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Blue Nile

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Address: 532 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
Phone Number: 5049482583
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Would have been 5 but the bartender was hammered!

Great atmosphere and music, good drink prices and we did not have to pay cover even after 11 PM. The bartender provided some interesting people watching stumbling around behind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No cover. Went on a Sunday night around 8 & stayed until 1am. They had a great low key jaz band that sounded wonderful. Would be ideal for a date to listen to good music and still be able to talk. Around 10pm a big band came on that was so much fun they had half the place up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Blue Nile to hear Kermit Ruffins play. There was a cover at the door which you need cash for but bar excepted credit cards. The drinks were good and strong. Kermit put on such a great show and I would be happy seeing him play every night!!!!! The atmosphere was perfect. They also have nice clean... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

First night in New Orleans and this place was a hit. The music was so good, mix of jazz, funk, rnb with a bit of a Caribbean feel. Free entry and the bar tenders were very generous with the alcohol.

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Thank Daniela307
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I was looking for a great music venue to see a real deal brass band and found the Uptown Brass Band. This is a great venue for music. You'll pay a ticket price ($25) for attendance in the small and separate music hall but it's well worth it. The place has a nice bar on one side and a dining... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Over charged for two drinks priced at $3 and was then charged $60.00 on my card. Such a shame because this bar was great for music and in a great location, but overcharging a card (perhaps because it was foreign) THAT much is just unacceptable.

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Thank SophieHanlon
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Right off of Frenchmen street, Blue Nile is a must see. It's set up like a tradition stage, with plenty of dance floor and seating areas. On a Thursday night the band sounded great and the drinks tasted amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and music, good drink prices and we did not have to pay cover even after 11 PM. The bartender provided some interesting people watching stumbling around behind the bar and knocking bottles off the shelf - oh well everyone had a good time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Such a fun night at Blue Nile - the Brass A Holics were amazing and had the whole place going... On a Monday! Highly recommended.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Visited on spec without reviewing the artist scheduled to perform. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux did couple of sets. Venue found within the busy Frenchman Street Quarter which is vibrant full of music, noise, drinkers and eaters. Full on New Orleans! Entry $10 and then waited an hour for the band and artist to start their set which felt too long... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Truly enjoy this venue till the late hours. Great jam sessions and lively entertainment. Another one of the great venues on Frenchmen St. Avoid Bourbon St and head to Frenchmen for the real quality artists.

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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.