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A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Circle Bar
Circle Bar is a dive bar on Lee Circle in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, offering cheap drinks and great local music with little or no cover charge.
Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge
A dive bar and a New Orleans institution, Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge is the place for cheap beer and good times...
Drink Lab NOLA
From the minds behind the New Orleans craft cocktail bar, Victory, Drink Lab NOLA offers masterclasses in cocktail making in the CBD.
Bar UnCommon
Classic cocktails and high design.
Twelve Mile Limit
A dive bar with a real barbeque.
Vaughan’s Lounge
Music, barbeque and cheap beer.
Trendy hang-out with creatively made food.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
Checkpoint Charlie’s
Bustling rock venue, with most shows free.
Chic French wine bar.
13 Monaghan’s
Good late-night food, suitable for veggies too.
R Bar
Arty bar with a punk edge.
A barbeque with a difference.
Bar Tonique
Boasting home-made ingredients, Bar Tonique is one of the up-and-coming cocktail bars in New Orleans.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
Piano bar lit only by candles for an atmospheric evening.
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar
Good for drinks, less so for food.
Youthful neighbourhood bar.
A wide array of events in a funky atmosphere.
Cat’s Meow
Serious karaoke with serious cheese.
Cocktails and Tapas.
Garden District Pub
Bohemian hang-out.
An incredible range of wines to taste, and some nibbles too.
Bouligny Tavern
Creative snacks to accompany slightly more predictable drinks.
Good for lunch or evening beers.
An impressive beer list - and a handy seafood shop just across the road.
Experienced po-boy cooks and a friendly bar atmosphere.
Avenue Pub
Simple pub grub and great American craft beers.
Molly’s At the Market
Eccentric Irish Pub.
Saturn Bar
Dive bar, best on weeknights.
Snug Harbor
A popular jazz club with a welcoming crowd.
Cool hangout with a voodoo vibe.
British gastropub with a twist.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
Oldest continuosly operating gay bar in America.
Columns Hotel Bar
Cosy bar, perfect for beer or brunch.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Absinthe followed by a (probably needed) lie down on a Victorian fainting couch.
St. Joe’s Bar
Dark but welcoming bar.
Unique wine bar, with music at weekends.
La Riviera
Cosmetics and other high-end beauty products line the shelves at La Riviera.
Shady hideout attached to the Omni Royal New Orleans.

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