In a city full of hundreds of bars, restaurants and everything in between, it can be daunting to wrangle up the gang for a night of fun that extends beyond Broadway. But never fear, Arcade is here to help you step out of your comfort zone and seek out the coolest karaoke bars and restaurants that New Orleans has to offer! Get ready to belt your heart out and eat a meal that doesn’t come out of a toaster oven at these Hull-approved locations.
If you’re looking to expand your horizons and move beyond Uptown, try out Kajun’s Pub in the Bywater! Reflective of the neighborhood’s frisky bohemian vibe, Kajun’s Pub’s colorful interior provides the perfect arena for a raucous rendition of Prince’s “1999” while the quieter patio area supplies a safe haven for your less musically inclined friends. This karaoke bar has it all!
When? Every night, from 5 p.m. until “late!”
Banks Street Bar
Serving up quintessential New Orleans charm with a twist, Banks Street Bar pairs ‘80s and ‘90s karaoke classics with delicious seafood every Monday night. Located in Mid-City, Banks Street Bar is a local favorite. Fun fact: Banks Street Bar also has many Spanish-language karaoke options!
When? Every Monday night at 10 p.m.
Located on St. Charles Avenue, Poseidon boasts a mile-long sushi menu and personal karaoke rooms. If you’re not ready to bust a lung in front of strangers, Poseidon is perfect for you! Their private karaoke rooms are always available for reservation, allowing you to test out your best Taylor Swift impression on friends and family.
When? Whenever you want to reserve a room!
A New Orleans classic, Cat’s Meow offers the best karaoke experience on Bourbon Street. A favorite for tourists and locals alike, Cat’s Meow’s state-of-the-art stage and leopard print pianos are sure to make you feel like a rockstar. Frequent celebrity sightings and a long wait list contribute to the exclusivity of the bar.
When? Weekdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.