Entertainment

Top Choice Jazz in French Quarter

Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, housed in a former art gallery dating from 1803, is one of New Orleans' most storied live-music venues. The resident performers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, are ludicrously talented, and regu…
Top Choice Live Music in Uptown & Riverbend

Tipitina's

'Tips', as locals call it, is one of New Orleans’ great musical icons. 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 memorable…
Top Choice Jazz in French Quarter

Fritzel's European Jazz Pub

There's no cover charge at this awesome venue for live jazz, which is so small that you really can't have a bad seat. The seating is kind of rustic: benches and chairs so tightly packed that you'll be apologizing fo…
Top Choice Theater in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

AllWays Lounge

In a city full of funky music venues, 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, burlesque or a '60s-inspire…
Top Choice Live Music in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Spotted Cat

The Cat might just be your sexy 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 except…
Top Choice Blues in Clarksdale

Red's

Clarksdale's best juke joint, with its neon-red mood lighting, plastic-bag ceiling and general soulful disintegration, is the place to see bluesmen howl. Red runs the bar, knows the acts and slings a cold beer whene…
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…
Top Choice Live Music in Downtown

Station Inn

Sit at one of the small cocktail tables, squeezed together on the worn wood floor in this beer-only dive, illuminated with stage lights and neon signs, and behold the lightning fingers of bluegrass savants. We are t…
Top Choice Cinema in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Belcourt Theatre

A true Nashville gem, this non-profit cinema showcases the best of independent, documentary, world, repertory and classic cinema 365 days a year. It's also one of the only movie houses chosen to be part of the Sunda…
Top Choice Blues in Memphis

Wild Bill's

Don't even think of showing up at this gritty, hole-in-the-wall juke joint before midnight. Order a 40oz beer and a basket of wings then sit back to watch some of the greatest blues acts in Memphis from 11pm Friday …