A bopping hot bed of bars, restaurants and arts venues in the hipster-heavy Bywater, St. Claude Avenue offers an entertainment option to suit every style and mood. If you’re looking to showcase your songbird talents, Kajun’s Pub is the ultimate, divey karaoke venue. Heavy metal lovers and those who skew towards a more leather-clad demographic will find the music they crave at Siberia, plus the city’s best Slavic food served out of a window in the back. For groups looking to shake their groove thing, celebrated local record maven DJ Soul Sister hosts a jam-packed dance party at the Hi-Ho Lounge every Saturday night, where she spins rare soul and R&B grooves with a 1970s vibe and streams old episodes of The Electric Company.
Know Before You Go: Venturing directly off the strip in both directions swerves into residential neighborhoods. Best to stick to the main drag.