New Orleans, LA
New Orleans nightlife is world famous. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it somewhere in the Big Easy. From dance clubs to the freshest comedy clubs; from old-time jazz at Preservation Hall to New Orleans-style funk in The Marigny in a bar off the beaten path, the Crescent City never stops. If you’ve already visited our Swizzle Stick Bar, head out to try some of the area’s other hot spots. Get yourself ready for an evening that promises to be what the locals call “lagniappe” (a little something extra).
Loews New Orleans Hotel is close to several New Orleans sporting events, including: New Orleans Saints football, New Orleans Pelicans basketball, and the New Orleans Zephyrs minor league baseball. You can also take in a performance of our local symphony or a show at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.
Known as the "Sportsman's Paradise" because of its temperate climate, New Orleans will appeal to the most enthusiastic sports fan. New Orleans is home to local teams such as the New Orleans Saints (NFL), the New Orleans Pelicans (NBA), New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL minor league baseball) and NCAA basketball and football teams. There’s also horse racing, PGA golf and area running events. If sports is your thing, this is a great place to take it all in—year-round.
New Orleans Saints
The Crescent City is home to the 2009 Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints football team. Cheer on the boys in black and gold at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, located nine blocks from the Loews New Orleans hotel.
New Orleans Pelicans
Professional basketball has taken flight in New Orleans with the Pelicans, and the city is eating it up. The New Orleans Pelicans play at the Smoothie King Center (adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome), just nine blocks from the hotel.
Catch one of our college teams including Tulane (playing in the newly opened Yulman Stadium) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) in one their many college sporting events. Also catch NCAA football games including the historic rivalry of Grambling State University and Southern University in the State Farm Bayou Classic or the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic.
The New Orleans Zephyrs are a PCL baseball team affiliated with the Florida Marlins. The home stadium of the Zephyrs is Zephyr Field in suburban Metairie.
With a history dating back to 1872, the Fair Grounds Race Course is the third oldest continuously operating thoroughbred racetrack in the United States. Racing season at the Fair Grounds runs from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of March the following year. Many featured races and “handicaps” are held throughout the season, including the prestigious Louisiana Derby just before the end of each season.
The PGA Zurich Classic is held in April at the TPC of Louisiana Course.
The Crescent City Classic road race is run in the city on Easter Saturday. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon (including a half marathon) is an annual international marathon race that takes place in late February.
Please ask our concierge for the most current listing of New Orleans sports events.
Take a stroll down Frenchmen Street and take in the lively scene. Wander into any one of the many New Orleans jazz clubs to discover local talent and some of the best live music. Snug Harbor is a favorite, featuring local and nationally known musicians. Hungry? Take your pick from a variety of restaurants that line this charming street.
725 St. Peter Street
If the look of the building doesn't attract you, the sounds of jazz will be hard to ignore. This time-honored temple to old-time jazz guarantees a great time. (No food or beverage is served, however. No reservations.) Two shows nightly. It doesn't get more authentic than this.
This venerable street offers an eclectic mix of clubs, restaurants and interesting shopping. Start at Canal Street and make your way through the crowds. There are too many choices to list, but you will find one that piques your interest for unforgettable New Orleans nightlife and entertainment.
With 104 table games and a world-class 23-table poker room, Harrah’s New Orleans offers card players an endless array of options to try their luck. The poker room features several types of games including no-limit Texas Hold ’Em, 7 Card Stud and Pot-Limit Omaha. There are weekly tournaments, regular promotions and the World Series of Poker even makes regular circuit stops at the property. Located directly across the street from the hotel.
718 St. Peter Street
A favorite of locals and visitors alike, this New Orleans bar is an oasis from the craziness that is Bourbon Street. Enjoy the world-famous Hurricane Cocktail, or one of the myriad of traditional drinks on the menu. The Dueling Pianos are a favorite; so too is relaxing in the charming courtyard and enjoying the outdoor patio.
House of Blues
225 Decatur Street
Visit New Orleans' premier entertainment venue. Savor a menu filled with Southern-inspired flavor as you swing to the beat of some of the hottest acts in live music. World-famous musicians as diverse as Fats Domino, Eric Clapton, and Willie Nelson have graced this stage.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak Street
What once was a chess and music club is now a local venue where you can enjoy live music and poetry readings. Have a drink and take in the sounds of blues, zydeco, R&B, junk, rock, and of course, jazz. This is a club favored by locals and visitors alike. Take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar for a scenic ride to this memorable venue.
Rock 'N' Bowl
3000 South Carrollton Avenue
Rock ‘N' Bowl is a New Orleans institution where you can (surprise!) rock ‘n’ roll while you bowl. Every night brings new live entertainment, so you can dance the night away or simply tap your toes while you knock down a few pins.
There are many options for great nightlife in New Orleans. Whatever your mood, there’s a place that caters to it. Stop by the concierge for a customized recommendation based on the experience you are looking for.