When you go out in the Marigny, one way or another you end up at Mimi’s, which stays open until 4am. This place finds a way of sucking you in, whether it’s to grab a few beers and play pool on the ground floor, or for the surprisingly good tapas and great balcony on the second. Mimi’s is definitely a locals spot, but all of the regulars are extremely friendly and eager to tell you about the neighborhood, so don’t be surprised if your supposed nightcap turns into an hour-long New Orleans history overview instead.
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