Top Choice Live Music in Uptown & Riverbend


‘Tips,’ as locals call it, is one of New Orleans’ great musical meccas. The legendary Uptown nightclub, which takes its name from Professor Longhair’s 1953 hit single, is the site of some of the city’s most memorabl…
Top Choice Live Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Maple Leaf Bar

The premier nighttime destination in the Riverbend area, the legendary Maple Leaf’s dimly lit, pressed-tin caverns are the kind of environs you’d expect from a New Orleans juke joint. Work up a sweat on the small da…
Jazz in French Quarter

Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, housed in a former art gallery that dates to 1803, is one of the most storied live-music venues in New Orleans. The resident performers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, are ludicrously talented, …
Theater in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

AllWays Lounge

In a city full of funky music venues, the AllWays stands out as one of the funkiest. On any given night of the week you may see experimental guitar, local theater, thrash-y rock, live comedy or a '60s-inspired shaga…
Live Music in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Spotted Cat

The Cat might just be your smoky dream of a New Orleans jazz club, a thumping sweatbox where drinks are served in plastic cups, impromptu dances break out at the drop of a feathered hat, and the music is always exce…
Hotel in New Orleans

Rivershack Tavern

In Jefferson, upstream from Riverbend beside the levee, is an advertisement-adorned roadhouse that probably hit its prime in the 1940s. It’s packed with students, older bikers and hospital staff (hopefully not headi…
Live Music in Mid-City & the Tremé

Chickie Wah Wah

Despite the fact it lies in Mid-City on one of the most unremarkable stretches of Canal St, Chickie Wah Wah is a great music venue. Local legends such as Alexis & the Samurai or Meschya Lake, and plenty of inter…
Theater in Mid-City & the Tremé

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Named for New Orleans' own Queen of Gospel, the Mahalia Jackson is one of the city's major main stage venues. It often features performances ranging from ballet to stand-up comedy to classical music.
Live Music in Mid-City & the Tremé

Rock 'N' Bowl

The Rock 'N' Bowl is a strange combination of bowling alley, deli and huge live-music and dance venue, where patrons get down to New Orleans roots music while trying to avoid that 7-10 split. The best time and place…
Stadium in CBD & Warehouse District

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Superdome hovers like a giant bronze hubcap between the elevated I-10 freeway and downtown’s skyscrapers. The immense indoor stadium, which seats more than 73,200, has hosted NCAA Final Four basketball games, pr…