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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-942-3731
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Great jazz but terrible bar service

The music here was amazing and worth the stop. I would give them a 5+ on music and a 1 on the bar... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy S
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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excellent music

Only handful of seats so had to stand until moved to other side of bar where no view of band but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bijoux1919
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Memphis, TN
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Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“cover charge” (22 reviews)
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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The music here was amazing and worth the stop. I would give them a 5+ on music and a 1 on the bar service so that is how they got a 3. However the bar staff were rude and slow to ask for refills even...More

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only handful of seats so had to stand until moved to other side of bar where no view of band but acoustics better, John Boutee was playing!

Thank bijoux1919
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in fri 1/26, at 6pm, start of Mardi Gras season. Great band, Tuba Slim, no cover, one drink minimum. Nursed my $5 draft for about 90 minutes and had a great time. One of the better places on Frenchman for music. EXTENSIVE list of...More

Thank Rich M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Listened to some good music, and there was plenty of seating available. Drink prices were not outrageous. Brian the bartender was great too.

Thank cmurfy1726
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is my favorite bar on Frenchman Street. The bartenders are amazing and if they don't have what you're looking for they'll recommend something you'll like better. The music hall part is large so go early to find a good spot up front.

Thank deancrna2016
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great bar with sensational music and friendly atmosphere. If you're in New Orleans and can only go to one bar, this is it. Excellent.

Thank cashluce
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Many Frenchmen Street places don't charge a cover, true, but for artists like John Boutte, it's 100% worth it. It also means you don't have to pay a drink minimum if you don't feel like drinking. But plenty of reasonably priced options if you do!...More

Thank Mimmom24
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We happened upon Frenchmens St. and this place had live Blues!! Best jam I've ever heard!! Little Freddy King was belting out his soul!! Great drinks as well! No crap like you'd find on Bourbon St!!!!

Thank Fiestacon5
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Pub style, with good beers on draft (not so easy to find in New Orleans), local as well, but rude staff. Cold atmosphere, maybe due also to the formal theatre like set for the live music.

Thank Spritz1983
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place on Frenchmen street. Not so crowded. Watched the Stooges Music Group (brass band) performing. Really good live music. Need to pay a cover fee for the show. Nice bar with lots of different drinks. Worth it.

Thank Jose A
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some of the most revered live music venues in New
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