Girl! We know you are ready to get those ten, ten, tens across the board when it comes to having the time of your life with the Queen Bey herself. If you have been following along on TikTok and other socials you are well aware of the massive amounts of energy that the Renaissance World Tour has brought across the globe, and let’s face it–there is a reason why Beyoncé chose New Orleans as the last stop of what we know as Act. I of this thoroughly enthralling studio album tour. (Yeah, we know about the rescheduled date. It does not count in our humble opinion!)
So, to beam like the disco ball of Club Renaissance, let’s fill you in on some of the shopping, prep, eats, sips, pre-parties, and after-parties that will really make the New Orleans tour date magical.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Virgin Hotel New Orleans, where culture, food, and music collide. With luxurious chambers, stunning event spaces, and an array of dining options including the flagship restaurant Commons Club and the rooftop pool bar The Pool Club, this hotel has it all. Plus, it's conveniently located near all your favorite attractions, so you won't miss a beat.
Indulge in the charm of Selina Catahoula New Orleans, housed in a beautifully renovated Creole townhouse. From morning coffee in the courtyard to cocktails in the award-winning Piscobar, this hotel offers an authentic New Orleans experience. Don't forget to enjoy the rooftop and take part in morning yoga or evening live music for the ultimate relaxation.
Step into the enchanting world of Hotel Saint Vincent, a boutique hotel located in the Lower Garden District. With its meticulously designed interior, including original wrought-iron gates and rich textures, this hotel is a visual delight. Enjoy multiple restaurants and bars, lush public spaces, and the Saltillo-enclosed swimming pool in the interior courtyard.
If you're heading to New Orleans for the concert and want to shop for a fabulous outfit, you're in luck! New Orleans is known for its vibrant fashion scene, and there are plenty of fantastic stores to explore. For accessories, wigs, and unique wearables, be sure to check out Gimme, She Comes in Peace, and FiFi Mahony’s. If you're looking for stunning clothing options, visit Kay’s, Century Girl, West London BTQ, and Saint Claude Social Club. Don't miss the chance to attend Fringe & Co.'s studio pop-up on the 26th from 6-8 p.m., where you can find locally made fringe and kaftan fashions. And for the perfect finishing touch, make a stop at Lab & Lounge Nails, where you can get fabulous beauty services like stunning nails and gorgeous lashes. Get ready to rock the concert in style!
While you're in town for the Beyoncé, don't forget to indulge in some local eats that Queen Bey herself has visited in New Orleans.
First up, we have Mother’s, a classic spot for New Orleans home cooking. Get ready for some gumbo, po-boys, fried seafood, and all the delicious comfort food you can imagine. They even serve breakfast all day because who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?
Next, there's Willa Jean, a bakery restaurant that puts a modern spin on southern cuisine. Whether you're grabbing a coffee and pastry to-go or enjoying a relaxed meal with friends and family, Willa Jean has you covered. It's the perfect place to satisfy your cravings.
If you're in the mood for a po-boy, head over to Parkway Bakery & Tavern. This family-owned joint has been serving up comfort food for over 100 years. With over 25 different po-boys to choose from, you'll definitely find something that tickles your taste buds.
For a true taste of Creole cuisine and a slice of history, check out Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Led by the legendary Chef Leah Chase for seven decades, this place has won numerous awards and even a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award. You'll feel the love and hospitality as you enjoy a meal at this iconic spot.
Lastly, if you're looking for a fancy dining experience in the heart of the French Quarter, make a reservation at Muriel’s Jackson Square. Indulge in contemporary Creole dishes while enjoying the elegant ambiance of the second-floor Séance Lounge and a balcony overlooking historic Jackson Square. It's the perfect spot for a memorable night out.
Experience the intoxicating glamour of the Peacock Room inside Kimpton Hotel Fontenot. Indulge in shareable plates and craft cocktails that will leave you mesmerized and inspired, making it the perfect spot to toast to Queen Bey.
Or step into Bar Marilou, a spirited and luxurious space located inside Maison de la Luz in the Warehouse District. This bar offers an array of craft cocktails and signature bites that will satisfy your cravings. If you’re seeking an even more luxurious experience, consider booking a room at the hotel so that you can sip cocktails in the adjacent guests-only speakeasy that is accessed only by a secret pass-through.
For a glamorous evening, head to the Chandelier Bar in the Four Seasons, and celebrate the rich history of New Orleans cocktail culture. Sip on stellar versions of the city's classic cocktails or indulge in exquisite champagnes by the glass. To elevate your experience, enjoy caviar and sharable cuisine crafted by acclaimed New Orleans chef Alon Shaya. This is the perfect setting to raise a glass in honor of Beyoncé's incredible performance.
Get ready to unleash your inner diva at the ultimate pre and after-party events in New Orleans to celebrate Queen Bey's concert.
Get in the mood to see her majesty at the "BE THE VISUALS Pre-Concert Experience" held exclusively at Club XLIV in Champions Square. Prepare for an immersive talent showcase, bootylicious beats, and unique backdrops that will set the stage for an unforgettable night. Hang out with fellow Bey-hive members and enjoy the comforts of Club XLIV before the show. DJ Jess will be spinning tunes that will get everyone pumped up and ready to dance. Doors open at 5 p.m., so don't miss out on the pre-party excitement.
Keep the party going at the Renaissance "NOLA Afterparty" in the French Quarter's iconic Toulouse Theater. This is the place to be to dance the night away after the concert in a 21+ space that serves up great drinks to keep you energized on the dance floor.. Get ready to Virgo’s Groove in this legendary New Orleans theater space and dance into the night after being graced by the icon herself. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and tickets range from $25-45.
Other Things to Know Before You Go
When it comes time to head on over to the Superdome for the big show, please do not risk your Telfar bag and bring a clear one! Our stadium is very strict about this regulation, please accessorize accordingly.
New Orleans is the home of Big Freedia and you are probably very familiar with her features on “Break My Soul” and “Formation.”
- Transportation to the Superdome can be tricky when it gets busy! Schedule your Ubers/Lyfts ahead of time or check out other ways to ride in the city.
- The Superdome is a big place and walking up, around, and out can play games with your feet! Think smart when picking footwear, you don’t want to have to leave because of footwear holding you back.
- It is September, but you are visiting New Orleans please hydrate and keep in mind that the weather could still be warm. The concert venue itself is entirely indoors though.