Faubourg Marigny & Bywater drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Mimi's in the Marigny

The name of this bar could justifiably change to ‘Mimi’s is the Marigny’ – it's impossible to imagine the neighborhood without this institution. It's an attractively disheveled place, with comfy furniture, pool tabl…
Top Choice Bar in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Buffa’s

Buffa’s wears a lot of hats. First and foremost, it’s a neighborhood bar with a backroom stage that hosts the occasional band, quiz night, open-mic night and TV/movie screening. Second, it’s a 24-hour spot that serv…
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Bud Rip's

One of the oldest bars in Bywater (and Bywater has a lot of old bars), Bud Rip's clientele is at the junction of the old Bywater working class crowd and the new hipster kids who are moving in around them. Drinks are…
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BJ’s

This Bywater dive attracts a neighborhood crowd seeking cheap beers, chilled-out banter and frequent events, from blues-rock gigs to sci-fi readings by local authors. How great is this place? Robert Plant felt the n…
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R Bar

This grotty spot seamlessly blends punk-rock sensibility with the occasional confused French Quarter tourist. Like many older New Orleans businesses, R Bar's appeal lies in its rough edges: a beer and a shot cost a …
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Lost Love

Dark and sexy, Lost Love is that vampy Marigny goth or moody artist your momma told you to stay away from, mixed with a bit of blue-collar dive-bar sensibility. The drinks are cheap, the pours are strong, there are …
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Elysian Bar

The drinking venue at the Peter & Paul ups the game of what is possible at a hotel bar. You'll find a series of rooms running from a cafe in a former rectory, to a vine-laden sun room, to a bar space overladen w…
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Country Club

From the front, it’s a well-decorated Bywater house. Walk inside and there’s a restaurant, sauna, leafy patio with bar, heated outdoor pool, 25ft projector screen and a hot tub. There’s a $10 towel rental fee if you…
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John

The clever name comes courtesy of the toilet bowl seats and tables arrayed around an otherwise pretty open interior space. The extremely strong drinks, served in mason jars, come courtesy of friendly bartenders. An …
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J&J's

A neighborhood dive extraordinaire, J&J's has incredibly cheap (and strong) drinks and a clientele of charmingly crazy locals. Despite the posted hours, this place will often stay open for 24 hours if customers …