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.
Take a seat on the dog-friendly patio of the century-old building and enjoy the bar's take on classic cocktails like the Sazerac and Dark and Stormy. The food menu offers casual comfort food. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
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.
Signature martinis and steak night on Tuesday (an 8-ounce steak with potatoes and vegetables is $12.95) are among the things that draw in regulars. There also is live music most Fridays and happy hour prices for women from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday during ladies night. Hamburgers, chicken tenders, tuna, wraps and salads are on the menu. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
An interesting mix of cozy, quirky and sophisticated makes this streetcar-shaped bar a popular destination for lingering over drinks and upscale pub fare. Almost two dozen wines are available by the glass and more by the bottle, and there are beers from all over the world. There's a patio that overlooks the streetcar line, and the kitchen serves food late. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
This music hall features two live performances nightly and offers a large selection of single-malt Scotches and American craft beers, as well as brews from around the world. The bar has no-cover early music shows (usually 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.) every day except Saturday. Open daily. No food.
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. $$
The venerable Carousel Bar got a facelift a few years ago, but the famous rotating bar — with its hand-painted horses and Tivoli Gardens lighting — remained the same. There's a menu of New Orleans Saints-inspired drinks and classics like the Sazerac, which have been served here for decades. Open daily. Food available.
Scalibut includes halibut, sea scallops, sugar snap peas, lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. Firecracker tuna tacos features yellowfin tuna tartare in mini corn tortillas, topped with ginger slaw, avocado aioli and wasabi caviar. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The menu features an array of Chinese regional dishes. 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. $$