House of Blues

Live Music

in French Quarter

This national chain of blues venues has put a lot of admirable work into making their New Orleans outpost distinctive: there’s tons of folk art and rustic, voodoo-themed murals and sculptures, and the effect is more powerful than kitschy.

A few doors down, HOB’s small auxiliary club, the Parish, is a great spot too; you can get pretty up-close-and-personal with artists during gigs.