Casual karaoke singers should be careful about taking the stage here at Cat’s Meow. Most performers have serious pipes and plenty of training. The cheese factor is high at this Bourbon Street bar, and a couple of squealing bachelorette parties are always dancing around. The lighthearted atmosphere, however, makes Cat’s Meow one of the few tourist-friendly bars on Bourbon Street that attracts a large local crowd. Young New Orleanians also know that Cat’s Meow is one of the best places in town to make a new friend for the evening.