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Apple Barrel

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 609 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2001
Phone Number: 5049499399
1:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 am

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Tiny joint always filled with great music.

This is a teeny, tiny bar. It is always a stop on our visits over the past two decades! Guaranteed to have super bands and nice bartenders. If you aren't claustrophobic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Northern Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, this place is TINY. So if that bothers you, move along. Cash only. BUT, boy do they know how to book a band! We had an amazing time and the bar tender was FAST, which needed to happen in that tiny place. We all enjoyed every moment of it. We thought we were stopping in for a couple songs... More 

Thank clarissal_campbell
Riverton, Utah, United States
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Apple Barrel is a must when visiting New Orleans. Tiny little bar, always great music. One of the greatest things about Frenchman Street is places just like this.....What's even better - you can start here from some great blues and then walk down the street to hear funk, New Orleans Jazz or just about anything else you can imagine.... More 

Thank Dennis M
Northern Florida
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a teeny, tiny bar. It is always a stop on our visits over the past two decades! Guaranteed to have super bands and nice bartenders. If you aren't claustrophobic, stop in!

Thank bermbroro
Richmond, IN
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is going to be a strange review, when we were in New Orleans in June we visited Frenchman Street each evening. The Apple Barrel is so small that we walked by it until the last night in town. The doors were open and the person playing, Andre Lovett, had a great sound. We literally stood inside the door and... More 

Thank hawkedd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a some great music at this bar. It is very small with one toilet for all. But good music, selection of drinks & friendly bartender

Thank lexisa
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315 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the musicians here, well its a shame they are born in this time, in a different era they would have been household names imo

Thank m v
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Friends and I were walking down Frenchmen street and came across this tiny bar with the music literally coming out the door. When I say literally, I mean the guitarist for the band was actually walking out the door onto the side walk and playing for people. Great bar, drinks were amazing, the atmosphere was incredible. Definitely important for the... More 

Thank kaitlin8899
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Small great music. Bring cash and enjoy! Came with multiple recommends from locals and did not disappoint. Great restraints and a much better vibe on Frenchman street vice bourbon especially for live local music venues.

Thank Natiejo
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had a lovely hour in here listening to the band and drinking cold beer while waiting for a table at Adolfos upstairs. Recommended. Cash only.

Thank Tobers
Earlysville, Virginia
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177 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A very small Frenchmen Street bar. Told it was formally a butcher shop. Ruby Moon is my favorite singer in NOLA and she plays here every Saturday evening. Raspy voiced singing all of the old classics and some of her own work. The bass and keyboard players really know their stuff.

Thank 64Jag

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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 destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.