The Faubourg St. John/Mid-City area is also home to some of the top bars, pubs and clubs in the city of New Orleans. This list is organized by proximity to the Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse.
Less than 0.5 miles
Local dive bar full of interesting characters. Hangout for locals. Great, comfortable and very casual place to have some drinks with friends! Signature cocktails and happy hour daily 3-7pm. Pop-ups for food are often right outside. Pinball and Jukebox are entertainment.
Open daily at 3pm
949 N. Rendon Street
Swirl Wine Market & Bar
A funky fresh neighborhood wine market offering and international selection of wines at all values. They even have a “Cheap and Tasty” section! Small plates are delicious if you want to sit in for a little while, have a glass and snack, enjoy the neighborhood scene and relax after a day of exploring. Or you can grab a couple bottles “to go”, charcuterie fixins for a picnic and sit on the bank of the Bayou St. John (1 block away) and watch the sunset, which is how most locals do it on a pretty afternoon.
3143 Ponce de Leon Street
Less than 1 mile
Bayou Beer Garden
A spacious and lively outdoor courtyard with food, drinks and lots of beers to choose from! They have good boiled crawfish during crawfish season too! We love this spot for many reasons, but especially as a great place to watch a sports game (if you can find a seat!).
326 N Jefferson Davis Parkway
Bayou Wine Garden
Connected to the Bayou Beer Garden by way of their courtyards, this wine bar & bistro features Southern eats served in charming, rustic-chic digs with an outdoor deck.
315 N Rendon St
THE place for all things German in New Orleans. The Deutches Haus is more of a cultural center than a traditional bar, but it does boast 20 draft beers (mostly German) for your enjoyment. If you're here in October they host an amazing Oktoberfest every weekend complete with traditional German food, schnapps and Polka bands!
1700 Moss St
Popular among some locals for their incredibly low prices. There's nothing fancy about this joint, but they do have a friendly staff, bar games, outdoor seating and fast service. And if you get hungry you've got two great restaurants next door to grab a bite.
910 N Carrollton Ave
Although truly a restaurant, their bar features an impressive whiskey selection, several local crafts on tap, and a seasonal cocktail menu.
845 N Carrollton Ave
The Holy Ground Irish Pub
Doctor Gumbo's real last name is O'Donnell...so he loves this friendly Irish-owned and operated pub with a newly renovated bar, a wide variety of beers on tap (including a PERFECT Guinness) and a selection of fine liquors. They have a great happy hour and tasty pub grub to soak things up. They also host crawfish boils open to the public during crawfish season (late spring to early summer).
The Holy Ground Irish Bar gets its name from a place in the town of Cobh, County Cork, on the southern coast of Ireland. The place name is ironic, as the piece of ground known as the Holy Ground was the town’s red-light district in the 19th century when the town, then known as Queenstown, was a major stopping point for ships crossing the Atlantic and had a large throughput of seafarers.
3340 Canal St.
Located directly across the street from the Fairgrounds Racecourse (JazzFest venue), this neighborhood bar features a beautiful wooden interior, pool table, neon lights and a straightforward menu of beer, liquor and wine. Occasional live music.
1648 Gentilly Blvd