There's live music and daily food specials, and Saturday features speed dating and the bar's version of The Dating Game. On Sunday, there's usually a blues brunch or a New Orleans Saints game viewing party with free shots for Black and Gold touchdowns. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Check in here if you're looking to do laundry, shoot pool or crank death-metal at dawn — and just about everything in between. In addition to a rotating cast of rock and blues bands (with no cover charge), there's an acoustic open-mic night on Sunday at 10 p.m. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
This low frills St. Charles Avenue barroom has a grill that’s open late and a menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and cheese sticks. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
The 10-inch deli roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy. Rano’s egg white omelet is filled with baby spinach, Swiss cheese and white onions and served with french fries, hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
A standard for music lovers for 40 years, the Maple Leaf offers live music nightly — including a standing Tuesday night gig by Rebirth Brass Band — featuring funk, rock, zydeco, jam bands, national touring bands and more. The longstanding Everette C. Maddox Memorial Prose & Poetry Reading takes place Sunday in the courtyard, and there's a seafood boil on Sunday night. Open daily. No smoking.
Tipitina's is as much an event venue as a bar — it's only open when music or events are scheduled — but it has a full bar when it hosts popular bands, performances and events for Halloween, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and more. Food trucks park outside for most events. Open when shows are scheduled. No smoking. No food.
The Special Club is made with three slices of toasted bread, turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses and dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. The bacon fried egg cheeseburger is served on a toasted sesame seed bun and optional toppings include grilled onions, chili, mushrooms and jalapenos. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
Cafe au lait and beignets made Cafe du Monde world famous. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops can be found scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $
Roasted quail salad is made with baby spinach, hard-poached quail egg, herb-marinated fresh mozzarella, pickled watermelon rind, red and gold beets and balsamic beet vinaigrette. Prosciutto-wrapped sea scallops are served with French green lentils sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and herbsaint veloute. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$