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New Oreans Nightlife
 

Dance Clubs

Dancing, it is often said, is the visible and creative expression of the body’s natural movements. Not only is it great exercise for those who may not get it any other way, it is a fun way to cut loose and celebrate the joys of life. And nowhere is this joie de vivre celebrated in grander style than in New Orleans, America’s most fun city.

Along Bourbon Street and in the Arts/Warehouse District, there are many dance clubs where you can boogie until the wee hours of the morning. Find out where the best of these dance clubs are by checking the listings below.

 
New Orleans Dance Clubs
Ampersand Club
1100 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 587-3737
www.clubampersand.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown

Description: Located in a former Whitney Bank building, Ampersand Club is a unique, trendy late-night venue conveniently located in the Central Business District, just a few blocks from the French Quarter. The club has two levels, a large dance floor, an outdoor patio with swimming pool, and VIP lounge areas. Ampersand has hosted many popular DJs and musical guests, including Lil Wayne, and has been named Best Late Night Dance Club in New Orleans. The club is perfect for hosting private parties or visiting any night during a concert or DJ event – Ampersand is always hopping!
Beach on Bourbon
227 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 231-8519
www.beachonbourbon.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: From live music to late night dance club, The Beach on Bourbon has something for everyone. Come take a ride on a one-of-a kind mechanical whale! Check out our pub crawl & passport to Bourbon Street.
Bourbon Heat
711 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 324-4215
www.711bourbonheat.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Located on the site of the historic Tricou House, Bourbon Heat is a favorite of locals & visitors. Offering the quintessential New Orleans experience downstairs in the lush courtyard where smooth Jazz plays to the high-tech dance club upstairs featuring the regions best DJs.
Bourbon Pub/Parade
801 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-2107

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Bourbon Street Blues Company
441 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 566-1507
www.bourbonstbluesco.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Live music (presumably blues) every night plus a three-for-one Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., as well as karaoke and a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street.
Café Negril
606 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 944-4744

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Cat's Meow
701 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-2788
www.catsmeow-neworleans.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Chris Owens Club
500 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-6400
www.chrisowens.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The eternally glamorous Ms. Owens delivers an elegant dose of Las Vegas to Bourbon Street with her Latin Rhythms band commencing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with the star herself taking the stage at 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. This is the way floor shows used to be back in the days when women wouldn't leave home without their white gloves and men indulged in the three-martini lunch.
The Dungeon Club
738 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-5530
www.originaldungeon.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: To give you the general idea, the Dungeon, also known as Ye Olde Original Dungeon, opens for business at midnight and your visiting great-aunt from Peoria would probably not feel that comfortable on the premises. But, in case your great-aunt is a lush, she'd probably enjoy the Dungeon's Friday morning (1 a.m. until 4 a.m.) three-for-the-price-of-one mixed drinks.
The Famous Door
339 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 598-4334
www.thebestofbourbonstreet.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Long-time Bourbon St. impresario John Wehner presents R&B and show dance bands seven nights a week.
The Gold Mine
705 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 586-0745
www.goldminesaloon.net

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Grit's Bar and Pool Hall
530 Lyons St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-9211

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Handsome Willy's
218 S. Robertson St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-0377
www.handsomewillys.com

Neighborhood: Treme
House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583
www.hob.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: New Orleans' premiere restaurant and live music venue. Located in the French Quarter, the club has hosted world class musicians from Fats Domino to Eric Clapton. Sunday morning the House rocks with a rousing Gospel Brunch.
Howl at the Moon
135 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 586-9022
www.howlatthemoon.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Howl at the Moon is a clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, rock n roll dueling piano show. Sing-a-long with two baby grands all centered around audience participation & comedy.
Krazy Korner
640 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-3157
www.krazykorner.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: A good place to go nuts: R&B seven nights a week.
Larry Flynt's Hustler Club
225 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 524-0010

Neighborhood: French Quarter
The Maison
508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 371 5543
www.maisonfrenchmen.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: The Maison officially began doing business around Halloween 2009. Maison has undergone a massive top to bottom renovation, turning an old dilapidated building into one of New Orleans most unique party spots. And Maison is a party spot indeed. There are seldom nights where there isn't some booty shaking. If you like to dance, Maison is the spot. We have swing dancing several nights a week including swing dancing classes Mondays and Tuesdays. We host frequent Cajun Fais Do Dos, brass band throwdowns, electronic music bashes, Friday night dance parties, sweaty funkathons! You name it, you will find it at Maison.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 866-9359
www.mapleleafbar.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: Originally a chess and music club, this dive-y spot has also hosted poetry readings and some of pianist James Booker's most incendiary recitals. The Maple Leaf is still the place to go if you're craving funky New Orleans music that sometimes doesn't cease until sunrise. The Rebirth Brass Band has a regular gig here, and if you're lucky, you just might catch the painter Frenchy in action.
The Metropolitan
310 Andrew Higgins Dr., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 568-1700
www.themetropolitannightclub.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Old Opera House
601 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-3265
www.oldoperahouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: No opera but plenty of other live, local music seven nights a week.
The Oz
800 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-9491
www.ozneworleans.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
The Parish Room
229 Decatur St. , New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583
www.hob.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Parkway Bakery and Tavern
538 Hagan Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 482-3047

Neighborhood: Mid-City

Description: Traditional New Orleans sandwiches and po-boys.
Razzoo Bar & Patio
511 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-5100
www.thebestofbourbonstreet.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The delights include karaoke, three-for-one Happy Hours (4 p.m. until 9 p.m.), live music and a patio with natural humidity.
Republic
828 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-8282
www.republicnola.com

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center

Description: The elegant cabaret-style music and events venue with deep crimson tones, exposed brick and wooden beams, turn of the century murals and crystal chandeliers, attracts not only locals but celebrities. By providing constantly evolving entertainment through music, fashion, philanthropy, film and the arts, Republic caters to a diverse, interesting and eclectic clientele.
The Saint
961 St Mary St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-0050
www.thesaintneworleans.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: Open daily from 8 pm to 6 am, The Saint is a favorite local party spot for Lower Garden District residents. Featuring an outdoor patio and an indoor dance floor, the Saint is ideal for a fun evening with friends. Don't miss tikioke (tiki-themed karaoke) on Tuesday nights!
Channing Tatum's Saints and Sinners
627 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-9307
www.saintsandsinnersnola.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
The Swamp
516 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 231-8519
www.bourboncowboytoo.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The newest edition is Bourbon Cowboy Too! Due to popular demand, we have opened Bourbon Cowboy Too at 516 Bourbon with the coveted balcony & French Quarter courtyard. You can have it all and a second bull ride at Bourbon Cowboy Too!
Tiki Tolteca
301 N Peters St, Second Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 267-4406
www.facebook.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: An oasis of potent cocktails, Mayan flavors, and tropical tunes in New Orleans' French Quarter, Tiki Tolteca is the best place to burn through a few hours and let your cares fade away. Craving a flaming punchbowl of tasty booze? A cold Pacifico with lime? A tall Mai Tai? Whatever your poison is, we'll fix you up right. Felipe's Great Mexican food is just downstairs, and you're welcome to bring it up to Tiki Tolteca anytime.
Tipitina's
501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-8477
www.tipitinas.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: Founded as a clubhouse for Professor Longhair, Tip's has played host to NOLA music legends since opening its doors in 1977. Dr. John, the Neville Brothers and "Trombone Shorty" have all graced the stage at this excellent, standing-room-only venue. Check out the famous weekly fais do do, a Cajun dance party usually headed by Bruce Daigrepont and his band.
 
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