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French Quarter Music Clubs

French Quarter Music Clubs

In a city famous for music, the streets of the French Quarter are swinging every night of the week. No matter your age or interest, there is music for every ear wafting out of downtown clubs and restaurants. Here are some sure bets for your next trip to the French Quarter:

 
French Quarter Music Clubs
Balcony Music Club
1331 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 599-7770

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Balcony Music Club is centrally located between the excitement of Bourbon Street and Frenchman. BCM is a popular music venue that showcases up and coming musical talent in the city. The blues, jazz, or funk music blaring from inside the venue makes BCM hard to walk by and not check out. Locals advise that BCM is a must-go on your trip to NOLA!
Bombay Club
830 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 586-0972, (800) 699-7711
www.thebombayclub.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The Bombay Club is an upscale restaurant and martini bistro located in the heart of the French Quarter. Our lovely facility is decorated in a plush British theme, with overstuffed leather wingback chairs, rich wood, and fine portraits. In addition, we feature nightly jazz and our excellent Nouveau Creole cuisine has won accolades from justifiably renowned local reviewers Tom Fitzmorris and Brett Anderson. Zagat called us a civilized class act in the heart of the French Quarter. In addition, our restaurant just won Sante Magazine's Best Restaurant Bar in the Southeast, and we're featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of designer Michael Kors' favorite places in New Orleans. Open for cocktails nightly.
Bourbon Street Blues Company
441 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 566-1507
www.bourbonstbluesco.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Live music (presumably blues) every night plus a three-for-one Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., as well as karaoke and a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street.
Carousel Bar
214 Royal St., Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-3341
www.hotelmonteleone.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The Carousel Bar is a classic and unique New Orleans bar located in the famous Moteleone Hotel. The Carousel is a merry-go-round bar that has been revolving since its installation in 1949. The bar is popular among locals and tourists who are looking to enjoy a specialty cocktail and New Orleans jazz music in a one-of-a-kind setting. The Carousel Bar hosts weekly live music entertainment and overlooks historic Royal Street in the French Quarter.
Chris Owens Club
500 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-6400
www.chrisowens.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The eternally glamorous Ms. Owens delivers an elegant dose of Las Vegas to Bourbon Street with her Latin Rhythms band commencing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with the star herself taking the stage at 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. This is the way floor shows used to be back in the days when women wouldn't leave home without their white gloves and men indulged in the three-martini lunch.
Club 300 Jazz Restaurant
300 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 581-2534
www.neworleansjazzbistro.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: This French Quarter restaurant serves a delectable combination of nightly live jazz with the finest local crabs, shrimp, oysters, crawfish and other denizens of Louisiana's waters.
Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-0571
www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: New Orleans' favorite restaurant and microbrewery! Our Bavarian Brewmaster prepares five freshly brewed beers in state-of-the-art brewing equipment you can see behind our bar. A golden Pilsener, a rich Red Stallion, a smooth Weiss and a deep Black Forest are always on tap, along with a monthly specialty brew. We feature traditional and innovative cuisine designed to be served with our hand-crafted lagers. When you're in the Big Easy come see us at the Crescent City Brewhouse! Join us for food so good... you'll forget you came for the beer!
The Famous Door
339 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 598-4334
www.thebestofbourbonstreet.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Long-time Bourbon St. impresario John Wehner presents R&B and show dance bands seven nights a week.
Fritzel's European Jazz Pub
733 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 586-4800
www.fritzelsjazz.net

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Recently under new management, Fritzel's continues to offer fine trad jazz by Jack Maheu and Ryan Burrage weekly, Wednesdays though Sundays. Special musical guests from Europe generally perform as well during Mardi Gras & Jazz Fest.
Funky Pirate
727 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-1960, (800) 475-3649
www.tropicalisle.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Long time Bourbon Street hang of Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, the F.P. features raunchy blues from late afternoon to the wee, wee hours.
Hermes Bar at Antoines
713 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 525-8045
www.antoines.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583
www.hob.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: New Orleans' premiere restaurant and live music venue. Located in the French Quarter, the club has hosted world class musicians from Fats Domino to Eric Clapton. Sunday morning the House rocks with a rousing Gospel Brunch.
Howl at the Moon
135 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 586-9022
www.howlatthemoon.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Howl at the Moon is a clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, rock n roll dueling piano show. Sing-a-long with two baby grands all centered around audience participation & comedy.
Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
300 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 553-2331
www.sonesta.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: It's Playtime. Grammy and Billboard Award-winning Jazz trumpeter Irvin and Royal Sonesta Hotel proudly present Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse. The best jazz club in New Orleans showcases New Orleans' greatest Jazz talent and serves your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious venue on the lobby level of the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe
1104 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 592-2565
www.margaritavillecafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: As an homage to the partnership of good music and good food, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe offers burgers, seafood favorites, and drink delights in a restaurant splashed with color. If you are over 21 be sure to stop by the tire swing bar!
Kerry Irish Pub
331 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 527-5954
www.kerryirishpub.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The heart and soul of Dublin in the middle of the French Quarter with Irish music (as well as folk, jazz and blues) seven nights a week. James Joyce would feel right at home; you may even hear locals spouting quotations from Finnegan's Wake.
Krazy Korner
640 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-3157
www.krazykorner.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: A good place to go nuts: R&B seven nights a week.
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
941 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-9761

