The bar is dedicated to trop rock and bringing the beach to New Orleans. It stages live music every day and offers a range of drinks including its signature Hand Grenade, tropical cocktails, beer and more. Happy hour offers three-for-one well drinks and beer specials. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon-4 p.m. daily.
Since 1933 the motto of this venerable French Quarter standard has been "Have fun!" — and bridal parties to international tourists have followed that rule with the aid of Pat O'Brien's signature Hurricane or another specialty cocktail. A piano lounge takes requests all night, and a courtyard restaurant serves local New Orleans fare. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
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.
The paths of many converge at Molly's, the French Quarter dive bar that's become a hangout of hipsters and politicians, tourists and curmudgeons. Frozen Irish coffee is a popular drink, and Dis Taco, a pop-up taco kitchen, is housed within the bar for dining and late-night snacking. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
Get a beer and a shot for $5 before sidling up to video poker or listening to spontaneous live music. The grizzled open-all-hours dive is dog-friendly, and photos of patrons past and present line its walls. Hours. Smoking allowed. No food. Monthly specials.
Alibi Killer fries top a pound of fries with chili, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, jalapenos, onions, salsa and sour cream. The shrimp plate includes fried jumbo shrimp, fries and toast points. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $