WHY HERE: When you’re looking to move beyond jazz, d.b.a. boasts one of the most eclectic New Orleans–heavy musical lineups on Frenchman Street. The beer list, too, reflects the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene, including selections from up-and-comers like Urban South Brewery.
WHY NOW: Sure, Frenchman Street may no longer be New Orleans’ best-kept secret, but that doesn’t mean getting gleefully sweaty at d.b.a. dancing to acts like Brass-A-Holics—cocktail in hand, of course—is any less fun.