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The Jazz Playhouse

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French Quarter
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Address: 300 Bourbon St, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70130
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18:00 - 23:59
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Thu 16:00 - 23:59
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 18:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

It's Playtime. Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz...

It's Playtime. Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz Playhouse. The best jazz club in New Orleans showcases the city's greatest Jazz talent and serves your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious venue on the lobby level of the hotel. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

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Best venue, best music on Bourbon Street

We stumbled upon this by accident. It's a classy venue. The drinks are not cheap but they are good and the service is good. Most important: We were amazed by the performances... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave A
St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stumbled upon this by accident. It's a classy venue. The drinks are not cheap but they are good and the service is good. Most important: We were amazed by the performances. This will be a regular stop in our future visits.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this club 5 nights straight, it was THAT good! Be early, around 7.45pm to get a table with a view

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tunes , the band is Joyfull and playfull with the public , very authentic jazz it is an obligated visit on the NOLA

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't find the Jazz Playhouse at first because it is hidden within the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Once found though it was great music and friendly staff.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Burlesque shows and this one didn't let us down. The gals were fantastic, mesmorizing with their talent, dance and friendliness. The singer, unfortunately you were lucky if you could understand her. Not sure if it was the mic/speaker or just the way she talks, but the show was fantastic, the drinks strong and the environment had terrific ambiance,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased preferred seating tickets ($20 each) in advance, and were happy with our decision. We arrived at 8 pm and were escorted to our reserved table, center stage, front row...I could have put my feet on the stage. Non-preferred seating is available, at no charge I believe, but it was all taken by the time we arrived...certainly is available,... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Jazz quintet so much on Monday night that we went back on Tuesday (very disappointing trio with no brass). Reservations recommended for weekends but open seating is not a problem if you arrive early. Drinks were good and priced about the same as most other bars in NOLA. Nice comfortable smoke free atmosphere with good service.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend this place. Do not film though as they will stop the show and point you out and advise to stop filming. Worth it all the while, though. Tip top.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place is perfect. The decor is beautiful. The menu includes great drink and food options. The music was just great. We stayed for 2 sets. The crab mac & cheese was a great snack while there.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street. We had read a review of the Jazz Playhouse online and were aware of it's location in the hotel. We visited the Playhouse several times and were impressed with the high quality of the performances. Every evening a different jazz band performs. The 3 we... More 

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