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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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Fun Monday-Wednesday: Live Music to Catch During the Week in New Orleans

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Sometimes Mondays can rain or drizzle on your parade, and making it to Hump Day can feel like an eternity. But if you are savvy about the many live music offerings across New Orleans from Mondays to Wednesdays, you can fill those nights with some culture. Who can say no to good music? Here are some shows happening during the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Maggie Koerner

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“I still recognize a lot of Catholic guilt in the songs I write,” Maggie Koerner said. We were talking about her musical background, which began with her singing in the church choir and in plays at her Catholic school. “Remember ‘Veggie Tales’?” she said with a laugh. Today, Maggie tours and sings with famed New Orleans funk band Galactic.

Maggie …

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The Art of the Tease: New Orleans Burlesque Festival

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(photo: courtesy New Orleans Burlesque Festival)

Several nights a week in New Orleans you can see burlesque shows that harken back to Bourbon Street’s heyday of the 1940s and 50s, when glamorous burlesque clubs featuring sensual dancers dominated the street. The city’s top burlesque performers are some of our favorite local celebrities. There are even classes in New Orleans that …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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Off the Beaten Path: A Neighborhood Guide to the French Quarter

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New Orleans’ French Quarter offers no shortage of things to do and places to eat and drink. But with our neighborhood guide to the French Quarter we’re going slightly off the beaten path: here’s some itineraries you might not find in all the guidebooks, but you’ll be glad to discover when you’re out exploring New Orleans’ oldest historic neighborhood.

Little …

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Exercise Your Ears: 5 Alternative New Orleans Music Clubs

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Turning a corner anywhere in New Orleans, you are likely to hear the sweet sound of music all around you. Follow that sound, and you will no doubt run headfirst into one of the city’s many music clubs. The tried-and-true classics such as Snug Harbor, Maple Leaf and Preservation Hall should not be missed, but if you are seeking something …

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National Rum Month: 5 Ways to Experience Rum in New Orleans

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August, in addition to being National Sandwich Month, is National Rum Month. The resurgence of the tiki drink movement has been a large part in the recent elevation of rum in the eyes of many sophisticated drinks. No longer is rum just the drink for pirates and spring breakers! New Orleans, being the cocktail experts we are, has become …

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GoNOLA Guide: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

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Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a historic and cultural products district in New Orleans. Originally a stretch of Dryades Street, it was later named after Haley, the late civil rights and social justice advocate who resided in Central City. Once known for being a corridor of economic opportunity for minorities, the boulevard became less populated as the years passed.

For …

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Shake Shake Shake: GoNOLA’s Top Five Dance Club Picks

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Lace up your dancing shoes, let down your hair, and strap on your fanny pack for a night grooving in some of New Orleans’ most popular and timeless dance clubs. Whether you enjoy costuming or just like watching the moves with a beer in one hand and a stamp on the other, shaking your booty at a local dance club …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Louisa Street

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Louisa Street in the Bywater neighborhood is truly unlike any other place in New Orleans. It’s a growing area that makes for an awesome destination for a night out. Louisa is a combination of residential and commercial, which gives it a unique vibe as far as “going out” locales go. Here, you won’t find business after business lined in a …

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Exploring New Orleans: A Day on Esplanade Avenue  

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Spending time admiring Esplanade Avenue is one of the many pleasures to be found in New Orleans. Majestic live oak trees line the Avenue, providing ample shade and casting a gorgeous pattern of light and shadow onto the many elegant and historic Creole mansions that line the edge of this street that runs on the edge of the French Quarter, …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night on Freret Street

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It may be a new hot spot to many visitors, and even some locals, but Freret Street is more than well on its way. The freshly revitalized street is bustling with activity and its own unique personality. The new Freret is hip and well-rounded. The stretch is walkable and parking ain’t bad, either. Combine all of these factors and that …

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New Orleans Nightlife: A Night On Oak Street

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Every town has a Main Street – a bustling thoroughfare with sidewalks wide enough to meet, greet and pass by neighbors or strangers or café-goers enjoying that second cup of coffee, with cute old buildings bursting with life. New Orleans has several such streets, and I’m focusing today on one of the most charming main streets in all of New …

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GoNOLA Top 10: New Orleans’ Best Dive Bars

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The lighting’s practically non-existent, the décor isn’t quite chic, and the liquor selection isn’t exactly top shelf — while these may sound like turn-offs, these qualities give our favorite local dive bars special character. They may look a little rusty, but when it comes to dives, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The drinks are cheap and the company’s …

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Have a Bangin’ Fourth of July and Essence Fest in New Orleans

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If there’s one thing New Orleans does well, it’s throwing a party, and this year’s Independence Day celebrations are a prime example. This 4th of July in New Orleans will not only have fireworks, but also Prince. As if that alone isn’t enough reason to celebrate our country’s independence in New Orleans, we have plenty of other options over four …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans offers empowering events, intoxicating spectacles and spiritual feasts. Celebrate diversity with New Orleans Pride, and embrace girl power at Festigals. Indulge in live performances of Reefer Madness and Bourbon & Burlesque showcase forbidden pleasures. After all of that, cleanse your spirit at a ritual voodoo blessing and feast in honor of St. John.

All Weekend

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