If you find yourself in Uptown after lunch, Wayfare is the perfect place to go for that mid-afternoon meal that becomes way more common when you’re on vacation. It’s a great spot to split a nice bottle wine and eat some house-made cured meats, but they also serve a great lineup of sandwiches, with everything from an eggplant banh mi to a bacon jam-topped burger. For us though, the best time to stop here is during their daily Happy Hour from 3pm - 6pm when all drinks and appetizers are half off.
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Jacques-Imo’s in Uptown is part-restaurant, part-party, and one place in New Orleans that could never exist anywhere else.
Le Bon Temps Roule
When you get out of a show at Tipitina’s, walk up to Le Bon Temps Roule to play some pool, catch more music, or just drink until sunrise.
You should eat your weight in oysters while in New Orleans, and Casamento’s on Magazine Street is the number one spot to do just that.
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The Country Club
Go to The Country Club in the Bywater to drink by to a pool, or for drag brunch. Either way, you’re going to enjoy yourself.
La Petite Grocery
La Petite Grocery is where to go in the Garden District for great modern Creole food, and the best bowl of turtle ragu you’ll ever eat.
The wood-fired oysters at Cochon are one of the single best things you can eat in New Orleans, and their cocktails are pretty good, too.
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Tipitina’s is one of the best spots to see live music in New Orleans, and it regularly hosts some of the biggest brass shows in the city.
Next door to the Ace Hotel, Seaworthy serves oysters, burgers, and caviar until 1am, along with great cocktails.
Maple Leaf Bar
The Maple Leaf in Uptown is a great bar to see some live music, often until 4am, and it hosts the Rebirth Brass Band every Tuesday.
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