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Address: 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1546
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+1 504-895-8477
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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A classic New Orleans music tradition

No trip to New Orleans with them be complete without a visit to Tipitina's. Great music, New Orleans style, along with a great place to drink. Clearly one of my favorite places... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

No trip to New Orleans with them be complete without a visit to Tipitina's. Great music, New Orleans style, along with a great place to drink. Clearly one of my favorite places I've ever been

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Grayslake, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw North Mississippi All-stars. They rocked but was equally or more impressed with the venue. We got there early, saw the opening act, and grabbed a spot upstairs. Close to washroom, bar and with GREAT view of stage. Sound was good and just the whole vibe was a great way to end the NOLA jazzfest scene. Highly recommend a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I am getting older and I didn't think I would stay more than 15 minutes, I stayed for the entire anniversary show with Walter Wolfman Washington and his band. The band connected with the audience in such a way that I completely forgot about the usual pain I have in my knees and I had to stay until the... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never had the opportunity until last weekend, thanks to meeting some folks at brunch, who had an extra ticket to a show. I had always wanted to go so we bought one more ticket and got there early. Parked right across from the front door to boot. Nice mixed age crowd for the band Lettuce. We moved upstairs since I... More 

Thank Sharon C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This legendary, unpretentious venue made for a very fun Saturday evening in NOLA during French Quarter Fest. The crowd was energetic and we really enjoyed both the opening band and the main act. Come early if you'd like a better viewing spot. As a plus, the neighborhood around the venue is full of good restaurants and nice walks. I would... More 

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

If you want to have a locals type experience then go to Tipitinas. This is one of a handful of places that have been around for what seams like forever. Catch a live show of original music, not just recycled Burbon St. brown eyed girl.

Thank John C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is great for listening to local artists. The entertainers are the most popular musicians here locally. Music genres are varied, but lean-to wards jazz, local brass bands that you often see in second line parades, great singers. Most of the entertainment may be of artists unknown to people out-of City, but this is one of the top places... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Tipitina's is the place to watch local and national acts perform in a small venue atmosphere. It is the house that Professor Longhair built! It is a must visit on your next trip to New Orleans!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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687 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Great legendary music venue. Bartenders were friendly, sound was great, and everywhere seemed to have a great view. It does have some drawbacks though. Our tickets said will call at 8:30, doors open at 9. Unfortunately the first act didn't start until 10 and the main act didn't start until 11:30. In a place with no chairs, 3 hours in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews
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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

So we can't see Fess play there, isn't Mac the next best thing? The staff is always awesome and this is one of the quintessential music venues in a city full of iconic music venues. Always a good time!

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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