Top Best Nightclubs in Central Business District, New Orleans, LA [2022 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Central Business District, New Orleans that you should definitely check out.


Best nightclub in Central Business District, New Orleans!

Be in the center of it all! In the heart of Harrah’s New Orleans is Masquerade, a hot gathering spot with a driving beat you don’t want to miss. Voted # 27 in Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s Top 100 Nightclubs, Masquerade is the place to be. Join your friends here for a drink at Masquerade’s Ice bar. Dance to the beat of the top DJ's in the nation. The salacious go-go dancers take the stage with mesmerizing looks, styles and moves you won’t soon forget. On the other hand, play while you party with slots, $5 blackjack and other exciting table games right inside Masquerade!

  • 8 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
  • Central Business District
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Apres Lounge

Apres Lounge

Located on the edge of the French Quarter in the Warehouse District that is fast becoming the entertainment epicenter of New Orleans, Aprés is the first and only Ultra Champagne Lounge in the Crescent City. In addition to being one of the top nightclubs in downtown NOLA, it is a premier event venue for private parties, meetings, and social events. Aprés means "after" in French, and this luxurious venue has become the spot to be seen for the afterparty, after a long week of work with friends, or even just after a fancy "Date Night" couples dinner in the city. What sets Aprés apart from the rest is its unique vision and desire to be the best in show: from its plush, colorful design elements to its enticing food/drink menu offerings to its top-shelf table service, we aim not only to please but to exceed customer expectations for both locals and tourists alike. Champagne is a beverage that is always associated with the feelings of luxury and celebration, and Aprés carries more than 75 different champagnes and sparkling wines to convey these sentiments. Here at Aprés, we offer you the elegance that you deserve: a Miami/Vegas nightlife vibe infused with Southern hospitality and charm.

  • 608 Fulton St New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
  • Central Business District
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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New Orleans Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in New Orleans clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in New Orleans?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at New Orleans nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into New Orleans nightclubs for free?

Some New Orleans nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many New Orleans nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for New Orleans nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the New Orleans page.

How much is bottle service at New Orleans clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in New Orleans, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into New Orleans nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in New Orleans are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which New Orleans nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in New Orleans.

Which New Orleans nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in New Orleans.