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d.b.a.

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 1 504-942-3731
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4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 am
Description:

Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.

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Great night spot for music, drinks and friends

A friend had stepped in to play with the Treme Brass Band so we had to go see him! They were so accepting of the new kid and gave him the chance to shine. Great band!! The club... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Micky O
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Richmond, Virginia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Title says it all really. Great selection and range of beers but the barmaid was so rude and arrogant the visit was spoiled and we couldn't stay. Listening to her complain at length about the customers, the band from the night before and her generally feeling that everything and everyone was beneath her was more than we could stomach. Massive... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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302 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend had stepped in to play with the Treme Brass Band so we had to go see him! They were so accepting of the new kid and gave him the chance to shine. Great band!! The club was fairly full and had lots of space for dancing. They have an extensive beer list. We had a great time!

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Thank Micky O
Berthoud, Colorado
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NOLA is definitely a cocktail city and I am a craft beer fan so d.b.a. was a nice break. They have a huge array of beer on tap, it was really clean, and they had great live music. We went twice on our short trip. The entire Frenchmen area is just so fun.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice on our last trip. They have a mix of free and paid music throughout the week. Plus they have a huge menu of whiskeys. During the day, it was quiet, and the service was pleasant (although a little distracted with prep and clean-up). When we returned later in the week for Treme Brass Band, it was crowded but... More 

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1 Thank Daniel O
Rockford, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We recently visited on our first night in NO specifically to hear Meschiya Lake but I also knew they had a great beer selection which would make my husband happy. This was a great start to our vacation and we had a wonderful time visiting with welcoming locals and drinking delicious local beers (NO ML or Bud light in this... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband and I have visited this bar twice and we love the drinks and music. I also love the laid back atmosphere of the bar.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Go here for the music. Love Treme Brass Band. They were worth the $5 cover. But don't bother to try to order a drink, especially if you're a woman over 40. I literally stood at the bar for 5 minutes with cash visibly in my hand and was completely ignored. One bartender actually chose to go pick up trash by... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

$10 cover to see the best voices in NOLA. My boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun night out listening to John Boute and drinking beers. Small space so it does get crowded, but everyone is lost in the music and you don't even notice!

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you love trying different types of beer and listening to great music this is the place to go. This was the best draft beer selection we found in New Orleans. The music was a ton of fun as well.

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Love d.b.a., as one of the best places on Franchmen street it can get a bit crowded, but never had to wait to get in. There can be a cover sometime, so just be aware, but it is a must stop for those looking for good music. I've never heard a bad band here, even if the music isn't always... More 

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.