique drink known as Malort. This dimly-lit bar’s Rustic-style interiors and friendly staff exudes a warm and cozy vibe.
Capulet was renovated from a 19th century warehouse to an aesthetically appealing and modest rooftop restaurant. Serving an appetizing menu comprising reasonable entrees, and inventive beverages, guests can enjoy food in a relaxed setting with soulful live music. The eatery is admirable for its chic interior and trendy vibes, and you might always find the place crowded. They also have a full-service bar with vibrant high chairs to complement the interior of the place. Kale salad and fried chicken sandwich are amongst the top menu recommendations. The venue is also available for private events like rehearsal dinners and weddings.
Coquette offers local diners a place to relax and unwind in the presence of fine food and drink. The impressive French menu serves delectable Softshell Crab, Summer Squash and Tilefish that make diners return for more. The bar downstairs is where people hang out and enjoy the libations, while the dining room on top sees a quieter crowd enjoying the classy meals.
Finn McCool's Irish Pub has been ranked by a popular Louisiana newspaper as one of the best pubs in New Orleans. It has been named for Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool), an Irish mythological figure, and bagged awards for the best bartender. This bar is situated in a quaint, single-story cottage with a light green façade and gray roof. The sidewalk is furnished with rows of benches and cyclists frequently stop here for a drink and chat. It owns the Finn McCool's Football Club and the passion for sports is evident when the multiple television screens broadcast major tournaments. It also organizes quiz nights and celebrates festivals like Saint Patrick's Day with much gusto. Check the website for the detailed event schedule.