The best Bars in new Orleans

An incredibly magical nightlife experience awaits you in New Orleans. Dance the night away to the rhythms of brass bands. Enjoy your drinks in the lush and scenic courtyards, and abandon your inhibitions to the sights sounds and tastes of New Orleans.

The ladies of Storyville once frequented this joint but it has since been refurbished into a great bar with a wonderful view of the park. Ralph’s On The Park, has had rave reviews in the New York Times, The Washington Post and Bon Appetit, to name only a few. The bar is located on the main floor of a 9,500 square foot restaurant with an exterior balcony. The historic building was constructed in 1860. Their Bubbles and Brunch On the Park comes with endless champange and mimosas.

For a quiet getaway close to the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro awaits your pleasure. With a beautifully intimate and dark interior, indulge your cravings from the extensive wine list, and help yourself to great gumbo. Located in an early 19th century two story building, it is situated behind the St Louis Cathedral. The Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro is well renowned for its great selection of wines and its wild boar sausage.

French 75 Bar at Arnaud’s is located in one of New Orleans oldest restaurants. Their extensive drink menu includes concoctions of brandy and champagne, martinis and other mixed drinks. The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum is located in the restaurant and open to the public free of charge.

Before you have your first drink at this bar you will be spinning out of control. Why? Because the Carousel Bar at the Monteleone Hotel is a spinning bar. The stools rotate around the main area of the Carousel bar. It has been a favorite for locals and celebrities like Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. Try their 75 year old signature drink, the Vieux Carre Cocktail as you enjoy the exquisite dcor and the classic piano bar.

The century old Napoleon House gives one a healthy dose of civility. With soft classical and jazz music in the background, it captures the essence of style and history. The Mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815 was the building’s first occupant. He offered his home to Napoleon as a refuge in 1821 when he was exiled.

Nightlife in New Orleans is not only magical but steeped in tradition and history. Century old buildings, exquisite dcor, great sceneries, music and yes, a mind boggling choice of drinks, makes the New Orleans bar scene unforgettable.