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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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so cool

this place is the coolest most down home local vibe everything is decorated and painted with a... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Eugene, Oregon
Nice spot to kick back a while.

I didn't make to New Orleans before Kermit Ruffins closed his restaurant, so this was the next best... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Independence, OR.
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14 Jan 2017
“so cool”
17 Nov 2016
“Nice spot to kick back a while.”
1500 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1340
+1 504-947-1078
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Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This bar was recommended by our walking tour guide & as we are fans of Kermit we had to go. It was very exciting to see Kermit holding court at the bar & he was very happy to chat. The locals were friendly & we...More

1  Thank MaryRedshoes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Go here to hang out with locals and revile in the talent of Ernie K Doe. It's a funky place, out of the way and lots' of fun. Don't be afraid to give this place a shot. See you there

Thank SimbiPetwo
Reviewed 6 November 2015

NOLA is a big "New Orleans Saints" town. Trumpet player and singer Kermit Ruffins, the hottest act in New Orleans today, had suspended his Sunday gigs at his Treme Mother-In-Law Lounge until the Saints season is over. When we arrived in the city on a...More

6  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Saw Kermit at another venue the night before, where he invited everyone to his place in the Treme for BBQ and music. Nice locals, great pours, and as close to a private concert with "Kermit Ruffin and the Barbecue Swingers" as you're likely to get....More

1  Thank comfieslippers
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We went along expecting another gig, but it was more like a jam session! Kermit Ruffin and the Barbeque Swingers were in fine form, as you'd expect as he pulled musicians from the audience to perform - his regular singer, Brittney Chauntae, Nayo Jones and...More

2  Thank Greg C
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This place is awesome. You can feel the history the moment you step inside. Kermit was nice enough to come over and chat with us before the show. He's a really nice guy and makes you feel at home. The Mother-In Law is a very...More

3  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Me and the group I was traveling with, were taken here by a tour guide (Mr. Milton Carr). Instantly upon arriving you are greeted by the huge, beautiful murals on the building The margaritas are awesome and I even briefly met Kermit(more than welcoming and...More

3  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Not sure how often it's open, but this is where Ernie K Doe would do his magic. Building is something to see.

1  Thank nhemeter
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Brent B
3 November 2016|
Response from MaryRedshoes | Reviewed this property |
I don't think I'd take kids, it's more an adult venue.