The 7 Best Nightlife Spots in New Orleans This Winter

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New Orleans is beautiful, tallenergy city known for its nightlife and festivals. New Orleans’ festival season runs from early January to Mardi Gras in late February. This makes winter a wonderful and lively time to visit this historic and fun city. Here are seven of the best nightlife spots you won’t want to miss on your next trip.

The 7 Best Nightlife Spots in New Orleans This Winter

1. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

If you’re looking to enjoy the New Orleans music scene along with some delicious drinks, you can’t go wrong with visiting Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. This bistro has a stylish yet casual atmosphere and you can count on a variety of cocktails and food.

It’s a great option for those looking for a slightly different experience to some of the more energetic parties around town, and a great place to eat and start your night.

jazz man playing guitar

2. Beach on Bourbon

Beach on Bourbon, as the name suggests, is located on the famous Bourbon Street. This nightclub is home to the largest outdoor dance floor and often features live music as well as live DJs.

The club also features a newly renovated covered VIP balcony for those looking for a way to go all out while enjoying the New Orleans nightlife.

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Beach on Bourbon

3. Metropolitan

This spacious nightclub and venue has several floors, each offering different music and a unique atmosphere. The club is often home to a wide range of live acts, with a schedule of upcoming performances on its website, making it a great option for those looking to enjoy music as well as tasty drinks during the evening.


4. Bourbon Heath

Bourbon Heath it is the perfect place for fun and unforgettable experiences. Check out the dance floor inside on the second level of the building or admire the view of the iconic Bourbon Street from the balcony. The night club plays live music by DJs.

Bourbon Heath

5. Cat’s meow

Head to the French Quarter for a night out on the cat’s meow. This iconic karaoke bar also has balconies that overlook Bourbon Street and the patio, making it a great option for those looking for a less stuffy alfresco option that still has a lively club scene.

A cat's meow

6. Republic

Located in a warehouse area, Republic is a great option for those looking for a high energy dance club experience. The club features a wide variety of music, from local live acts to live DJs.


7. House

Located on French Street, Maison is a three-level bar, restaurant and music venue that often plays upbeat jazz music. It’s a great option for those who want to minimize trips around the city – just about everything you need for a fun night out, from delicious food to equally delicious drinks and dancing is in Maison.


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