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The Spotted Cat Music Club

Jazz Club, Rock Club, and Speakeasy
Marigny, New Orleans
  • Jacson B.
    "It's a wonderful place to listen good music from local Jazz bands."(10 Tips)
    Katerina M.
    "Meschiya Lake & the Lil' Big Horns were there."(5 Tips)
    Ebai K.
    "You can chill, dance, people watch, an just enjoy great music!!!"(8 Tips)
    Amy T.
    "Jazz, cheap drinks and fun! Must go while in NOLA."(3 Tips)
167 Tips and reviews
  • jazz music
  • meschiya lake
  • dancing
  • cheap drinks
  • casual
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  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJuly 2, 2014
    Although the tourists are well aware of the Spotted Cat now thanks to Treme and Conan, it is still a great place for live music ♪ Bring cash, and stay friendly. Buy & support local music and art!! ☺
  • Kayla!
    Kayla!August 18, 2014
    A treat if you're looking for a chill atmosphere and excellent music. Thought the drinks were overpriced, but that's an argument made anywhere in the Quarter. Try to get there early for a good barseat
    Upvoted Jul 5
  • Danni
    DanniSeptember 19, 2016
    This is definetely my favorite live music club on Frenchmen street. Great local jazz music, but it gets a little too crowded. They charge $5 cover, but it is definetely worth it!
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoFebruary 20
    Hands down my favorite place on Frenchman street. The band playing was amazing. Drinks are heavily poured, but it's cash only. Ladies - there is a piano in the restroom!
  • Praveen P.
    Praveen PadmanFebruary 7
    Nice hangout place to sip on beer/wine/cocktail and listen to local pretty talented musicians. You can easily spend hours there. Usually no covers . One drink min and cash only
  • Katerina M.
    Katerina MatsaApril 22, 2014
    One of the best places I visited in NOLA. Meschiya Lake & the Lil' Big Horns were there. Her voice is amazing. There was a $5 cover, but definitely worth it. If you want, you can buy her cd on site.
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9January 11
    Been here 5+ times
    DON'T MISS!: Every Sat night from 6-10pm. You can't stop yourself from clapping in time to Panorama Jazz Band. Want some Klezmer?-OK. Trad Jazz?-Sure. Beguine, Milonga, Chocheck, Waltz?-They'll do it.
  • Maarja-Liis M.
    Maarja-Liis MerimetsaMarch 22, 2016
    Great place with great atmosphere and a nice crowd. A must-go in New Orleans! Slightly too cold though due to the fans.
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9April 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    DON'T MISS!-Every Mon & Thur at 4pm. Sarah McCoy will make u weep. Janice Joplin meets Adele with a little Honky Tonk/Otherwordly spirit thrown in. Must be of strong mind & body 4 the experience.
  • Marie L.
    Marie LaCassaJuly 15, 2016
    What an amazing find. We came here two nights on our NOLA vacation - excellent live music and fun vibe. Cash only bar! But they gave an atm available.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsMay 17, 2015
    Drinks are cheap so bring plenty of cash to keep things moving. Great music so be sure to save some money for the musicians as you'll be having a blast.
  • Becky O.
    Becky OtterBotDecember 13, 2015
    Jenn is the BEST bartender in town! Cash only bar, fantastic music and great scene. My favorite spot!!
  • Kaustubh T.
    The absolute best jazz/blues/funk/AllOfTheAbove spot in Frenchman. You can never go wrong with the Spotted Cat!
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangMay 14, 2013
    No cover, mostly traditional jazz/dixieland. Probably my favorite Frenchmen St. Place. Try to see Meschiya Lake or the Jazz Vipers there (from Al)
  • Denette
    DenetteSeptember 28, 2015
    Great tiny place to catch stellar talent. You need to buy a drink and there's a $5 cover on the weekend.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SMay 30, 2015
    Great jazz music! The Cottonmouth Kings were incredible. It gets packed so arrive before the headliner's set begins for a good spot.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AmbjornAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave the drama at the door - and kick back with the cool cats. A jazz joint not to be missed on any NOLA trip.
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BurekOctober 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the most talented musicians on Frenchman play at The Spotted Cat! Always have a great time here!
  • Tony M.
