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d.b.a.

618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)
1 504-942-3731
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Ranked #15 of 199 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The venue is nice and looks rather cool. The music was excellently preformed, not my musical preference, but I appreciate the bands talent. In my opinion, this venue is catering to a certain lifestyle...many would say 'hipster'. There was a $10 cove and a line out the door, so this is a successful venue. Let's face it, bars cater to... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been a couple of times to this bar which is a bit of a walk away from the main hussle and bussle of the Frech Quarter. There is a great selection of beers and spirits from around the world and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. There is $5 cover charge when a band is playing. Sitting... More

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Panama City FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Caught the Treme Brass Band here a few nights ago. Excellent music venue. The bartenders act as if they are doing you a favor by serving you, however. I overheard one of them tell a patron she didn't pay her enough because she didn't tip. It left me feeling sorry for the patron but as a former bartender I know... More

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Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We absolutely loved this bar! The music was wonderful. There were several couples that knew how to dance or swing music and that was too much fun to watch! The bar is beautiful! The drink are strong and reasonable. We got there before 9pm and did not have to pay cover charge. They have several bands! The cover is $10... More

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've seen many a great show here. But you have to be able to stand and stay up late. They don't really adhere to the starting times and many shows start after 11pm. I do love this place.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Aside from serving up some of the best beer in town (including the Tramp Stamp | Clown Shoes IPA from Ipswich, MA) d.b.a. has an incredible line up of great local bands playing on stage here (my favorites are Treme Brass Band on Tuesday nights and Hot Club of New Orleans). When on the road, I try not to repeat... More

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A friend told be to go to this place to see an old-time blues guitar placer named Little Freddie King, who was great. Only a $10 cover. Small venue which is great when you want to get up close. There were a lot of other clubs playing Blues, Rock, etc. on the street. Unsure if they serve food. Drinks are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a really nice music venue that, because it typically charges a cover charge, gets great acts and has a higher caliber of bar service. The location is perfect.

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Baltimore, MD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I wandered into d.b.a. on a Sunday evening and had a very enjoyable time. The beer selection was outstanding, unlike most bars these days that feature lite beers and IPAs. Give me a German lager or a stout any day. The entertainment, the Palmetto Bug Stompers, were great musicians. Their take on jazz, blues, dixieland, and ragtime was super. The... More

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Washington, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Looking for the local music scene, we were told to go to Frenchmen Street. We stumbled upon DBA, and Deacon John and the Ivories were the headliners. People standing near us told stories of their personal connection with Deacon John. This man is an icon in New Orleans. This was one of the R&B performances I have ever experienced. Deacon... More

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