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The Spotted Cat Music Club

623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
111-222-3333
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Ranked #1 of 201 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars, Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of NewOrleans. Located just steps from...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars, Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Owner description: The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of NewOrleans. Located just steps from the French Quarter,It has been a local favorite for live New Orleans music from Jazz to Blues, Klezmer to Calypso for years. Internationally acclaimed as a TOP 150 Jazz Club, "THE CAT" features local musicians bringing the best the city has to offer!

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It's a dive bar with great music. I went there to drink cheap beer and listen to outstanding musicians. The Spotted Cat has true character. Contrast that against other bars which are engineered to attract tourism.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When I travel I'm always asking "Whee do the locals go?". In NOLA (New Orleans, La) a lot of them go to Frenchman Rd just out of the French Quarter. The Spotted Cat is just one of numerous music venues localized in a compact area. Great Blues and Jazz. You can stroll back and forth between the bars. Most don't... More 

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Bradenton, fl.
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14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Been here three times over three years, and always enjoy my stop here. Very relaxed club atmosphere, small but open. The entertainment has always impressed me as being the best in the Quqrter. Staff is friendly and accommodating, drinks are reasonable, sit and stay, you'll like it. No cover early, modest cover late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The Spotted Cat is a great music club with good drinks and, when we went, one of the most talented bands I have ever seen. There is plenty of space for friends to mingle, and we were perfectly comfortable sitting off to the side with a great view of the band. The band had enough sound to fill the small... More 

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It has everything to charm you, it is small, intimate, great live jazz on stage every night, prices are good and atmosphere is incredible.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our daughter had recommended Frenchmen Street on the fringes of the French Quarter as a much more relaxed and musical area to visit - as opposed to Bourbon St which to be honest was pretty chaotic during drinking hours! The Spotted Cat is a small bar but attracts a big audience who are happy and moving to the beat of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Local hangout in Frenchman Street is a great little place to kick back with friends, enjoy your favorite drink, and listen to some undiscovered musicians! A+++++

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you do, you will not be experiencing the real music available in NOLA. We walked down from Bourbon and were glad we did. No cover bands blaring top 40 and modern rock-n-roll. This was a great location with plenty of options on Frenchmen street if you don't like what's in one club. Definitely take the walk or cab it... More 

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Forest Hill, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you want to hear some great jazz go to this place. No cover on Friday and Saturday nights. Cash only. Located in the heart of Frenchman Quarters.

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

There's so many cool spots on Frenchmen Street, that its hard to say any of them are better than the others. I guess it depends on who's playing, and the Spotted Cat always seems to have a great Jazz band in the house whenever we go there. Its worth the trip just to feel the history in the building....

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