Please help these hipster snobs cool it up in New Orleans!
January 6, 2014 1:20 PM Subscribe
30-ish scenester types seeking curated, non-comformist travel recommendations for the Crescent City.
posted by sureshot to Travel & Transportation around New Orleans, LA (38 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, okay. We're not really hipster snobs. But we are highly intelligent, culturally fluent, discriminating, enthusiastic, 30-ish, Northern city folk who are traveling to New Orleans this weekend for THE FIRST TIME EVER. And we would like to have our minds blown. Very exciting.
Normally, I would start with the local alt weekly, sniff out the standard "Best Of" round up, but I wasn't able to find any such listings on the Gambit's website. So I turn to you, cool kids of AskMe, for advice.
What are we looking for? Secret wine parties. Pop-up restaurants. Unmarked dive bars. Punk clubs. Speakeasies. Cabinets of curiosity. Psychics. Cabarets. Art galleries. Raves. That sort of thing.
I've found some tantalizing recommendations online, but I can't tell if a lot of them are up-to-date/played out. Here's our list so far:
- Sentiments Wine and Cheese Dive: a French-y, pop-up bistro upstairs from the Feelings Cafe
- Killer PoBoys: an unmarked Po' Boy eatery in the back of Erin Rose Bar
- Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, who apparently plays Vaughan's Lounge
- Igor's Lounge and Game Room, which sounds like a dive bar in a laundromat
- the OCH Art Market
Oh, and we heard the Nine Inch Nails house, where Trent Reznor recorded the Downward Spiral is still standing. It'd be cool to check that out, too.
So, tl;dr: Looking for hipster-ish stuff to do in NOLA. Bonus points for the spooky/gothy.