I'm working on our family trip for Christmas vacation, which, of course, involves endless Chowhound research. The family is me, my husband and our 13 year old. If we want to do something like go by the Roosevelt to look at the decorations and then stop in the Sazerac for a cocktail, is that a problem? Are children allowed in bars in New Orleans?
In a similar vein, frat parties aren't our style, even without our son with us, but a few minutes on Bourbon St. and a few minutes in a bar to hear a bit of music seems like a quintessential New Orleans tourist activity. If we go early in the evening, say 6:30 or 7, is there enough going on to give a little feel for things while still saying PG-13? And could we walk in a bar with him for a few minutes?