BJ’s Lounge

A neighborhood joint tucked deep in the Bywater near Poland Avenue, BJ’s offers the makings for a real-deal New Orleans night out. From Monday night red beans blues acts to…


Gasa Gasa

The neon-colored murals on this Freret St. venue are hard to pass by without ogling. Inside, electronic and new wave bands jam so hard that the small space seems to…



Do you like wearing all black? Do you like death metal? Are you unafraid of burly-looking bartenders? Siberia might be the place for you. The city’s top spot for everything…


One Eyed Jack’s

The French Quarter’s top venue for touring musical acts, this Twin Peaks-inspired space is consistently aglow in red ambient light. Two bars—one anchoring a front space meant for mixing and…

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The Saloon

There are dive bars, and then there are dive bars with a century and a half of history behind them. The Saloon is one such place, having been in continuous…

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Barney’s Beanery

In the 1920s, it was nothing but a little burger joint in a poinsettia field. Today, with several locations throughout Los Angeles County, it’s an institution. Still, when it comes to…