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Vaughan's Lounge

Bar, Music Venue, and Jazz Club · Bywater
800 Lesseps St (at Dauphine St), New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 9:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 9:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 10:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.6/10

Based on 84 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Rebecca C.
    "Fabulous live music venue, see Kermit Ruffins here most Thursdays."(10 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "My group the BBQ Swingers play at 9—standing gig."(2 Tips)
    Ted H.
    "catch Kermit Ruffins on Thursday nights"(2 Tips)
    National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    "jazz musician Kermit Ruffins’ regular gig at this laid-back bar."(2 Tips)
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  • kermit ruffins
  • barbecue
  • lively
  • cheap drinks
  • music
  • good service
  • crawfish
  • good for singles
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • beer
  • casual
  • porch
  • rice
  • crowded
  • Augusta A.
    enjoy good music and cold beer!
    Augusta Albers · April 15
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  • Carrie O.
    Everything!
    Carrie Ogle · March 26
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  •  ℋumorous
    Pop in Vaughan's to catch live music, and cheap prices. Tourists are afraid to come here, so it's great, and still safe. Don't be scared, good people here.
     ℋumorous · February 26
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  • Charlotte S.
    The most fun I had in New Orleans was here!
    Charlotte Scarf · February 1
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  • Evie S.
    Go on an evening that features live music.
    Evie St. Noire · March 31, 2015
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  • Yukie T.
    Dive Bar suggestion by Kate
    Yukie Takabatake · December 6, 2014
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  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    On a Thursday night, it would be criminal not to take a cab three/four miles out of the Quarter to catch jazz musician Kermit Ruffins’ regular gig at this laid-back bar. Read more
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  • TV Food Maps
    Check out Vaughan 's Lounge as seen on Bizarre Foods America Read more
    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    They've been doing free RBR here for 17 years. There's a big, rickety porch wrapping around the outside. My group the BBQ Swingers play at 9—standing gig. Read more
    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
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  • Avradeep C.
    $10 each. No Kermit today but his band played and they were awesome! Cheap drinks and free rice and beans.
    Avradeep Chakrabarti · August 30, 2013
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  • Rebecca C.
    Fabulous live music venue, see Kermit Ruffins here most Thursdays. When you get too hot go over to BJs for some air conditioning and cool off.
    Rebecca Chapa · July 20, 2013
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  • Blake
    Crowded and long lines for alcohol!!! Other then that.... OK.
    Blake · May 3, 2013
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  • Caroline S.
    some great music but it's so much fun on an empty night, too. the 7 dollar crawfish is worth it :)
    Caroline Sinders · March 24, 2013
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  • Cat W.
    Great lively colorful scene; got to see the tippy Kermit's noggin' while pushing elbows with a really fun crowd. Sit outside for comfort and lots of gab. Fun! Fun!
    Cat Weaver · March 18, 2013
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  • Alex M.
    Go here ever Thursday night to see Kermit Ruffins play with his band. Quite possibly one of the best shows you will ever see. You will dance, it’s impossible not to.
    Alex Mizrahi · October 18, 2012
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  • Paul K.
    Don't miss Kermit and crew on Thursdays! Free gumbo too!
    Paul Kuhn · July 21, 2012
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  • Damon G.
    I'm sure the Thursday night crowd has changed over the years - particularly since HBO's Treme - but Kermit puts on an awesome show. Also props to his keyboard player for his musical telepathy.
    Damon Garrett · July 14, 2012
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  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Neighborhood Bars Read more
    Gambit New Orleans · July 3, 2012
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  • Taylor
    Just come. Get a beer, enjoy Kermit, hang out on the porch between sets, and enjoy being in the right place at the right time.
    Taylor · April 13, 2012
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  • @sloane
    Sit on the sidewalk across the street and watch the cars, bikes, and people go by. Smile, take it in, this is New Orleans folks.
    @sloane · April 13, 2012
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  • Dave S.
    See Kermit on a Thursday!
    Dave Surgan · April 8, 2012
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  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith
    We love Kermit Ruffin's new early evening gigs (thurs @ 7pm)
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  • Tara and Karina
    Local legend Kermit Ruffins plays Thursday nights. Show starts at 8/8:30pm but I recommend coming at 11pm just before the second set, when the (free) red beans & rice are served and the crowd thins.
    Tara and Karina · February 28, 2012
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  • Travel Channel
    Andrew met with jazz musician Kermit Ruffins for some Creole cooking. Kermit showed Andrew how he cooks the classics in the same place his band, The Barbeque Swingers play on Thursday nights. Read more
    Travel Channel · January 25, 2012
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  • Kyle M.
    Drink Local, listen to local music.
    Kyle M · July 1, 2011
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  • Cyn F.
    Location used in ABC's 'Final Witness.'
    Cyn Ful · June 12, 2011
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  • J P.
    best place to watch the saints games!
    J Picard · November 7, 2010
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  • Ryan K.
    See Kermit Ruffin on Thursday nights.
    Ryan Knight · September 21, 2010
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  • sim
    $15 cover charge, at least on thurs nights... stick around for red beans and rice between kermit's sets!
    sim · April 30, 2010
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  • Neauxla G.
    Thursday Night go see Kermit Ruffins get there early and get some of the barbecue Kermit hooks up before a show
    Neauxla Girl · April 16, 2010
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  • Ted H.
    catch Kermit Ruffins on Thursday nights
    Ted Hall · November 7, 2009
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  • Chris B.
    Listen to Kermit Ruffin's awesome mix of jazz, funk, and standards and then enjoy his bands incredible BBQ
    Chris Brakebill · October 16, 2009
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