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 all-star 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.


Nestled on the corner of St. Claude and Elysian Fields, Baldwin & Co. is an independently owned bookstore that pays homage to the legendary writer, James Baldwin. The retail side of the shop includes an eclectic range of books and genres from mystery to history, children's to travel. Unique to Baldwin & Co., the space even holds its own podcast studio where guests can book time slots to record and create. Or, relax on the outdoor patio with a craft espresso drink.

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.

Rebecca Todd

Challenge your body and your mind at the Boulder Lounge, New Orleans' only climbing gym. Children and adults alike are welcome to try their hand at the rock wall, and the space frequently hosts meetup groups and yoga classes.

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Anna’s is located in the space that once housed beloved dive bar Mimi’s in the Marigny. The new concept pays tribute to the former occupant with a menu full of Spanish-style tapas, A pool table, and jukebox, while offering an updated menu of upscale cocktail pairings, including Spanish vermouth and sherry in the upstairs lounge.

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.