Take the Marigny, for instance, whose epicenter is Frenchmen Street, deemed by most to be the “Bourbon Street for locals.” It is here that locals shake loose on Halloween and Mardi Gras Day. Jazz clubs like Snug Harbor proliferate the scene – sidle up next to a local at any joint on Frenchmen, and you’ll make a friend, if not for life, then just for the night. Number one bar in New Orleans
Mimi’s – Just a short cab ride away from Frenchmen is what was recently voted the number one bar in New Orleans by local lifestyle magazine Gambit Weekly, Mimi’s in the Marigny. Mimi’s serves tapas on both of its stories, and turns into a full-blown dance party upstairs on Saturday nights, when notable local spinner DJ Soul Sister hits the records. This party is a mecca for all kinds: hippies, old people, preppy types, hipsters, gays, college kids, and whoever else happens to be trawling the neighborhood.