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Address: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 1 504-942-3731
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5:00 pm - 5:00 am
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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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Good place for music

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Kaufu
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Los Angeles, California
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Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Luang Prabang
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31 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Washington
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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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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