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Address: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 1 504-942-3731
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4:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 am
Description: Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.

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Best bar I have been to in A WHILE

Great atmosphere. Clean floors. Good music. Excellent booze list. And best part, no smoking. Could have stayed here all night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Elizabeth W
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Athens, United States
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Athens, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great atmosphere. Clean floors. Good music. Excellent booze list. And best part, no smoking. Could have stayed here all night.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Saw Little Freddy King perform here the other night. Terrific show! There are two two small booths in front (away from the stage) where a group of six can sit with their drinks. It's first come first serve. Good selection of bourbon and beers. No surprise. Like most of these places, very few chairs, so be prepared to stand for... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We walked by a few of the bars on Frenchmen street before entering DBA. The music sounded good (Swamp Donkeys), the place was not very crowded (it was early - around 8:00) and they said there was no cover charge till later. They have an extensive beer menu! From a variety of countries. We actually did not order any drinks,... More 

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brush prairie WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stopped in just last night. It was early, but the stools and rails all full. While waiting a few minutes to see if something would open up, and listen to the band (good) the bartender approached and tried to shame me because I had yet to order drinks (would have). "It's how we pay the band," he said. Oh really?... More 

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Sandwich, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went here to see Glen David Andrews band while on Frenchman St. Great band and show! We had a ball! Cover charge was low not very crowded on a Monday night. The ONLY complaint I have of this venue was the service. It seemed I waited forever to be served and the bartenders would go around me. I am... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went there Monday night halfway through the set of Glen David Andrews who had the crowd in palm of his hands. Did variety of songs, did a mix of some old classics with a modern twist. Worked the crowd beautifully. Great venue and fantastic artist.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

got in here quite late on (about 10:30 or 11ish) so there was no cover charge to get in yaaaaaay 😊 It's a good size venue divided in two; to the right a cozy bar and to the left you'll find the concert area with a long bar; a good few seats, tables and stools along the walls for perching... More 

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

I think the "d.b." stands for douche bags - not sure what the "a." stands for I was here a number of years ago and thought it was a great place - not this time. We were totally turned off by the clientele - hipster crowd - affected (that's what the "a." stands for...) They have a nice set up... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I don't understand visitors who complain about the musicians who perform; these people should do some research about the artists who perform there before going. This is one of my favorite performance spaces because both the performance area and seating are more spacious than other Frenchman Street music clubs. For the last few years, I've enjoyed Jon Cleary playing either... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was my 3rd visit to dba, and found that the musicians on the 2 nights after Mardi Gras were mildly interesting. With so many options on Frenchmen Street, it was disappointing that they were charging a $5 cover one night and had acts that seemed lower in quality than the rest we visited along Frenchmen. The vast selection of... More 

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