Your future birthday is about to get better.


Daniella Tirse

(Photographer: Sarah yousha)

Lula, a restaurant and micro-distillery, is located on St. Charles in the lower garden district. This restaurant was born out of a love for cooking and crafty cocktails. The Louisiana Southern eatery serves classic dishes, such as Crawfish Mac and Cheese, and inventive plates, like Blackberry Glazed Ribs. All of their dishes are under $30, proving to be a pretty friendly option for college students looking to celebrate a birthday. Along with their costs, Lula is a stop on the streetcar line, providing easy transportation. The building itself makes the guests feel at home, as the wooden roof creates a cozy, rustic ambiance. Lousiana's first restaurant distillery is an excellent choice for your birthday festivities.

Flamingo A-Go-Go

Turning 21+? Look no further. Flamingo A-Go-Go is a restaurant and bar located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, decorated with pop culture props and local art. Centered more on an outdoor experience, Flamingo A-Go-Go features a 7,000 square foot patio. This area is the perfect place to play games, bring your dog, and munch on appetizers. This less-traditional dining experience is ideal for parties with larger groups. The restaurant also offers bottomless brunch and has more specials such as three-dollar-Thursdays. A laid-back birthday would be best spent at Flamingo A-Go-Go. 

The Rum House

Ella Bohmann

A Caribbean Taqueria in the heart of Magazine street, the Rum House offers an amazing birthday experience. With an extensive food and drink menu, you can choose your own adventure. Rum House is a great place to share some nachos, get your own "Biggg Plate" if you're really hungry, or sip on margaritas if you're turning 21! The decor is reminiscent of a Bahamian bar, contributing to the whimsical ambiance. They serve authentic Jerk Chicken tacos with refreshing mango salsa, as well as NOLA-inspired fried oyster tacos with a heat-packing remoulade. If you're searching for a fun-filled fiesta, Rum House is the place. 

Superior Seafood

Julia Haas

Dinner at this seafood and oyster bar placed on St. Charles will definitely ensure a very enjoyable birthday. Superior is a creole restaurant famous for its fresh and buttery chargrilled oysters, and an incredible happy hour. Superior provides the best of both worlds, offering affordable happy hour prices in an upscale atmosphere. Their wide-ranging menu highlights traditional southern plates whilst adding their own flair. Signature drinks consist of the frozen French 75 and frozen Pomegranate Mojito. The old-fashioned restaurant also features a raw bar selling the freshest gulf coast raw oysters for only twenty dollars per dozen. Superior Seafood is a restaurant that has something for everyone.  

Copper Vine

Lexie Breitling

This wine bar and restaurant in downtown New Orleans is the perfect place for an insta-ready birthday. There is a reason that Copper Vine was selected as one of Eater's "17 New Orleans Restaurants Great for Groups." Their New American fare brunch, lunch, and dinner menus offer options for everyone in your party. The Cochon De Lait Debris fries are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, among a bounty of shareable plates. The lush greenery and blue accents flow throughout the restaurant. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this is a great option for your next special event.