This Irish pub features live traditional Irish music on Monday night and live music Friday and Saturday. The menu offers a taste of Ireland with a slight Cajun spin and there's Guinness beer. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Housed in the oldest building on Frenchmen Street, the music club features Kermit Ruffins every Friday. There are 20 beers on tap and a host of local brews. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu.
Parma rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. The barbecued chicken pizza tops a hand-tossed crust with barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The menu at Rock 'N' Bowl features burgers and hot dogs from Louisiana's Straight Stick Ranch Burger Co. One burger option is the Rock 'N' Bowl barbecue burger topped with house-made sauce, bacon, cheese and onion rings. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Some serious jams are staged in the pressed-tin confines of the self-described "oldest music club outside the French Quarter," where you'll find the Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesday and a menu of cocktails including the Southern Whuppin'. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 3 p.m.-til daily.
West Coast surfer-inspired drinks and food are the trademarks, and the attitude is casual and fun-loving. Da Killer Blue Whale combines Stolichnaya blueberry and Cruzan coconut rum, curacao and lemonade, and The Big Kahuna is served in a 64-ounce fishbowl. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese combines cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta, grilled chicken breast, three-cheese sauce, garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano-parsley breadcrumbs. The full rack of hickory-smoked barbecue ribs is west Tennessee-style barbecue featuring dry rubbed meat that’s basted with hickory barbecue sauce and slow cooked. Reservations accepted online. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$
This spacious music club plays host to an array of local bands, especially roots music and singer/songwriters, as well as touring Americana musicians. The club's small kitchen is run by Blue Oak Barbecue, which serves barbecue, burgers and smoked chicken wings. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.