This year the city of New Orleans not only gets the appropriately named New Orleans Bowl as well as the Sugar Bowl between Michigan and Virgina Tech and the national championship between the local LSU Tigers and their hated arch-rival Alabama Crimson Tide. Call it the BCS National Championship or Saban Bowl VI but the Big Easy will be rocking come the night of January 9th.
Everyone knows about the French Quarter. Go to the most remote village in Thailand and ask someone about Bourbon Street and chances are they'd probably know what you're talking about. What you probably don't know are the local establishments that separate New Orleans and make it one of the best places to not only dine, but get your drink on.
Partying on Bourbon Street is great for New Orleans virgins or the casual tourist not wanting to leave the “safe” confines of the most famous street in the Big Easy, but the real New Orleans lies outside of that infamous lane.
Just a few blocks over are two bars with an...