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Built during the 1720s, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar is regarded as the oldest structure to be used as a bar in the United States and is considered one of the oldest buildings in New Orleans. Lafitte’s has a deeply rich history in the city. Legend claims that the Lafitte Brothers originally used the shop between 1772 and 1791 as a base for smuggling operations. Historically, the building was used as a center for meeting among businessmen from Spain, France, Africa, and North America. The tavern is located on the corner of Bourbon and Philip Streets and open daily into the early morning hours.
Maison Bourbon Jazz Club
641 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-8818
www.expage.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: This stalwart Bourbon Street Dixieland & traditional jazz club currently features bands led by young jazz lion Jamil Sharif, as well as trad favorites Jamie Wight and Dwayne Burns.
Mystick Den Lounge
340 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 553-2372

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: New Orleans specialty drinks and hot libations are served up at this jazzy lobby lounge. Happy hour and patio courtyard service.
Old Opera House
601 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-3265
www.oldoperahouse.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: No opera but plenty of other live, local music seven nights a week.
One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 569-8361
www.oneeyedjacks.net

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: 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.
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
1204 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-0200
www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Located in a refurbished French Market warehouse, this dinner club features the best in traditional jazz with many of the musicians also performing at Preservation Hall, and a British/Creole mix of food.
The Parish Room
229 Decatur St. , New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583
www.hob.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Pat O'Brien's
718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-4823, (800) 597-4823
www.patobriens.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: If you're a tourist, you are required to visit Pat O's, order at least one high-velocity Hurricane and listen to the piano-players. It's the law.
Preservation Hall
726 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 523-8939, (888) 946-5299
www.preservationhall.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Back in the days when the future of traditional New Orleans jazz seemed dim, this is the place that kept the music alive. Today, over 40 years later, the hall is still going strong. On any given night it's filled to capacity with people eager to hear authentic New Orleans jazz, played by both veteran and younger musicians. There's no bar or climate control, and a line usually forms outside about a half-hour before.
The Puccini Bar
541 Bourbon St., Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-7611, (800) 535-7891
www.starwoodhotels.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Relax after a day or night on the town with a specialty cocktail in our welcoming and intimate Puccini Bar. Every Thursday thru Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., take in the sounds of some of New Orleans’ most talented musicians, with the “Live & Local” music series. Now playing: The DeSantis Duo. Did you know that the Puccini Bar sits on the site of New Orleans’ original French Opera House (1859-1919)? The iconic venue may be gone, but not opera. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., “Opera Returns to Bourbon Street,” with performances by the trio Bon Operatit! and “Opera on Tap” vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association. These performances are also FREE. Three hour valet parking in our garage is only $5 for attendees. Visit our website or call 504-648-2331 for more information about performance schedules and drink specials.
Razzoo Bar & Patio
511 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 522-5100
www.thebestofbourbonstreet.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The delights include karaoke, three-for-one Happy Hours (4 p.m. until 9 p.m.), live music and a patio with natural humidity.
Steak Pit Bar
609 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 525-3406
www.hugeassbeers.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Steamboat Natchez
1 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-8777, (800) 233-2628
www.steamboatnatchez.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: This classic Mississippi riverboat sails three times daily, at ll:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Traditional New Orleans jazz is featured and the evening cruise includes dinner (reservations required).
Tropical Isle Bayou Club
610 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 529-1702, (800) 475-3649

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Tropical Isle Bourbon
721 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-4109, (800) 475-3649
www.tropicalisle.com

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Tropical Isle Original
600 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 529-1702

Neighborhood: French Quarter
 
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