AllWays is a bar, a music club and a theater, where you’re never sure if you’re going to see an avant-garde play or hear local punk or indie rock. There is live music most nights (check website for calendar), and always an interesting and diverse crowd of Marigny denizens and other bohemian types. (December brings a staging of The Threepenny Opera by the house troupe, Cripple Creek Players.) Smoking: yes. Open 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Tue.-Sun.
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.
Women can test their musical talents on a piano in the ladies room at this live jazz and blues music club, which charges no cover most nights. Local art decorates the walls, and you can sit at the bar or stake out a table. Abita beer is king here, but other drinks are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes.
The New Orleans sampler includes etouffee, a cup of gumbo, red beans and rice, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet combines cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
One Eyed Jacks hosts weekly DJ dance parties, a monthly burlesque show, and local and touring bands. Monday night is Service Industry Night and Thursday brings '80s and '90s dance night. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food