This is a destination for dance parties on the weekends, when it keeps pop music blasting into the wee hours. The bar also boasts an assortment of vintage video games. Open Wed.-Sat. No food.
A pioneer of New Orleans' craft cocktail movement, Cure is still one of the best places to try something new. Dress up — even if it's just a little bit — and you'll fit in; it's a lively but not college-raucous crowd. Try a classic cocktail or let one of the skilled bartenders make something tailored to your palate. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
The tavern serves raw oysters and a menu of sandwiches, burgers and fried items. The jalapeno burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with fried jalapeno rings, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeno aioli and house-made hot sauce. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
King’s nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe’s wing sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
With its drooping awning and low-frills decor of corrugated metal, this bar looks like a roadhouse, but the extensive whiskey and craft beer offerings are upscale. There's a deep selection of American, Irish and Japanese whiskeys, single-malt Scotches and more. Beers range from American craft beers to Belgian and German imports. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Fireball shots and Irish car bombs are popular drinks at this 24-hour hangout. Sports are shown on four big screens, and the kitchen serves hamburgers and bar food. Wednesday is steak night. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters and roast beef gravy. Red beans and rice is served with fried chicken and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
There is 6,000 square feet of space available for private parties and lots of panoramic views overlooking St. Charles Avenue. The venue offers live entertainment, signature cocktails and catering. Eiffel Society, constructed of pieces of a restaurant originally located on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, has a garden with a catwalk and a gallery with a bar and a stage.
Dino's Filthy Fries consist of waffle-cut potatoes covered in melted cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch sauce. Buffalo chicken salad features an 8-ounce chicken breast, spicy Buffalo sauce, greens, tomatoes, onions and a choice of dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
A 12-ounce prime rib-eye is topped with Shropshire blue butter and served with goose-fat french fries. Mofongo relleno de pollo guisado is mashed fried plantain stuffed with stewed chicken in roasted poblano sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
Steak frites features a filet served with sauteed mushrooms and french fries. Lump crab salad features local jumbo lump crabmeat, spring greens and white remoulade dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Seafood gumbo is served with fried okra croutons. Chilled Gulf shrimp are served with blue crab, fresh avocado and spicy tomato coulis. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Fin Wings is tempura fried fish with a crispy noodle salad and Korean glaze. Firecracker tuna tacos feature yellowfin tuna tartare in mini corn tortillas, topped with ginger slaw, avocado aioli and wasabi caviar. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The extensive menu includes dishes from many Chinese regional cuisines. Fried tilapia is served with vegetables and ginger, garlic and scallion sauce. Shrimp and eggplant are sauteed with basil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$