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Fritzel's European Jazz Bar

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Address: 733 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
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We were very surprised that in New Orleans, on Bourbon St, that it was actually very hard to find live jazz music. We stumbled upon Fritzel's at just the right time. Found a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very surprised that in New Orleans, on Bourbon St, that it was actually very hard to find live jazz music. We stumbled upon Fritzel's at just the right time. Found a seat, great drinks, and then band started up and they were AWESOME!!! I usually tolerate jazz but not a big fan but they were great. The place... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So, we are tourists and we accept that some times tourists get ripped off but this place takes it to a whole new level! We met some people who had been on a tour and were giving a 'secret password' to get in to the upstairs bar. The password is 'the vampire sent me' in case you're foolish enough to... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted zydeco and jazz in New Orleans. We found one zydeco band playing and they were outstanding but don't remember the name of the club. We then went searching for jazz and heard this lovely music coming from Fritzels. The place is small but they are well aware that people want to hear some great Dixieland jazz and have... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on Bourbon Street we visited Fritzel's often. We loved the atmosphere. Bar staff was friendly and the music was great. They even have an order and go section which we loved because you can take your drink walk around and then come back to enjoy some more music. One of my favorite places day or night.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a gem of a find. The music was exceptional (and we were in town for the French Quarter Jazz Fest). Terribly crowded, but lots of interesting characters. We finally made it out back to the courtyard, where we could still hear very well, but even better, it was the place where the musicians hung out before, between and... More 

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Wabash, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place on Bourbon street to hear great bands!! Some of the best music in town if you like Dixieland.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place! It's on Bourbon street, but you won't even feel like you're in the drunken party scene of that street. It's like a tiny little European pub with a band and people gather around to hear music. Very mellow and all ages are present. The house band is always there, and they are fabulous- especially Richard... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little hole in the wall. But the NOLA feel oozes from the walls. Typical bar drinks. Make sure you go on a night that Richard Scott is playing, you won't be sorry. If your lucky you can catch Him with Charlie Fardella. If you do you are truly blessed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally I am not a big jazz fan. But we spent two nights in New Orleans and both nights went to Fritz's. It was terrific. Richard Scott on the piano is phenomonal.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Downstairs is a lively jazz scene with an old world flavor. There's a large crowd and you'll wait a while for drinks. If you're up for something a little different, you can pay a small fee to get to the private rooms above. Upstairs is the vampire's lair. You can try various themed drinks in the dark, sensuous atmosphere with... More 

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