Clarion Inn & Suites
1300 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 299-9900
Fax: (504) 299-1737
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.
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!
This tropical themed nightclub boasts the largest dance floor on Bourbon street, with an air-conditioned courtyard and a two-tiered VIP area. Great music is the hallmark of the Beach, with DJs spinning the latest dance mixes and live music performances that set the floor on fire. Its unique ambiance, superb happy hour specials and excellent location, make the Beach a popular choice amongst the young and beautiful of New Orleans. Available on hire for private events, this club promises to make any event a truly unforgettable one.
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
Famous Door, dating back to 1934, is Bourbon Street's oldest live music club still in business. The famous door refers to the front door of the bar that many celebrities and musicians have autographed. Inside there is a sunken dance floor situated in front of a glass-brick stage. The atmosphere is dark, loud, neon and raw. The acoustics and lighting system enhances the performances of the live New Orleans soul and blues bands. Later, when the live music ends, the older folks leave and the bar transforms into a dance club for the younger crowd. It is open from 4p onwards Monday to Wednesday, 3p onwards on Thursday till Friday and On Saturday and Sunday it is open from 2p.
This gay club in the French Quarter neighborhood hosts a number of shows like "Calendar Contest," "Mardi Gras 2008" and many more. The decor of Corner Pocket is simple with a few pool tables. The clientèle here consists mostly of locals of all ages. Corner Pocket says they have the hottest guys in town - go see for yourself.
This elegant bar features jazz from Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Along with the music, the Bombay Club restaurant offers one of the best martinis around along with a rich variety of drinks. The place is formal and romantic, hence no jeans or shorts allowed. Fine dining, candle lit area, wooden furnitures and a courtyard all together make up the Bombay Club. The Menu is elaborate and Executive Chef Nick Gile, has a sumptuous meal in store for you. Try the Oysters Rockefeller, Louisiana Shrimp Martini or the mouth watering Cajun Grilled New York Sirloin just to name a few. A treat for those in love, to spend a quiet time and enjoy the
Famous for its G-String awards, the Gold Club is one of the best strip joints in the French Quarter neighborhood. The club has 4 stages, 13 VIP rooms and many entertainers—more than any other nightclub in New Orleans. The atmosphere of the club changes completely during the G-String awards, where models and entertainers from all over the country compete on the same stage. A must visit club for adult entertainment in New Orleans.
Fat Catz Music Club spells entertainment with live music and a full bar promising premium spirits. Every night is a grand event at the music club, with live bands playing music from a variety of genres till the wee hours of the morning. To keep away parched throats, the club offers a whole lot of imported beer, microbrews, mixed drinks, whiskey, vodka and rum. Saving money on your drinks is easy—download a coupon and get two drinks at the price of one. Check website for more details.
Bandstand is one of the many bars and nightclubs that can be found along Bourbon Street. What sets this bar apart though is the amazing live band performances that continue all night long. While the lower level offers ample space to dance the night away, the bar at the balcony is a great place to grab some delicious drinks and watch the revelry ensuing below. With an amazing happy hour that runs much later that other bars and live music of every genre, a night at Bandstand is sure to be one you will not soon forget.
For an upscale New Orleans music experience, make your way Irvin Mayfield's I Club. This sophisticated club located in the JW Marriott offers music lovers an opportunity to listen to R&B, Zydeco, Cajun, Funk, Jazz and a variety of other local music styles in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Each week, New Orleans musicians take the stage at the I Club to entertain locals and visitors alike. Regular performers include Kristin Diable, Amanda Shaw, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Los Hombres Calientes. The I Club offers a menu of small plates, wine and cocktails. Table reservations are accepted, but are not required. - Bethany Culp
If you happen to have a free evening, while in New Orleans, then be sure to check out the numerous gay bars on the French Quarter District. But nothing can beat the Le Roundup which is the favorite hangout for transsexuals and drag queens. However, you can also spot a fairly mixed crowd as it boasts of being 'the friendliest gay bar' of Orleans. Le Roundup is favored by the locals, tourists and celebrities alike. So step in to relax and unwind over a drink!