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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's New Orleans - there's always a party going on somewhere.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's always something to do. Most bars are within walking distance from school and are 18+.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pretty good. There are bars and house parties to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always something going on on the weekends so you'll have something to do.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have no idea what the nightlife is like at my school.

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A good portion of students do go out to area bars and clubs. Being in New Orleans and close to downtown, it is fairly easy to walk, or you can take the streetcar or pay for a taxi to get to one of these many places. There are some house parties on Broadway, but typically students go out to the bars and clubs.

Freshmen tend to try out The Boot as their first experience out but then venture out to other places. Some places will let underage students in as long as they wear a bracelet saying they are under 21, but some students go out and enjoy the other parts of New Orleans. If any stduent is out and does not feel safe coming home, he or she can call SafeRide to get an escorted ride home.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Broadway
  • French Quarter
Other Places to Check Out
  • Cooter Brown's Tavern
  • The Frat House
  • Half Moon Bar & Restaurant
Local Specialties
  • Hand Grenade: A mix of gin, grain alcohol, melon liqueur, rum, and vodka.
  • Hurricane: A sweet mix of fruit juice or syrup, rum or grenadine.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Kings
Closing Time
2 a.m.–4 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
The Boot

Club ListingsWhat's This?


Gay dance club

800 Bourbon St.

French Quarter

(504) 593-9491

Republic New Orleans

Live music venue

828 S. Peters St.


(504) 528-8282

Le Bon Temps Roule

4801 Magazine St.


(504) 895-8117


1100 Tulane Ave.


(504) 587-3737

Eiffel Society

2040 Saint Charles Ave.

Garden District

(504) 525-2951

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Palm Court Jazz Cafe

1204 Decatur St.

French Quarter

(504) 525-0200

Maple Leaf Bar

8316 Oak St.


(504) 866-9359

Rocco's Tavern

7601 Maple St.


(504) 265-0933

Philips Restaurant & Bar

733 Cherokee St.


(504) 865-1155

Dragon's Den

435 Esplanade Ave.

French Quarter

The Boot

1039 Broadway St.


(504) 866-9008


508 Frenchmen St.

French Quarter

(504) 371-5543

F&M Patio Bar

4841 Tchoupitoulas St.


(504) 895-6784

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 52 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 17% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 52% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 13% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 9% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 9% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 30 responses

  • 100% Mardi Gras


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