Clarion Inn & Suites
1300 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 299-9900
Fax: (504) 299-1737
Bars & Cafes
Multiple levels, two bars, comfortable settees, lounges and a courtyard, if all this sounds too overwhelming for a nightclub's interiors, Club Ampersand is sure to prove you wrong. Despite being packed to the brim on all nights, Ampersand is big enough to have a private spot for you and your date to cozy up on a couch with a well mixed drink. If you would rather be a part of the action, then let your hair down on the spacious dance-floor. With an interesting theme every night, you know you're in for something different whenever you head here. Classy yet vibrant energy is what makes this club uber cool and sets it apart from all other nightclub's in town. Once a former bank, the super-stylish place has been voted the best nightclub in the city and is frequented by some of the most famous socialites.
Cajun Mike's is situated in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Guests love the Pabst Blue Ribbon and the pub grub like chicken wings and cheese fries. 'Welfare Wednesdays' feature $1 drinks from 4p-7p. Menu includes light items that you can munch on while having you drinks. You will find Cuban sandwiches, red beans and rice, and po-boys to satiate your hunger.
Savor local delights like Calamari, Bucktown Boil Pizza and fried chicken at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant. This petite eatery is a favorite with people who want to have a hearty and filling meal without burning a hole in their pockets. Enjoy the freshness of seafood in the sumptuous meal of bacon or shrimp served here. The extensive wine list adds to the delightful experience. Dine here once and you'll surely be looking forward to visit this place again.
A perfect blend of modern and cozy, MiLa restaurant is complete with an aesthetically decorated setting with young and fresh colors and textures. The cuisine is rich with southern authentic Southern flavors and recipes. From sparkling wines to bubbling champagnes, a fine collection of liquor finds its place in the well-stocked bar. The bittersweet chocolate soufflé with a classic New Orleans whiskey sauce is exceptional and presents a glorious finale to a fine meal.
The next time you are in New Orleans, make sure you visit the Alibi. The unassuming nature of this serene bar and nightclub will lure you into partying longer than you intended. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, you can binge on the drinks for a relatively throw-away price. Frequented by a hip crowd, socialize with beautiful people at 'One of the Best Bars' as voted by Stuff and Playboy magazines. Do get your hands on some cool Alibi T-shirts and other merchandise!
Merchant greets potential customers with a sign that simply sums it up: “Coffee, Crepes, Grapes.” This CBD cafe serves up hot and cold coffee drinks made with Illy coffee, sweet and savory crepes, and wines by the glass. Additionally, the menu includes crostini topped with decadent ingredients like duck confit and goat cheese, croquet batons served with mixed greens, salads, sweet treats, and pastries. Additionally, on Sunday mornings, Merchant hosts the Hollygrove Farmer's Market.
Named one of the top 25 bars in the United States, French 75 is all about sophistication. Premium spirits and custom cocktails win the day here, a taste in refinement that fits in nicely in the French Quarter. The drink menu changes with the seasons, but the cocktail for which the bar is named, a combination of brandy and champagne, is always available. Beer and wine are also present, as well as cigars, so indulge in whatever you're partial to in a setting that is classically New Orleans.
With potent drinks, friendly bar tenders, and a comfortable charm, Dominic's Bar has all that you would expect to find at a dive bar and much more. The bar is housed within a renovated 1920s building and is conveniently tucked away between two hotels and an apartment complex. Owing to its location, the bar attracts a mixed bag of clients, from regulars who live nearly to weary business travellers and tourists who want a break from the more energetic nightlife of Bourbon Street. Although not particularly fancy, the bar does boast a pool table and a large screen TV for sports and movies. There are even occasional live musical performances held here.
Big Easy Daiquiris is a fun and lively little bar that boasts an impressive selection of daiquiris served in creatively shaped glasses, syringes, test tubes and other containers. With flavors like pina colada, hurricane, 190 Antifreeze, sangria and appletini, you are sure to find something that perfectly fits your taste. Vibrant, colorful and full of life, the bar is a great place to start the night with a group of friends, before moving on to one of the many nightclubs along Bourbon Street. Apart from their famous daiquiris, the bar also serves beer, cocktails and pizza.
Take a moment to relax with a cocktail in the swanky bar and lounge in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel. With a skilled mixologist behind the bar, Bar Uncommon serves up classic cocktails alongside creative concoctions like a combination of citrus vodka, mint and fresh lime called the Mojo Rising and a mix of gin and ginger called the Jane Deaux. Stop by Bar Uncommon between 5p and 7p on weekdays to take advantage of daily happy hour specials. Validation is available for complimentary valet parking in the hotel lot. -Bethany Culp
Located in the heard of the Central Business District, The Store strives to offer bring patrons a place for delicious dishes and colorful conversation. The Store is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Early morning patrons can choose from breakfast specialties like Shrimp and Grits, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or bagels, or a variety of pastries. For lunch, The Store offers a menu of sandwiches, po-boys, salads, and daily specials including dishes like Red Beans and Rice and Crawfish Risotto. - Bethany Culp
After years of performing as one of New Orleans' top musicians, Irvin Mayfield is giving the city's other notable talent a place to perform. Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, located inside of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street, entertains the jazz enthusiast alongside the casual listener with cocktails and nightly performances by notable musicians like Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Shamarr Allen, and Jason Marsalis. While there generally is no cover charge to enjoy an evening at the Jazz Playhouse, a nominal cover charge may apply for special events. - Bethany Culp