Reputed to be America's oldest bar, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar was built between 1722 and 1732, and has the storied history to prove it! Sip a Hurricane, handmade with fresh fruit juices at the bar, and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of this New Orleans treasure. VIEW DETAILS | VISIT WEBSITE
New Orleans Late Night
Plan A Night Out on the Town!
New Orleans is well-known for our many late-night activities, and we are your guide to the best after-hours destinations that the Big Easy has to offer. Whether it's jazz, blues, food, or drinks you're after, we know the perfect places to go.
Looking for a late-night bite? We've rounded up a list of our favorite restaurants that serve food after 1 a.m. READ MORE
Are you a history buff? Take a self-guided walking tour of New Orleans' famous historic bars. Each of the bars selected has a rich past and tasty cordials. READ MORE
Ready for some live music? Every night is a party in New Orleans, and there is no finer place to hear incredible jazz, Cajun, Dixieland, blues and rock. In a city famous for its rich artistic heritage, you can immerse yourself in live music at your favorite bar, restaurant, club, or even on a steamboat! Check out our live music calendar to find out what's coming up. READ MORE
Need a drink? Find your favorite drink, or try something new at any of our recommended bars and lounges. From exquisite historical bars to concert venues, to a local daiquiri bar, New Orleans offers a wide variety of choices for your late-night destination. Browse our favorites below.
Are you ready for the time of your life? For the best entertainment in New Orleans, you have to be at BB Kings Blues Club! Located on Decatur across the street from the French Market, they are serving up the best barbecue in New Orleans along with freshly shucked oysters. Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to party.
1104 Decatur Street | New Orleans, LA 70116
If you're looking to get down and dirty, Bourbon Heat is the place to be. Top-notch live DJs, laser and light shows and VIP bottle service make Bourbon Heat the best dance club in the French Quarter. The 50-foot balcony overlooking famous Bourbon Street just adds to the excitement!
711 Bourbon Street | New Orleans, LA 70116
A Vieux Carre Venue adjacent to Maison Bourbon Jazz Club, MyBar @635 offers genuine New Orleans music every night of the week, from jazz and blues to Cajun/Zydeco and R&B. And for a breath of fresh air, just venture out back to enjoy MyBar’s petite courtyard between sets.
635 Bourbon Street | New Orleans, LA 70130
A Vieux Carre Venue adjacent to MyBar @635, the famous Maison Bourbon Jazz Club is one of only two jazz clubs still in existence on Bourbon Street. Tourists flock to be entertained by accomplished jazz performers. Harry Connick, Jr. and several other New Orleans jazz greats got their start right here!
641 Bourbon Street | New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans’ first brewpub. Open since 1991, this venerated location is a great place to enjoy executive chef Mark Latino’s nouvelle cuisine, which puts a fresh spin on Louisiana’s traditional dishes. Sip a craft beer and enjoy nightly live jazz performed by local musicians!
527 Decatur Street | New Orleans, LA 70130