Nightlife

Pub in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Avenue Pub

From the street, this scruffy pub looks like a nothing-special neighborhood dive. But with more than 40 beers on tap and another 135-odd in bottles, plus staff with serious dedication to the taste of their drafts, t…
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Bulldog

With 40 or so brews on tap and more than 100 by the bottle or can – from Louisiana and Mexico to Italy and points beyond – the Bulldog works hard to keep beer enthusiasts happy. The best place to sink a pint is the …
Brewery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

NOLA Brewing

This cavernous brewery welcomes guests throughout the weekend for a free brewery tour that kicks off with sloshy cups of craft brew and a food truck or two out front. The rest of the week? Stop by the taproom, which…
Microbrewery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Urban South

In an industrial dystopia of warehouses and concrete jungle, you'll find a big, booming beer hall packed with happy folks and, yes, laughing kids. Urban South keeps a couple of things on tap, as it were – over a doz…
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Saint Bar & Lounge

The Saint? Of what? How about a great backyard beer garden enclosed in duck blinds and filled with tattooed young professionals, Tulane students, good shots and a fair bit of attitude. It’s not the cleanest bar (nic…
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Rendezvous

Dartboard, pool table, a long and dark bar, old-looking mirrors on the wall and a few video poker machines. And Billy Squier’s The Stroke on the speakers. Yup, Rendezvous meets all the requirements for a legitimate …
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Half Moon

On an interesting corner, just half a block from Magazine St, the Half Moon beckons with a cool neighborhood vibe. This dive bar is good for a beer, short-order meal or an evening shooting stick. Look for the sweet …
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Igor’s Lounge

Play pool, tap your foot to the rock on the speakers and do your laundry? Yep, and you know it’s time to leave this dive if the sinuous bar counter starts looking straight. Igor’s constant rotation of characters mak…
Bar in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Barrel Proof

Do you like whiskey? We sincerely hope so, because there are almost 300 to pick from here, including smoky, smooth and sublime. The crowd is young professional and dressed to impress, but the ties loosen up as the b…
Microbrewery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Courtyard Brewery

Beyond their home-brewed products, Courtyard also carries a few dozen beers from around the world, and hosts a regular, rotating slate of food trucks. Pets and kids are welcome and have a great time running around, …