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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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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Popped in here for a few drinks and to listen to some music one Saturday night. Cover charge was $5 which seems to be fairly standard for a lot of places on Frenchmen. Bar staff were friendly and pretty quick, and their liquor measures were huge! Place was atmospheric without being too crowded and the music was great - very... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, on our last night out in the Crescent City, decided to take in some music. Our waitress from 2 nights earlier had recommend The Spotted Cat on Frenchman Street. We were trying to avoid the touristy French Quarter at all cost so we gave The Spotted Cat a try. The place is small and very limited... More

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mullica hill, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were in NOLA FOR 5 days, we were at the Spotted Cat ......ummm. 7 times. They have some of the best music in town.. catch an afternoon show, come back at night... the place consistently offers great music. There is no cover, but PLEASE tip the bands. No frills, $5 beers, very little seating, but great music!

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Boston, MA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place itself looks as if it would collapse any minute. The building is extremely run down, from the outside. Inside you can expect the finest jazz music. It is worth to stay there an hour or two. Seats are very limited though and if you are too late you will have to stand. Cash only.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

My son and I decided to head over to Frenchman Street to see some of the "real" music that we wanted and expected to see in New Orleans. A tourguide had mentioned the Spotted Cat, and I had looked up the place on Trip Advisor. We were there early, at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The six-person band & singer was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

It was a difficult choice to recommend this fantastic place,if too many of you visit what happens when we want to go there? We visited on two nights both as good as each other, great bands, great prices, great people, totally recommend this place, forget Bourbon Street, after all your not the average tourist are you, and visit here.

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Long Valley, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We were there early on Wed. And went back again the next night. Sarah McCoy was so soulful and just fantastic. She sang her heart out! We also saw Orleans 6. Just wonderful!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arrived at about 4:30 each day and terrific,talented local jazz players and singers. Just have fun good time listening a joining in. Beers are nice and cold and good selection.It's a hole in the wall place but safe with good people.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great music 7 nights in the heart of the Marignay. Perfect jumping off point for a terrific night of music on Frenchman Street. Cash only, though they have an ATM onsite.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

the groups that played at Spotted Cat while we were there were simply amazing, the only problem is that it was extremely hot inside

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