Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Twelve Mile Limit

Twelve Mile is simply a great bar. It’s staffed by people who have the skill, both behind the bar and in the kitchen, to work in four-star spots, but who chose to set up shop in a neighborhood, for a neighborhood. T…
Top Choice Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Pal’s

This great neighborhood bar is a little more convivial for the older generation, although it’s definitely an all-ages crowd. The men’s bathroom, wallpapered with vintage pinups, is like a walk through Playboy’s hist…
Cafe in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Station

There are plenty of cafes in Mid-City, but Station is a significant caffeinated cut above the rest. The coffee is simply thoughtfully curated and brewed well; there's no need for crazy espresso concoctions here. Try…
Cocktail Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Treo

My Whole Life Is Thunder. Shochu Wanna Party. The Rubio. Treo knows how to name a cocktail – and, more importantly, how to mix one. Tipplers have a choice of seasonal drinks and Louisiana-style small plates. For a t…
Brewery in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Second Line Brewing

Located at the end of some old railroad tracks, Second Line has turned a light industrial warehouse into a kicking brewery with a courtyard and kid-friendly play accoutrements. The frequent presence of food trucks m…
Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Mid-City Yacht Club

The Yacht Club is so much a part of the neighborhood that one of the owners took his boat out to save flooded Katrina victims (hence the name of the bar, which isn’t near a lake or ocean). More than this, it is lite…
Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Finn McCool’s

Want a surreal New Orleans experience? Arrive at 6am when premier league soccer or big international rugby games are playing. You'll see a mix of European sports enthusiasts, British expats and Hispanic locals packe…
Cafe in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Fair Grinds

Like many of the best indie coffee shops, Fair Grinds is comfy, hip and unpretentious. And, of course, it serves a good cup of joe. It also showcases local art and generally acts as the beating heart of Mid-City’s b…
Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Parkview Tavern

The Parkview is a classic New Orleans neighborhood dive, notable for very strong drinks, very cheap prices and a very local vibe. No craft cocktails here, and not much in the way of fancy beer, but you will find the…
Wine Bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Bayou Wine Garden

Literally across the street from the back courtyard of Bayou Beer Garden, and managed by the same team, the wine garden is just that: a courtyard bar with dozens of wines available via either bottle or on tap. The i…