WHY HERE: Classical music and muffalettas as big as your head are served in symphony at this 100-plus-year-old bar in the French Quarter. Especially when it’s sweltering hot, drop by for a Pimm’s Cup. Three versions have lived on the menu forever, and the tuxedoed bartenders here pour them like water.
WHY NOW: Though Napoleon House’s ownership recently changed for the first time in a century, you’d never know it. Classic bars like this one are part of what gives New Orleans its magical je ne sais quoi.