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d.b.a.

618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-942-3731
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Coolest music joint on Frenchman’s street!

Nothing fancy about this place, but it hosts some of the best bands in NOLA! Highly recommend it as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scar1925
,
Neptune Beach, Florida
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Great music in cozy little venue

D.B.A. is a place you go to for great live music. Located on Frenchmen Street about a couple of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Barron B
,
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 4:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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+1 504-942-3731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy about this place, but it hosts some of the best bands in NOLA! Highly recommend it as a stop while in NOLA! Check it out! Music starts early and runs late every weekend! Worth the cover charge!

1  Thank Scar1925
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

D.B.A. is a place you go to for great live music. Located on Frenchmen Street about a couple of blocks from the French Market. It is definitely a little bit of a walk if you were staying somewhere on/near Canal Street but it is worth...More

Thank Barron B
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Bartender Lisa was the only thing wrong with this place. She was rude, unpleasant, and if it weren’t for the great music we would have left because of her. Everything else was spot on!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Most recent visit 2.25.18. In a town with some of the best music going but some of the worst music venues, dba has admittedly always been a favorite. They pull some of New Orleans's best musicians. The setup is good with the stage on one...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

If you find lindy hoppers at a venue, you know they book great bands. Drinks were solid and reasonably priced too. Fun place.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We walked into d.b.a. as we wandered down Frenchmen St looking for music. d.b.a. has more room than most places we went into. The band was Tuba Skinny and the music was great. Local dancers were so much fun to watch and the atmosphere was...More

Thank S B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We stopped in and there were several couples doing swing dance to the band. They were a lot of fun to watch. Music was good and so were the drinks.

Thank treesprite07
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The music here was amazing and worth the stop. I would give them a 5+ on music and a 1 on the bar service so that is how they got a 3. However the bar staff were rude and slow to ask for refills even...More

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Only handful of seats so had to stand until moved to other side of bar where no view of band but acoustics better, John Boutee was playing!

Thank bijoux1919
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in fri 1/26, at 6pm, start of Mardi Gras season. Great band, Tuba Slim, no cover, one drink minimum. Nursed my $5 draft for about 90 minutes and had a great time. One of the better places on Frenchman for music. EXTENSIVE list of...More

Thank Rich M
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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
...More
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msfreiter
March 5, 2018|
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Response from deancrna2016 | Reviewed this property |
Usually not a line at d.b.a. Unless someone like Kermit is playing.
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