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Cats Meow

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$$ - $$$
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701 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3104
+1 504-523-2788
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14:00 - 06:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 06:00
Fri - Sun 14:00 - 06:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I hung out at Cat's Meow a few times during our week long visit to NO. It doesn't get really entertaining until a little later at night, but once it does, it's more than fun! The karaoke hosts were lively and entertaining and loved engaging the crowd before, during, and in-between songs. I enjoyed that about every... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really know most for its karaoke. Very accepting crowd, mostly inebriated, but not obnoxiously so. Great hostess. Lots of fun, even if it is a bit divey.

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Thank John O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

drink prices are excellent during happy hour. the entertainment and DJs are awesome and ensure you will have a good time !!!

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Thank MICHAEL G
Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Strolling down the street and came across this karaoke bar. It's quite loud in there but REALLY enjoyable. Fun songs and people - DJ's really hot the crowd involved and lots of different people sang.

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Thank Heidi R
Vancouver, Washington
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361 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Dropped in for karaoke. Good entertainment. We sang the night away. Good drinks with entertaining bartenders. We had loads if fun. Turned back the hands of time for a couple of hours. Good vibe..great atmosphere

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Thank jumpa23
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place was really fun! The emcee was really good. He could get the place going and keep it going for hours. Great voice and dance moves. You can sing and dance on the stage with him or by yourself. Karaoke can be really entertaining and it certainly was at this place. When you add the fabulous emcee, it takes... More 

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Thank Beth L
Florida
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1,148 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 706 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We came across Cats Meow while strolling Bourbon Street and decided to stop in. I didn't see any food being served anywhere. Just drinks. They make a large drink called a Hurricane, which contains four shots of liquor and some kind of soda, for $8.95. It's potent. If you're a regular karaoke participant, you won't like this venue. The DJ... More 

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Thank FancyFree55
Memphis, Tennessee
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Cats Meow. It's on bourbon street and had no cover the night we went. It has your average karaoke catalog. I asked to sing a song I didn't see on any list and they had it. The staff was nice and the host did a great job to keep the crowd engaged. The only annoying thing... More 

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Thank Eric W
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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621 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Funny and Cheesy at its best. Watch people stumble in all night long, get on stage and do funny things, mostly not caring about making a fool of themselves. When you get tired of stage, go on balcony and people watch on Bourbon street.

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Thank ORD-TGU
Jacksonville, Florida
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stopped in here to sing some karaoke. The sound system is wonderful. But they have very few song choices. The KJ sang most of the time we were there. Wasn't impressed. They claim to be the best Karaoke bar in the US. Not sure why they think that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 06:00
Monday
16:00 - 06:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 06:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 06:00
Thursday
16:00 - 06:00
Friday
14:00 - 06:00
Saturday
14:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-2788

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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