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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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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday afternoon and evening here - fabulous atmosphere! Listen to great music and watch skilled dancers!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I absolutely love the Spotted Cat - amazing live music, good drinks selection at reasonable prices, no cover, great staff and a fabulous atmosphere. It is my no. 1 recommendation for New Orleans if you are looking for great live music. It can be crowded but deservedly so. Don't expect a shiny new establishment, it could even be described as... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We tried many music bars around NO and this was by far the best. It's a small bar with a good drink selection. The bands that play there seemed so much better than other locations. Fri night was probably the best and from my understanding The Cotton Mouth Kings (who we saw), play there regularly. There is a cover charge... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Frenchman Street in New Orleans hoping for some live music. We had read reviews about this place and it seemed ok. When we walked up, it looked cool because there were cool looking people outside. (Sort of rocker looking, rockabilly types-not a lot, but a few) We walked up to the door and a guy at the... More

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Douglas E, Owner at The Spotted Cat Music Club, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! So let me get this correct, the doorman tells you the cover is for the band, you don't hear any music, you pay the 5 bucks cover even though the doorman can't describe the music genre, someone knocks on the door while your in the restroom, you don't like the music because you don't like DIXIELAND... More

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This jazz club is the perfect size- small and intimate, with great music! When we were planning our New Orleans trip, we asked for recommendations, and this place was at the top of the list. Service was friendly, drinks were reasonably priced, and the music was wonderful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Been several times and always have had a great time. All the bands have been very enjoyable. Good drink selection. If you can make it on Thursdays at 10pm the band,Jumbo Shrimp, are outstanding!

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Spotted Cat is a small club that always has great music. Stop in, grab a drink, and enjoy the music. Oh, and be sure to tip the band.

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New York City, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It wasn't my first trip to New Orleans. But it *was* my first time to the Spotted Cat. A long bar with a small stage and smaller dance floor, this club still manages to attract top-notch, young talent, and brings even even greater, nearly professional dancers who, in their own elegant Fred Astair-come-Beetnick way, burn up the floor to highly... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went twice during our brief New Orleans stay. Great dixieland jazz bands, cheap drinks, no cover charge (1 drink minimum per set) ... just a great hole-in-the-wall dive where I would gladly go every night. The afternoon set 3-6pm was great since it wasn't so busy - able to get a seat close to the band. The evening set is... More

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fantastic little place, always friendly and fun :) Music that will pull you in and keep you there until you forget to leave! Great bands, singers, artists! Cannot say enough about this bar! Love...love...love....

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