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New Oreans Nightlife

Cabaret/Burlesque Clubs

At one time in our recent history, New Orleans was notorious for its risqué burlesque clubs. The names of the dancers and other burlesque entertainers are as legendary as their names were colorful. Some of them are even still alive today, and still performing!

Though not as plentiful as they were during Bourbon Street’s heyday, you can still find a number of the sassy, sexy ladies twirling their tassels in various clubs around the French Quarter. And, for those who like their entertainment cabaret-style, there are a few places along those lines as well. See the listings below to find out where the hottest action is.

Cabaret/Burlesque Clubs
All Ways Lounge and Theatre
2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 218-5778

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater

Description: All Ways Lounge and Theater is a burlesque venue with live, local music and entertaining shows almost every night. If you are looking for a local spot with a loud, and very active audience, All Ways is the place to stop. All Ways Lounge and Theater is an exciting place to visit for music and drinks any night, just be sure you’re ready to dance!
Chris Owens Club
500 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-6400

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.
House Of Blues
225 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70054 [Map It]
(504) 529-2583

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.
Howlin' Wolf
907 St. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-9653

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center

Description: Despite the name (conjuring images of Chicago blues), this club is the high velocity outlet for rock bands with occasional blues and jazz. Comfortable, cold A/C and owner Howie Kaplan is determined to make you love his club. Located in the Warehouse District.
Napoleon's Itch
734 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 371-5450

Neighborhood: French Quarter
One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 569-8361

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.
828 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-8282

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center

Description: The elegant cabaret-style music and events venue with deep crimson tones, exposed brick and wooden beams, turn of the century murals and crystal chandeliers, attracts not only locals but celebrities. By providing constantly evolving entertainment through music, fashion, philanthropy, film and the arts, Republic caters to a diverse, interesting and eclectic clientele.
Channing Tatum's Saints and Sinners
627 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-9307

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Stiletto's Cabaret
325 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 527-0825

Neighborhood: French Quarter
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