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Cafe Negril

Bywater
Caribbean, Jamaican, International
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606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
504-312-3912
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Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wed 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Lunch
Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Grill in the back

This place is a "happening", hoppin bar. On a friday night, I wandered in here around 10pm because the line was too long waiting for a table at Adolfos, and I was famished. A neon sign at the end of the bar, declared GRILL OPEN. There were 3 bands scheduled to play at Negril, and I caught the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
jollyguy_11
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is a "happening", hoppin bar. On a friday night, I wandered in here around 10pm because the line was too long waiting for a table at Adolfos, and I was famished. A neon sign at the end of the bar, declared GRILL OPEN. There were 3 bands scheduled to play at Negril, and I caught the tail end... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great bands and live music. The drinks are a bit overpriced. $7 for a very small mixed drink...yikes! But if you're just going to listen to the bands it's well worth it.

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice vibe here, have always seen good bands. Never had any food, but a good, open place to see music. And people are standing, so you should do a little dancing. Good sound system: Great mix, solid, clear, not blasting.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The drinks here were strong, but still fairly oriced. The crowd is mixed because some are dressed casually or dressy casual, so take your pick and you'll fit right in either way. I love how this place has a TV so you can watch the band of the evening. Something not all bars have.

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Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you need a quick meal for a good price, check out the taco bar inside Cafe Negril. its like having a tack truck inside a reggae club.

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Charlotte, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Let me start by admitting we spent nothing here -- which was great for us, since we'd had dinner down the street and wanted to take in as much of Frenchmen Street as we could without going broke and getting stuffed/drunk. We just heard some good music and wandered in. It looks like a dive from the outside, but it's... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've stopped by this joint a couple fo times while in town for business. They seem to always have some great local talent playing.

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Brandon, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Over the years Bourbon Street had gotten more sleazy and commercialized losing touch with the southern culture. No worries, with just a short jaunt to Frenchman's street, you can find everything Bourbon used to be and Cafe Negril leads the pack. Live music, great bar service and and amazing mix of demographic crowds. It is a party of the best... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great music. Ample space to move around or dance. Great ambiance! And friendly bartenders!! One of the best places to visit if you're on Frenchman!!

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Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Came in for a beer and found a great place for music and drinks. the way the place is laid out you get to be really close to the band which is a lot of fun. This is another place that makes Frenchmans street what it is, a place for great live music.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Bywater
  • Phone Number: 504-312-3912

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican, International
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?