New Orleans Journals

Funky New Orleans

A February 2004 trip to New Orleans by ShannonLane

HIlton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: New Orleans is fun any time of the year, but this was my first time to experience Mardi Gras there. It was hell getting into the city, but once there, it was party heaven.

HIlton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue

Hotel | "Hotel Monaco"

HIlton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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This funky art-deco hotel was close enough to the action without being crowded. Everyone there (including staff) was friendly and helpful. The evening wine hour with complimentary chair massage just helped us get loosened up for the evening. The rooms were cool in a trendy way. There were leopard-print bath robes for our use. The mini-bar had some neat items, like a voodoo doll. Starbucks in the lobby the next morning helped the hangover.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2004

HIlton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue
333 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 524-8890

Brennan's

Restaurant | "Breakfast at Brennan's"

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When I plan to visit New Orleans I always leave room in my budget for Breakfast at Brennan's. This is not just a meal, it's an event. Plan to spend 2-3 hours with friends dicussing your adventures in the Big Easy. The three-course brunch is the way to go. At $35 per person you get appetizers, entree, and dessert. I have tried all of the eye-openers on the menu.

The Mr. Funk is a nice champagne mix. Mimosas are popular, as well as the milk punch. Brennan's is the creator of Egg's Benedict and Banana's Foster. My final word for this restaurant is "mmmmm."

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2004

Brennan's
417 Royal St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 525 9711

Mid-City Lanes Rock and Bowl

Attraction | "Dancing on the Bar at the Bowling Alley"

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The Rock and Bowl is the essence of New Orleans local nightlife. It's a bowling alley. It's a bar. It's a dance hall. A live band (usually zydeco music) plays nightly while patrons drink, bowl, and cut a rug. Even if your partner doesn't dance or you come alone, you will find someone to twist the night away with.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2004

Mid-City Lanes Rock and Bowl
3016 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
(504) 861-1700