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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
501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 895-8477

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.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 866-9359

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.
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.
The Saint
961 St Mary St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-0050

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!
The Maison
508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 371 5543

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: The Maison is a live music venue, restaurant and bar on locally loved Frenchmen Street. With three stages, no cover charge and a music calendar that features live music seven days a week, The Maison is sure to satisfy your live music fix. Their front stage features nightly music from popular New Orleans jazz, funk and brass bands. The backstage offers up bigger acts featuring nationally touring bands. Wander in to listen to the music, grab a cocktail, and stay for dinner. Private event rentals and catering packages are also available.
House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583

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.
The Parish Room
229 Decatur St. , New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583

Neighborhood: French Quarter
The Oz
800 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-9491

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cat's Meow
701 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-2788

Neighborhood: French Quarter
828 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-8282

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.
Tiki Tolteca
301 N Peters St, Second Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 267-4406

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.
Bourbon Bandstand
441 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 566-1507

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Café Negril
606 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 944-4744

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: Make your way to this Frenchman Street spot for a night of bar food, cocktails, live music and dancing.
The Metropolitan
310 Andrew Higgins Dr., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 568-1700

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Chris Owens Club
500 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-6400

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 Famous Door
339 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 598-4334

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

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Handsome Willy's
218 S. Robertson St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-0377

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
The Dungeon Club
738 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-5530

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

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Razzoo Bar & Patio
511 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-5100

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.
Bourbon Pub/Parade
801 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-2107

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Beach on Bourbon
227 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 231-8519

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 Cowboy
241 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 231-8519

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Home of the infamous mechanical bull and now we have a coveted Bourbon Street balcony to boot! Entertain your guests above the crowds on Bourbon. Watch or ride the bull, either way it is good for a laugh!.
The Voodoo Lounge
718 North Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 265-0953

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Bourbon Heat
711 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 324-4215

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.
Krazy Korner
640 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-3157

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: A good place to go nuts: R&B seven nights a week.
The Swamp
516 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 231-8519

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!
Channing Tatum's Saints and Sinners
627 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-9307

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Old Opera House
601 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-3265

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: No opera but plenty of other live, local music seven nights a week.
Funky 544
544 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 592-0544

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Seal's Class Act
2169 Aubry St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Treme
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