There's live music nightly with no cover charge, and a pool table, dartboard, sports on TV and video poker. Daily lunch specials includ red beans and rice, tacos and country-fried steak. The kitchen is open 24 hours Friday and Saturday. Open 24 hours daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Part Laundromat, this Marigny watering hole's live entertainment makes laundry day less of a chore. Open 24 hours, the venue hosts live music on Saturday, an open mic night on Sunday and karaoke on Monday. Comfort food, like burgers, fries and chicken nuggets, is available. Open 24 hours daily. 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. $
The Oak Street institution has live music every night and seafood boils on Sunday. Rebirth Brass Band plays at 10 p.m. every Tuesday, and the music calendar also features funk, rock, jazz, jam bands and touring acts. A weekly poetry reading at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons honors the late Everette C. Maddox, the Maple Leaf's poet laureate. Open daily. No food.
What started as a warehouse space converted to a music hall more than 35 years ago has become a local music institution. Tipitina's presents a mix of local and touring bands, and the bars are open when the club is open for shows, including Sunday afternoon's Cajun dance party. Open for concerts. No food.
The Special club sandwich features turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on three slices of toasted bread. The pork chop breakfast is served with two eggs, white or wheat toast and a choice of grits or hash browns. 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. $
Flash-fried Louisiana soft-shell crab salad is made with baby mizuna, quince vinaigrette, English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, spicy pickled watermelon rind and roasted corn. Savory cheesecake is made with crab, andouille, smoked Gouda, onions and peppers and served with local baby greens and roasted bell pepper coulis. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$