1. Preservation Hall726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans
2. Kermit's Treme Speakeasy1535 Basin St, New Orleans
3. Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans
4. Three Muses536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans
5. Le Bon Temps Roulé4801 Magazine St, New Orleans
6. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse300 Bourbon St, New Orleans
7. Gasa Gasa4920 Freret St, New Orleans
8. Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar1931 Orleans Ave, New Orleans
The weathered wooden walls of Preservation Hall's narrow showroom still look the same as they did more than 50 years ago, when a group of bohemian fans started hosting pass-the-hat traditional jazz concerts there featuring artists who were at least as old as the music itself. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, or one of its associated acts, still plays multiple sets nightly. During big local events like Jazz Fest, the Hall expands its purview to present late-night collaborations between the regular Hall band and featured special guests.
Owned by the famous Kermit Ruffins, this Basin St venue serves up a healthy selection of soul food and live music daily.
Originally opened by Ernie K-Doe in 1994, this lounge still features some of the best live music in town and is now owned by NOLA favorite Kermit Ruffins.
"Whiskey evangelist" Kimberly Patton-Bragg's the Three Muses was voted as one of New Orleans Magazine’s Top Bars, and if that wasn't reason enough to check it out, there's also a great small plates menu and nightly live jazz in store. Try The Muses' signature dish, fries with feta cheese and gremolata, while you sip on signature cocktails, the Spaghetti Western, which combines Bulleit bourbon muddled with Campari-soaked oranges and rosemary spirits.
This Uptown bar and music club was founded by a death metal singer and is now famous for a Thursday night house party put on by a hip-hop/brass band hybrid, so you could guess that it's an interesting place to be.
Located in the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon St, Irvin Mayfield's always has entertaining live shows, including ones of the burlesque variety.
The name of this hybrid art gallery, coffee shop, and nightclub on Freret St has Japanese origins, describing something restless and always in motion.
Since opening in 2013, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar's deep musical roots in New Orleans have quickly made it a Tremé mainstay. Owned by the daughter of legendary R&B artist Jessie Hill and named after his hit 1960 song, the bar not only honors Hill’s legacy, but offers a place for the next generations in his musically gifted family (like Trombone Shorty) to perform on the regular. The bar’s beauty is in its ability to retain a neighborhood feel while hosting some of the globe’s top-notch jazz talent, making every night feel like it’s the right time to bust out your dance moves.