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Le Bon Temps

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Address: 4801 Magazine, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 895 8117
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Description: This local bar has live music and free oysters on Friday evenings. Closed...
This local bar has live music and free oysters on Friday evenings. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
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Great Dive bar with excellent music

We saw the Soul Rebels - great fun band! I was worried about getting there too early (we went right after dinner). Got there about 9:45pm - the front room (main bar) had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Couldn't have found a better dive bar - all with uneven floorboards, smoke clouds, a fake alligator and cheap drinks - and above all - the Soul Rebels! The sound that was generated in those 4 walls were something truly out of this world. I wish we had something similar to that in the Southern Hemisphere, but it truly is... More 

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Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We saw the Soul Rebels - great fun band! I was worried about getting there too early (we went right after dinner). Got there about 9:45pm - the front room (main bar) had a few folks there. Good place for beers/cocktails/ pool. We went to the back room where the band would play - no one in there. Around 10:30... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Soul Rebels was hype! $10 cover...grungy place and well suited for environment and the music makes up for it all. My friend saw a cockroach in the men's washroom but again the music makes up for it ahahahah

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We love the city and this lovely resturant has NEVER failed to be right on target! Fabulous food, exceptional service, just not enough positive things to be said. It's rather small, however, that is how QUALITY is maintained. Mr. Pierce makes his rounds visiting with guests as well as his wife. TRUELY one of our top 2 places in New... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Smoky Seedy Scene... The place was packed and with good reason The Soul Rebels rocked the place. Great bar scene that features 2 very active pool tables.Go ahead check it out.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Beware the excessive door policy! Ten days in NOLA with Soul Rebels high on our carefully prepared list of great music to listen to. Arrived 10.45 and was refused entry by the octogenarian on the door because I didn't have ID. Sure even he could see that I was far closer to his age than 21 but he couldn't be... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We went to this widely recommended establishment on a Saturday night hoping to hear some live music. First of all we were travelling by street car, and we had to walk down Napoleon street which was not well lit, and hard to walk down. When we arrived at Le Bon Temps, we were told that we needed picture ID to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I decided to take the Saint Charles streetcar to Napoleon Avenue and walk to Magazine street. It was a very humid sultry evening and a very pleasant walk. I mention this because it felt very safe and if you are on a budget its the cheapest way to get to the bar if you are staying close to Canal Street.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

They boast they are famous for their bloody mary's.... Well, they are, world famous. And if you do not fancy the drink, just go for the interior of the bar, as vintage and evergreen timeless as it gets. Atmosphere in abundance.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Came here with a local on a Sunday night during a recent vacation, and had my best experience of the trip. As Racheval3 noted, it seemed a little seedy at first--and given that I was an Asianish looking dude dressed in a sweater and tie, I was the picture of "sticking out like a sore thumb"--but after a few drinks,... More 

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