New Orleans Nightlife

What mood are you in? New Orleans has clubs, wine bars, music venues, or just plain hangouts that are sure to suit. If you’re up for live music, dance music, great places to sit and visit with friends or just people watch, you’ll make a long list of favorite haunts once you find yourself in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Dive Bars: Uptown and Downtown

by Elizabeth Heideman April 24, 2014 Cocktail Culture

New Orleans is a great place for drinking. With actual bike tours dedicated to the craft of cocktails, we take our alcohol pretty seriously. While there’s no shortage of high-brow bars around town, with their award-winning mixologists and vintage liquor cabinets, sometimes you just want simple. So for those craving an authentic local New Orleans experience with some cheap beer …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield April 23, 2014 Events

Jazz Fest and live music take center stage this weekend, as performances spill over from the Fair Grounds to after-hours venues all over the city. The Zurich Classic is also in town, giving golf fans a chance to watch their favorite PGA pros tee off.

All Weekend

1. Jazz Fest – Whether you go for the music or the food, …

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GoNOLA’s Ultimate Guide to Jazz Fest 2014

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Arts & Culture

How much do we love Jazz Fest? Let us count the ways. Seven days, full of music, food, art, culture and a joie de vivre that can really only be found in New Orleans. It’s a festival like none other, that puts equal emphasis on and care to every layer of the celebration. That being said, there is a lot …

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Jazz Fest Late Night: An After-Hours Guide

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Music

In New Orleans, we’re always trying to maximize the fun and keep the party going as long as possible. So during Jazz Fest, it’s not enough to have seven full days of live music and entertainment. That’s why the music keeps playing all throughout the night and into the next morning as an extension of Jazz Fest called Jazz Fest …

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GoNOLA Top 5: New Orleans Modern Jazz Venues

by Elizabeth Heideman March 6, 2014 Music

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the world-famous city of New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz. With native sons such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, who helped cultivate the New Orleans jazz subgenre, the Big Easy’s musical landscape is permanently intertwined with the genre’s brassy, lively notes. Thousands of Jazz lovers flock to the city every year to …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield March 5, 2014 Arts & Culture

This weekend in New Orleans promises a little bit of something for everyone, with entertainment choices ranging from theatre to comedy, country music, sports and New Orleans bounce. Head to the Marigny neighborhood for unconventional entertainment as Equus takes center stage at the Marigny Opera House and local favorite bounce artists perform at Siberia. Basketball fans will have two chances …

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Where to Drink on the Mardi Gras Parade Route

by Sally Tunmer February 19, 2014 Cocktail Culture

Get ready: your second home for the next few weeks will be the parade route, as Mardi Gras 2014 is in full swing. With parades lasting the better part of the day every weekend and some weekdays leading up to Mardi Gras Day, revelers will be spending a lot of time on St. Charles Avenue for the Uptown parades and …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Mallory Whitfield February 12, 2014 Events

This weekend in New Orleans promises a whole lot of family-friendly sports action, thanks to the NBA All-Star Weekend, with activities and events all leading up to the big game on Sunday. Those looking for a little nightlife should check out the Hurray for the Riff Raff record release party on Friday night, and a benefit concert which reunites indie …

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BUKU Music + Art Project: A Boutique New Orleans Festival

by Sally Tunmer February 12, 2014 Events
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In French, beaucoup more or less means “a lot” and similarly to the producers and creators of the BUKU Music + Arts Project, there’s certainly a plethora of different things going on at this year’s alternative music festival sharing the same name (albeit with different spelling). BUKU celebrates the cutting edge musical creativity in New …

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NOLA By Day: Saturdays in New Orleans

by Valerie Boucvalt January 18, 2014 Arts & Culture

Every day of the week, New Orleans is brimming with possibilities. From working out to the best in New Orleans food and drinks, and not to mention live music, shopping and experiencing the arts, you’ll never be wishing there were more to do in this fine city. Check out what’s hot on Saturdays in New Orleans.

Eat, Drink and Be …

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New Orleans: A Comedy Destination

by Valerie Boucvalt January 9, 2014 Arts & Culture
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New Orleans is known for its music, food, and unique culture, but during the recent resurgence of life and creativity in the city, New Orleans’ comedy scene has been steadily on the rise. Nowadays, you can find standup comedy every night of the week here, but a big reason for the growth in comedy offerings …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

by Valerie Boucvalt January 1, 2014 Events

2014 has arrived, and New Orleans continues as the place to be for people with all different tastes. This weekend, you can find the best in New Orleans music all over town. From live jazz to French big bands to bounce music, and even a performance from world-famous folk singer Ani DiFranco, check out all that New Orleans has to …

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New Orleans: The Bounce Capital of the World

by Nikki Carter December 26, 2013 Music

On a day that proved New Orleans is one of the most unique and outrageous places in the world, I attended a local symposium and sat next to a friend of mine — a quiet, mild-mannered photographer. When I asked her what she had been up to, she excitedly told me she’d been attending a “bounce dance class” and had …

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The Top 10 New Year’s Eve Attractions in New Orleans

by Ann Marshall Thomas December 16, 2013 Events

New Orleans is one of the top destinations in the country to spend New Year’s Eve – we have temperate weather, fireworks, great music, world-class restaurants offering special menus, and a lot of spice – as always. It’s the perfect recipe for a guaranteed good time on the last night of the year. No matter how you like to celebrate, …

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Three, Two, One: Have a Happy New Year’s in New Orleans

by Sally Tunmer December 12, 2013 Events

New Orleans is a magical place to spend New Year’s Eve. For a city that knows how to throw a party like none other, how could it not be? In typical fashion, we start the celebrations early. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, the Audubon Zoo hosts Zoo Year’s Eve, a family-friendly party with live music, games, and …

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Some Like it Hot: Winter Cocktails in New Orleans

by Allison Alsup December 10, 2013 Cocktail Culture

Winter in New Orleans is tame compared to say, North Dakota. At times, seasonal dressing here consists of a scarf and a t-shirt. But far be it from New Orleanians to come up with any excuse not to enjoy a specialty New Orleans drink for the holidays. And if you like it stiff, brown and steamy, now is your time. …

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