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New Orleans Nightlife & bars

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New Orleans: Frenchmen Street VIP Live Music Pub Crawl

1. New Orleans: Frenchmen Street VIP Live Music Pub Crawl

Experience some of the best live music at Frenchmen Street's hottest clubs on this VIP pub crawl tour. Dance to live bands and enjoy signature drinks at each venue. Take photos of eclectic and unique art during a visit to the Frenchmen Art Market. Gather with your group and guide, then head to the first bar where a bartender will show you how to make a premium Louisiana cocktail, such as a Sazerac or Pimm's Cup. Try the famous Booty Shaker Shot and another specialty cocktail. Continue to experience the Frenchmen Street scene and meet new friends as you hop to more bars and see Frenchmen Street’s art market. Listen as your guide details several French Quarter ghost stories and tales of musical New Orleans from 1718 to now. Your tour guide will help you be in the right place at the right time to see Jazz, brass bands, Latin, funk, electronic, rock, blues, Americana, zydeco, EDM, hip hop, and local DJs. Inside the over 20 bars and clubs on the street, you can find just about every style of music.

New Orleans: VIP Bar and Club Crawl Tour with Free Shots

2. New Orleans: VIP Bar and Club Crawl Tour with Free Shots

Experience New Orleans' renowned nightlife on a tour of the best bars and party venues in the city. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and party games and benefit from having a licensed party guide who will ensure you have a great night. Get the party started with a game of flip cup with the booze on the house. This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow party people from all over the world.  As your night continues, drink your way through 4 of the best venues in town with exclusive drinks specials and free drinks in each venue. Don't worry about having to wait in long lines, you'll be getting the VIP treatment with skip-the-line access all night long.

New Orleans: Irish Channel History Tour Pub Crawl

3. New Orleans: Irish Channel History Tour Pub Crawl

Get off the beaten track and get to know the authentic New Orleans neighborhood of the Irish Channel via some great beer and bars. Partake in a combined guided walking tour and bar crawl, and learn about local history as you go. On this 2 hour and 15 minute history tour pub crawl, you’ll uncover New Orleans’ secret past of war heroes, pirates, and vampires - all while exploring the historic Irish Channel and Magazine Street. Choose a "happy hour" option which includes 4 different beers, or select the "dry run" option to purchase your own drinks along the way. Either way, grab your to-go cup and get ready for a fascinating and genuine New Orleans experience.

New Orleans: Creeps and Freaks Pub Crawl

4. New Orleans: Creeps and Freaks Pub Crawl

Uncover spine-chilling stories from New Orleans' facinating past on this guided walking tour. Hear about everything from vampire legends to deadly criminals as you stop at locations like the Old Absinthe House, The Court of Two Sisters, and Evangeline. Meet your guide at the Napoleon House and listen to the tale of the vampiric John and Wayne Carter. Uncover the history of the Casket Girls as you stop at the upscale French restaurant Justine.  Continue to the Old Absinthe House to hear about the Madame LaLaurie. Dive into the grisly as your guide shares with you the story of the Museum of Death and the strange tale of May Bailey’s Place, a bordello at the Dauphine New Orleans Hotel. Feel the thrill of hearing about the Sultan's Palace Massacre where it is said to have occurred. Finally, discover the tale of the axman at The Court of Two Sisters.

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What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Pandi is a great guide! Without her I would never know where to go , what band is playing where, get discounts on drinks , listen to her story’s about New Orleans music scene and locations and meet some cool party people recommend for all ages!

I am so glad we did this tour. It got us out of the French Quarter and into the local bars we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to see more than just Bourbon Street.

I’m not a big drinker but even I had a great time. The history was funny, entertaining and quiet different. Great guide and I think all had a fabulous tour

Great tour! Had a fantastic and knowledgeable guide and learned a lot of interesting history while drinking some great beers. Cheers!!

Amazing guide so fun and knowledgeable, highly recommend