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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-942-3731
17:00 - 04:00
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Sun 16:00 - 04:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 04:00
Thu 17:00 - 05:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 05:00

Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.

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Great place to hear music!

We went to DBA twice during our visit to N.O. Both times there were for live blues music. We saw Walter "Wolfman" Washington 1st time and Little Freddie King 2nd visit. Classic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pa
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to DBA twice during our visit to N.O. Both times there were for live blues music. We saw Walter "Wolfman" Washington 1st time and Little Freddie King 2nd visit. Classic southern blues. This place is a Bar with a nice stage. Pretty much standing room. Drink prices weren't too bad. There was a $5 cover charge which is... More 

Thank Larrydup
Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into d.b.a. just to have a beer and they had an all female band and they were fantastic. The place became packed to standing room only, but the service was great.

Thank Blake812
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is nice even if the cover charge is expensive (15 box for The Soul Rebels) but the blond bartender at the bar close to the stage yells at me in front of all the audience because I took two pictures with the flash and I apologized explaining that anytime I was changing the setup, the camera was putting... More 

Thank bluesjlp
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for an authentic musical experience in New Orleans. After popping into a few bars, we were disappointed that the bands were mainly doing covers of pop music rather than anything unique. We were relieved to find d.b.a., where we found great, original performances that were well worth the $5 cover fee.

Thank julandste
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Five dollars to get in for excellent jazz- the Treme Brass Band. We stood for both sets we liked it so much.

Thank mrh16
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great spot for live music. There are two different sides so if nothing is going on on one side, try the other. We caught a great little blues band. Not a lot of seats but plenty of standing room. People were even dancing up front by the band. There is an extensive drink list on the chalk boards above the... More 

Thank Meritage101
Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visit Nola every year, and this club has never failed. Listened to Bon Bon Vivant this time around, and absolutely loved it. The crowd is mixed and very friendly. It's a great club to kind of 'come and go' while walking down Frenchman. Very close to Snug Harbor and Spotted Cat. The bartenders are very quick to fill drink... More 

Thank Rance C
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped by here and am so glad we did! The music was great. People were dancing and the musicians were a lot of fun. Great drinks, great music, great experience. Would definitely come again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This bar is good for listening to live music, as they have a stage in the front so everyone can see the performers. The main room, however, near the music, is all standing. I went with some other mid-20-year olds, and we felt well below the average age. I’m not sure if this depends on the day or not, but... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited this bar on Halloween weekend 2016 to see Papa Mali perform. It was such a great experience. Great lively crowd . There are so many drink options here , something for everyone's taste.

Thank nperezarcos

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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 destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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