1. French Quarter
The undisputed best 'hood for food and drink in New Orleans is, unsurprisingly, the Vieux Carre. Whether you’re looking for dive bars with outstanding eats (Killer Poboys at the Erin Rose Bar), classic Creole fare at a century-old Grand Dame restaurant (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Galatoire’s, Broussard’s, Brennan’s, Marti’s, etc.), the drunken carnival of Bourbon St, classic cocktail haunts (the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone, SoBou, Kingfish), 4am beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and... well, that list could go on for a very long time. It is suffice to say that there are more great places to dine and drink packed into the Quarter than any other single neighborhood in town.
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