From left to right, Joshua Bernard, Jason Hunt, Dwight Beckett, Royce Cottrell and Chris Billings, tourists from Oklahoma, drink on Bourbon Street and say they are "playing it by ear,'' regarding a possible evacuation as Gustav enters the Gulf of Mexico, as the group is seen in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

NOLA Where Drinking in Public Is Commendable

New Orleans It’s impossible to speak of open container laws without mentioning New Orleans. Home of the biggest Mardi Gras festival in the US, the city is packed year round with tourists who love history — and drinking. As long … Read More

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Mag’s 940 Theater

The golden age of New Orleans cabaret comes alive at night at Mag’s 940 Theater and Woody Allen, who regularly appears to jam with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. Music has been an essential part of Mag’s, and it is on … Read More

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Faubourg Marigny

Faubourg Marigny (sometimes called The Marigny) is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue to the north, Press Street to … Read More

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WHO DAT!

Who dat? is an English idiom originating from New Orleans. First referenced in poetry, the phrase was a common dialogue element between the performers and crowd at traveling minstrel shows in the region. Eventually, the phrase became used in US … Read More

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Where Y’at!

Elysian Fields Avenue is a broad, straight avenue in New Orleans named after the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. It courses south to north from the Lower Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain, a distance of approximately 5 miles (8.0 km). The … Read More

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Mag’s 940 BAR

This casual, Faubourg Marigny show bar draws a gay, straight and mixed local crowd with drink specials & a welcoming vibe. Housed in the same building where the late New Orleans gay rights activist Charlene Schneider ran her namesake bar for more than … Read More

The All Star Covered Dish Country Jamboree

Facebook 608 people like this   Mag’s 940 Bar 940 Elysian Fields Ave New Orleans, Louisiana Ask for The All Star Covered Dish Country Jamboree’s phone Merle Travis: Guitar Man | Kentucky Muse This program traces the career of Merle … Read More

Mag’s is truly the gay support bar of the city. It is the local home to many charitable organizations, pageants, drag shows, and that’s putting it lightly. Check out the crowd at Mag’s 940, you might be pleasantly surprised.

MAG’S 940 SAYS

Mag’s 940 is one of New Orleans “Hidden Gems”, located in the heart of the Marigny. We have a FULLY STOCKED BAR, featuring a large seating area and a stage that highlights our local talent and artists on any given night of the week. Our bartenders are the warmest, friendliest and sometimes sassiest in the city. And some have been honored with notable achievement awards. “Mag’s  won the title of the “Best Show Bar of the Year” three years in a row and has been labeled the” Bar of New Traditions.” This is a laid back, no pressure neighborhood favorite.

*$2.00 Draft Beer and $4.00 Champagne every day!
*New entertainment everyday!

Champs-Élysées

  The Avenue des Champs-Élysées (French pronunciation: [av(ə).ny de ʃɑ̃z‿e.li.ze] ( listen)) It is known for its theatres, cafés and luxury shops, and for the military parade that takes place each year on the avenue on 14 July to celebrate Bastille Day. The … Read More

Stroll through one of the most beautiful and historic parks in New Orleans. Jackson Square is always full of street artists, jazz performers, tourists, and locals alike; needless to say, this is one of the city’s most popular squares.

 

About Jackson Square

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Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as “Place d’Armes,” and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans.

This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo (Louisiana State Museums), not to mention the Lower and Upper Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United State. The Pontalba Apartments offer retail shops, museums, galleries and restaurants on the ground level; their second and third floors still house a selection of prestigious apartments.

For well over a half-century, there has been an open-air artist colony at Jackson Square. Local artists paint, draw, create portraits and caricatures, and display their work on the square’s iron fence. Some have been there for generations!

Jackson Square is a favorite site for visitors and locals. The artists, restaurants, museums, merchants and the square itself make Jackson Square one of the French Quarter’s most popular destinations.

Jackson Square Hours
Jackson Square is open seven days a week. During daylight savings time it’s open from 8am to 7pm. During winter, it’s open from 8am to 6pm.