Hey girls! If you missed our “Where Ya Girls At?” – Uptown Edition, you can check it out here. If you did catch the post, but you’re not sure Uptown is the vibe your bachelorette and her squad of loyal party-goers are looking for, we think we know just how to help!
Here is our Bachelorette Guide for the girls who like to mix it up, and get a little funky — focusing their night on great food, live music, and a dash of a little New Orleans funk – but the good kind of funk!
Let’s start with the best restaurants to set the mood for the night:
The New Feelings Cafe, Bar & Courtyard Lounge – 535 Franklin Ave. – this is by far the coolest and funkiest of all the restaurants in the Marigny – known for its amazing courtyard and relaxing, lounge-like vibes, but it’s also a great place to get your creole-fix. We highly recommend the Oyster “Mandich” and the Crabcake Louis!
Paladar 511 – 511 Marigny St. – this restaurant has more of contemporary, industrial-chic feel and it’s just walking distance from Frenchmen St. The drinks and cuisine are less traditional, but the thought that goes into their creations is undeniable. They are known for their unique, but out-of-this-world flavor pairings – don’t miss out on their lamb pizza served with Tzatziki sauce!
Now, it’s time for some after dinner drinks before you really get the party started:
Three Muses – 536 Frenchmen St. – is a great local spot on the musically famous Frenchmen Street. It’s the perfect spot to grab an after-dinner cocktail, as well as enjoy some fabulous live entertainment, before exploring other famous live music clubs on Frenchmen.
Once you’ve had a few delicious cocktails, you’re ready to jam out with some local musicians:
d.b.a. New Orleans – 618 Frenchmen St. – d.b.a. is the go-to spot for the beer enthusiasts who also wish to hear some outstanding live music. d.b.a. is known for having a fully stocked bar, which includes special imports, micros, chocolate beer and more!
The Spotted Cat – 623 Frenchmen St. – this is THE place to be for live Jazz music and great dance moves! (It is on the smaller side, so not recommended for larger groups.)
The Maison – 508 Frenchmen St. – The Maison is known for hosting musicians with various styles. You can find anything from Jazz, to Hip Hop, to Brass, to Rock. We recommend checking out their calendar ahead of time.
Photo credit: Hope Byrd
30º/-90º – 520 Frenchmen St. – Frenchmen’s newest addition and most known for their modern ambiance, 30º/-90º, which got its’ name from the New Orleans’ coordinates, is not only a good spot to catch a free, live show, but they also serve food, which comes in handy when you’re out for a late night!
Blue Nile – 534 Frenchmen St. – The Blue Nile is arguably the largest club on Frenchmen and offers two separate music venues, one upstairs and one downstairs. So, if you don’t like what you’re hearing, you can mosey on upstairs for a different vibe.
No bachelorette night on the town is complete without a little late-night grub, here are our favorite spots:
Buffa’s Restaurant and Lounge – 1001 Esplanade Ave –Buffa’s is open 24/7 and doesn’t pretend to be more than what it is – a classic late-night foodie dive spot. You can’t go wrong with their burger, but the wings are damn good too!
Dat Dog’s Frenchmen Street location (601 Frenchmen) is a perfect late night stop for bachelorette parties. Dat Dog is also a great spot for rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and even receptions! Contact [email protected] for more information. Photo: Katie Sikora
Dat Dog – 601 Frenchmen St. – Dat Dog closes at 1 am. So, if you can round up the girls in time, it’s SO worth ditching a few songs to get yourself a serving of these outstanding hot dogs and fries. These aren’t hot dogs like you’ve had before – whatever you’ve had, these are 10 times better!
Dat Dog’s diverse menu includes not only gourmet hot dogs and sausages, but chicken, burgers, and vegan options as well! The more than 30 toppings available at no extra charge allow you to create your own ‘jazz improvisation on a bun. Photo: Katie Sikora
Fry and Pie – 2239 St. Claude Ave. – this place closes at midnight. It’s a hole-in-the-wall, hard to find joint, but once you’re inside, you’re transported to cozy, intimate setting. Fry and Pie offers a wide array of sweet and salty eats – it’ll be sure to satisfy your late-night cravings!
So, this sums up our Marigny “Go-Tos” for Bachelorette Parties. Stayed tuned as we focus in on other Nola neighborhoods.
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