Swifties know this is far from her first time performing in NOLA, first playing at the 2010 NFL Kickoff Game and later bringing her Reputation Stadium Tour to New Orleans in 2018. She last visited New Orleans in December 2022 for her birthday, enjoying the local cuisine, live music, and hospitality of New Orleans.
If you’re a Swiftie who just can’t wait for The Eras Tour to stop in New Orleans, try visiting these spots that Taylor herself experienced.
This legendary French Quarter music venue has hosted giants in the music business—even Taylor Swift! Swift attended a show on December 10, 2022. The intimate venue barely holds 100 spectators and offers several shows nightly. Be like Swift and check out some classic New Orleans jazz at a place that does it best.
*Editor’s note: Bywater Bakery is closed for all of August and will resume operations in September.
Birthday cake, anyone? Penned the “Lavender haze surprise,” Bywater Bakery crafted Swift’s cake on her visit to New Orleans. Stop in for cake slices ranging from berry Chantilly to chocolate butter pecan or indulge in savory items such as breakfast gumbo while biding your time until Swift’s return to New Orleans.
A gorgeous restaurant located on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans, Saba serves modern Israeli cuisine. Take Taylor’s cue and visit for a romantic date night. Shakshuka, spicy lamb ragu, grilled Louisiana shrimp, and za’atar fried chicken await.
Swift also dined at French restaurant N7. Located in the Bywater, classic French cuisine is served here in a romantic atmosphere. Beef tartare, escargots, and soy sauce crème brûlée are just a few offerings.
Swift visited Esplanade Studios on her birthday, December 13, 2022. Fans know she’s in the process of re-recording her past records so don’t be surprised if the studio appears credited in one of her future album re-releases. Unless you’re headed to record music yourself, head not to Esplanade Studios but to the café next door, Lamara Coffee & Kitchen, which was created to serve healthy cuisine to the clients of the studio.
Taylor Swift-themed events in New Orleans
Try counting down the days until The Eras Tour by meeting fellow fans and attending Taylor Swift-themed dance parties and events. At Faubourg Brewery’s Swifty Sip & Skate Night on August 18, 2023, you can bring your skates and enjoy delicious beers and tasty eats as you roll through The Eras. Gasa Gasa hosts 22 & good 4 u’s Long Live Taylor! Speak Now Dance ParTay on August 25, 2023. Le Petite Fête’s Cruel Summer dance party stops at Tipitina’s on September 2, 2023. Keep your eyes peeled for more Taylor Swift-themed events on our events page here.
Where to find the perfect Eras Tour outfit
There’s always a reason to dress up in New Orleans, and The Eras Tour is no exception! Funky Monkey and Buffalo Exchange are two second-hand / vintage clothing stores with eclectic outfits. Check out Miss Claudia’s for an over-the-top costume and top it all off with a wig from Fifi Mahony’s. You’ll find the most ‘90s accessories at Gimme NOLA.
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Tickets for The Eras Tour in New Orleans go on sale Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 11 a.m.