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Mother-in-Law Lounge

1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1340
+1 504-947-1078
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Fun in Tremé

There is nothing pretentious about New Orleans and this spot proves that. It’s a small neighborhood... read more

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DCBelle01
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We went on a Monday to see an event billed as "Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield" on the OZ... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Lovemykids2
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Mid-Michigan
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1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1340
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+1 504-947-1078
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is nothing pretentious about New Orleans and this spot proves that. It’s a small neighborhood joint with good vibes and great music. Went on a Monday night and heard Sporty and the BBQ Swingers along with a DJ/ live music set that was amazing!...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a Monday to see an event billed as "Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield" on the OZ Livewire. We got there at 8. Kermit was already on with his group til about 815 and then Irvin DJ'ed (and played) with various guests til...More

3  Thank Lovemykids2
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Kermit Ruffins will cook and play trumpet for you when you visit his latest bar. Don't let the size of the corner bar fool you! It opens up to a great courtyard where neighbourhood locals hang with International tourists. They are all hungry to hear...More

1  Thank EdithManitoba
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend for your visit to see Kermit ruffins! His show was amazing and probably the best music in Nola!

1  Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped there on a Jazzfest Sunday wanting to continue with good music. I got there at 9:35 and paid my $20 cover to listen to 2 songs. The show was over for the night. WOW! I could not believe they could take my money and...More

1  Thank Sanm C
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We got lucky as Kermit was playing that night and he is not only a great musician, but is always fun to see! They had excellent rice and beans that night (the free offerings vary each night), it was a good crowd, good service and...More

1  Thank JessieMom
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Kermit Ruffins (the talented and famous jazz trumpeter), had another place down the street, but after closing that, he set up shop here, in what was originally Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-law Lounge. It's one of those places that you hate to 'give up', because it's kind...More

Thank ScottRandolph
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This place is very cool! Great music, nice people and fantastic murals! Used to be for Ernie K-Doe and now the great trumpeter Kermit Ruffins owns it.

Thank markfrancis2017
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

this place is the coolest most down home local vibe everything is decorated and painted with a scene that tells a story and the music like real new orleans like what you look for when thinking about new orleans

Thank sandraestevez600
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

I didn't make to New Orleans before Kermit Ruffins closed his restaurant, so this was the next best thing. I simply had to go especially when I realized it was only four blocks from where we were staying. Unfortunately, our evenings were booked full so...More

1  Thank RUCP
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I don't think I'd take kids, it's more an adult venue.
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