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NOLA City Guide: Magazine Street

A Lucky Dog Cart
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Magazine Street (aka “the street of dreams”) stretches six miles, from Canal Street all the way Uptown to Audubon Zoo. Along the way are dozens and dozens of cool shops and hip boutiques to explore. You could spend a full day poking around—and should. Here, we scout out its first few blocks between Canal and Natchez streets.

The throughly modern Eliza Jane was carved out of seven historic warehouses.
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Raise a glass to “the official cocktail of New Orleans” at the Sazerac House museum. Sidestep onto Gravier Street to sneak a peek at the wiener-shaped Lucky Dog pushcarts, made famous in “A Confederacy of Dunces,” then take a stroll through the Eliza Jane hotel’s cool lobby and courtyard, carved out of seven historic warehouses.

Sazerac House 101 Magazine St., 504.910.0107; www.sazerachouse.com

Lucky Dogs Inc. 517 Gravier St.

The Eliza Jane 315 Magazine St., 504.882.1234

(©Andrew Thomas Lee/Couvant) 


Get the day underway with breakfast and bloody marys at the Ruby Slipper. Couvant’s menu focus is full-on French—steak tartare, Lyonnaise salads, moules frites. At the Chophouse it’s all about USDA prime beef and seasonal stone crabs.

Ruby Slipper Café 200 Magazine St., 504.525.9355

Couvant 317 Magazine St., 504.324.5400; www.couvant.com

Chophouse New Orleans 322 Magazine St., 504.522.7902; www.chophousenola.com


Open 24/7, the Everything Shoppe lives up to its moniker with everything from convenience-store staples and tacky souvenirs to a huge selection of booze and wine. Bag a few signature glasses from the Sazerac House, before checking out the easy-breezy women’s wear at Farrah’s.

The Everything Shoppe 444 Canal St., 504.568.9634

Sazerac House 101 Magazine St., 504.910.0107; www.sazerachouse.com

Farrah Boutique 301 Magazine St., 504.372.5450

Light up the night on an after-dark Buzz NOLA tour. 
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In addition to rentals, Buzz NOLA offers guided electric-bike tours and weekend nighttime rides on blinged-out cruisers. Hang with the hipsters at the Eliza Jane’s atrium bar, or grab a local brew with the service-industry crowd at the aptly named Little Bar on Gravier.

Buzz NOLA 214 Magazine St.,504.533.9688; www.buzznola.com

The Eliza Jane 315 Magazine St., 504.882.1234

The Little Bar on Gravier 510 Gravier St., 504.333.6665