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Nice Bars?

Mountaindog Aug 25, 2012 04:16 PM

Are bars off topic? If not, we are looking for "nice" bars.....either classy bars with nice furnishings and chairs, or bars with nice patios. We are also looking for live music where we will not feel old and out of place. We like jazz and blues, but don't want to be the only grownups there.

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    collardman Aug 26, 2012 10:48 AM

    Check to see who is at Snug Harbor. Probably the most well know jazz club, not counting trad jazz.

    But Mayfield and Davenport are defintely the "upscale" music places. Mayfield has a wide range of acts so also check their schedule.

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    1. re: collardman
      Gizmo56 Aug 26, 2012 11:18 AM

      Ellis Marsalis on Friday nights at Snug Harbor is a weekly gem. Nice environment for music, with table service during the set.

    2. N.O.Food Aug 26, 2012 09:35 AM

      The bars mentioned are good, traditional bars. Oak, Bouligny Tavern, Sylvain, Bellocq, Cure, and Bar Tonique are nice bars that are at the forefront of the craft cocktail scene. I recommend any of those, but Bouligny Tavern and Bellocq are my favorites. No music at either. Oak has music on the weekends sometimes.

      Or you can just stroll down Frenchmen and check out the bars. That's a good time by itself.

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      1. re: N.O.Food
        Mountaindog Aug 26, 2012 11:21 AM

        Isn't Frenchman's St. a young crowd?

        1. re: Mountaindog
          N.O.Food Aug 26, 2012 11:26 AM

          A mix. Snug Harbor's on Frenchmen.

      2. monkeyrotica Aug 26, 2012 07:42 AM

        Second Carousel, Napoleon's, and Hermes Bar at Antoine's. Why not try all three to see which fits? They're all a short stumble from each other.


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        1. re: monkeyrotica
          Mountaindog Aug 26, 2012 08:14 AM

          Challenge accepted!

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          Gizmo56 Aug 25, 2012 04:36 PM

          Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and the Jeremy Davenport Lounge at the Ritz Carlton have plush furnishings, great acts, and you won't feel like the only grown-ups.

          The Carousel Bar has live music too, although the Carousel end of the room can get rather crowded and loud at times.

          I think you'd enjoy happy hour at Three Muses on Frenchmen Street, which besides live music and well-prepared drinks also has some very tasty and creative small plates.

          No music, but I think you'd still enjoy visiting the beautiful Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. I like it there best in the afternoons when it is quiet and you can fully enjoy the majestic art and design of the historic room.

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          1. re: Gizmo56
            Mountaindog Aug 25, 2012 06:07 PM

            Wonderful recommendations.....thanks so much. Our trip is fleshing out nicely!

            1. re: Mountaindog
              joedontexan Aug 26, 2012 05:51 AM

              dont forget about the Napoleon House in the quarter nice place to sip a pimms cup and listen to classical music

              1. re: joedontexan
                Mountaindog Aug 26, 2012 06:57 AM

                sounds nice. I'll have to look up what a Pimms cup is....

                1. re: Mountaindog
                  Gizmo56 Aug 26, 2012 07:22 AM

                  see the recipe: http://napoleonhouse.com/pimmscup.html

                  1. re: Gizmo56
                    Mountaindog Aug 26, 2012 08:13 AM


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