The Spotted Cat is an intimate, slightly formal bar for all those cool cats and kittens who enjoy live jazz with a local flavor. This place, however, is for purists — if you're looking for flamboyant performances and gimmicks, you won't find them here. Jazz outfits such as the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Jeremy Lyons and the Deltabilly Boys, and Tin Men perform at the Spotted Cat on a regular basis.
This is one of those places that make you wonder if they ever close. Open doors and no cover charge lure tourists and locals to listen to some of the best music in town. Authentic jazz that is loud and lively is almost non-stop from mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning at Maison Bourbon. Players include Wallace Davenport, Steve Slocum and Tommy Yetta. Patrons must be 21 or older. There is a one-drink minimum.
Wer sich gerade auf der Bourbon Street befindet, wundgelaufene Füße und genug von Perlen, Geschrei und wildem Chaos hat, braucht nur ein paar Schritte weiter zu gehen, um diese gemütliche Bar mit entspannter Atmosphäre zu finden. Die Bar befindet sich in einer ehemaligen Schmiede und Schmugglerzuflucht des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. In dem Stein- und Ziegelbau befindet sich ein dunkler, nur von Kerzen erhellter Raum. Im Hintergrund der Bar begleitet ein alter Mann seinen leisen Gesang selbst am Flügel. Er spielt solche bekannten Gassenhauer wie "Piano Man" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", die man auch noch betrunken mitsingen kann. Die Getränkepreise sind im Vergleich mit anderen Lokalen in der Bourbon Street nedrig und es wird nie Eintritt verlangt.
John Austin tickles the ivories at this piano bar from Wednesday through Saturday, but the real attraction is the Carousel Bar & Lounge itself at Hotel Monteleone. It's a carousel and really does revolve - all the time. The music goes until late and the cocktails served are out of this world like the "Truffletini" which is a mix of Bailey's Irish Cream with liqueurs. The ambiance has a slight feel of a Moulin Rouge setting, with bold lighting and motifs.
Fancy good music and a cold beer at the end of your day? Head to d.b.a., where they host live performances and serve draft beer, Belgian draft beer, and hand-drawn ales. There is also a wine list, a whiskey list and a brandy list. The amount of liquor served here is mind-boggling. If you're there for the live music, you won't be disappointed.
While the clubs in the French Quarter usually get most of the attention, they are not the only ones that hold good times with even better music. This hot spot in the Carrollton District does require a cab ride, but is well worth the fare. A funky but fun atmosphere characterizes this club that is popular mainly for dancing. Club goers pick their spots then move and groove to the sounds of blues, zydeco and R&B.
New Orleans Original Daiquiris on Williams Boulevard is one of the best places in town to get delightful concoctions of frozen daiquirí. Enjoy their happy hours with specialty beer, domestic beer and more.
Launched in 2007, the Twist of Lime is a favorite among locals as well as visitors to Metairie. Open from noon until 5a, this watering hole is always buzzing with patrons. It features an impressive list of beer and spirits to choose from. Enjoy your drink with some video poker, or shoot some pool or play a game of darts. The jukebox provides great entertainment, while live bands take over on weekends.