Upperline’s “Taste of New Orleans” three-course dinner includes choices such as duck etouffee, spicy shrimp with cornbread and slow-roasted duck quarter. Roast duck with garlic-port or peach-ginger sauce is a signature item. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
It began as a neighborhood juke joint in the 1970s and as a place for New Orleans music legend Professor Longhair to perform. Over the years, however, it became an institution where local musicians and traveling music stars took the stage — sometimes together. There often are food trucks outside during music shows. Open weekends and when music is scheduled. No smoking. No food.
The Howlin' Wolf turns 25 years old in December, and during that time its stage has hosted a wide variety of musical acts including the Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ice Cube, Galactic, Mutemath and others. The bar is made from hand-carved mahogany taken from Al Capone's Lexington hotel when it was demolished in the 1980s, and the building exterior is decorated with a mural of New Orleans scenes by James Michalopoulos. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
Daily live music features dueling rock ’n’ roll pianos and performers with vast songbooks and lively senses of humor. There also are TVs for watching sports. Happy hour offers three-for-one cocktails from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. No cover charge.
This bowling alley has an enormous dance floor for boogies between strikes and has live music from local bands four nights a week. During the month of December the venue stays open Sundays. A menu designed by the chef at the nearby Ye Olde College Inn compliments a full bar. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Bar food.