What started as a warehouse space converted to a music hall more than 35 years ago has become a local music institution. Tipitina's presents a mix of local and touring bands, and the bars are open when the club is open for shows, including Sunday afternoon's Cajun dance party. Open for concerts. 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. 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 handcrafted cocktails and conversation. Open daily. 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.
A lighted glass-top bar illuminates house specialties such as the Berry Blossom, sake margarita and Tokyo-tini. The menu features a selection of sushi, small plates, noodle dishes, soups and salads. TGIT offers $5 cocktails, wine and hot sake after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Open Tue.-Sun. Full restaurant menu.
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 menu doesn't include much more than thick burgers, steaks and baked potatoes, but they draw a regular crowd to this casual, nautical-themed tavern. The bar is known for its Monsoon, a big rum and fruit juice cocktail. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The flaming fountain in the center of the courtyard is the eye of the storm at this complex of barrooms. Servers in green tuxedo jackets deliver signature hurricanes in hourglass-shaped glasses. The piano lounge is a popular destination for patrons to make requests and sing along with dueling pianists. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
A recent renovation of the contemporary Creole restaurant includes a second-floor marble-top bar and lounge area. The bar focuses on rum, stocking more than 120 labels, and cocktails include the house planter's punch with Old New Orleans Amber Rum, cardamom, orange, pineapple, orgeat and Angostura bitters. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.