New Orleans is a very walkable city when it comes to downtown and the French Quarter, and the Smoothie King Center and Caesar’s Superdome are right next to all the action. Be it a sports game, concert, or some other special event, the best of the city is at an arm’s reach. Enjoy eating, drinking, playing, and staying in downtown New Orleans, and make the most of your trip to the city with the options below.

Where to Stay

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Connecting to the Superdome and the Smoothie King Center, Hyatt is the closest hotel you can get to the action.


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Selina Catahoula New Orleans

Selina Catahoula New Orleans

Located in a beautifully renovated Creole townhouse, the Selina Catahoula offers guests an authentic New Orleans experience. 

Ace Hotel New Orleans

This trendy, laid-back hotel is close to the action and also features a pool and rooftop bar.

Virgin Hotels New Orleans

One of the newer hotels to New Orleans, Virgin features “chambers” instead of rooms and has an eclectic atmosphere.  

Le Pavillon Hotel

Elegance and class are the name of the game at Le Pavillon, located just down Poydras Street. 

The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans

A Hilton Tapestry Collection hotel, the Troubadour gives off a sleek boutique feel.

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Copper Vine Wine Pub

Where to Eat

Copper Vine

Part wine pub, part full-service restaurant, Copper Vine serves great food with a side of ambiance. Stop in for lunch, brunch, happy hour, or dinner.

Willa Jean

Known for their pastries and brunch, Willa Jean is comfort food done right.


A perfect stop for the kiddos, Reginelli’s is a family-friendly restaurant serving up more than just pizza, but we must say, the pizza is pretty delicious. 

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Central City BBQ

Central City BBQ

Located just a short ride away from the arena, venturing Uptown, Central City BBQ is great for ribs, wings, potato salad, and other barbecue favorites in a laid-back atmosphere. 

Commons Club New Orleans

Just opened in 2021, Commons Club is the trendy new restaurant inside Virgin Hotels New Orleans. Make a reservation for brunch or dinner, or just stop in for cocktails. 

Where to Drink

Pluck Wine Bar

Open until midnight on the weekends, Pluck is your-go to place for wine, beer, and snacky things. Plus, they have a full service menu. Charcuterie, anyone? 

Alto @ Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel’s rooftop garden, Alto is a great spot to sip on some cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the city. 

Baroness on Baronne​

Stop in for cocktails and conversation at the Baroness on Baronne. 

Vintage Rock Club

Part club, part bar, Vintage Rock Club is just steps away from the arena and often hosts pre-parties to games and concerts in the area.

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Monkey Board


Ingénue is a cool rooftop bar on top of the Troubadour Hotel. Enjoy food and drinks with sweeping views of the city.

Double Dealer

Hidden beneath the Orpheum Theater, this speakeasy-themed bar is the perfect spot for high-end cocktails if you're looking for a little pre- or post-game/concert glam. 


Kick back and enjoy Louisiana cuisine at this sports bar.

Where to Play 

Stumpy’s Hatchet House

One of the latest attractions to hit the streets of New Orleans is Stumpy’s, a hatchet-throwing venue in the Central Business District of downtown. Try your hand at 10 axe-throwing pits and experience why the hatchet-throwing craze has taken off across the nation. 

Dave & Buster's

Great fun for the whole family, Dave & Buster's has a sports bar-like atmosphere complete with arcade games and billiards.