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Apple Barrel

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 609 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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 wee intimate bar

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
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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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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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167 reviews
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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
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Small but full of character, good music. Beer expensive at $6 a bottle but no cover charge. A word to the wise a cash only bar so bring your dollars. Would recommend and would go back!

Thank Lynn67reviews
Albany, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We love the Apple Barrel because it's an intimate place to hear great music. It tends to be a little less traveled than most of the other music spots on Frenchmen Street, but we like it that way. When we were there, a group of swing dancers spilled out onto the street and were dancing all over the place. It's... More 

Thank eluper
Kansas City, Missouri
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had several locals recommend this little (and I mean LITTLE) place on Frenchman Street and it didn't disappoint. We ere told "it's the smallest bar in NOLA" and that the Italian Place upstairs for a meal "will change your life". BOTH recommendations were 100% correct. No clue how a 12 seat bar packs in a live band every night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited here twice in April during the spring quarter festival weekend and along Frenchman Street this was my favourite spot. Downstairs I heard some great jazz performances and had a few drinks while waiting for a spot in the upstairs restaurant (which is worth a meal at!) I just loved the vibe of this place, the staff are friendly,... 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 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.