Whether you’re here to spend time with family, catch up with former classmates, or you’re looking for a quick bite on game day, you don’t have to travel far when you’re Uptown. Because the area is populated by both students and families, you can find a variety of activities within a short distance. Explore (or rediscover) classic dive bars, upscale restaurants, live music venues, museums, and more during your time in New Orleans. Whatever occasion you’re here for— make the most of it with the options below.


The Pontchartrain Hotel

Alongside a picturesque streetcar route stands the Pontchartrain Hotel – a unique, full-service luxury destination. This 14-story architectural marvel from 1927 blends historic charm with modern comforts, offering impeccable service and easy access to local attractions.

St. Charles Inn

This delightful New Orleans Garden District hotel, located on St. Charles Avenue, offers easy reach to attractions like the French Quarter, Caesars Superdome, WWII Museum, and Aquarium of the Americas. Set uptown near the Garden District, it's also a short streetcar ride to Audubon Zoo and Aquarium and one of the closest hotels to Tulane and Loyola Universities.

The Chloe

A contemporary boutique stay inspired by Uptown's allure. With 14 distinctive guest rooms, this renovated St. Charles Avenue home welcomes both solo travelers and groups, offering a refreshing poolside oasis amidst the city's vibrant charm.

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Once a private residence built in 1883, Columns transformed into a boarding house in WWI and a hotel with a standout porch bar in 1953. Now under Jayson Seidman's family ownership since 2019, this cherished historic gem enters its next chapter, preserving its character and legacy for both locals and guests alike.

Hampton Inn New Orleans – St. Charles Ave

In the heart of the Garden District, Hampton Inn offers spacious, charming New Orleans lodgings with modern comforts, including a 24-hour business center, outdoor lap pool, and complimentary services like Wi-Fi, daily breakfast, and evening tea and cheese receptions.

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Influenced by the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa, Saba captures moments where food and culture intertwine, showcasing an evolving cuisine. Wood-fired pita absorbs flavors from Bulgaria, Yemen, Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Palestine, Greece, and more. With a focus on local sourcing, Saba grills seafood, meats, and produce over coals, serving family-style platters to New Orleans' table.

Jaques-Imo's Café

Featuring exquisite cuisine with an authentic New Orleans ambiance, Jacques-Imo’s is located in the vibrant Riverbend-Carrollton district on Oak Street. This unique café has garnered affection from both residents and visitors for its signature dishes including their shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake.


Sukeban embodies Chef Jacqueline Blanchard's adoration for Japanese culture, technique, and cuisine, offering fast casual dining. Indulge in hand rolls, Ozaku, Temaki, and Sashimi, complemented by natural wine, sake, and Japanese beers. The restaurant mostly offers counter-style seating along the sushi bar, but there’s one six-person booth available for reservations either directly through the restaurant or on Resy.

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This beloved Uptown neighborhood gem features contemporary Creole cuisine crafted by renowned Chef Frank Brigtsen presented in an inviting Victorian-cottage.


A pioneer of “fine dining for the people,” Boucherie serves Southern contemporary cuisine with a seasonal menu that changes regularly. Enjoy a rotating selection of beer and wine, along with craft cocktails that pay homage to tradition. Make sure to save room for their famous Krispy Kreme bread pudding.

Pigeon & Whale

Explore a diverse array of specialty drinks, like the Negroni color wheel, as well as a raw oyster bar, chargrilled mussels, and other ocean-inspired delights in an elegant maritime setting.

Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco

Tito’s is a cozy Peruvian restaurant in Uptown New Orleans where you can find tasty ceviches, tender meats, and fresh seafood. Try handcrafted Pisco cocktails and heart-healthy Peruvian wines at this spot that’s perfect for a pre- or post-game date night!

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Upscale Bars Near Tulane's Yulman Stadium

Perhaps you’re an alum­–or a current student with a more mature drinking palate. Regardless, these bars offer seriously good cocktails within proximity to campus.


Known for its award-winning cocktail program and standout wine collection, this revamped firehouse is now a stylish, dimly lit cocktail lounge with creative drinks & a variety of interesting dishes.

