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d.b.a.

618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)
1 504-942-3731
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Ranked #22 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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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place if it wasn't for the rude bar staff who accused us of not buying drinks and suggested we leave. We both had drinks which we had placed on the floor to listen to the music. We won't be going back. There are too many other welcoming bars to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The place is rather large and split between the bar and music hall. The bar has a nice selection of cocktails and beer, the music half is a large area compared to other bars in the area. Nice place.

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mullica hill, nj
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Saw the " Treme Brass Band". It doesn't get any better than that. amazing selection of beers, but come for the music. Big stage, big dance floor, big bar. great venue!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was my first trip to New Orleans, I was lucky enough to have friends who live and work in the city. I spent a delightful September evening at dba club and the surrounding area on Frenchmen street. The crowd was friendly and upscale. There was an evening craft event in the area. Also Numerous clubs, restaurants and venues. I... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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7 reviews 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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