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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 199 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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... more » 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! « less
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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When you go to NOLA, you have to hit a music club, and this appears to be the one. This is a small club down on Frenchman's Street, where you make friends quickly and the beer is cold. Somehow, after standing several minutes, the seas parted and I was able to grab a seat at the bar with my son.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We walked Frenchman's street and finished up at the Spotted Cat, or intended destination. The music was so cool - great jazz from the Orleans 6 - really good trumpet and clarinet players. The icing on the cake was the dancers from the crowd who got right into it on the dance floor - some really great swing and jive... More

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Stumbled across the Spotted Cat my first night in New Orleans and made my way back all three nights of my visit. The music was just fantastic, the scene laid back, and no drunken partiers puking all over the street. Frenchmen's Street is a great authentic New Orleans alternative to the frat-boy party atmosphere of Bourbon Street which I don't... More

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent 3 days in New Orleans on our trip through the States. Both evenings we have been to this fabulous bar. The bands were awesome, the people are mixed and the drinks are good. We had a great time there and New Orleans without visiting this bar will not exist anymore.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I feel I have experienced a real New Orleans moment. This little hole in the wall is nothing fancy, a little dirty, somewhat smoky, (hence the 4star rating) but offers amazing talent!!! The band played to the crowd as well as showed unbelievable talent. Loved the "extras" that just walked on with their instruments, played a couple tunes, then left!... More

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This bar was so much fun! Great live music, great atmosphere and cheap drinks! Definitely would highly recommend coming here; this part of town is the best part of the city!

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Bristol
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This place is a lot of fun and the atmosphere is out of this world. The live band we saw were great and a cover charge of a drink is a great idea. The only downside is there isn't very many places to sit but other than that it's a great night out.

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Dulles, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to the spotted cat on The first day there. We normally walk everywhere but here we had to take a cab, cause it's on Frenchmen street( where the locals go), and too far to walk. We were surprised to see how crowded the two streets were, I guess too many people know about it! When... More

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Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place was recommended by some locals. The music is phenomenal. It is a smoky, dark club with limited seating. Put that aside and go for the entertainment. You'll be tapping your feet the entire night.

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Waco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was one of the few clubs on our trip that had a cover charge ($5). It was small, extremely crowded, and had only one women's restroom (so the line was long). It was still worth every second and penny. The bar tenders were quick and the drinks were cold and delicious. The music was the best in NOLA. It... More

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