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Address: 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1546
Phone Number: +1-(504) 895-8477
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Thu - Sat 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Solid Music Venue in a Fun Part of Town

Tipitina's is a New Orleans classic! Locals love it, tourist love it... you just have to go. Large space with several bars and an upstairs area, an overall super comfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tipitina's is a New Orleans classic! Locals love it, tourist love it... you just have to go. Large space with several bars and an upstairs area, an overall super comfortable setting with easy stage views. Foundation Free Friday Concert Series throughout the summer is absolutely the BEST! Great music && no cover! That area of uptown is great too. Lots... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We rented out the mezzanine for a private event (the night before our wedding) and then paid for our guests to stay for the concert in a VIP area. Such a cool, unique and authentic experience and a totally unforgettable night for us and our family and friends. Nancy & Mary were great to work with in planning the event... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We travelled to New Orleans for a week and no trip to NOLA is complete without taking in a great place for music. We took a cab from our hotel - and were excited for the evening. We had gone there about 5 years ago with our kids - and saw Dr. John just before he was inducted into the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great venue for a live show, we saw Bonerama..great show. The only drawback is there are no seats, you have to stand the entire time, and hold your spot. The bartenders were great, friendly people overall, and the support the local youth music programs....go there at least once when you vist, well worth it.

1 Thank joisagypsy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Tipitina's is an excellent place to see a live show. Multiple bars and quick service for a sold out Karl Denson show during Jazz Fest. Can't wait to go back to Tips!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We went to a reunion concert in aid of Hurricane Katrina victims and it was a rare and wonderful experience. Everybody has played this venue at some time and music history is made at every gig. We had been warned that the area around was a bit dodgy but we were not aware of any potential problems when we walked... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I saw Dr John one night and George Clinton the next. This is a general admission spot with no seating. So be prepared to stand and hold your spot for several hours.

1 Thank cabjr
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting from outside the US please be aware that this venue will NOT let you in without 'government issued ID' that means your driving license or passport. Really very disappointed to be turned away from this venue last night as one person in our party did not have ID. We were not alone, others from Canada were... More 

1 Thank Jacqui W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Being in New Orleans music is everywhere and was key to my enjoyment of the city. Like the big river that runs through the big easy so does the music, pumping out of the hearts of its locals and citizens alike. God bless New Orleans, God Bless Fats Domino and Mr Armstrong.

Thank Mediaman35
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We went on an off night when we didn't know the headliner and still had a blast! Neat structure, a bit hard to find...but the crowd was friendly and the sounds were groovy!

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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.