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You Can Get Over 50 Kinds Of King Cakes At This Massive New Orleans Mansion

King cake calories don't count.

Carnival season has officially commenced, so it's completely appropriate to stuff your face with king cakes from now until Mardi Gras. Typically a mix between a coffee cake and a cinnamon roll, these New Orleans delicacies are all the rage right now. From the classic creations to the recipes with a twist, you can find over 50 types of king cake in this New Orleans mansion.  

King Cake Hub has taken residency in the Mystere Mansion, and it's your one-stop shop to finding everything you need to get in the Carnival spirit. 

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9 Hidden Bars In New Orleans That Only Locals Know About

Gotta find them all!

New Orleans is super well known for the crazy Mardi Gras party scene. Most people come to town looking for hand grenades on Bourbon Street, Hurricanes at Pat O's and drive-thru daiquiri shops. What might surprise many are the tons of unique bars totally hidden from tourists. If you're looking for bars in New Orleans, this list will definitely be a handy tool to keep when you're looking for a unique drinking night with the girls. 

1. Snake & Jake's Christmas Club Lounge

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Address: 7612 Oak St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: If you end up at "Snakes" chances are you got really great advice from a local, because you won't find this spot on your typical "Best Bars in New Orleans" list. The only sign that Snake's actually exists is a fake light up wreath and a regal bar mural on the side of what looks like a shack.

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2. Potions Lounge

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Address: 733 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Potions is one of the only real speakeasies in New Orleans, so you'll need to head to the Boutique Du Vampyre and ask the shopkeep for the password. Then head around the corner to this vampire-themed speakeasy. Every night at midnight, they have half-price midnight margaritas.

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3. The Dungeon

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Address: 738 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: The Dungeon is down a tiny secret alley just a quarter block off of Bourbon Street, so most tourists miss it! There are no pictures allowed inside The Dungeon, which just adds to the mystique. Picture this: a dark red hue to everything inside, heavy metal music playing in the background, tons of skulls atop the bar and cages to sit in.

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4. Tiki Tolteca

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Address: 301 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: This bar is a crazy combo of speakeasy and tiki bar. They are located on top of Felipe's Taqueria, and you are more than welcome to bring your quesadilla upstairs to enjoy. Their tiki drinks are unmatched.

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5. The Saint

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Address: 961 St Mary St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: The Saint is just one of those bars that sucks you in like a black hole, in the best possible way. While you're enjoying an awesome DJ, delicious drinks (try the frozen cucumber drink, you won't be disappointed).

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6. Pete's Out In The Cold

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Address: 701 6th St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Pete's is a great community bar with cheap, strong drinks, that not everyone can get into. On the corner of Pete's, you hit a buzzer, and the bartender will either let you in or tell you to scram. If you do get in, chat with Kevin the bartender and play some great tunes on their old-timey jukebox.

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7. Twelve Mile Limit

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Address: 500 S Telemachus St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: The drinks are super cheap at this neighborhood bar but don't let that fool you, they're created with real mixology in mind. Hit them up for free food Monday's (yes, that says free food), and old fashioned dance parties on the second Saturday of each month.

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8. Shamrock

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Address: 4133 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Shamrock is a 16,000-square-foot adult arcade with 23 pool tables, a designated beer pong area, giant Jenga, over 20 beers on tap and a full kitchen menu.

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9. R Bar

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Address: 1431 Royal St., New Orleans, LA

Why You Need To Go: Local's love R Bar because even though it's in the French Quarter, it's off the beaten path just enough, that it's not swamped with tourists. Have you ever thought, "man, I really need a haircut, but also a shot." Well, this is the place for you. Haircut + a shot is a special they run every so often, and it's only 10 bucks. How about some free Jambalaya? It's free to bar patrons, all you have to do is tip the chef.

WebsiteDon't forget to check out this secret boozy adult playground or if you're into catching up with your fave athletes, here's a list of places to "casually" run into Saints players.

This All-New 24/7 Sweet Shop In New Orleans Has Over 75 Insane Donuts

Grilled cheese donuts after dark? Yes, please.

We're sure you've been to Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme to grab some deep fried dough when your sweet tooth is tapping you on the shoulder. But sometimes the whole chocolate glaze with sprinkles bit can get boring. Now, you can eat over 75 insane donuts topped with candy and stuffed with unthinkable deliciousness at this new New Orleans donut shop.

Hurts Donuts Co. is a Missouri-based company with 21 locations across the U.S. and now it's right at your fingertips in the Central Business District in NOLA. 

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7 Delicious & Under $10 Gumbo Dishes To Keep You Warm Through Winter In New Orleans

Even Beyonce loves Gumbo in Nola!

In New Orleans, when it drops below 70 degrees it's called Gumbo Weather. But not everyone can make a tasty gumbo. These seven places around New Orleans have the best and cheapest gumbo in town.

What is gumbo? Gumbo is the official dish of Louisiana, a soup that's filled with cajun and creole flavors, and usually either Andouille and chicken or seafood. Bon Appetit!

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You Can Have A Retro Christmas At This Boozy "Home Alone"-Themed Pop-Up Bar In New Orleans

And of course there will be punny holiday-inspired cocktails.

For the first time ever, a world-famous Home Alone-themed pop-up bar is hitting New Orleans. The Miracle Christmas Pop-up bar in NOLA is like a Christmas explosion in your favorite bar. Think 60s and 70s vintage Christmas gear, but more plaid wrapping paper than floor space, and with laser lights that will fulfill your 80s photo dreams.

You can get in the retro holiday spirit in the Lower Garden District at Barrel Proof from November 25th through the end of December. 

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New Orleans Is Finally Opening A Brand-New Boozy Shake Shack Next Month

Booze, shakes and cheese fries. Yup.

Close your eyes and think about the best burger you've ever had. If you didn't think of Shake Shack, it's probably because you haven't tried it yet. If you live in NOLA, that is about to change because this brand new Shake Shack in New Orleans opens next month and it's the first one downtown.

Shake Shack is the holy grail of burgers, chicken sandwiches shakes and even cheese fries and it will now be smack dab in the center of NOLA for you to indulge in on your cheat days.

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