Marigny Nightlife (Self Guided), New Orleans

A city well-reputed for its never-ending party and carefree attitude, visitors to the French Quarter in New Orleans may not be surprised by the amount of great nightlife establishments found through the district but will certainly be impressed by the lively night of hot live music and ever-flowing drinks they experience once they are here. Take New Orleans’ Nightlife Tour in the French Quarter to see the best this happening district has to offer guests to its fair city after the sun goes down.
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Marigny Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Marigny Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » New Orleans (See other walking tours in New Orleans)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Buffa's Bar and Restaurant
  • Maison
  • Blue Nile
  • Three Muses
  • The Spotted Cat
  • Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
  • Siberia
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Buffa's Bar and Restaurant

1) Buffa's Bar and Restaurant

For a break from the crowded Bourbon Street, Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant can be found on the edge of the French Quarter on Esplanade Avenue. Considered a classic dive bar, Buffa’s first opened its doors back in 1939, and still greets a good mix of tourists and locals with its bright neon signage. Food, including breakfast, is served all day and night here, seven days a week. The bar and lounge area lead to the Back Room, lined with tables, where a raised stage hosts live music performances all week long, including pianist Todd McDermott with vocal accompaniment regularly, as well as classic film screenings and other events throughout the year.

Operation Hours: 24 hours
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Maison

2) Maison

Found on the famous Frenchmen Street, well-known for its many nightlife establishments, Maison is one of the best places in New Orleans to hear live music performances. On any given night guests can be treated to live music on any one of its three stages which are usually hosting bands simultaneously. Maison rarely charges a cover to get in to the club. Music generally consists of local bands performing bluesy rock tunes, which really gets the crowd going each evening. In addition to a full bar with a bevy of signature cocktails to choose from, Maison also features a full menu of mouthwatering, regionally-inspired dishes.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 3 am; Friday: 4 pm – 3 am; Sunday: 5 pm – 3 am
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Blue Nile

3) Blue Nile

Located inside an historic building built way back in 1832 and possibly the oldest building on the thriving Frenchmen Street, the Blue Nile features two stages hosting a variety of live music performances throughout the week. Continuing the live music tradition established by the Dream Palace, the predecessor found in this space, guests can enjoy anything from funk and blues, to brass bands and soul music both upstairs and downstairs, including local acts, as well as national and bands from around the world. Weekends invite guest DJs spinning fantastic club hits that really gets the crowd going on the dance floor all night long.

Operation Hours: Tuesday: 9.30 pm - 1 am; Wednesday: 8 pm - 2 am; Thursday: 7 pm - 4 am; Friday: 6 pm - 5 am; Saturday: 7 pm - 5 am; Sunday: 7 pm - 2 am
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Three Muses

4) Three Muses

A small, classy restaurant and bar found on the bustling Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans, Three Muses serves up some of the best signature cocktails, internationally-inspired cuisine by chef Daniel Esses, and great live music performances throughout the week. Featuring scrumptious small plate selections such as Korean-style tofu bulgogi, jerk duck tostones, as well as an ample assortment of vegetarian fare, this small dining room can get easily packed and there is often a long line for a table. Live music can be heard at Three Muses most nights, including great local acts playing blues, jazz, and more.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: 5 pm – 12 am; Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 2.30 pm
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The Spotted Cat

5) The Spotted Cat

One of the premier spots in the Faubourg Marigny district for live jazz and blues, the Spotted Cat is located on the famous Frenchmen Street where much of the New Orleans nightlife scene outside of Bourbon Street can be found. This quaint bar gets easily packed especially when swing dancers take to the dance floor and overtake the modest space inside. A variety of great sounds can be found from 4:00 PM onwards, including swing, big band, gypsy music, blues, and more. Wednesday evenings features free swing dancing lessons by seasoned experts. Another attractive feature of the Spotted Cat is that its great live music rarely carries a cover charge, so patrons are encouraged to tip the band and buy drinks in lieu of this.

Operation Hours: Monday – Friday: 4 pm – 2 am; Saturday: - Sunday: 3 pm – 2 am
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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

6) Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

One of the more notable jazz clubs in the city, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro can be found on the bustling Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans. Featuring an evening of regional cuisine, expertly-crafted cocktails, and the best local and national jazz artists each night, Snug Harbor is a dedicated live jazz venue where guests quietly listen to the impressive array of regular and touring musicians, including notable artists such as Jason Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Irvin Mayfield, and more performing on a regular basis. Because Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro serves up A-list jazz artists, a cover charge is a regular occurrence, as well as a packed house.

Operation Hours: Daily: 5 pm – 10.45 pm
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Siberia

7) Siberia

The best place in New Orleans to hear rock, alternative, and underground sounds, Siberia can be found in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans on the famed Frenchmen Street. A spirited bar and live music venue, Eastern European-inspired dishes, including blinis, pierogies, and more, can also be ordered until midnight from the nearby Kukhnya. In addition to all the great live music, guests can enjoy pool, trivia nights, film screenings, stand-up comedians, guest DJ sets, and more. Artists featured at Siberia include local favorites Alex McMurray, sludge metal band EyeHateGod, and more.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 4 pm – 3 am

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 Km or 0.2 Miles