Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge is the essential dive bar. It’s a little grungier than most dive bars by virtue of its ‘trailer’ format. There’s Christmas lights hanging in the bar year-round, which gives a certain ambiance. Smoking indoors is allowed, and there’s a surplus of cheap drinks and live entertainment.
Located in the French Quarter, Port of Call is a middle-aged dive bar that welcomes tourists but also locals. Aside from serving reasonable drinks, Port of Call is known for the best burgers around. It’s a little dive with run-down walls, vintage decorations, and a full bar. This is one of the best watering holes in the French Quarter.
Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-523-0120
Bacchanal Wine is a storefront selling wine and cheese; however, it’s also a wine bar (with a larger selection of liquor) and has a lively back patio. The back patio has a delightful atmosphere with Christmas lights hanging from trees, ample patio seating and an outdoor bar. In addition, there’s frequent live music with the best local talent.
Bacchanal Wine, 600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-948-9111
Cure is an important bar to the New Orleans area for inspiring the cocktail sensation. It’s been the forerunner for the cocktail craze within the city, and it still maintains a reputation of serving quality drinks. It’s a more upscale bar within the area – aside from the century-old dive bars around. With dim lighting, the ambiance has been mastered. It’s an ideal bar for a stylish outing.