Lafitte’s Blacksmith
941 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 593-9761

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop--built between 1722 and 1732 by Nicolas Touze, is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. In 1722, further building is recorded by a realty transfer set down by one Don Andres Almonester. The structure and fence are in the old French Provincial Louis XV or Briquette-Entre-Poteauxe style used in French Louisiana. The building escaped two great fires at the turn of the 19th Century, due to slate roofing. Such slates are presently used by artists as canvases. Between 1772 and 1791, the property is believed to have been used by the Lafitte Brothers, Jean and Pierre as a New Orleans base for their Barataria smuggling operation.


The Avenue Pub
1732 St Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-9243

The Avenue Pub is in the historic Lower Garden District of New Orleans – a short streetcar ride from the Central Business District and the French Quarter.  Though we have no records as to the exact date the Pub was originally built (it may have been a shop originally with the owner residing upstairs), it’s architecture and construction place it somewhere about 1845. Many of the original features have been retained including the tin ceiling in the main bar and the classic fireplaces on the second floor.


The Maple Leaf
 8316 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9359

Opened on Feb 24th, 1974, it is one of the longest continuing operation of New Orleans’ music clubs with live performances seven nights a week. On that first night Andrew Hall’s Society Jazz Band played and were there every Saturday for 7 years.  Many of the old-time musicians were featured including numerous members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The Society Jazz Band left in the summer of 1981 but have played there several times since including the 30th birthday party in 2004.  Musical styles represented include blues, funk, R&B, rock, zydeco, jazz, jam bands and any combination thereof, and beyond, hosting both local performers and touring national acts.


Kermit's Treme Mother in Law Lounge
1500 N Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 975-3955

Originally opened by Ernie K-Doe in 1994, the Mother in Law Lounge is a live music venue, pub and shrine to New Orleans Music.  After being closed for several years, yours truly, Kermit Ruffins, reopened the Lounge as Kermit's Treme Mother in Law Lounge in 2014. We been partying nonstop ever since!  Featuring daily food made by Kermit and other Treme chefs, we're are always serving up New Orleans Style.  Mondays and Thursdays, we have Red Beans and rice, and we almost always have the grill going out back.


The Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-3341

The Carousel Bar opens inside the historic Hotel Monteleone, becoming New Orleans’ first and only rotating bar.  Its carousel theme and unique design is a treat for the young-at-heart, offering guests a pleasant, subtle rotation around a world-class cocktail bar every 15 minutes.




Pat O’Brien’s
718 St. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-4823

When he officially opened the bar on December 3, 1933. He developed a friendship with Charlie Cantrell and after many years of fun and lots of poker games, the two men purchased the building that is now home to Pat O’Brien’s Bar at 718 St Peter street. This Historical Building was built in 1791 as a private home and later became the first Spanish Theater in the United States. It was converted back to a private residence until 1942, when O’Brien and Cantrell purchased the spacious place to become home to one of the most iconic nightclubs in the United States.


The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-5515

When we opened our doors in 2006, the corner of Constance and John Churchill Chase, where the Warehouse District meets the Lower Garden, wasn't much to look at. We opened a small friendly neighborhood bar that fit in a small friendly neighborhood. Since then, this area has grown up and we've grown with it. We've gone from tucked-away on an obscure corner to a top destination for locals and visitors alike by keeping our customers satisfied and making small (and not-so-small) improvements along the way.


The District Lounge
711 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 301-1476

Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA, we're conveniently positioned only three blocks from the Ernest Morial Convention Center and only two blocks from the Casino and within walking distance to the French Quarter, National WWII Museum, The Riverwalk, and many other places of interest throughout the city. The District is truly the hub of the New Orleans Entertainment environment!


Finn McCool's Irish Pub
3701 Banks St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-9080

Finn McCool’s is known for our love and support of football across the world. We feature a variety of leagues including Bundesliga, Champions League, La Liga, English and Scottish Premier Leagues, MLS and many more. All U.S. National team games are shown, as well as the widest selection of international matches. Major tournaments such as The World Cup, Euro Cup, Gold Cup and others are mainstays of the viewing experience. To support this variety, we offer 9 indoor screens* and two outdoor screens.


B.B. King's Blues Club
1104 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 934-5464

With a rich southern heritage of soulful blues, classic soul and rock and roll, BB King’s Blues Clubs will entertain you and fill you to the brim with lip smackin’ ribs and southern food. Relive that era of music that will get your feet tappin’, your body reelin’, and your soul jivin’ to the music of legends that have gone before as well as those who are with us today. BB King’s is the best restaurant, bar, and live music club in the USA! So, Boogie on down to a Club near you! You won’t be sorry you did!





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