Nestled between the French Quarter and the Bywater lies the Marigny, where you’ll find colorful shotgun homes and the sounds of jazz music filling the air. With plenty of allstar restaurants and bustling nightlife, the Marigny attracts crowds young and old with a charming, welcoming feel. We’ve rounded up our top spots to check out in the neighborhood below.

Justen Williams

Whether it’s brunch or dinner, Paladar 511 is a top contender for best restaurant in the area. Warm pastas and creative pizzas add to the rustic charm, and make this hotspot trendy and inviting.

Paul Broussard

Walking through this creative neighborhood is a unique experience. Head to Crescent Park, which runs the length of the Marigny and into the Bywater neighborhood, to take in views of the Mississippi River. It is great for picnicking, as well.

Justen Williams

Mardi Gras Indians Sip and Sew

Hosted by Second Vine Wine, Sip and Sew offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you can only find in New Orleans. Learn how Mardi Gras Indians create their suits with a hands-on sewing class paired with wine. This fun and inventive class is only available on Sundays.

Justen Williams

A trip to New Orleans is not complete without jazz, and a trip to the Marigny is not complete without a visit to Frenchmen Street. Dance the night away until the early morning on this buzzing thoroughfare. Find a range of live music performances, late-night bites, art markets and more.

Zack Smith

While many food halls have popped up around the city, you’ll find the first one along St. Claude Avenue–the St. Roch Market. The revived market offers a variety of food options, coffee and cocktails. It’s the perfect stop for a group that can’t decide what they want to eat, or for diners who want to try a little bit of everything.

Justen Williams

Located inside Hotel Peter and Paul, the Elysian Bar is a work of art. Imaginative patterns, tiled floors and a large, carved bar make this place dreamy. Grab a cocktail and sit inside or out, soaking in the beauty around you.

Rebecca Todd

For burlesque, AllWay’s Lounge is a must. Live performances can be found almost every night of the week, but cabaret, bingo and dancing are their specialties.

Celebrity chef Marlon Alexander offers decadent dishes at this laid-back restaurant. Their charming courtyard is great for some fresh air, and their Sunday drag-brunch is a hoot.

Rebecca Todd

Late night eats, cheap drinks and live music describes Mimi’s to a tee. Head upstairs to dance or chill downstairs to talk with friends. Their kitchen goes above and beyond your average bar snacks with an extensive tapas list that shouldn’t be missed.

Rebecca Todd

From red velvet waffles for brunch to bbq shrimp for dinner, Morrow’s offers a range of delicious Creole dishes with a twist. This contemporary and hip eatery opened in 2018 and quickly became admired by both locals and visitors, including Drake.