A rowdy and revered institution, Le Bon Temps operates as a neighborhood bar in one half of its building, with pool tables and drinks as the main attraction. The back part is a top-shelf music venue that hosts popular local bands nightly, highlighted by the Soul Rebels' long-running Thursday night gig. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Le Bon Temps’ kitchen serves pub fare with a New Orleans kick. Take your pick from burgers, french fries, po-boys and quesadillas. The bar draws crowds for free oysters every Friday. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $