Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique
2001 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 558-9966
Fax: (504) 571-6464
As you enter the Pontchartrain Hotel, this upscale lounge can be found right off the main lobby. A welcome addition in 1947, it remains a favorite stop for professionals as well as guests. Even if you are not a guest of the Pontchartrain, you might enjoy the cocktail hour. While you enjoy your drink, with complimentary hor d'oevres, notice the artwork that adorns the walls. These murals on canvas by local New Orleans artist, Charles Reinike, are considered priceless. For your entertainment, a piano bar plays from 9pm to 1am Thursdays through Sundays. It is open from Monday to Thursday, 4 pm onwards and from Friday to Sunday, 11 am onwards.
Circle Bar located on the Lee Circle is a nightclub but you are most likely to find yourself warming up to the intimate surroundings as you would at a friend's house party! The two storey red brick house is the home ground of local musicians who play your favorite numbers and also enjoy filling your empty glasses behind the bar. Beware! You may have to push your way through the wild gathering, to the restroom or to the bar. But the live rock and roll music and the eclectic and friendly atmosphere will surely 'help you make it through the night'. Drop in early for happy hours and enjoy the half priced drinks and complimentary bar snacks. Limited free parking is available at Lee Circle and more under the overpass just down the street.
Rusty Nail is one of those unpretentious places where one can actually unwind after a long day at work or simply come here to enjoy the music and ambiance. Rusty Nail is an off-track bar that boasts a wide selection of cocktails and a well-stocked bar. Blues and jazz are the order of the day, as this is a stage for many upcoming New Orleans musicians. Sit outside and try their signature Rusty Nail cocktail or something from their vast scotch collection.
The Venue is hard to describe in one sentence—being a nightclub, a venue, a dance-club, a lounge, and so much more. All in all it's an amazing entertainment hotspot. Have the time of your life, dancing to the latest beats churned out by some of the most talented DJ's and bands. If hardcore partying isn't your cup of tea or mix of cocktail, then the Venue also hosts a number of shows,events and concerts.
The Metropolitan is a Saturday-only club housed in a warehouse called Generations Hall. The limited opening time hasn't come in the way of the bar's popularity. Drop in here on Saturday night to groove to the music or try the club's signature cocktails for an indulgent time. Featuring three rooms and six bars, you know there is enough supply of drinks and ample dancing space for you to get going. Make sure you are well dressed, as the club has a stringent dress code and doesn't allow sneakers; only formal shoes and collared shirts. Get there early as the place gets crowded in the later half of the evening.
Owned by the same company that operates the Praline Connection on Frenchmen Street, this hall offers the same cuisine but also live music with dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Sundays at Praline Connection Gospel & Blues Hall features a great gospel buffet brunch.
This friendly neighborhood restaurant, Red Eye Grill, attracts the local crowd from around Warehouse District. The decor is rustic and simple with brick walls and a tin roof bar. The menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches and burgers along with chilled beer complimenting the food perfectly. Red Eye Grill becomes a dance club on the frequent DJ nights at the restaurant. The atmosphere here is very cheerful and the rates are reasonable.
Republic New Orleans is an elegant cabaret-style music lounge that offers guests entertainment through music, fashion shows, performances and arts. This place is the hub of creativity with Hollywood celebrities like Vince Vaughan, Eva Longoria, Macy Gray and Lil John making appearances here. Bouncers keep a tab on who enters, ensuring a limited crowd to avoid congestion. The place can also be rented out for events, with room for up to 650 people.
During the day, Lucy's Retired Surfer's Restaurant & Bar serves as the perfect lunch break getaway for the young professional crowd working in the Warehouse District. At night, it is the after-work drinking hole for the same crowd. It is a great change of pace from the bars in the Quarter. The interior of this place resembles an old Tiki bar, and the staff wears Aloha shirts and occasionally straw hats. A California influence is apparent in the grilled shrimp and fish specialties. You will also enjoy a large selection of Southwestern breakfast dishes and burritos. It is open daily at 11 am.
This casual spot draws a big crowd during carnival time. The combination of mesquite grill menu items with Tex Mex flavors is a popular combination. The decor is tasteful in Spanish motif tantalizing you to anticipate authentic cuisine found South of the border. Entrees include enchilada platters and whole enchilada nachos. If you prefer something that is not Mexican they also offer mesquite-roasted quail, grilled tuna and baby back ribs. They also make some mean margaritas here, with fresh lime and Sauza tequila.
This genuine Aussie pub is located in the Warehouse District but feels like its right in the middle of Australia. The local ambiance is embracing to all as the fun in the air becomes contagious. Thursday night here at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe, is jazz and Saturday is blues. The featured cuisine is Australian straight from the Outback! The food is everything you would expect from the outback, including many barbecued items and entrees such as Shepard's Pie. Beverages of wine and draft beer are compliments to your entree of choice.
At Harrah's Masquerade Nightclub, pretty pretentious party people is nothing new. The glamorous club has one of the best light shows in the city. Displayed on a tower that is surrounded by fake fire, the visual light show is mind-blowing. The bottom of the tower is where you can cool off at the Ice Bar. The 32 foot bar is made of ice and will keep you chilly all through the night. The club also has a private lounge area with couches, a flat screen television et all, a fabulous dance floor and a stage for live events. Located in the heart of the city, at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, the club swarms with people looking to make and spend big. If you're passing through New Orleans, the Masquerade is a must-stop, but beware you might just not have a will to leave. Do contact for further details.