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d.b.a.

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Lively Pub Jazz Venue

This pub is a popular music venue among the many in Frenchmen Street which has long superseded... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
buenvino
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Good spot

We visited twice. The drinks are reasonable. The place is spacious too. The cover is $10, so my... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Joyce J
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Palatine, Illinois
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“great music”(40 reviews)
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Popular club in New Orleans attracts an eclectic crowd.
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618 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was excited to see John Boutte performing there so got there early. Nice small club and smallish crowd, all interested in seeing John. There were signs posted all over saying to keep voices down while John was performing. However a group of twenty somethings had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertgB4341RI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered up and down Frenchmen and Decatur for a while before settling on d.b.a. There was no cover charge until later that night, so we got in for free, and got to enjoy live music (which was not too loud to have a conversation),...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marleen_tripadvistor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great. Epic selection of alcohol. We could have easily stayed there all night contentedly if the music was what I wanting. We had to buy a drink per person per set to stay. I had the crescent city mule and my husband had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarabaite09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited here and had drinks. There was live music and later in the evening there were lots of people up dancing. We arrived early and got seats at the bar. The bar staff was not overly friendly except the one gentleman that was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 43sherrid
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This pub is a popular music venue among the many in Frenchmen Street which has long superseded Bourbon Street as the choice for the best bands. We saw the excellent Tremé Brass Band here for what seemed to be a weekly Tuesday gig. $5 for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buenvino
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We went twice on our recent trip and had a great time - my disclaimer is that we went to the 7pm show both times and left before 10pm when then the cover charge started. There was room to sit at the bar, it wasn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaveTimKathy
Reviewed 1 November 2018

First night in NOLA. We hear great music and go in, only to be flatly ignored by all 3 bartenders for a good 10 minutes (Note that there was nobody standing at the bar). My impression was that they do not like visitors. Avoid this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isabelle1968
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Rude doorman, followed up with rude bartender! Please listen to other reviews, this place has rude staff. Too many other options to enjoy on Frenchman...don't waste your money here!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ColleenLilly
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were a party of ten. Five couples dressed in costume, dancing, having fun, spending money, open tab at the bar. Two of us stepped outside after band took a break to get some air. Door man tells us "$15 to come back inside. Cover...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlesAMIV
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We visited twice. The drinks are reasonable. The place is spacious too. The cover is $10, so my advice is to stand outside and listen to see if you like the band before paying the cover charge. We didn't do that on 10-21 as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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msfreiter
6 March 2018|
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Response from deancrna2016 | Reviewed this property |
Usually not a line at d.b.a. Unless someone like Kermit is playing.
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