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Vaughan's Lounge

800 Lesseps St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117-4720
+1 504-947-5562
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Great "dive bar" in the Bywater

We have visited here numerous times on our travels to NOLA. Always a friendly server behind the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel O
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Excellent - go!

I went to Vaughan's this Thursday when I was visiting NO for the first time from London. I saw... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This small bar is a hot spot for live jazz and has free soul food and cheap drinks. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cheap drinks” (3 reviews)
“juke joint” (2 reviews)
“local music” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:00
800 Lesseps St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117-4720
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
+1 504-947-5562
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here numerous times on our travels to NOLA. Always a friendly server behind the bar. It is an unassuming "dive bar" (in a positive way) with indoor and outdoor seating. The best part is that on every visit, we've had the great...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Vaughan's this Thursday when I was visiting NO for the first time from London. I saw Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet and guests including the Mardi Gras Big Chief, and had the best night ever! I was a little nervous about...More

1  Thank Alice_Fuller
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Form the outside, this unassuming neighborhood bar looks to be just that: a neighborhood bar. But once inside you'll note that this place is on fiyo! On Thursday nights the have the best New Orleans music in town, and that says a lot in this...More

1  Thank Tangi2
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great to catch a show here - especially if you can see Corey Glover. Full of NOLA decorations, cheap drinks, and a nice, sweaty atmosphere. Good place to jump into the spirit of the city

2  Thank CarolynC2289
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is old school cool. It's not a dive so much as an institution. It's a standard by which dive try to meet. The exterior looks like a juke joint. The interior is a little like a museum. The hour drink is a Moscow Mule...More

2  Thank Americana29
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We met an elected official who told us he moved to New Orleans years ago because of the music and when we asked him where was the best place in New Orleans to go to hear authentic, native sounds he promptly told us that we...More

5  Thank L B
Reviewed 4 February 2016

checked off my 'bucket list" as of Friday,Jan.29th,2016 A MUST GO TO !!! Get away from the French Quarter for a minute, get in a cab, take it to the corner of Dauphine&Lesseps, and BE AMAZED!!!! The place is a lot smaller than I imagined...More

5  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 29 December 2015

After a month-long visit to New Orleans (living in Bywater), Vaughan's ended up being one of our favorite spots. Friendly, kind bartenders (except the random bouncer guy that demanded $10 from us for music we didn't know was happening when we'd already been sitting there...More

3  Thank gotigersgo1
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Locals spot for hanging out and live New Orleans music. Definitely a dive but in all of the best ways. You'll love the break from the tourists in the Quarter, the CBD, and the Warehouse District. Use Uber to get to and from!

1  Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The music at this funky lounge is out of this world! Thursday nights are the best.The ride out to the lounge is not for the faint of heart. We're talking the lower 9th Ward. It's been 10 years since Katrina, and block after flattened block,...More

4  Thank Caley G
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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