There's no better way to get to know a neighborhood than parading through it with its resident social aid and pleasure clubs. Grab your umbrella and tag along with the parades to these popular parade-stop bars.
Sidney's Saloon (1200 St. Bernard Ave., 943-9461)
Sidney's is situated at the epicenter of 7th Ward second-line parades and Mardi Gras Indian gatherings, and owner Kermit Ruffins performs on Sunday nights.
The Candlelight Lounge (925 N. Robertson St., 906-5877)
This Treme bar is a beacon for the parades of the Dumaine Street Gang, Money Wasters, Black Men Of Labor, Ole and Nu Style and Krewe du Jieux.
Sportsman's Corner (2433 Dryades St., 874-1225)
Men and womens clubs including the Divine Ladies, Young Men Olympian, Ladies and Men of Unity and VIP Ladies stop by the Sportsman's Corner during their second lines.
Rock Bottom Lounge (3801 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-0154)
Head toward the river to catch second-line parade stops by the Revolution, Ladies and Men of Unity, Original Four, Prince of Whales and Mahogany Ladies, or on Thursday nights for brass band music.
Seal's Class Act (2169 Aubry St., 948-7325)
Seal's Class Act is a popular stop for the Money Wasters, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Keep-N-It Real, C.T.C., Undefeated Divas, Dumaine Street Gang, Black Men of Labor, Big 7 and Family Ties.
- Photo by Cheryl Gerber
- Owner Kermit Ruffins is a regular performer and presence at the bar at Sidney's Saloon.