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“Hot 8 Brass Band superb”
Review of Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf
Ranked #87 of 237 Nightlife in New Orleans
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Owner description: Voted the "best rock club in New Orleans," this is a high-velocity nightspot with live music from the worlds of rock, funk, blues and alternative.
Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Hot 8 Brass Band superb”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

A rockin' little bar with a small room at the back behind a curtain ("The Den") where the Hot 8 Brass Band throws down some real NOLA soul, funk and jazz on a weekly basis. Everybody dancing and grooving, hot and sweaty, steaming, having a party. A real treat. Drinks are a touch expensive but go with the flow and donate generously to the band who live off what's put in the hat.

There is also a larger venue on the other side that hosts music and comedy events but we didn't try in there.

Visited February 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Great place for a concert!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had a blast here. Saw an excellent band and the opening band was also fantastic. Strong drinks and a nice big stage. (had gone to a band the night before and couldn't even SEE the band cause the stage was too small and in the corner). You will see FINE at Howlin Wolf. There was food and some seats outside, I didn't eat, but others say the munchies were great.

Visited March 2012
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South Wales
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“Fantastic music venue”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Went here during Mardi Gras after spending hours watching the parades. We didn't get there until midnight but the music was just starting. We were very lucky to the see the Rebirth Brass Band, fresh from their Grammy success, during a free gig. They were marvellous. The bar itself is interesting having come from a hotel in Chicage once owned by Al Capone and the stage had a creole cottage on either side. This bar is located in the CBD so is a little way from the Quarter. However we walked there and back and it seemed a safe neighbourhood. If you jhave any concerns though take a taxi.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta
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“Get a taste of the real NO music scene”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Go here if you want a taste of the real local music scene in New Orleans. Howlin' Wolf is known for hosting all kinds of acts, but there's nothing better than watching some local favorites tear it up on this stage while taking in the local flavor.

Visited August 2011
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nolaqueen
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“Gets crowded”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Howlin wolf will have some top name bands play but it is standing room only. It gets so crowded I was thinking the fire Marshall occupancy level had to be way over capacity. If you don't mind that, then it's worth checking out.

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