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d.b.a.

618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)
1 504-942-3731
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Ranked #14 of 198 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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Basking Ridge, NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Was having a great time before going into this place. I'm sure the entertainment is great, but the bar waitress was the most unprofessional I had seen in all my travel. This waitress was running more people away than making money for her establishment. I do have to say they gave me my cover back even though I did not... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We got in here before they started charging a cover and had an awesome night! Great music all night, awesome beer selection, good (so my wife tells me) cocktails and a cool atmosphere. I especially enjoyed the sign stating that they do not have Bud, Miller, or Coors however they will provide you with Abita Light if you need it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It has so many great shows both early and late. It's line-up is diverse. It is on a wonderful street.

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I chose to come here to watch a show. After the initial $10.00 cover charge shock it was a good time. With so many free options in town, it is hard to have to pay. Great selections of draft beer and spirits!! Take cash, they charge you extra to use a cc!

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STAMFORD
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Go see a show at dba. You certainly won't be disappointed by the world class talent. It can get packed during busy times. There are tons of craft beers, and it's a No-Smoking venue, which is unusual for NOLA nightclubs.

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Stroudsburg, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Got there early to see John Boutte on the Saturday night of French Quarter Festival. Staff was very accommodating to my parents, who would never have been able to stand for three hours. Bar is well stocked with tons of beer choices, and the show itself was superb. The only negative of the place is the excessive crowd noise that... More

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