To Crescent City Life.
Eat, drink and dance your way around the Big Easy during your downtime at SET 2023. Filter by restaurants, bars and entertainment hotspots below, then get booking.
Let the bon temps roll, and don’t forget to take full advantage of our exclusive perks at various spots around town, only for members of the SET crew. Just flash your official SET wristband to redeem.
USE THE TOOLS BELOW TO FILTER OR SEARCH FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS AND ENTERTAINMENT HOTSPOTS IN NEW ORLEANS.
1201 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
This historic neighbourhood bar is amply stocked with epic selection has more than 350 (!) whiskeys – and is a staple watering hole of the historic Garden District (which might just be our favourite NOLA ‘hood – don’t tell the French Quarter).
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
We love the low-key, sophisticated vibe of the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton – the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day of meetings on SET. Try a ‘Davenportini’, the perfect accompaniment to jazz played by its namesake, Jeremy Davenport.
Various addresses, Frenchmen Street, LA 70119
Discover a feast of live music venues, as far as the eye can see (The Spotted Cat, Apple Barrel, Cafe Negril) without the bachelorette party chaos of Bourbon Street. Bounce around its various hotspots for jazz, reggae, blues and more.
HOT TIN AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL
2031 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sitting pretty atop the Pontchartrain Hotel, an evening at The Hot Tin is like journeying back in time to the 1940s: complete with curios, Mississippi river views, glass accordion doors and interior decor inspired by an artist’s loft.
HOTEL SAINT VINCENT
1507 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Elizabeth Street Cafe is the place for French-Vietnamese specialities to eat in or on-the-go – think ginger chili oil dumplings, spring rolls, and bánh mì. After something a little fancier? Book in to San Lorenzo for grilled creole oysters and scampi risotto, washed down with an agave-sweetened 'Plot Twist' at the hotel's porch bar, Paradise Lounge.
Enjoy 25% off food and 15% off drinks at Elizabeth Street Cafe, San Lorenzo and Paradise Lounge, all located at Hotel Saint Vincent.
529 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Irresistible Italian fare NOLA locals like to keep for themselves – but you won’t be able to keep their duck St. Philip (complete with raspberry demi-glace) quiet for look. They don’t take reservations, so arrive early (and hungry) or enjoy the piano bar while you wait.
1245 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Lengua Madre’s irresistible Mexican tasting menu, served familia style, is also a culinary journey through the life of chef Ana Castro – from her grandmother’s home in Mexico City to her previous existence in Denmark to her current home in New Orleans.
MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB
3824 Dryades Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
A dining experience that feels utterly special in every way, as Chef Melissa Martin creates magic with Louisiana’s endangered bayou cuisine. A wholly communal experience with a menu that ebbs and flows with the seasons, be quick to book, as they only take a handful of bookings four nights a week.
NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
Various locations, click here for full details
The annual NOLA film festival is one of the largest Oscar-qualifying celebrations in the Southeast – and your attendance at SET gives you 20% off an all-access pass.
Just use the code SET@NOFF for entry to festival screenings, parties, receptions, panels and more from 2-7 November.
727 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Eponymously named for its former resident, Antoine Amédée Peychaud – aka the man behind Peychaud’s Bitters, which later became the main ingredient in none other than NOLA’s most famous cocktail, the Sazerac.
Take 25% off wine, beer and cocktails at Peychaud's, hidden in the lush courtyard of the Hotel Maison de Ville.
THE COLUMNS HOTEL
3811 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
A much-loved local favourite, Columns is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places – reflecting its storied history as a private residence, boarding house and hotel.
The first 50 SET attendees through the doors will snag a complimentary cocktail, plus 15% off your bill after the SET Opening Night on 1 November.
THE WILL & THE WAY
719 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
The perfectly preserved 18th-century architecture of The Will & The Way is a tribute to the many decades’ worth of New Orleanians who have made hay in its walls, no matter what storm, prohibition, or pandemic’ came their way. Our tip: go for a ‘Sleepless in Siesta’, taken alfresco in their beautifully secluded courtyard.