No trip to New Orleans would be complete without experience Bourbon Street. Located in the heart of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is 13 blocks of reverie, debauchery, and good times. Known for its vibrant nightlife scene, the street is lined with bars and strip clubs creating a wild party atmosphere that lasts all night long. Of course, there’s more to Bourbon Street than the bars. The street dates back to 1798 when New Orleans was founded and is rich with historic venues, social tales, and iconic buildings.

What To Do on Bourbon Street

The best way to experience Bourbon Street is to just give in and immerse yourself in it. Q&C HotelBar New Orleans is just .3 miles from Bourbon Street meaning you can easily stumble your way back to the hotel as the sun comes up. Here are some of our fave spots on and around Bourbon Street.


Galatoire’s Restaurant

One of NOLA’s oldest and most popular restaurants it features French Creole cuisine.

Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

Built sometime in 1722, the walls of this bar and restaurant are full of legends and mystery.

The Old Absinthe House

Built in 1806 it’s the home of the famous Absinthe House Frappe.

Fritzel’s European Jazz Club

Dance the night away and enjoy live traditional jazz every night of the week at this historic venue.

Tropical Isle

Home of the Hand Grenade, which is touted as the “world’s most powerful mixed drink,” and tastes like Midori, sugar, and grain alcohol. It’s worth trying, but don’t have more than one.

Pat O’Briens

With its dueling piano bar, a flaming fountain, and their infamous signature drink, the sneakily strong Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's is one heck of a place to begin your all-night escapades.

Kajuns Pub

A favorite among visiting indie rockers and the uber-hip Bywater set, this 24/7 dive bar and karaoke lounge is a prime example of New Orleans's everything-goes and everyone's-welcome attitude.

Verti Marte

The French Quarter's most notorious all-night deli, Verti Marte is the stop for mammoth sandwiches and all manners of cures for drunken munchies.


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