Uptown & Riverbend drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Uptown & Riverbend

Cure

This stylish purveyor of cocktails and spirits flickers like an ultramodern apothecary shop, a place where mysterious elixirs are expertly mixed to soothe whatever ails you. A smooth and polished space of modern ban…
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Bouligny Tavern

Sexy lighting, Mad Men decor, inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list – it all comes together in a lively, flattering tableau. A fashionable addition to the Magazine St bar scene, Bouligny draws after-work cr…
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Monkey Hill Bar

Toward the quiet end of Magazine St, Monkey Hill looks and feels like a neighborhood bar, but it’s also one of the best happy-hour spots (3pm to 7pm weeknights) in this part of town and hosts some good live music on…
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Le Bon Temps Roulé

A neighborhood bar – a very good one at that – with a mostly college and post-college crowd attracted by two pool tables and a commendable beer selection. Late at night, high-caliber blues, zydeco or jazz rocks the …
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Cooter Brown’s Tavern & Oyster Bar

Cooter’s scores points with locals because it served as a community gathering place in the aftermath of Katrina. College kids, local characters and Uptown swells drop in for brews and freshly shucked oysters, and to…
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Columns Hotel

With its antebellum trappings – a raised front porch, white Doric columns, a flanking live oak – the Columns Hotel harks back to a simpler era. Here we’re going to party like it’s 1859. But, truthfully, it’s not as …
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St Joe's

New Orleanians have voted St Joe's the best in town several times. Patrons come to this dark-but-inviting place for the Japanese lantern decor, the well-used pool table, and the near-sacred jukebox. Mainly a 20s and…
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Rue de la Course

The setting alone – a cavernous former bank building on the corner of Carrollton Ave and Oak St – is reason enough to step inside for a look-see. With the pastries, hot and cold javas, and local syrups, you’ll surel…
Wine Bar in Uptown & Riverbend

Oak Wine Bar

With a setting both swanky and spare, Oak's vibe is hard to place, but if you'd like a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail in a nondivey setting, this is a nice choice. You can catch live jazz and acoustic folk he…
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Snake & Jakes

Looking like a bayou bait shack tarted up for Christmas, Snake & Jakes is an institution. Some say the place messes with the space-time continuum – enter at 3am and a mere five minutes later you’re stumbling out…