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The Spotted Cat Music Club

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Address: 623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2001
Phone Number: 12223333
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Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of New Orleans....

The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of New Orleans. Located just steps from the French Quarter, in the Farbourg Marigny District on Frenchmen St. "The Cat" has been a local favorite for live New Orleans music from Jazz to Blues, Klezmer to Calypso for years. Internationally acclaimed as a TOP 150 Jazz Club and featured in numerous Films and print media, "THE CAT" features local musicians bringing the best the city has to offer!

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Fantastic music club!

Great venue- helpful friendly staff- visited in the middle of the afternoon & in the evenings & really enjoyed the performers. Not a huge amount of seats but a great place to hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue- helpful friendly staff- visited in the middle of the afternoon & in the evenings & really enjoyed the performers. Not a huge amount of seats but a great place to hear great music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you go to get real old style cajun jazz. Always packed. Always a good time. A local's favorite.

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Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made our way to Frenchman street after dinner and strolled in when we heard the music. Fantastic Jazz musicians who were having as much fun playing as the crowd was having listening. Entertaining and fun spot. Gets crowded so get there early.

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Gerringong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to see the very best authentic jazz music in the heart of Frenchmans St. Well worth the effort. Plenty of food and beverage options. Suggest a taxi as the best, safest travel option from Canal St area.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe testament to the amazing music, but the spotted cat is a touch overcrowded for my liking. The talent deserves a better stage and a more intimate setting.

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Gallarate, Lombardia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing jazz session, nice atmosphere, even if there are tourists it just feel like a local place to be

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an hour or so here listening to a couple of bands and thoroughly enjoyed it. Seats are limited so you may have to stand for a while but it wasn't a problem. As another reviewer has said don't forget to have some money ready to put in the hat when it comes round.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great music! We scored Twisted Dixie on a Saturday night . Bring cash for drinks as no credit is taken. Very crowded.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome very laid back,great music The Phister Sister's,great company God I love this town! Never a lack of good music,food and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

small and crowded on a Thursday nite, had a fun evening. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a more authentic experience of new Orleans jazz

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