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Cafe Negril

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-312-3912
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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United States
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249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw (2) bands play here. Both were amazing and both put on quite a diverse show. The musicians were very talented and it was a great NOLA experience. The bar gets packed later on. But it's not too crowded. The musicians that they get in this bar are just amazing and I recommend stopping in here for some great music... More 

Thank Cregan8256
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and ended up having the best night of our vacation! Drinks were cold and a good price, place was packed, and Twisted Dixie was great entertainment and their frontman was a blast! Would come back anytime!!

1 Thank flipside44
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your awesome review! Our musicians and staff ROCK! We are so glad you had a blast. We hope you come back soon and tell all your friends. Cheers from Cafe Negril! More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was late, we were hungry and wandered in here by chance....we were not in the least disappointed by this accident and will for sure return. I had the pineapple pork taco salad and it was so delicious. Loved the music and the fun atmospher

Thank Chevygirl80
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Oooh we love your title. "A delightful accident"! We recently won 2nd place for "Best Late Night Dining" but it seems many don't realize Ruben's Taco Truck is in Cafe Negril and you can get a steal of a meal. Thanks for sharing your experience! More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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433 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We were here on a Saturday night just walking down Frenchmen Street for our second night and we had not been in Cafe Negril yet so decided to go in for the music. Very good band playing and stayed for a few drinks. Love this area of town.

Thank Rhodymom2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1,051 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Terrific music -- Great bar -- We had Abitas and listened to the later band "SOUL PROJECT" -- they were amazing!! If you are on Frenchman on a Wed night, check them out.

1 Thank rollngstone
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

As we were strolling along Frenchman St., the music coming out of this bar drew us in. We ended up staying there the rest of the night. The band was In Business. They were very good, the cocktails even better. The lead vocalist had an amazing range, the horn section was tight, as was the rest of the band. brought... More 

Thank thai1on
Odiham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Music and band in here were very very good. The two female singers were outstanding and the band were tight too. Yes lots of tipping and drink more expensive than Bourbon but certainly worth it to get the true flavour of jazz in NOLA

Thank CHD6265
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

My wife and I wanted to get away from Bourbon St. for a night so we heard about Frenchman St. All local musicians with great music all over, inside and outside. We ended up here and really enjoyed the band and the atmosphere.

Thank Hank G
Westfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Vegas Cola Band-Sunday Night at Cafe Negril: hubby and I enjoyed our strolled down Frenchman Street. We popped in this Bar/Club and couldn't leave. music was great. Vocalist range was amazing. She shared songs from past and today. Her set list was filled with a variety of favorites. The crowd stayed engaged. Great evening, good music..... Saturday night we went... More 

Thank zoretta h
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

HI Zoretta, Thanks for taking the time to leave your experience for us and future visitors. Our musicians and staff work very hard to make sure every guests has a memorable time. Happy travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing reggae music! The band had my husband and I dancing all night long. They were cheerful and kept the crowd moving.

Thank Cherise C
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Hi Cherise, So glad you and your husband spent the night bouncing to Higher Heights! They are so much fun! Thanks for taking the time to share your positive review. It means a lot to us! Cheers! Emily More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Bar, Mexican, International, Pub, Jamaican
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-312-3912
Live music bar and restaurant open 7 days a week, 365 days a year on world famous Frenchmen Street. Locals and tourist alike come for live music, dancing, drinks, tacos, burritos and pizza. Cafe Negril has been on Frenchmen Street long before Frenchmen Street was well known around the world. Most of the musicians and bands that play at Cafe Negril have been here for many years and "got their start" on our humble stage. The selection of music is as eclectic as the people we serve. From Reggae to Rock and Roll the bands will get keep you on the dance floor begging for more!

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

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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.
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