Top choice bar in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

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 history, while the backroom air hockey is always enjoyable. Open until at least 3am Sunday through Thursday and at least 4am on Friday and Saturday.

You might not expect great cocktails at this little dive, but mixed drinks like the gingerita could hold their own in any fancy Manhattan or London mixology joint.