Five New Orleans Neighborhood Bars

New Orleans Dives

New Orleans is a great place for drinking. With actual bike tours dedicated to the craft of cocktails, we take our alcohol pretty seriously. While there’s no shortage of high-brow bars around town, with their award-winning mixologists and vintage liquor cabinets, sometimes you just want simple. So for those craving an authentic local New Orleans experience with some cheap beer and great conversation with some real New Orleans characters, we’ve rounded up the top neighborhood dives, from Uptown to Downtown.

Uptown Dive Bars

Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, University Area

Brother’s III Lounge, Magazine Street

Downtown Dive Bars

Claire’s Pour House, French Quarter

The Friendly Bar, Marigny

BJ’s Lounge, Bywater

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by Elizabeth Heideman on April 24, 2014