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BMC Balcony Music Club

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Accidental find! Great atmosphere!

Hello. My husband and I (both mid/late thirties) wandered in for a night cap on our way to our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
claireclaire1983
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Dope Bands No Cover

A fabulous live music venue on Decatur Street with awesome bands, a dance floor and no cover... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie A
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Balcony Music Club (or "BMC") is conveniently located on the corner of Esplanade and Decatur. Although this music venue is in the French Quarter, and it isn't technically on Frenchmen Street (one block away), it's definitely a part of the Frenchmen...more
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1331 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2609
French Quarter
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+1 504-301-5912
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hello. My husband and I (both mid/late thirties) wandered in for a night cap on our way to our hotel and ended up staying for to hours plus. It was Tuesday eve and the band was two guitarists, a pianist and a drummer. Was weird...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous live music venue on Decatur Street with awesome bands, a dance floor and no cover charge. Jazz, R&B, Funk, Rock and Roll...it was all covered over the course of the two evenings I visited (Saturday and Sunday nights). Tip the bands and the...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice bar!!!!! Excellent live music and very good drinks and cocktails!!! We had a good time there

Thank Cristina C
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Cristina, really happy you enjoyed yourself, looking forward to seeing you again...soon! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be there for the set of #harlemrivernoise. Amazing cocktails, incredible music & dancing. Check this place out!

Thank Freedom147895
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate it Freedom! Whenever they're on tour, Kyle Lacy & Harlem River Noise, make it a point to appear at BMC, and like you, we're lucky to experience the epitome of showmanship! Hope to see you soon, thanks again! :)

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time listening to music in this joint. The drinks were honest and the music was rocking… Granted that counts for most of the Frenchman area this place was a lot of fun.

Thank salesguytoo
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks salesguytoo, glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We nipped in here for a quick drink as the band looked good and they were brilliant. It was Lil Red and Big Bad and they were excellent, especially the singer and the saxophonist. I ordered a glass of wine and whilst the wine was...More

Thank suzannebrady
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Appreciate it Suzanne! Lil Red & Big Bad are truly special, and we're happy that they're chosen BMC for Monday night residency! Btw, we certainly understand your struggle with drinking wine out of a plastic cup, thanks for your indulgence, and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Always a blast stopping in to this club. the live entertainment is up close and a good jam! A home like bar atmosphere makes it a must stop for us when we visit.

Thank Tami S
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks Tami, agreed...nothing like live entertainment jamming up close and personal! You're always home at BMC, we'll see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 29 June 2018

There was no cover. It was a good bar (with specialty drinks worth $10. I had a nice echolocate-based drink that was deliciously heavy on the liquor) and it seemed like people knew each other (so, it was a neighborhood bar). I was walking down...More

Thank Rosa S
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks Rosa! With no cover, reasonably priced drinks, and great bands, we're happy you chose BMC! Lil Red & Big Bad are truly special, the heart (and soul) that she puts in every performance (for 7 years now), is unmatched! We're fortunate to have them...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Stopped by here on the whim as we walked through the French Qtrs. The local band was fun and wild! We loved the music and I'm glad I got to experience some live NOLA flavor music on my bday trip. Great time! The venue is...More

Thank Kiana T
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks Kiana and Happy Belated Birthday! We look forward to seeing again, appreciate it!

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

If there was a six star this is the first joint in my travel. The jazz and blues OMG its rocking. I was here for all nights till I left New Orleans. It's a must to visit this place

Thank Maua B
BMC1331, General Manager at BMC Balcony Music Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you Maua B! Our staff and the bands who perform here, truly appreciate your thoughtful words! Please let us know when you're planning your next visit, we're look forward to it!!!

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sambrown1997
5 March 2018|
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Response from BMC1331 | Property representative |
Yes, 21 and over with valid ID.
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ohiorazorback
12 March 2016|
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Response from bmc13312015 | Property representative |
Absolutely...doors open at 5pm with our 2/1 drink specials, followed by Lil Red & Big Bad @ 6pm, and Will Funk @ 10pm. We'll meet you at the Center Of The Universe....BMC!!!
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ohiorazorback
11 March 2016|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Maybe check NOLA Website for listing of events
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