I'm going to be in New Orleans the week of Nov. 12 for a work conference. A friend encouraged me to submit a post here for advice on how to experience the city. I am occupied with the conference during the day, but will have evenings free.
I am traveling alone and may or may not hang out with people from the conference. I have a modest budget (meals will be reimbursed by work, but I can't go wild!) I'm staying in the French Quarter or adjacent to it at least.
I'm looking for places that are low key for a night out during a work week. I'd also be interested in a place to grab a cup of coffee and pastry.
I appreciate any suggestions!