When the clock strikes late-night but you want to stretch the evening a little longer, there’s always something going in New Orleans. From cocktails and dancing, to coffee and beignets, here’s a list of a few iconic spots with a new hangout or two to help map out your late night New Orleans fun.
You can never go wrong with beignets and a steaming, hot cup of chicory coffee. Your trip to NOLA simply would not be complete without it. This NOLA icon is open 24/7, so feel free to satisfy that sweet tooth any time.
This local hotspot for live music is the place to be on any night, but on the weekends, the fun doesn’t stop until 2 AM or even later. Walk down the street and pop in to any jazz club for a listen, buy a drink and keep exploring until you find your favorite hangout with just the right sound. If you’re in the mood for a snack, try the eccentric and colorful Dat Dog, open until 3 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Famous for their signature hot dogs, they also offer up a variety of good eats including hamburgers, beer battered cod, and even vegan and vegetarian options on their extensive and affordably priced menu.
This historic gem of the city has been around since 1946 and when you walk in the door, you feel the nostalgia. Right in the heart of the Garden District, this classic diner stays open until midnight every night of the week, except Fridays and Saturdays, where the burgers keep grillin’ until 2 AM. Look for the neon sign and the white columns — you can’t miss it.
Right on the edge of Tulane’s campus in Uptown, you’ll find the yourself the perfect little treat. Choose from breakfast crepes, ice cream crepes, vegetable crepes, build your own sweet crepes… the menu keeps going and it’s nearly impossible to choose. But don’t worry, you can always come back for more. They are listed as open to “midnight or later” so just stop by for a look-see if you’ve got a hankering for one of these on a late night out.
Sophisticated and retro, this Magazine Street watering hole serves up a tasty selection of upscale bar food and carefully crafted cocktails. Warm ambience and an outdoor patio strung with hanging lights, it’s the perfect place for conversation and quality time with friends. Open until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.