    Tony MDecember 13, 2014
    I could not stop smiling in this place. Awesome jazz and such a fun atmosphere, felt transported to another era. People younger than me doing the lindy hop! Must go here.
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiSeptember 1, 2013
    If you like blonde beers, go for the Abita Amber or Restoration Pale Ale. $5 per bottle.
  • Cat W.
    Cat WeaverMarch 18, 2013
    A damned good bar with great old style atmosphere and solid jazz. One of the best places I visited in NOLA.
  • Shelley M.
    Shelley MacGregorJanuary 30, 2014
    Great jazz!. $5 cover but stayed for 3 sets of music. Several other musicians stopped in & played along. 1 drink min.but no way to enforce as it was impossible to get to bar except btwn sets.
  • Priya T.
    We got there at 6:10 on a Friday night, no cover and managed to find 2 seats. Cash only for the bar and bring your ID!
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KeeneOctober 17, 2012
    Dress light, and make sure you're comfortable with gettin comfortable with lots of people because there's no such thing as personal space once the music starts playin!
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BMarch 5
    Cash only, but the music is incredible & the drink selection rocks (e.g. they have fernet). Music tends to end by 2am.
  • Chris
    ChrisSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only bar. Never a cover. Escape the 80s music on Bourbon and head to Frenchman for awesome jazz bands at The Spotted Cat.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RiesOctober 13, 2013
    Real nice. Cash only. They sell t-shirts and beer koozies. Band plays throughout the day.
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AkbrudJanuary 6, 2016
    Great, intimate jazz club on Frenchmen Street. A must see if you're in the area.
  • Candy Lee L.
    Candy Lee LaBalleJanuary 13, 2011
    Old time nola jazz served live, hot and screaming with passion. Local crowd of music lovers, musicians and swing dancers. Lace up your dancing shoes!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 14, 2015
    Great if you like live music. Get here early because this tiny venue fills up quick. One drink min.
  • Isel A.
    Isel AimeeApril 11
    awesome place! make sure to bring cash for cover & drinks. if not, there's an ATM inside.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LoveladyAugust 25, 2016
    Cash only, but there's an ATM handy. Best music and chill vibe in the French Quarter.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LangilleOctober 27, 2014
    Awesome awesome live music! Worth the cover and reasonably priced drinks for the area.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeJanuary 4, 2016
    Free jazz music; low key and chill vibe. Everyone is happy. Great place to check out
  • Gurulogy
    GurulogyFebruary 8, 2016
    Great music! Casual and friendly Jazz Bar..
  • Ebai K.
    Ebai KooDecember 29, 2012
    Awesome jazz spot! You can chill, dance, people watch, an just enjoy great music!!!
  • Jacson B.
    Jacson BoeingAugust 31, 2015
    It's a wonderful place to listen good music from local Jazz bands.
  • Lucas A.
    Lucas AlvimMay 29, 2016
    This place is amazing. I've been there three days in a row and every band was incredible.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LOctober 18, 2014
    Great bar to have a drink and listen to local music.
  • Simone L.
    Simone LJune 15, 2015
    Music is amazing. Bartender wasn't so nice but once you hear some tunes you forget all about it!
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.May 4, 2012
    Great, live music in an extremely fun atmosphere. Everyone is just happy to be here.
  • April I.
    April ImhoffMay 22, 2013
    A really fun place to go to if your are in New Orleans.
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 🚬💣🔫🔪☕️March 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I can't even begin to describe how much I love this place. It's strawberry Abita season in Nola right now, Please have one for me.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 18, 2015
    Jazz, cheap drinks and fun! Must go while in NOLA.
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Listen to the city's best jazz, blues, and zydeco while sucking down an Abita Amber. Read more
  • Ms. G.
    Ms. Graham, MPA, JDJanuary 6, 2014
    This place is great! The BEST New Orleans experience. A must do.
  • Steve N.
    Steve NewsomeOctober 27, 2011
    This is one of the best bars I have ever been to, great jazz and cool people.
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniFebruary 20
    loved the music here. there is a cover though and its all cash only
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KaadtmannOctober 4, 2015
    A great place to go for jazz or just for hanging out
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 29, 2015
    One of those places where everybody knows your name, great venue for great music
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