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Address: 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-1546
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+1 504-895-8477
21:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Sat 21:00 - 02:00

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Quintessential New Orleans

If you want to have a locals type experience then go to Tipitinas. This is one of a handful of places that have been around for what seams like forever. Catch a live show of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have a locals type experience then go to Tipitinas. This is one of a handful of places that have been around for what seams like forever. Catch a live show of original music, not just recycled Burbon St. brown eyed girl.

Thank John C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great for listening to local artists. The entertainers are the most popular musicians here locally. Music genres are varied, but lean-to wards jazz, local brass bands that you often see in second line parades, great singers. Most of the entertainment may be of artists unknown to people out-of City, but this is one of the top places... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Tipitina's is the place to watch local and national acts perform in a small venue atmosphere. It is the house that Professor Longhair built! It is a must visit on your next trip to New Orleans!

Thank Trip M
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great legendary music venue. Bartenders were friendly, sound was great, and everywhere seemed to have a great view. It does have some drawbacks though. Our tickets said will call at 8:30, doors open at 9. Unfortunately the first act didn't start until 10 and the main act didn't start until 11:30. In a place with no chairs, 3 hours in... More 

1 Thank JGallagher28
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

So we can't see Fess play there, isn't Mac the next best thing? The staff is always awesome and this is one of the quintessential music venues in a city full of iconic music venues. Always a good time!

1 Thank Tenkey59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had been here a few years ago to a Sunday night cajun dance and came back for a Rebirth Brass Band show. The shoulder to shoulder, standing only, restless crowd was not our cup of tea. Waited a long time for the show to start only to find out there was an opening band (and they were quite good).... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a really super place - World-class music venue. Great music and a wonderful line-up of performers. However beware - no food apart from from some snacks from a machine and - importantly - EVERY person who wants to enter MUST have full ID

1 Thank QSMPEK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

When there are no refunds even when the band you paid to hear doesn't show up. Hate to bad-mouth an institution, but that is just wrong. I'm out $73 and get no music. Pissed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My first experience at Tipitina's was excellent. If you know how to act and are respectful when traveling, you'll have nothing but a good time at Tipitina's catching world-class acts at an awesome venue. The staff puts up with a lot of BS from drunk people and entitled people, so show them some respect, because they are working their butts... More 

1 Thank Cassbeats
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Tipitina's is a New Orleans classic! Locals love it, tourist love it... you just have to go. Large space with several bars and an upstairs area, an overall super comfortable setting with easy stage views. Foundation Free Friday Concert Series throughout the summer is absolutely the BEST! Great music && no cover! That area of uptown is great too. Lots... More 

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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