Bars & Nightlife

Louisiana’s reputation for vibrant, musical nightlife is upheld in Shreveport and Bossier City, where many bars and nightclubs offer live music nightly and remain open until 2 a.m. or later. Along the downtown riverfront, six riverboat casinos provide 24/7 gaming excitement and a variety of nightclubs, bars and entertainment venues entice visitors with cold drinks, spicy food and the sounds of live jazz, rock, blues, country, folk, hip-hop, soul and R&B. Beyond the downtown nightlife scene, explore Shreveport and Bossier City to discover everything from world-class music venues to off-the-beaten-path craft beer bars.

Browse this section for a complete list of bars and nightlife destinations in Shreveport and Bossier City. Sign up for “Getaways,” the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, to receive updates on upcoming live music and nightlife events. 

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Free Attractions

Artspace

Artspace, located in downtown Shreveport, features art…

Barksdale Global Power Museum

See vintage aircraft and U.S. Air Force memorabilia at…

Betty Virginia Park

The 23-acre Betty Virginia Park offers a walking trail,…

Boom or Bust Byway

The Boom or Bust Byway follows Highway 2 and is defined by…

Bossier Parish Library Historical Center

Learn about the people and culture of Bossier Parish.…

C. Bickham Dickson Park

C. Bickham Dickson Park sits on 585 acres and offers…

David Raines Community Center

David Raines Community Center and Park sits on 17 acres…

East Bank Gallery

Walk around art exhibitions featuring regional artists and…

Elvis Presley Statue

A bronze statue of Elvis Presley stands tall in front of…

Free Things to Do

Visiting Shreveport-Bossier doesn't have to cost a lot of…

J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center

Learn about the Red River, past and present. The center…

James Burton Statue

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist James Burton's…

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Explore the world’s largest private holding of original…

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Tour more than 20 unique dioramas in a building noted for…

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum - Free Admission

Visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Free admission…

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