Featuring live jazz, blues and New Orleans' most up-and-coming musicians (we knew them when), the Rusty Nail is just off the beaten path enough to keep the local music community happy. And it's intimate enough to get to know them. Try the signature drink (The Rusty or Rustier Nail), sample the ambitious scotch selection (Dalwhinnie and Talisker are current favorites), or befriend an unpretentious bartender for suggestions on the beer, wine or cocktail for your mood. Affordable enough for regulars and within walking distance from downtown, the CBD and the convention center. Creature comforts include lots of barstools, purse hooks for the ladies and a nice looking crowd. Locals and visitors alike lingering nightly.