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The Spotted Cat Music Club

Address: 623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 111-222-3333
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Ranked #18 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz bars, Bars & clubs, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
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: Jazz bars, Bars & clubs, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

To always have a packed house is great, but The Spotted Cat needs a bigger place. It was brutal to get through the crowd to a spot big enough to move in, then getting a drink from the crowded bar was almost impossible. Tried 2 different times and found no joy in the experience either time. If you were right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was the best New Orleans experience I had so far. I went on a Monday with my friends and the Jazz Vipers were playing their Jazz and it was absolutely fantastic. We stayed all night until 3 when the entire set was over. They even had people swing dancing to the music which was adorable and really added to... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Especially went to New Orleans during our visit to USA for 3 nights to find Traditional Jazz. It must have been a blues weekend, The Spotted Cat had blues the night we went, could not sit, standing for me (69yo) is difficult so had a beer and left. Toilet was being refurbished so had to go and find elsewhere.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a few drinks here waiting for Snug Harbor to open, its a small place and the Jazz seemed pretty good however I thought $8 for a drink was quite high. There is hardly anywhere to sit. So I am not sure if people just stood and watched. Not sure we would go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

During a recent stay on Frenchmen Street we stumbled upon the Spotted Cat. While there are a lot of bars on Frenchmen, the Spotted Cat was by far our favourite. Great bands, friendly staff, good crowd, cheap drinks - what's not to love! Make sure to drop by the Spotted Cat at least once during your New Orleans stay, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I read all of the reviews including the bad ones and am entirely on the side of the management. This is an excellent place to see little live music in a proper setting. If you want a library or up market seating then go to the theatre. This has a great, raucous atmosphere, fantastic music and a friendly clientele. It... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are going to Frenchman street you have to go to the The spotted cat. What a really cool dive bar. Small colorful bar to listen to live Jazz and Blues. We went on Tue night and it was still packed. Plan to stand alot as there is limited seating. The music was awesome and I could of hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved this place but you can't get a drink or barley see the band show up early early to get a seat and take turns getting drinks

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great friendly bar to spend some time. Of course never a cover and a home for great live music. It is my oasis to see Shotgun Jazz. Saturday afternoons are never that fun in my hometown....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had dinner at the Three Muses and then walked to the Spotted Cat. Music was wonderful and the place was packed-. Spotted Cat is about the energy of excellent jazz and blues and the energy of those who love NOLA. There was not fee but we were asked to buy drinks. Be prepared to stand up for a while... More 

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