The Orbit RoomAvondale
All you solo barflies can breathe a sigh of relief: It is possible to meet the man or woman of your dreams in a bar. In fact, the husband-and-wife owners of this Avondale spot met at Neo, where he used to manage and she bartended after barflying. Now the duo run this funky, laidback neighborhood hang with above-average bar food, cocktails and beer, plus great tunes from indie to rockabilly. A '50s-'60s retro interior decorated in ruby red with touches of leopard transitions into the tiki-style patio, lined with bamboo, tiki mashes and potted palm trees.