New Orleans is a beautiful, high–energy city known for its nightlife and festivals. New Orleans festival season runs from early January through Mardi Gras at the end of February. This makes winter a wonderful and lively time to visit this historic and fun city. Here are the top seven nightlife spots that you won’t want to miss on your next trip.
1. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
If you’re looking to enjoy a taste of the music scene in New Orleans, as well as some delicious drinks, you won’t go wrong with a visit to Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. This bistro features a classy but laid-back feeling atmosphere, and you can look forward to both a variety of cocktail drinks as well as dishes.
This is a great option for those looking for a bit of a different experience in contrast to some of the more high-energy party environments throughout the city, as well as a great place to enjoy a meal and start your evening off at.
2. The Beach On Bourbon
The Beach on Bourbon, as the name implies, is located on the famous Bourbon street. This nightclub is home to the largest dance floor on the street and frequently features live music as well as live DJs.
The club is also home to a newly renovated indoor VIP balcony for those looking for a way to go all out while hitting the New Orleans nightlife scene.
3. The Metropolitan
This spacious nightclub and venue features multiple stories, each of which offers different music and a unique vibe. The club is frequently home to a wide variety of live performances, with a schedule of upcoming performances on its website, making this an excellent option for those looking to enjoy some music as well as delicious drinks on their night out.
4. Bourbon Heat
Bourbon Heat is the perfect place to go for a fun and memorable experience. Check out the dance floor inside on the second level of the building, or enjoy views of the iconic Bourbon Street from the balcony. The nightclub features music from both live and video DJs.
5. Cat’s Meow
Head over to the French Quarter to enjoy an evening at the Cat’s Meow. This iconic karaoke bar also features balconies that overlook Bourbon Street and a courtyard, making this a great option for those looking for a less stuffy, open-air option that still features a lively clubbing scene.
Located in the warehouse district, Republic is an excellent option for those who are looking for a high-energy dance club experience. The club plays a wide variety of genres of music, from local live performances to live DJs.
7. The Maison
Located on Frenchmen Street, the Maison is a three-level bar, restaurant, and music venue that frequently features upbeat jazz music. This is a great option for those looking to keep travel around the city to a minimum – practically everything you need to enjoy a fun night out, from delicious dishes to equally delicious drinks and dancing is at the Maison.
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