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Blue Nile

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: 532 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
Phone Number: +1 504-948-2583

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Blues and beers

Heard good things about this place - don't know my blues and jazz well but pretty chill environment, we saw a band come on at about 11:30pm. We got there around 11. It gets really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hiuy S
Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in and found they had a great Jazz band playing. Ordered a couple cold PBRs and listened for over an hour. Plan to return again for more of the same,

Thank zimmys57
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard good things about this place - don't know my blues and jazz well but pretty chill environment, we saw a band come on at about 11:30pm. We got there around 11. It gets really packed quickly so get in early if you want a seat or a good view!

Thank Hiuy S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Among the very best on Frenchmen's. Very pleasant staff and as opposed to DBA you can use a credit card without being charged a surcharge. Fair priced bar with a good selection of beer and cocktails. As for the music what can one say. Say Kermit Ruffins for the nth time and always quite the entertainer drawing on the New... More 

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Thank tbII
Clayton, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

After hitting tourist spots, it was great to get out to Frenchman street to hear some local musicians.

Thank mpdharley
Washington, Missouri
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

MUSIC was to die for....spacious ..... the drinks were pricey, $18 for a G & T and one beer ; but, there was NO COVER and the music made it worth it!

Thank bhut32217
Folsom, Louisiana
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great Saturday night at the Blue Nile listening to Mia Borders. It's a moderate size place so even when packed does not seem too crowded. We got there early and grabbed seats at the bar. There are seats around the walls and a few scattered around the room. It's small enough that everyone can easily see and... More 

Thank grcxx12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

No cover. Went on a Sunday night around 8 & stayed until 1am. They had a great low key jaz band that sounded wonderful. Would be ideal for a date to listen to good music and still be able to talk. Around 10pm a big band came on that was so much fun they had half the place up in... More 

Thank Artsynurse1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the Blue Nile to hear Kermit Ruffins play. There was a cover at the door which you need cash for but bar excepted credit cards. The drinks were good and strong. Kermit put on such a great show and I would be happy seeing him play every night!!!!! The atmosphere was perfect. They also have nice clean... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First night in New Orleans and this place was a hit. The music was so good, mix of jazz, funk, rnb with a bit of a Caribbean feel. Free entry and the bar tenders were very generous with the alcohol.

Thank Daniela307
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was looking for a great music venue to see a real deal brass band and found the Uptown Brass Band. This is a great venue for music. You'll pay a ticket price ($25) for attendance in the small and separate music hall but it's well worth it. The place has a nice bar on one side and a dining... More 

Thank Jamfam18

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