Top New Orleans Nightlife
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From Bourbon Street to Frenchmen Street, New Orleans is known the world over for its music halls, pubs, taverns, clubs, and funky jazz rooms. Around every corner there is something that’s sure to please even the most discriminating reveler. Here are our favorite nightlife experiences in the Big Easy.
Bar Hopping and Pub Crawls
For the wild and crazy party night, head to Bourbon Street—you’ll find more cover bands and shot girls here than you can throw your Mardi Gras beads at. Pat O’Briens has the popular Hurricane drink of Jimmy Buffet fame, while the Tropical Isle serves their signature Hand Grenade to throngs of thirsty patrons. Guided pub crawls to the French Quarter’s best party spots provide a fun and hassle-free night out, NOLA style.
Food and Cocktail History Tours
Even the nightlife in New Orleans oozes history. On a nighttime historical tour of the city, you might find yourself sitting at a pre–Civil War historic bar, sampling the city’s best creole bites, or sipping an iconic cocktail poured by a notable New Orleans mixologist. Along the way, hear the stories from the city’s sometimes scandalous past about how its nightlife came to be what it is today.
The number of craft beer breweries in New Orleans continues to grow, and there’s no better way to experience the city’s burgeoning beer culture than on a brewery tour. Visit several of the city’s nano- and microbreweries for a behind-the-scenes look at how the beer is made, followed by fun and informative tastings of the best brews.
New Orleans Jazz Club Crawls
The undisputed birthplace of jazz, New Orleans has both big-city music clubs like the Red Room and small, intimate affairs like Snug Harbor. For music lovers, a perfect night on the town could involve sipping cocktails to the sounds of live jazz at some of the French Quarter’s top live music venues with a local jazz band leader as your guide.
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Stroll around Frenchmen Street, New Orlean's top nightlife spot for live music, on this small-group evening tour. Listen to guided commentary on the street's colorful history and visit some of the hottest nightclubs, one of which will serve you an included New Orleans-style cocktail. You can also peruse the Frenchmen Street Art Market to pick up some locally-made souvenirs.
Private and Luxury
Discover the French Quarter’s bawdy side—and learn all about the neighborhood’s sordid history—when you book this after-dark, burlesque-themed tour. Meet your private, costumed guide in the neighborhood, and get ready to explore. You’ll learn all about the area’s red-light history, will discover famous former burlesque houses, will learn about the characters who once called the French Quarter home, and other salacious stories. Finally, cap off the tour with a traditional burlesque performance.
Tap into the New Orleans party scene on a 3-hour pub crawl through the French Quarter! Follow your savvy guide through the legendary party district and enjoy free entry at four happening venues. Don your Mardi Gras beads, saddle up for a mechanical bull ride, enjoy exclusive drink specials and dance the night away!
Mountain Bike Tours
Join the Most Famous Party on Wheels! A New Orleans Original Ride the Light Up Bikes Join the Music Night Ride We Ride a Bit We Stop Sites - Food - Drinks - Party Spots - Pics Fun - Social Easy on the Ride Heavy on the Fun
Gather your most music-loving friends and set off for an unforgettable night out in the Big Easy on this VIP jazz experience in New Orleans. Join the leader of a famous local jazz band on a club crawl that takes you to three of the French Quarter’s premier music venues, where you’ll enjoy some of the best seats in the house and sip complimentary cocktails during live shows. Between sets, meet the musicians for an insider’s look at the city’s world-renowned jazz and blues scene.
Drinks and Drink Specials Our guides will get you set up with the best drink specials and VIP entry at every club! Imagine yourself walking by every person waiting to get in the club and then you get a free shot when you walk in! You're definitely VIP. Party Games! When you join our crawl there are drinking games right from the start! Our guides will get you and your friends set up for a Flip Cup Tournament with everyone else on the crawl. The best part? The alcohol is FREE! Most Exclusive Venues There are HUNDREDS of bars in New Orleans and you'll have the inside scoop on the BEST spots in town while you're on the crawl! Just show up and we’ll take care of EVERYTHING else. Your Best Night in New Orleans Our Professional Party Hosts make sure you’re having a great time, meeting other people just like you from all over the world who love to PARTY! Our Team has experience running parties in Las Vegas, Miami and Ibiza - we'll make sure you have a CRAZY night in New Orleans!
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the best Nightlife in New Orleans?
The best Nightlife in New Orleans according to Viator travelers are:
- Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl
- New Orleans Salacious History Walking Tour and Burlesque Show
- New Orleans VIP Bar & Nightclub Crawl
- Light Up Bike - Party Music Ride
- New Orleans VIP Jazz Club Crawl
What tours in New Orleans are taking additional safety precautions?
What tours in New Orleans are good for avoiding crowds?
- St. Joseph Plantation
- Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
- Longue Vue House and Gardens
- St. Louis Cathedral
- New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
- Audubon Nature Institute
- Mardi Gras World
- Mercedes-Benz Superdome
- Magazine Street
- Storyville District
- Backstreet Cultural Museum
- Jackson Square
- Chalmette National Historical Park
- Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
- New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
- Beauregard-Keyes House
- Whitney Plantation Museum
- Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
- New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art
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