This offbeat bar typically draws a bohemian crowd with its parade of local and touring bands, karaoke, burlesque shows, risque cabaret and literary events. There's also a theater in back and a small patio. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Apple Barrel is one of the smallest barrooms on the Frenchmen Street strip, but that doesn’t prevent it from scheduling two bands per night. The bar is low on frills but easy on comfort, with a handful of barstools and tables offering a view of Frenchmen through the storefront picture windows. Happy hour 2 p.m to 7 p.m. features $2 domestic beers and discounted well drinks. Open daily. Smoking: yes.
The jazz and blues club features live music every day and free swing dance lessons from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dancing is encouraged. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
The New Orleans sampler features red beans and rice, etouffee, a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet includes cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley and paprika and is served with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. The breakfast menu is available all day. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
This indie rock staple has two bars, one in the front room where Playboy pinball and plush couches preview the black-and-red, Twin Peaks-inspired ballroom and circular bar near the stage. The bar turns into a dance party every Thursday for it's popular '80s Night. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.