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A New Orleans Bachelor Party Guide: Where To Stay, Eat, & Drink

December 2 2018 | Blog

If you’re looking for a wild and memorable bachelor trip, look no further than New Orleans aka the city that never sleeps and where the party never ends with Bourbon street going strong until the wee hours of the morning. Known for its historic hotels, restaurants, bars, and attractions, the Big Easy is the perfect place to celebrate with your wolfpack. We’ve come up with a guide to help you experience the most authentic, unforgettable trip!

 

Where to Stay:

Harrah’s Hotel- 228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 This lively and luxury hotel is located in the Central Business District, just a short walk away from Harrah’s Casino and the Mississippi River. Whether you get a room with a city or river view, the sights are something special!

Royal Sonesta- 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130- Located in the heart of the French Quarter and on the World Famous Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta is the perfect stay for a bachelor group with bars and restaurants located literally right outside the lobby doors. 

Ace Hotel- 600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130- This classic, modern property is located in the Arts District, just a short walk or Uber away from the hustle & bustle of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. 

Hyatt Regency- 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113- Located right next door to Champions Square, the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center, this hotel offers a convienient stay near New Orleans' most popular attractions. Just check out that amazing view, guys!  

When booking, be sure to ask about the suite accommodations. For other affordable housing options, check out www.sonder.com.

 

Where to Eat:

Surf and Turf Po' Boy photo by cntraveler.com

You can’t visit New Orleans without trying a juicy, savory po-boy, a classic New Orleans sandwich. Make sure to put Parkway Tavern on the top of your list when considering where to get the city’s staple sandwich. Get the “Surf and Turf” with sloppy, yet delicious roast beef and gravy and perfectly fried shrimp. Just make sure to thank us later, guys!

Buffalo Oysters photo by Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Located in the French Quarter near all of the hot clubs and bars, Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar is the best spot to fuel up on food and drinks before heading out for a long night of drinking with your best buds. With local favorites like seafood gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Crawfish Etouffee, fresh-off-the-boat oysters (the char-grilled are probably the closest thing to heaven) and bread pudding, you won’t regret the full belly you’ll have when you leave.

Smoked Meats with Mac and Cheese and Coleslaw

With plenty of BBQ restaurants in the city, you really can’t go wrong with any of them, but our personal favorite is The Joint. Here, the ribs fall off the bone, the sausage will knock your socks off, and the peanut butter cream pie will have you coming back for more the next day. This is a perfect quick, but tasty, lunch spot before heading out to take on the city for the day.

photo by rexlightning.net

For a true NOLA experience, Port of Call is a must! Don’t let the small restaurant fool you, they make killer burgers and even better drinks. Due to the size and popularity, there will likely be a wait, so grab a few Monsoons and catch a buzz while you wait. Be careful, those things sure do sneak up on ya!

Where to Drink:

Rooftop bars have become a hot commodity in New Orleans over the past few years, but the Hot Tin, located on the roof of the famous Pontchartrain Hotel, is our favorite! Here, you can experience the most incredible view of downtown New Orleans from the Central Business District all the way to the Crescent City Connection.

Let your inner child loose at Barcadia with ‘80s style games such as Pac-Man, Skeeball, life-size Jenga and connect four, and air hockey. The only difference now, is you’re able to drink while you play!

Of course, no trip to NOLA is complete without visiting Bourbon Street. The 13-block world-famous Street is home to several popular bars, so you really can’t go wrong. Specifically, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is a loud and interesting bar that is the oldest structure in the US to house a bar. Don’t leave without trying their famous “purple drank.”

Only a few blocks away from the neon lights and cover music of Bourbon Street is a music lovers paradise where the locals hang out. Frenchmen Street has live shows for just about every musical genre you can think of.  From the funky tunes from the surrounding clubs to the entertaining street performers, Frenchmen will not disappoint!

 

What to Do:

Take a break from the French Quarter and hang with the real swamp people on a high-speed Airboat Tour in the swamplands of Louisiana. This company operates on their private, family owned land which means you’ll get up close and personal with the animals that call the Swamp “home.” Trust us, this will be the highlight of your trip and have everyone back home wishing they were here!

Cooter Browns during Craft Beer & NOLA History Tour- photo by NOLA Brew Bus

New Orleans may have been a little late to the craft beer party, but that doesn’t mean you and your crew have to! The NOLA Brew Bus takes you on a ride through the city to some of the most popular craft breweries in the city. You’ll have a major beer belly when it’s over, but it’ll be worth it!

Photo by NOLA Motor

Channel your inner Ricky Bobby at NOLA Motorsports Park where you can race some of the world’s fastest and most luxurious supercars or challenge your bros to a good old-fashioned go-kart race.

Photo by New Orleans Saints

If you and your crew are sports lovers and you find yourself in New Orleans from August-May, you probably won’t have a hard time scoring some tickets to a game. Being in the Mercedes Benz Superdome or just in New Orleans on a Saints game day is truly a one of a kind experience.

Photo by New Orleans Pelicans

The Smoothie King Center, where the Pelicans play, is full of energy, excitement, and entertainment when the Pelicans are in town.

The BigEasy is known for its all-night bars, incredible food, live entertainment, and attractions that'll ensure you and your crew have the time of your lives!

December 1, 2018 | Author: Rachel Tumminello

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