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12 Spots for a Proper Girls Night Out in New Orleans

Where to step out for a night on the town

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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.

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1. The Elysian Bar

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2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 356-6769
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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.

Inside the Elysian Bar
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2. Effervescence

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1036 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 509-7644
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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. 

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Inside Effervescence
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3. Jewel of the South

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1026 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 265-8816
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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.

Jewel of the South’s courtyard
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4. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

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215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 335-3932
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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). 

5. Justine

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225 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 218-8533
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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.

Justine’s main dining room
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6. House of Blues Foundation Room

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225 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-4961
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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.

7. Rockrose

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217 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 369-3070
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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.

The dining room at Rockrose
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8. Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

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315 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 324-5400
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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.

The interior of Couvant at the Eliza Jane Hotel
The bar at Couvant in the Eliza Jane Hotel
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9. Bar Marilou

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544 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 814-7711
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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.

Inside Bar Marilou
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10. Meril

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424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 526-3745
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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.

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The dining room at Meril
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11. Hot Tin

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2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 323-1500
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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.

Hot Tin’s rooftop
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12. The Tasting Room

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1906 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 766-6390
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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.

The interior of the revamped Tasting Room on Magazine Street
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1. The Elysian Bar

2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Inside the Elysian Bar
The Elysian Bar/Facebook

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.

2317 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. Effervescence

1036 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Effervescence
Inside Effervescence
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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. 

1036 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. Jewel of the South

1026 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Jewel of the South’s courtyard
Jewel of the South/Facebook

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.

1026 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70112

4. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

215 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70112

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). 

215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112

5. Justine

225 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Justine’s main dining room
Official Photo/Justine

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.

225 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. House of Blues Foundation Room

225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

225 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Rockrose

217 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The dining room at Rockrose
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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.

217 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

315 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The interior of Couvant at the Eliza Jane Hotel
The bar at Couvant in the Eliza Jane Hotel
Andrew Thomas Lee/Official Photo

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.

315 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Bar Marilou

544 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Inside Bar Marilou
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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.

544 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Inside Meril
The dining room at Meril
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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.

424 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Hot Tin

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hot Tin’s rooftop
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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.

2031 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. The Tasting Room

1906 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The interior of the revamped Tasting Room on Magazine Street
The Tasting Room/Official Photo

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.

1906 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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