Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Hi-Ho Lounge
Edgy music venue, with a classy touch.
Checkpoint Charlie’s
Bustling rock venue, with most shows free.
Mr B’s Bistro
Classic Creole bistro favoured by both socialites and businessmen.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
Napoleon House
Good drinks, great atmosphere and a near-perfect Pimms.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Delachaise
Chic French wine bar.
Cochon
Old-fashioned food in a fashionable environment.
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.
Golf Club at Audubon Park
Perfect for the skilled golfer of the relaxed walker.
Coquette
Dragon’s Den
Oddball enterntainment in a quirky location.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
La Divina Gelateria
Organic ice cream with old-world charm.
Tujague’s
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Belladonna Spa
Perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
Joey K’s
Funky neighbourhood restaurant for lawyers and locals alike.
City Park
A large park full of art and activity.
13 Monaghan’s
Good late-night food, suitable for veggies too.
Cafe Reconcile
Charitable restaurant serving home comforts.
Ampersand
Trendy two-story club in an aged bank building.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Byblos
Middle-Eastern restaurant and bar with a lively atmosphere.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.
Spa at Ritz-Carlton
Luxurious pampering for those in need.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Surrey’s Juice Bar
Good for veggies - a rare find in New Orleans.
Herbsaint
Best for attentive service.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.
Pat O’Brien’s
A bawdy night of fun in an always-crowded bar.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
W New Orleans
Modern, stylish and chic.
Besh Steak House
A flashy but functional treat for meat-lovers.
R Bar
Arty bar with a punk edge.
Bacchanal
A barbeque with a difference.
Stanley
Quality cooking from an experimental chef.

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