New Orleans is known around the world as the go-to town for all things fun. It’s the pre-game, game, and post-game. And unsurprisingly, the city has a plethora of fine restaurants and charming bars ideal for a night out with your main girls that combine class, fun, and of course, good food and drinks. So pull out the furs and sequins and celebrate friends at these New Orleans hot spots essential for a classic night out. Cheers to good times, great places, and girls’ nights in New Orleans.Read More
12 Spots for a Proper Girls Night Out in New Orleans
Where to step out for a night on the town
1. The Elysian Bar
The Elysian Bar is the cute bar and restaurant inside a fabulously renovated Catholic church turned Marigny hotel, Hotel Peter and Paul. The daily aperitivo hour is perfect to get the Girls Night rolling, and if you can, catch the excellent ice cream parlor next door called Sundae Best.
This Rampart Street wine bar sets the scene for a girls night out, with 200+ wines by the bottle and over 30 wines by the glass. It’s all about bubbles and fun here, with chambongs, Prosecco popsicles, and other sparkling cocktails on offer. The outdoor patio area is perfect if the weather is nice.
3. Jewel of the South
This charming French Quarter gem is the ideal setting for a night out with the girls; from the chic interior design to a magical patio area with lovely lighting. Fresh, high-quality drinks ranging from brandy cocktails to West Indies Caribbean punch from James Beard award-winning bartender Chris Hannah help complete the special feel.
4. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak
For the full girls night experience, head to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street for a treat-yourself dinner. Galatoire’s 33 has a beautiful interior, complete with crystal chandeliers and a luxurious dining room good for conversation without being too formal. The restaurant is iconic for it’s French 75, Sazerac, and the seasonal Galatoire’s rose cocktail, great for a girl’s night pre-game (sparkling rose, aperol, passion fruit syrup, and lemon juice).
This drop dead gorgeous brasserie in the French Quarter features a feminine bar area perfect for those cheerful photos, large, extravagant dining rooms, and modern, funky art. The wine list is extensive, ranging from rose, rouge, sparkling, Burgundy whites, and more. The selection of dessert wines is also impressive, an excellent celebratory complement to a girls night out.
6. House of Blues Foundation Room
The House of Blue’s exclusive restaurant and bar venue has been upgraded with a recent remodel, and while it remains members-only, it’s still business casual and perfect for ‘bleisure’ or a girls night. Enjoy rockstar status champagne, good food, and good company in this decadent area at the House of Blues.
Rockrose is the hip and swanky new restaurant with a Greek influence that recently filled the space in the Central Business District’s International House Hotel. Have dinner in the dining room decked out with glamorous blue velvet sofas, low lighting, and a romantic Mediterranean vibe, then stop at next door the hotel’s Loa Bar, an excellent cocktail destination.
8. Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel
Moving on to the Central Business District, the Eliza Jane hotel’s bar, restaurant, and outside patio area is a cosmopolitan haven. Pink sofas and fur and feather pillows in the lobby are a touch of fun, followed by Couvant’s sophisticated design. Don’t miss the current seasonal cocktail with absinthe, mint, and just the right New Orleans touch for a good night out.
9. Bar Marilou
Bar Marilou may just be the new holy grail for girls nights in New Orleans. The complex cocktails are fun to discover, including large-format libations ideal for sharing. And what’s more fun than Chartreuse marshmallows? Head across the street to the Ace for music and dancing on the first floor and the rooftop after, a great atmosphere for a group of friends.
Meril is a great stop for a drool-worthy dessert with the crew, with a cookies and cocktail combo available Wednesday through Friday. Cotton candy handhelds exploding with sparklers are sent out for birthdays and other celebratory events, adding a nice element to girls night festivities.
11. Hot Tin
Located on the top floor of the beautifully renovated Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles, Hot Tin is home to one of the best views of New Orleans. Offering a unique indoor-outdoor space with a chic but bohemian vibe and an impressive selection of cocktails, champagne, and seasonal drinks, it’s a crew-gathering spot for sure.
12. The Tasting Room
Nothing says Girls Night Out like charcuterie and chambongs. The newly renovated Tasting Room seems like it was built with a girls night in mind — from the windows displaying large wine glasses to the Kate Tova paintings of Beyonce to the trendy neon sign that reads “If you will, I will.” Many bachelorette weekends have already commenced here since the re-opening in September, and we expect it to remain a staple with girls night celebrations of all kinds.