The Chloe

A tropical poolside bar housed in a 19th-century Uptown mansion hotel. Light bites and yummy drinks are available poolside from morning to sundown, as well as happy hour specials from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Columns Hotel Bar

Located inside the historic Columns Hotel lobby on Saint Charles Avenue, you'll find a cozy and romantic bar known for their great cocktails and menu of small plates, snacks, and shareable bites. If you prefer being outside, you can enjoy watching the streetcar pass beneath centuries-old oak trees in a lush, tropical setting over a drink or a quick bite.

College/Dive Bars Near Tulane’s Yulman Stadium

Bruno's Tavern

Bruno’s is an Uptown college neighborhood bar that draws crowds for draft beers, sports on multiple TVs, pool tables, darts, and pub snacks. Stop by for 50-cent wing Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and game nights on Fridays.

Fat Harry's

Located on the streetcar route, Fat Harry’s is an iconic neighborhood sports bar offering po-boys, burgers, and other classic pub food, along with happy hour specials and outdoor sidewalk seating.

The Boot

Missing your college days? Want the classic Tulane experience? The Boot is the perfect casual party spot for college students and alums, with busy happy hours & late-night festivities. Stop by for mimosa pitchers, a quick bite, and big game day and event pre-games.

Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge

Classic dive bar set in a shack-like setting, this beloved dive is known for staying open very late with year-round retro holiday décor and a jukebox. Grab some drinks and chill on the patio with friends until the wee hours of the morning.

Tchoup Yard

A lively outdoor bar with colorful furnishings and a nearby food truck, this Tchoupitoulas patio hotspot offers both outside and inside seating with an air-conditioned warehouse bar for enjoying cold drinks.



Want to catch some live music while you’re in town for a game? Lucky for you there are several nearby music clubs with nightly (or almost nightly) live entertainment.

Maple Leaf Bar

The Maple Leaf is an Uptown nightclub with two bars, a patio, and a lively dance floor. Check out the stage for live music performances from brass bands, funk bands, and more, seven nights a week.

Carrollton Station Bar & Music Club

A neighborhood bar and music club, Carrollton Station offers live music on weekends, open mic stand-up on Wednesdays, trivia on Thursdays, and $1 taco deals on Fridays. Located two blocks off Oak Street and one block off Carrollton Ave, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus.


Tip’s is a world-famous New Orleans venue that started in 1977 as a place for Professor Longhair to perform in his final years. Today, the old juke joint welcomes both national and international touring acts, not to mention a home base to many of New Orleans' most iconic artists. Tipitina’s is a must-visit for musicians and enthusiasts alike.


Shopping on Magazine Street

Spanning six miles through Uptown New Orleans, the Lower Garden District, and downtown, Magazine Street offers a diverse market for shoppers. This vibrant stretch is lined by a blend of retro boutiques, quick-bite eateries, pastry shops, unique stores, lively bars, and upscale dining. Make sure to check out costume shops and used clothing stores for a unique experience while you’re there!

Audubon Aquarium

Home to more than 3,600 animals and 250 species, the Audubon Aquarium offers an opportunity for guests to intimately engage with some of the ocean's most captivating inhabitants. During your visit, you can find African penguins, moon jellyfish, potbellied seahorses, and even encounter a Louisiana alligator, all up close and personal. Make it a 2-in-1 and check out the Audubon Insectarium while you’re there!

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Freret Street

Check out Freret Street

Located in Uptown New Orleans, Freret Street is a local hotspot known for its dining, drinking, live music scene, and its popularity among college students from Loyola and Tulane universities. The area has numerous restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world, making it a beloved destination for locals seeking a different flavor.

Newcomb Art Museum

Nestled among the live oaks of Tulane's uptown campus, a small gem of a museum that presents original exhibitions that highlight the work of women, and explores socially engaged art, civic dialogue, and community transformation. This fall, the featured exhibit is titled “Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation” and is focused on the repercussions of the Civil War in everyday life.