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“3 for 1 on Bourbon Street”
Review of Cats Meow

Cats Meow
Ranked #315 of 1,980 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Entertaining to watch if you have a sense of humor. We sat upstairs and looked down on the singers, it was a hoot. Enjoyed the outside balcony on Friday night. Open your mind and step on in to people watch.

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Thank PlayaDelCarmenFreak
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Since the 80's a landmark. A place to have fun with music. I do remember the Saturday's after noon with a ticket that valued 3 beers and popcorns. A place to visit, a legend.

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Thank BrazilMarcio
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

... But I'm not that young, anymore even though I may look it!

I kind of had fun here (I'm being generous with that statement) but it was a frustrating experience. I've hosted karaoke before, and emceed open mic nights - here's a tip; it's not ALL about you! If the hosts sing two out of every three songs how the heck are the punters meant to do what they came intending to do - sing?! I get that you've got to get an atmosphere going, however, once that atmosphere is established let the crowd have their 'moment'. Especially when people have put songs down. If the vibe drops then get back up to get it going! What's funny is that on the very limited song list which badly needs updating, they say 'Don't take it too seriously, this is Bourbon Street not American Idol!' Bahahaha... Yet every single time they're up they're dancing, twerking, jerking, bumping, humping like Paula Abdul's about to walk in. They sing over the top of the track and to be fair they're entertaining. It's like 'Mime-oke' in parts. They also sing over the top of some of the singers which I think is for encouragement but feels a bit condescending. Maybe it's just me? You have to wait a really, really long time to get up. The drinks are limited. Once you get up you've got to ask yourself, 'Do I really want to hang around for another two hours?' The answer is no. I love karaoke like nobody's business, but on a night out dedicated to having a sing-song with my new husband - we were on our honeymoon and bless him, he said 'Let's go out to karaoke so you can have a song or two'. He's not a big fan. The host actually seemed like a nice guy, friendly and perky which is what brought us back a second night thinking it might've been a bit different on a Tuesday. Same shtick. It was relatively quiet we were told because the weather was freezing. The bartenders were friendly enough. Security were fine. It's not bad, the boppers in the front were having a great time, it's just not that good. There are other karaoke bars around and next time I'll try them and compare. It's the sort of place I'd go back to if I didn't have anything else to do but in NOLA there's plenty.

Thank ladybirdladybird111
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

If gay totally avoid this location. I was gay bashed by 7 people from tennessee and the group hosting karaoke sings every other song. So u have to wait twice as long to sing one song when they only have 4 pages of music. The one good thing is the bartender is sweet and they make great drinks.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stopped in for Karaoke. It was fun and was giving off a great atmosphere into bourbon st. They might want to update their list of songs though. I wouldn't necessarily consider Taylor Swift a part of the Country Classics section...

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Thank Lauren R
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