Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
3051 Hwy 90
Avondale, LA 70094
Phone: (504) 324-4900
Fax: (504) 324-4911
This ultimate beer tavern has been a favorite watering hole since 1977. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar boasts more than 400 brands of imported and domestic bottled beer and more than 40 on tap. The atmosphere is something like a sports bar, with eight color TVs, video poker games and pool tables. Surprisingly good cuisine makes the trip uptown on the trolley worth it. One example of the great bar food is the Cheese Fries, a favorite of the locals.
Enjoy a cool cocktail or icy beer at Magazine Street's Monkey Hill. Overstuffed couches and colorful artwork line the walls of this upscale, yet casual bar. Monkey Hill patrons often find their way to the dimly lit establishment to take advantage of the Monday through Friday Martini Menu Happy Hour Specials. In addition to a variety of fruity and flavored martinis, the bar boasts an extensive wine list—by the bottle and by the glass—and a variety of domestic and imported beers. Despite late night crowds that can make navigating the bar difficult, patrons still find room to play pool and shuffleboard at the bar's two tables. Check the Monkey Hill website for a schedule of occasional live music and comedy performances.
This is the Uptown place where students and young professionals dress up and go to to find and secure that special someone from the opposite sex. Like many of its patrons, the bar tries desperately to be swank and cool. There is one large main room with pool tables, a smaller red room with sofas and lots of red and a large outdoor patio open on the weekends. Everyone has so much fun that they forget they are buying over-priced drinks. The place is open from Monday to Thursday from 4p, Fridays from 3:30p, Saturday from 4p and on Sunday from 7p.
While the clubs in the French Quarter usually get most of the attention, they are not the only ones that produce good times with even better music. This hot spot in the Carrollton District does require a cab ride, but is well worth the fare. A funky but fun atmosphere characterizes this club that is popular mainly for dancing. Club goers pick their spots then move and groove to the sounds of blues, zydeco and R&B.
The Frat House is fun, friendly and always crowded. The club includes a patio, which makes your visit to the club all the more worth. The simple layout of the bar and its floor plan is intimate and cozy. There's an energy about Frat that will get the most dull person on the dance floor. If dance is not your thing, then check out the bar and make sure you have a designated driver.
No, they don't serve snakes here neither does Jake dress up like Santa. But if you are in search of a lounge to drink a pint and relax with the banter of college-goers in the background, Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge is the place to visit. Open late in the night, drop in and sink with a glass of wine on the soft leather couches. Or celebrate the New Year early in the summer in a festive atmosphere and shop for tees, hats, mugs and baby clothes at the Snake and Jake's store as you drive home.
This cozy uptown club, Carrollton Station, features blues guitar greats. Such famous names as John Mooney and the beloved Lil Queenie with her latest group have performed here. Sunday is for the acoustic songwriter that may not be as well known. Cover charge varies depending on the act but is usually not heavy on your pocket! From Monday to Friday it opens at 3pm, Saturday 1.30 pm and Sundays on 12 pm.
Just a short cab ride from downtown, this coffee shop has a '60s influenced decor. Appointments are just as you would expect—overstuffed furnishings and chess boards. Sunday nights are for the aspiring singer, songwriter or musicians to take the stage. If that doesn't draw you, come back another night and hear the professional contemporary or folk singers who perform here.
If you like to start your evenings late and end them early in the morning, then F&M Patio Bar is the hot spot for you. Dancing, pool tables, and a kitchen that stays open as long as you can stay awake are just a few of the features. There is also a tropical patio, jukebox and one of those fun photo booths, so you are sure not to miss a minute of memorable moments!
Since its 1979 opening, Le Bon Temps has been welcoming laid-back New Orleanians to enjoy quiet afternoons at the bar and late nights drinking and dancing. A fully stocked bar and cozy, ultra-casual atmosphere encourage patrons to stop by during daylight hours for better than average bar eats including sandwiches, quesadillas, and burgers. And come back after dark for a full night of drinking and dancing. The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Joe Krown Organ Combo, and a variety of other brass, rock, and jam bands pack the Uptown neighborhood bar nearly every night. Stop by on Friday for the free oysters.
As much of a late night hot spot as a drinking den, Freret Street Publiq House is a lively spot for a fun night out. An outstanding roster of live acts, from recognized local bands to well-known artists, draws live music junkies to the club. Besides music, the club also accommodates comedy and other such acts for a complete entertainment package. The bar boasts a varied spirit list of worldly beers, wines and specialty cocktails. Fun events like trivia nights ensure that there's never a dull moment. Regular drink specials and related events keep the crowds coming. The patio is a favorite spot for regulars for chilling out after performances. Check website for schedules and more.
Tipitina's at 501 Napoleon Avenue was established in 1977 and has a rich history and the honor of having musical legends perform here over the years. This historical cultural landmark was created by performer, composer, and pianist Professor Longhair. The version at 233 North Peters is the offspring of the original and has its own charm. Modernized with best state-of-the-art sound and light money can buy and a 500 capacity and a private party room upstairs with gorgeous views of the Mississippi River. Check website for details on the latest events, performances and acts.