Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Napoleon House
Good drinks, great atmosphere and a near-perfect Pimms.
Checkpoint Charlie’s
Bustling rock venue, with most shows free.
Golf Club at Audubon Park
Perfect for the skilled golfer of the relaxed walker.
Mr B’s Bistro
Classic Creole bistro favoured by both socialites and businessmen.
Dragon’s Den
Oddball enterntainment in a quirky location.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
Hi-Ho Lounge
Edgy music venue, with a classy touch.
Chic French wine bar.
Old-fashioned food in a fashionable environment.
Marigny Brasserie
A chic restaurant with an interesting crowd.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
The Blue Room
A Sunday morning musical treat.
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
La Divina Gelateria
Organic ice cream with old-world charm.
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
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.
Trendy two-story club in an aged bank building.
Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Joey K’s
Funky neighbourhood restaurant for lawyers and locals alike.
Middle-Eastern restaurant and bar with a lively atmosphere.
Belladonna Spa
Perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
W New Orleans
Modern, stylish and chic.
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.
A barbeque with a difference.
Monkey Hill Bar
Sophisticated setting for drinks.
Green Goddess
A tiny restaurant with a menu as big as this world.
Best for attentive service.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Acme Oyster House
Well-loved oyster house with a DIY touch.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
Pat O’Brien’s
A bawdy night of fun in an always-crowded bar.
St James Cheese
Some of the most creative sandwiches in town.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.

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