Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

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.
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar
Good for drinks, less so for food.
Nola Restaurant
Two-story restaurant with a fun atomsphere.
Mississippi River Levee Path
Run, jog or stroll and take in the oft-missed views.
Port of Call
For a high-quality burger, this is a definite port of call.
Kingpin
A wide array of events in a funky atmosphere.
Domenica
Rustic Italian food with a designer backdrop.
Bar Tonique
Boasting home-made ingredients, Bar Tonique is one of the up-and-coming cocktail bars in New Orleans.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
Piano bar lit only by candles for an atmospheric evening.
Parasol’s
Youthful neighbourhood bar.
Eleven 79
Classic Italian-American.
Feelings Cafe
Tasty Creole food in a romantic setting.
Julia Street Galleries
A street full of contemporary art.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Marriott
Practical but charming.
Dos Jefes
Cigars, liquors...and outdoor swings.
Clover Grill
1930s style diner, perfect for a late bite to eat.
Bourbon Pub and Parade Disco
Only gay nightclub in New Orleans open 24/7.
Earthsavers
Relax and reinvigorate your senses at this luxurious spa.
Harrah’s Hotel
High rollin' big spenders need only stumble a few paces from its eponymous casino...
Crabby Jack’s
Affordable seafood joint.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Garden District Pub
Bohemian hang-out.
Cat’s Meow
Serious karaoke with serious cheese.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Garden District
Wander alongside homes (or rather, mansions) of the rich and famous.
Historic New Orleans Collection
Historic collection of artefacts to quell the appetite of the knowledge-hungry.
Meltdown
Vegan popsicles for a hot day.
Mother’s Restaurant
Popular with tourists and locals alike - good, New Orleans style food.
Cure
Cocktails and Tapas.
Mandina’s
Creole Italian cooking in a relaxed environment.
W.I.N.O.
An incredible range of wines to taste, and some nibbles too.
Art Market
Find unique souvenirs in a market which sprawls across Palmer Park.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Museum containing unique traditions of New Orleans' African-American community.
Jacques-Imo’s
The most talked about secret cafe in New Orleans.
Crescent City Farmers Market
Vendors of fresh produce, as well as sweeter treats.
La Crepe Nanou
Adorable little French bistro near Prytania Street.

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