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New Orleans Tours
 

Jazz Clubs

Cajun Dancing

Welcome to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Every night of the week, the streets and clubs of the Big Easy are still alive with vibrant music. From traditional jazz to acid jazz, there's something for every ear, every day of the week.

 
New Orleans Jazz 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!
Blue Nile
532 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 948-2583
www.bluenilelive.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: A groovy little atmospheric music club offering live performances from famous and up-and-coming jazz, blues, rock and funk acts.
Bombay Club
301 Dauphine St, Chateau Lemoyne, 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.
Chickie Wah Wah
2828 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 304-4714
www.chickiewahwah.com

Neighborhood: Mid-City

Description: As its name suggests, Chickie Wah Wah is one of NOLA’s premier dance and groove spots. The bar is known for its live music almost every night and its dedication to supporting local talent throughout the community (all cover proceeds go directly to the band). Chickie Wah Wah offers daily drink specials during happy hour and an extensive menu of classic southern BBQ dishes. Be sure to stop in any night, but don’t forget your dancing shoes!
The Circle Bar
1032 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 588-2616
www.members.cox.net

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown

Description: The tiny (intimate) music room belies the size of the talent performing here on a nightly basis. In the shadow of General Robert E. Lee's statue, the Circle Bar is open daily from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. with a Happy Hour between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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.
Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 899-9308, (800) 445-9308
www.thecolumns.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: This historic New Orleans icon, located on one of the city’s most famous streets, is a true testament to the Old-South. The Columns Hotel, which overlooks St. Charles Avenue, was built in 1883 and features original architecture and interior design. Visitors to The Columns can enjoy an affordable over-night stay in one of the hotels 20 beautiful rooms, or visit the hotel for food and drinks. The Columns Hotel offers guests a southern breakfast every morning, Sunday jazz brunch, and daily happy hour from 5-7pm. This grand mansion has outdoor accommodations along the house’s garden, as well as front porch and indoor lounge seating. The Columns Hotel is a landmark in the city that transports guests back to the history and romance of 20th century New Orleans.
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!
d.b.a.
618 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 942-3731
www.drinkgoodstuff.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: 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.
The Davenport Lounge
921 Canal St., The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 524-1331
www.ritzcarlton.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown

Description: Located in the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, this upscale, lively lounge is named in honor of the hotel's headline entertainer, Jeremy Davenport. Sip on refined cocktails as you sway all night to live jazz, singers and standards.
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar
5535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 891-8500
www.dosjefescigarbar.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: Cigar and music aficionados flock to this bar for live entertainment, eccentric bar food, and one of the best assortments of fine liquor in NOLA. Unlike its traditional counterparts, Dos Jefes provides an inviting, lively atmosphere for lighting up and listening to music. If you don't enjoy the smoke, skip the comfy couches inside and head for the outdoor patio.
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.
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.
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!
Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 267-4863
www.littlegemsaloon.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown

Description: Set in a historic space on Rampart Street, Little Gem Saloon offers a fresh take on legendary New Orleans Jazz. Artists who frequent Little Gem Saloon include Kermit Ruffins and Meschiya Lake. Dining options include lunch, dinner, and a traditional Sunday Jazz Brunch. Located steps from the street car line and just a few blocks from the French Quarter, Little Gem Saloon is easily accessible for both visitors and locals.
The Maison
508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 371 5543
www.maisonfrenchmen.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: The Maison officially began doing business around Halloween 2009. Maison has undergone a massive top to bottom renovation, turning an old dilapidated building into one of New Orleans most unique party spots. And Maison is a party spot indeed. There are seldom nights where there isn't some booty shaking. If you like to dance, Maison is the spot. We have swing dancing several nights a week including swing dancing classes Mondays and Tuesdays. We host frequent Cajun Fais Do Dos, brass band throwdowns, electronic music bashes, Friday night dance parties, sweaty funkathons! You name it, you will find it at Maison.
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.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 866-9359
www.mapleleafbar.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Description: Originally a chess and music club, this dive-y spot has also hosted poetry readings and some of pianist James Booker's most incendiary recitals. The Maple Leaf is still the place to go if you're craving funky New Orleans music that sometimes doesn't cease until sunrise. The Rebirth Brass Band has a regular gig here, and if you're lucky, you just might catch the painter Frenchy in action.
Old Point Bar
545 Patterson St., New Orleans, LA 70114 [Map It]
(504) 364-0950
www.oldpointbar.com

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank
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
Polo Club Lounge
300 Gravier St., Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 523-6000
www.windsorcourthotel.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown

Description: The Polo Club Lounge offers a convivial atmosphere in the surroundings of a sophisticated English club. Nightly Jazz, an all-day dining menu, signature cocktails and one of the largest Cognac collections in the city make it the locals' favorite haunt.
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.
Sandbar Flambeaux Room (UNO University Center)
2000 Lakeshore Dr., UNO Campus at the Cove, New Orleans, LA 70148 [Map It]
(504) 280-6381
www.music.uno.edu

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview

Description: Located on the lakefront campus of UNO and often the site of performances by talented faculty members (and gigging musicians) and his various gifted students of jazz.
Sidney's Saloon
1200 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 947-2379

Neighborhood: Treme
Snug Harbor
626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 949-0696
www.snugjazz.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: The city's premier jazz club with live music seven nights a week. Ellis Marsalis is on stage most Fridays and Charmaine Neville sings most Mondays. A nice restaurant with great burgers and steaks is also on the premises. Two shows nightly at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The Spotted Cat
623 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 943-3887
www.spottedcatmusicclub.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: Great music and inexpensive drinks make this Frenchman St. spot a favorite of locals and travelers alike. On any given night catch two sets of blues, jazz, latin, or any of their various permutations. The space is small and the energy is contagious—it can get packed, but it's all part of the experience.
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).
Sweet Lorraine's
1931 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 945-9654
www.sweetlorrainesjazzclub.com

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: Live jazz on the weekends with such stellar players as Michael Ward, Nicholas Payton and Clarence Johnson, III.
Swizzle Stick Bar
300 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 595-3305
www.cafeadelaide.com

Neighborhood: Central Business District/Downtown
 
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