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d.b.a.

Open Now: 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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Nice space, but gets crowded really quickly

Get here early. There aren't many chairs, so you will likely have to stand. But you will forget... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
Cattravelswell123
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
live Frenchmen Funk

Excellent bar on Frenchmen showcasing NOLA talent. On my particular night, enjoyed jazz funk by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
Marigny
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent bar on Frenchmen showcasing NOLA talent. On my particular night, enjoyed jazz funk by Chawcha. Solid drinks as well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank celenamartinez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went as a party of four paying a $15 cover and I would have been better off staying listening to the music on the street. The band was late and then had problems with the sound system which ought to have been well sorted...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JeterP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to hear John Boutte. Stage side was only half full. Was able to grab a seat on the bench against the wall. Couldnt see but could hear and was comfy. Wouldn't have been able to see if I was standing as I'm fairly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank washington1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous early show with 5 price lively band playing jazz. Energetic crowd great bar tender. Clean and welcoming

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank austin_TexasLkd
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Stopped in to see Little Freddie King and have some drinks. He is the real deal, Good acoustics, cold drinks, friendly not wasted patrons (Frenchmens St vs Bourbon). Good vibe Very highly recommended Slainte

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sfmurphy12016
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Caught Tuba Skinny at dba during Krewe de Vieux, quite the music club. I like the layout- two sides with bar inbetween. Excellent professional door staff, service was good even with the crushing tide of humanity during the parade.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed February 8, 2019

This was my first trip to NOLA and like most first timers, I visited Bourbon St in the French Quarter, expecting a romanticized view as seen in movies. It's chock full of restaurants and bars with live music (mainly covers bands), but it's ultimately a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Crispy32
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

A lot of the other bars around New Orleans have just a few local beers, but this place has a giant wall of beers from all over the country, a variety of hard ciders and a extensive cocktail list. The band was great, the layout...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Get here early. There aren't many chairs, so you will likely have to stand. But you will forget that you are standing because you will be tapping your feet and swaying to the music. The music was great. The people watching (great dancers) was also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cattravelswell123
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We enjoyed this venue so very much. $5 cover each but worth it! Great setup and good drinks. Saw multiple musicians during our visit. ALL were good.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crazykahuna
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Departure716513
February 7, 2019|
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Response from crazykahuna | Reviewed this property |
It is 21 and over only according to their website.
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leboeufs1122
January 23, 2019|
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Response from crazykahuna | Reviewed this property |
We had no issues with seating. Really is driven by events, day and time.
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msfreiter
March 5, 2018|
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Response from deancrna2016 | Reviewed this property |
Usually not a line at d.b.a. Unless someone like Kermit is playing.
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