This is an elegant, brick-walled traditional jazz and Creole food spot where you can bust out your seersucker and repose by a Steinway grand piano while sipping a Sazerac. Live jazz at 8 p.m. every night. Open Wed.-Sun. Full restaurant menu.
The club features a wide variety of live music, burlesque performances, film screenings, DJ dance nights and a popular '80s night on Thursday. The bar serves classic cocktails, cheap Miller High Life and PBR shot specials. The Matador is the signature drink. Open daily. No food.
Sample the once-forbidden "green fairy" with a traditional sugar cube pour or the signature Absinthe House Frappe — first mixed in 1874 — at this historic French Quarter pub, which is papered with patrons' business cards. Sazeracs, hurricanes and other classic cocktails are prepared the old-fashioned way. Bar fare is available beginning at noon. Open daily. Food available.
The upscale lounge melds a contemporary Asian theme with the tradition of white tablecloth dining. Tucked behind Barcadia, Ohm Lounge is open weekends and has an extensive sake list along with craft cocktails, beers and a menu of shared plates. Open Fri.-Sat. Food available.
New Orleans’ only tropical winery serves 38 varieties of non-grape-based wines, and hosts free wine tastings all day every day. Popular drinks include wine smoothies, Category 5 white sangria, dry blueberry wine and Sinfully Noble muscadine. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Smoking: patio only. Riverwalk Marketplace,
There are lovely spaces at the museum to have a wedding ceremony, reception or other parties, and venue and bar packages are available.
This living room-style lounge is known for its creative martini menu, including the bananas Foster: Stoli Vanil vodka, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, banana liqueur, butterscotch schnapps and cinnamon. There's also beer, wine and Scotch. La Cocinita runs the kitchen Thursday-Sunday, serving tacos, empanadas and more. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Molly's at the Market has a notable list of regulars and is a hangout for local journalists. It hosts annual Halloween and St. Patrick's Day parades, drawing crowds to taste the bar's signature frozen Irish coffee. A Miller High Life and a shot of Jameson is always $5. Open daily. Food available.
The casual corner bar is a dog-friendly neighborhood spot until 6 p.m. and more of a late-night destination after dark. There's a pool table, dart board and vintage video games on the first floor. Upstairs, there's a lounge with table seating and a kitchen serving Spanish tapas until 2 a.m. Open daily. Food available.
Set in the middle of Harrah’s casino, Masquerade is equipped with a 34-foot-long ice bar to keep drinks chilled and a 42-foot media tower for light shows. There are Coors Light giveaways during Saints and LSU games, shown on large-screen TVs. Masquerade dancers perform on weekends, along with DJs, and there is periodic live jazz. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.