If Paris is the city of light, New Orleans stole more than a few photons with the Eiffel Society.
A reconstructed relic (formerly a restaurant built into the Eiffel Tower in Paris), the Eiffel Society looms above St. Charles Avenue with a towering and elegant corona. It’s impossible to miss, and it somehow manages to make its most stately mansion neighbors look humdrum in comparison. If Tomorrowland and Cirque de Soleil had a steam-punk lovechild, it would look like Eiffel. It is the polar opposite of a hotel’s conference room, evoking the words “new” and “hip” and “edgy” and “curated.” Eiffel speaks in manifestos and artist statements, describing itself as “an Expose with a Kitchen and Subwoofers.” Light dances across the massive space from hundreds of hanging antique light bulbs across the sharp-dressed crowds.
During the week, the Society hosts New Orleans’ most opulent openings, fashion shows, galas, and events. On Fridays and Saturdays, the jaw-dropping space is opened to the beautiful public as New Orleans’ most stunning cocktail lounge and nightclub. The tapas bar serves up tasty versions of American classics, and art installations, DJs, and bands keep everyone entertained. If you’ve come to New Orleans to do high elegance, one could hardly do better than a few drinks at the Eiffel Society.
Party like an art star in an avant-garde wonderland of light and shadow set inside a structure removed from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.