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The Spotted Cat Music Club

Open Now: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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A great evening, really good musicians

If you love jazz, go there, this place and this street are places to go. The atmosphere of this... read more

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Kuky P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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We've been to Frenchmen Street a couple of times, but this was our first stop in here. The setting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of New Orleans. Located just steps from the French Quarter, in the Faubourg Marigny District on Frenchmen St. "The Cat" has been a local favorite for live New Orleans music from Jazz, Blues...more
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623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2001
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Reviewed today

If you love jazz, go there, this place and this street are places to go. The atmosphere of this street is nicer than Bourbon. The Spotted cat is a great club. The staff is very professional and nice. Musicians are great. We really had a...More

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We visited on a Thursday night based on a friend's recommendation. The jazz was good. The seating almost non-existent. The drinks strong but basic. We finished our drink and walked over to some interesting "pop up" night art venues. Would have preferred a place to...More

Thank BiscuitsandGravyGirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to Frenchmen Street a couple of times, but this was our first stop in here. The setting was fairly raucous, but everyone from the doorman to other customers were friendly and low-key. The band was great (jammed into the front window area), the...More

Thank IBJeph
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked into "the spotted cat" on a Wednesday evening. The place was buzzing at 9:30 pm with an unbeatable vibe. People of all age from 20's to 70's were foot tapping to the live jazz with "the shotgun jazz band" performing. Loved the old-school charm...More

Thank Gagan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have live music here any day of the week, and it is a joy to watch the musicians and the band do their thing. Such talent! Would definitely come again!

Thank alwayspetite
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the music it's an amazing spot. It's basically a dive bar but inside somebody's house (it's kind of small). If you don't care too much for the looks this is the place to be for some authentic jazz music. The only negative thing is...More

Thank chris_young23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Frenchmen Street to be a great option to engage with the music of New Orleans, and this little club is a great option to see a range of jazz styles. Two visits over two nights introduced us to a terrific 5 piece traditional...More

Thank rockydotdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place with good live music and great vibe. A must visit for music lovers in NOLA who are looking for a night of fun. Don’t forget your ID, they check this at the door.

Thank Tanya2808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went two nights running the music was excellent. The atmosphere was buzzing, and very busy. We were there mid week saw 2 bands a night and all were very good. There was a cover charge on the weekend.

Thank EnglandNicholsons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across the Spotted Cat music Club purely by chance. My partner and I were walking towards our hotel when we stumbled across this gem. The band was playing a cover of 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars, and we were immediately drawn in. We ended...More

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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
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from ScottRandolph | Reviewed this property |
You didn't mention what day of the week you will be going. Weekends are (understandably) much more crowded and earlier. The bands don't always start as soon as the doors open, but I would try to get there no later than say... More
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March 14, 2018|
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you can’t smoke inside ANYWHERE. Just go outside
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Response from xcellentadventure | Reviewed this property |
Check the local the back pages of the 'what's on' magazine The Beat for shows and artists. No cover but you will be expected to buy a drink at the bar. Small plastic cup of special drink mix is $9.