The bartender might make a face when you order a blueberry mojito (mojitos are hard to make). But dang, dude, you make 'em so good. St Joe's has been voted the best in town by New Orleanians several times. Patrons at this dark-but-inviting place are in their 20s and 30s, and friendly and chatty, as are the staff.

The layout is also a draw – the narrow front leads past a series of faux-Catholic shrines into a spacious backyard that feels like a cross between an Indonesian island and a Thai temple. And the jukebox? Well stocked with jazz, rock and blues.