For Visiting Comics

Thinking about coming through New Orleans to do some comedy? Hell yeah! It's always a good time here. In fact, there's so much to do here that we put together a list of the places us locals like to go and places we like to tell visitors to go check out. Also, please, try to find someone to stay with here. Most of us have space to put up a couple comics. Please do not use AirBNB in New Orleans. It's a long story, but basically, it's killing the ability for anyone to afford housing and is ruining our neighborhoods. We'll find you a couch or a bed or an air mattress that won't fuck up our economy.

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Neighborhood:

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Bayou

Bayou St. John

Bayou St. John in MidCity
Bayou St. John is the only bayou in the city limits. It runs through the Lake Vista, Filmore, Fairgrounds, and MidCity neighborhoods. Great place to have a picnic or just relax. You can also rent a kayak or a paddle board and go out on the bayou itself.

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Restaurant

Bud's Broiler

500 City Park Ave in MidCity
Bud's is a local institution. They're 24 hours, but if you're eating Bud's when the sun's up, then you fucked up. There's a bunch of options on how to get your burger (the have hot dogs, but fuck that). I go for the #4 with sauce and onions. There's two camps: the sauce or the chili. You can get chili anywhere, get the damn sauce. Bonus level: sauce cheese fries

Drink
Dive Bar

Mick's Irish Pub

4801 Bienville Ave in MidCity
Mick's is your typical hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar. It's nothing special, just one of the places in the neighborhood that isn't full of shit. There's pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, and a bunch of board games and a couple pinball/arcade games too. Sometimes there's free food, especially during Saints games.
Tags: hole in the wallbar games

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Restaurant

Neyow's Creole Cafe

3340 Bienville St. in MidCity
Southern and creole fare. Chargrilled oysters are a popular starter, and the red beans too.

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Restaurant

Parkway Bakery

538 Hagan Ave in MidCity
Everyone has their favorite poboy shop, some have favorites for certain sandwiches. Parkway's one of the tops. The classic roast beef is super good, and their half-and-half fried shrimp/fried oyser is really good (they use cornmeal on their oysters which is the superior, correct way to fry oysters). One special sandwich is the Surf N Turf -- a shrimp poboy with roast beef debris (debris is the gravy and meat parts that fall off the roast beef into the gravy). In New Orleans, a sandwich is "dressed" if it has lettuce, mayo, tomato, and pickles on it. They'll ask you if you want it dressed. Just say yes and don't be a nerd about it.
Tags: poboy

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Park

Scultpure Garden in City Park

1 Palm Dr in MidCity
The sculptures here are pretty great, and the park itself is beautiful. It's a nice leasurely walk type of place. Benjamin Hoffman recommends being high for this. Admission: FREE. Summer Hours: (April 1 – September 30) 10 am – 6 pm, Winter Hours: (October 1 – March 31) 10 am – 5 pm
Tags: artparkhigh

Drink
Brewery

Second Line Brewing

433 N. Bernadotte in MidCity
They've only got 4 year-round beers, but they have other stuff in the taproom. Cool MidCity vibe. During Crawfish season (spring time) they have boils every Friday
Tags: craft beertour