Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

13 Monaghan’s
Good late-night food, suitable for veggies too.
Avenue Pub
Simple pub grub and great American craft beers.
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.
Bar UnCommon
Classic cocktails and high design.
Bombay Club
Make mine a martini.
Bouligny Tavern
Creative snacks to accompany slightly more predictable drinks.
Bridge Lounge
Unpretentious and fun, with a brilliant mojito.
An impressive beer list - and a handy seafood shop just across the road.
Middle-Eastern restaurant and bar with a lively atmosphere.
Café Atchafalaya
Hip bar, with a back room for families wanting to enjoy the food.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
Oldest continuosly operating gay bar in America.
British gastropub with a twist.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Cat’s Meow
Serious karaoke with serious cheese.
Checkpoint Charlie’s
Bustling rock venue, with most shows free.
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.
Unique wine bar, with music at weekends.
Columns Hotel Bar
Cosy bar, perfect for beer or brunch.
Cocktails and Tapas.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Chic French wine bar.
Dos Jefes
Cigars, liquors...and outdoor swings.
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.
F&M’s Patio Bar
The place to go after the place you planned to go to.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Garden District Pub
Bohemian hang-out.
A wide array of events in a funky atmosphere.
La Riviera
Cosmetics and other high-end beauty products line the shelves at La Riviera.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
Piano bar lit only by candles for an atmospheric evening.
Le Phare Bar
Hidden lounge inside hidden boutique hotel Loft 532.
Good for lunch or evening beers.
Cool hangout with a voodoo vibe.
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar
Good for drinks, less so for food.
A Bywater dive serving pub food.
Molly’s At the Market
Eccentric Irish Pub.
Monkey Hill Bar
Sophisticated setting for drinks.
Trendy hang-out with creatively made food.
One-Eyed Jacks
Old West style venue for alternative theatre and burlesque shows.

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