Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
Must visit wine bar with outdoor jazz
Walk into what looks like a corner wine shop and pick out your bottle of wine along with some meats and cheeses for your charcuterie board. Then head out back to the beautiful, plant filled courtyard hung with string lights and snag a table to take in the live music they have here seven days a week. If you haven't had dinner yet, hey have a full menu of delicious food that they serve out of a window in the back. If this sounds magical, its because it is. This local favorite gets crowded on weekends later in the evening so don't be surprised if there is a line to get in. If you can't find seating outside, they also have indoor seating upstairs.
Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
Karaoke (almost) all night, every night
While this dive bar is open 24 hours, the karaoke starts at 5 and goes till late, which doesn't seem late enough when you are having such a good time. If you want to sing on a Friday or Saturday night, expect to wait because it gets packed with some entertaining performers. Even if you don't want to do karaoke yourself, this place is fun to just be a member of the energetic crowd or hang out.
Packed with jazz joints
While you will undoubtedly find your way to Bourbon Street to sample a Hurricane from Pat O's and a Hand Grenade from Tropical Isle, Frenchmen is the spot you should really be spending your nights. These two blocks of Frenchmen Street, from Checkpoint Charlie's and Dragon's Den on one end to Snug Harbor on the other, have more incredible live music than can be found in most cities. The best way to do Frenchmen is to wander the streets until you hear something you like and follow that music inside. Sometimes the best place to be is in the street milling about and listening to the street musicians or checking out the Palace Market that is open every night. Most of the spots have a small cover, with some of the prices jumping for performances by legends. Be sure to bring cash because many of the bars are cash only. Keep in mind that the bulk of the live music kicks off around 6. If you want a bit more description of each of the spots on Frenchmen, check out the info link below. Go forth and take in the music!
Robson Hatsukami Morgan
Chic, rustic bar with a whisky and beer focus
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
Purple daiquiris for tourists and locals
This New Orleans institution is the only place on Bourbon Street you will find any locals. This dimly lit dive specializes in the purple, a frozen grape daiquiri that is constantly spinning behind the bar. This structure is also one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.
Local landmark and renowned music venue
This Uptown icon has hosted all of the local legends and continues to do so with an incredible line up. Tip's is also famous for their Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest after shows that start at midnight and jam on into the morning. In the summer, they run Free Fridays, which, you guessed it, are free shows every Friday. If Galactic is playing while you are in town, be sure to stop by. Don't forget to rub the Professor Longhair bust on the way in! Check their website for their full schedule and tickets.