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The Spotted Cat Music Club

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open today: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Prefer to Bourbon

Older crowd and more our pace than the loud and crowded Bourbon. Frenchman is a quaint area iff the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Quispamsis, Canada
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Real New Orleans

If you want to have a taste of the real New Orleans visit the spotted cat. Relaxed atmosphere, life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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“frenchman street”(122 reviews)
“no cover charge”(88 reviews)
The Spotted Cat Music Club is the Quentessential Jazz Club of New Orleans. Located just steps from the French Quarter, in the Faubourg Marigny District on Frenchmen St. "The Cat" has been a local favorite for live New Orleans music from Jazz, Blues...more
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623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2001
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Older crowd and more our pace than the loud and crowded Bourbon. Frenchman is a quaint area iff the beaten path and more authentic local music. We easily got a seat on a weekday after lunch. It isn't a big place and seats aren't plentiful....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here simply because we were told to by friends. The live music was good and was a good reason to hang out for a bit. It was midday on a weekday so we were able to get a seat pretty quickly. Decent selection...More

Thank Sarabaite09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a friday night but wasnt too crowded and had a good buzz inspite of feeling like a tourist trap. Drinks were reasonably priced but not great quality. Second time visiting this place and disappointed by the absence of african american performers as,travelling from...More

Thank Jamila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a taste of the real New Orleans visit the spotted cat. Relaxed atmosphere, life music a mixed crowed and a good range of beers. Youngsters please stay in Bourbon street, those who come for music go for a walk to...More

Thank _satulagi66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we came to New Orleans about 10 years ago we stumbles unto the Spotted Cat and really liked it. So this time in New Orleans we HAD to go back. It is on Frenchmens Street, serves alcohol, no food, cash only, no...More

Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw some incredible jazz here on a Monday night. The music was fabulous. Make sure you bring cash because they do not take cards. Crazy busy even on a Monday night but a few nice patrons offered us their extra seats so we could sit,...More

Thank BearTravelers33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The music was great, the drinks were stiff, but a bit too crowded for me to be able to enjoy myself.

Thank erikt609
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded, lively and very much worth a visit. $5 cover charge and a one drink minimum gets you great music and a laid back vibe. Varied musical fare, one night we saw a small swing band followed by a hard be bop group. You get...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Hands down...some of the best jazz music we heard in New Orleans! The band Cotton Mouth Kings were playing - definitely worth listening to - my husband liked them so much, he bought one of their CD’s.

Thank Kerri S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stopped in at the Spotted Cat while the James Martin Band was playing. It was a Sunday night, but the place was PACKED and the band was rockin'. Had a fantastic time even though it was jammed to the point of being difficult to reach...More

Thank neovox
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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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25 April 2018|
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Response from ScottRandolph | Reviewed this property |
You didn't mention what day of the week you will be going. Weekends are (understandably) much more crowded and earlier. The bands don't always start as soon as the doors open, but I would try to get there no later than say... More
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Nomad801441 | Reviewed this property |
you can’t smoke inside ANYWHERE. Just go outside
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10 March 2017|
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Response from xcellentadventure | Reviewed this property |
Check the local the back pages of the 'what's on' magazine The Beat for shows and artists. No cover but you will be expected to buy a drink at the bar. Small plastic cup of special drink mix is $9.