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Address: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Marigny)
Phone Number: 1 504-942-3731
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Ranked #83 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
Attraction details
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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
Owner description: Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Luang Prabang
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We came here to see the Treme brassband in their main venue. The band was great and had a visible good time. Not that busy when we came in, but you saw the room fill up slowly. Place has less character than say the Spotted Cat across the street as it has a more modern look. It's a good thing... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Saw a great band at d.b.a. on Mardi Gras. The crowd was enthusiastic and well behaved considering the amount of booze being consumed everywhere that day. The bartenders are wonderful and did a great job keeping up with orders. If you have not been this place is what I would call a dive with a VERY basic interior. With that... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited d.b.a. while in NOLA last weekend. We loved it! Great bar, friendly bartenders, and fantastic music!!! No cover before 9, $10 after 9. We got there around 7 and enjoyed the free cover to see an awesome group before wandering off to enjoy the rest of Frenchman Street. The next time we are in NOLA, we will be... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One of my favorite bars in New Orleans, d.b.a. is a little more of a local scene with a fantastic and varied drink selection and usually one or two great music acts to enjoy. Laid back fun

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had such a blast at d.b.a. It was recommended to us by our tour guide from Confederacy of Cruisers biking tours (totally recommend checking my review out of them too). We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stop by. There was a Dixieland style Jazz band playing, and a group of swing dancers that would move to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I went here over the NYE week and had a blast. We were looking to listen to authentic blues/jazz music and wanted to get away from the crowds on Bourbon Street. We went here and it was everything we were looking for! It was laid back and they had some great music playing that night. The drink... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were there on New Years and sat in one of the front window seat areas and watched people going by as we had some great brews! Unique and fun bar on Frenchman Street.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A cute place with nice craft beer and whisky choices, but the attitude on the waitress/bartender made it such an aweful experience I would never go back there again. The Avenue has a better choice if craft beer on tap and lovely down to earth bartenders, why would I bother visiting D.B.A when you're served by such ar*eholes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were lucky enough to find this great place based a local’s recommendation. Frenchmen Street is where locals go to listen to music and the place was filled with locals. The atmosphere was friendly and the band that was playing was great. Some people were dancing, others talking and drinking and others just relaxing. Overall a good place to check... More 

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