The Victorian Lounge at the Columns Hotel (address and info)
When it comes to envy, simply staying in New Orleans for any appreciable amount of time will generate plenty of it... on your friends’ behalf. So much great food, service, nightlife, and entertainment will do that to the poor suckers who have to live up in the hinterlands, with their dry counties, blue laws, po-boy-less restaurants, and bars that don’t let you take your drink with you out on the streets. But if you really want to experience envy New Orleans-style, head to the Victorian Lounge at the Columns Hotel for a drink and see how the local one-percenters are living. It is a sight to behold, for sure.