Tipitina's is as much an event venue as a bar — it's only open when music or events are scheduled — but it has a full bar when it hosts popular bands, performances and events for Halloween, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and more. Food trucks park outside for most events. Open when shows are scheduled. No smoking. No food.
Serious sports fans appreciate the 12-foot TV, and there’s a 52-inch high-definition Golden Tee for gamers. You can get two-for-one drinks all day to get you warmed up for trivia games, darts and video poker. Burgers, smoked ribs and brisket, tacos and more are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi.
Sucre's artisan confectioners create wedding cakes, groom's cakes, specialty cakes, French macaron trees and chocolate party favors.
The Sazerac Bar carries with it the history and lore of its namesake drink. The Paul Ninas murals flanking the African walnut bar take you back to the grandeur of old New Orleans — a time when Huey P. Long strolled in to order a Ramos gin fizz. The elegant barstools and plush banquettes of today's Sazerac Bar invite locals and visitors to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and conversation. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
Soft-shell crab Salvatore features two fried jumbo soft-shell crabs topped with creamy crabmeat and shrimp sauce and served with mixed vegetables and potatoes. Sicilian-style char-broiled oysters are topped with sweet butter, Romano and Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic and Pinot Grigio. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
This Uptown sushi restaurant has two-for-one specials on a variety of drinks from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day for patrons who are dining. If you want something exotic, try the hot sake with a quail egg. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
The sushi restaurant has a private party room where it hosts rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties and bridal showers. There's a large selection of premium cold sake, as well as all Japanese and sushi specialties. Off-site catering is available and includes custom sushi displays, as well as full-service sushi bars with chefs.
FQB at the Ritz-Carlton
Jeremy Davenport plays across the hall at Melange now, but FQB is still an elegant spot for a well crafted cocktail.
The New Orleans burger stalwart specializes in drinks with a tropical flair. Neptune's Monsoon is 32 ounces of rum (two kinds) and tropical fruit juices, served in a signature cup. The bar also has bottled beer. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
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.
The contemporary Creole cafe can accommodate parties as small as 10 or as large as 500 guests, with full catering and bar services. The cafe is located in a historic building on Canal Street and is part of the Dickie Brennan restaurant group.