Circle Bar, New Orleans
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Circle Bar

New Orleans

Located inside a converted house that looks charmingly out-of-place within its Warehouse District surroundings, Circle Bar is a bar that redefines the meaning of the word “intimate.” The close-quarters space is downright snuggly, with a laid-back, living room-feel that makes drinkers feel like they’re right at home -- if their homes also happen to be privy to some of the best up-and-coming rock bands in the country and a killer happy hour. The bar regularly plays host to stellar local acts and hovering-below-the-radar punk and indie groups, but is all-too-often overlooked by out-of-town visitors. Thankfully (whew) you won’t make that mistake now.

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