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Bars and nightlife in French Quarter, New Orleans

Top bars

Jazz Club
“The quintessential live jazz music venue in New Orleans. Located in the Faubourg Marigny, just steps from the French Quarter. Live music seven days a week. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“In the heart of the Frenchmen Street "music district," d.b.a. is a very hip-but not trendy-bar that offers off-the-cuff music geared towards local music lovers. ”
  • 168 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The Port of Call was established in 1963 as a steakhouse located on beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter. The Port started as a quiet, small neighborhood restaurant open only at night. The Port of Call is world famous for its burgers and steaks.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“ One of the most fun bars. Locals and tourist go. It’s one of the oldest in the quarter at the very end of Bourbon street. The purple drink is surprisingly good and is sure to help you catch a buzz and sing along to the piano player!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Snug Harbor is a locals favorite. The okra gumbo and shrimp sandwich is a must have. Check out their website to view line up for live entertainment dates and times.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“The one and only. Grab a hurricane from Pat O's, sing at the Cat's meow, or just walk around with a drink in hand.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“A must visit. A very well known staple of New Orleans history. Home of the Hurricane and other great drinks and food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“at the Monteleone Hotel-Must Go. It's a beautiful Hotel and the Carousel still rotates, its worth the wait to get a spot or just admire from a table. Usually has music on the weekends not sure about during the week but probably! ”
  • 119 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Dive Bar
“ One of the most fun bars. Locals and tourist go. It’s one of the oldest in the quarter at the very end of Bourbon street. The purple drink is surprisingly good and is sure to help you catch a buzz and sing along to the piano player!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Snug Harbor is a locals favorite. The okra gumbo and shrimp sandwich is a must have. Check out their website to view line up for live entertainment dates and times.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Bar
“A must visit. A very well known staple of New Orleans history. Home of the Hurricane and other great drinks and food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Upbeat music club with a diverse, jazz-oriented lineup on 3 stages & offers food, drinks & dancing.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A groovy little atmospheric music club offering live performances from famous and up-and-coming jazz, blues, rock and funk acts. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Premier live music and special events venue offering a casual restaurant and courtyard with Southern-inspired cuisine, happy hour from 3pm to 6pm, VIP Club and fine dining. Sunday Gospel Brunch at 10am. Special event space available for up to 1,500 guests. Visit website for calendar of live music performances. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Lounge
“New Orleans' premiere casino is steps from the streetcar line and open 24-7.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Rock Club
“All of the finer points of El Matador and The Shim Sham Club rolled into one hip venue. The club offers live jazz, funk, and rock as well as sexy burlesque shows that can't be found anywhere else. ”
  • 42 locals recommend

Music venues

Jazz Club
“The quintessential live jazz music venue in New Orleans. Located in the Faubourg Marigny, just steps from the French Quarter. Live music seven days a week. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“In the heart of the Frenchmen Street "music district," d.b.a. is a very hip-but not trendy-bar that offers off-the-cuff music geared towards local music lovers. ”
  • 168 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Snug Harbor is a locals favorite. The okra gumbo and shrimp sandwich is a must have. Check out their website to view line up for live entertainment dates and times.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Open nightly with concerts at 8, 9 and 10pm Mondays through Wednesdays with additional 5 and 6pm performances Thursdays - Sundays, for the best in traditional New Orleans jazz for all ages. Limited online reservations are available at preservationhall.com/tickets and at the box office daily between 12-5pm. Also, available for private concerts, receptions and catered events.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Bar
“A must visit. A very well known staple of New Orleans history. Home of the Hurricane and other great drinks and food.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Upbeat music club with a diverse, jazz-oriented lineup on 3 stages & offers food, drinks & dancing.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Offers delicious tapas-style small plates, cocktails and live music all under one roof. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Rock Club
“A groovy little atmospheric music club offering live performances from famous and up-and-coming jazz, blues, rock and funk acts. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
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