We all know a good percentage of most bachelor parties is spent putting in some serious bar time with the crew. New Orleans of course is home to literally thousands of bars, we’ve assembled a selection here to help you get your night started off before you head out exploring.
Modern meets classic techniques in both service and preparation at R’evolution. This is the place for you if a triptych of quail or paneed veal is something that entices your group. The menu is deep, holding New Orleans classics like gumbo and fried oysters as well. The wine list is extremely extensive and can be customized on an iPad by your server to your liking.
Located on the corner of Jackson Square inside a national historic building, Muriel’s is focused on contemporary Creole cuisine with fresh local ingredients. The spacious open courtyard provides a casual fine dining experience, and the $39.95 fixed price three course menu makes them hard to pass up
The late Paul Prudhomme was largely responsible to introducing the country to Cajun and Creole food from this very restaurant. Lesser known names to cut their teeth here include, Emeril Lagasse. Turning out classic Cajun and Creole étouffées, jambalayas, and blackened fish and pork chops from open line kitchens on both floors, K-Paul’s is an experience you will not forget.
One of the oldest names in French Quarter fine dining decided to put their twist on high end steaks a few years ago, and they do not disappoint. Hearty cuts of strip, rib-eye, and t-bone are complimented by all the classic sides served family style and can be customized with everything from crab meat to bone marrow. Lesser known fact, Galatoire’s doesn’t believe in the single serving cocktail, everything is a double.
Known for it’s high end classic creole menu and laid back atmosphere, Mr. B’s is a perfect fit for the bachelor party looking to maximize quality without taking up too much of the evening. Many say they have the best BBQ shrimp in the city, but that’s not an argument we are ready to get involved in.
The New Orleans live music scene is world famous, and for good reason. As the birthplace of jazz we have been a driving force in music nationally and internationally for well over 100 years. Your typical bachelor party only has one or maybe two nights to experience a little bit of that magic, so we’ve put together a short list of favorite and most reliable live music venues to make your planning a little easier.
The Marigny Brasserie is the perfect spot for dinner for the musically focused bachelor party. Located directly on Frenchmen St. it’s not even a block from the first of many critically acclaimed music venues. Fresh seasonal ingredients and gulf seafood create a contemporary Cajun and Creole menu that caters to everyone including the vegetarian in your crew.
Oceana Grill consistently great French Quarter dining in a casual setting with a couple unique specials of their own, including the Redfish Oceana, and the Blackened Bayou Duck. Another great perk of the Oceana Grill are their hours, they serve their complete dinner menu until 1am nightly.
Just off the river on Decatur St. you’ll find Crescent City Brewhouse, the first brewpub in New Orleans. A mixture of classic New Orleans fare like baked oysters and gumbo is paired up with burgers, ribs, and specialty salads making this the place to come to satisfy everyone in your group. Six house brewed beers on tap should certainly do the same.
Located directly on the historic St. Charles Street Car line, superior seafood offers stiff drinks and excellent raw and chargrilled oyster happy hours seven days a week. If you are going to setoff to explore St. Charles by street car this is a great place to stop for refreshments.
If you are going to make your way Uptown to the Maple Leaf Bar for a late night set, this is the place to come for dinner before hand. Funky décor mirrors the personality of it’s gregarious founder while Jacques-imo’s offers some of the best Cajun and Creole dining in the city. You can come here dressed for a night at the bar and fit right in. Definitely call ahead for reservations, the wait can reach two hours on a busy Friday night.
While known for it’s live music, New Orleans offers a great selection of nightclubs if dancing and bottle service are more your style. Checkout our selection of New Orleans’ highest rated clubs!
With a great view of Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, Stanley is a perfect French Quarter breakfast and lunch destination. Upscale standard breakfast fare with a New Orleans flair includes unique flavors like cornmeal crusted oysters and fried soft-shell crab. Fall back on the mega mary to help clear up the events of the night before.
With four locations located throughout New Orleans you are bound to be staying near a Ruby Slipper. Hugely popular with locals and tourists alike, Ruby Slipper has all the breakfast classics and hangover beaters, including seven varieties of eggs benedict, and of course bloody marys and mimosas. After Bourbon St. gets a piece of your soul, let Ruby Slipper patch you back up.
Open 24 hours a day, Clover Grill is a great place to grab a quick breakfast! Fun staff and some great greasy food makes this hole-in-the wall a top choice to cure a hangover. While mostly known for breakfast, the Clover Grill can also take care of any late night grub as well