Nightlife

Rooftop Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Alto

If you want a good view of the city, or a good view of a bunch of millennials enjoying a good view of the city, head to the Ace Hotel's rooftop bar. There's lush greenery, cold mixed drinks, hot breezes and a genera…
Cocktail Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Piscobar

One of the more haute and hip options in downtown New Orleans, the downstairs bar at the Catahoula specializes in pisco-based cocktails, in case it wasn't obvious (Pisco, for the uninitiated, is a brandy from Peruvi…
Cocktail Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

CellarDoor

Although the CellarDoor is technically a gastropub, we tend to skip the New Southern food menu and lean into the excellent, extensive cocktail list and historic-chic ambiance. Once a brothel, this lovely space now d…
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Capdeville

The compact Capdeville is an upscale pub with retro roots – check out that jukebox and the album covers – on the 1st floor of the Intellectual Property building just off Lafayette Sq. After a stroll past the Julia S…
Cafe in CBD & Warehouse District

Café at Rouler

This cafe serves as an excellent CBD meet-up corner and is popular with the local cycling community – unsurprising, as it's connected to a bicycle shop and rental outfit. Wi-fi is fast and the coffee is strong, so t…
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Barcadia

This sprawling, high-energy bar celebrates the games of your youth in a big and flashy way. There's life-size Jenga, towering Connect Four, air hockey, pop-a-shot and loads of '80s arcade games. Nope, it's not relax…
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Swizzle Stick Bar

This swell bar is the tipsy companion to Café Adelaide, and its good-time vibe seems poised to spill into the lobby of the adjoining Loews Hotel. A dash of adult fun massaged with heavy levels of quirkiness, it’s a …
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Handsome Willy's

Willy's is one of the oddest bars in New Orleans, a neighborhood-style dive in a patch of empty parking lots that lacks a neighborhood. It's consistently fun – there's a nice outdoor area and DJs frequently spin exc…
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail is a dive bar for newbies. Yeah, it lurks in a dark spot under the I-90 overpass, but it’s also flanked by loft complexes that look downright trendy. The twinkling white lights are kinda cute. Come on…
Bar in CBD & Warehouse District

Sazerac Bar

Walking through Hotel Roosevelt’s chandeliered lobby and into the polished glow of the Sazerac Bar, you feel as if you’ve stepped back into a well-heeled era of hushed wheeling and dealing and high-society drinking.…