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    10. Rock 'N' Bowl

    Live music and bowling? The combination works perfectly for New Orleans' Mid-City Lanes Rock'n'Bowl, the hippest, most happening bowling alley you'll ever see. Music in the styles of zydeco, R&B, swing, jazz and...

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    9. Maple Leaf

    The main Uptown music joint besides Tipitina's, Maple Leaf Bar focuses on local musicians, with many taking up residency at the bar. Some of the best funk acts of the city play here, and by the crowds, you can tell...

    Photo courtesy of Maple Leaf
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    8. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

    If you want to make a night out of listening to jazz music in a comfortable atmosphere while sipping a drink, Snug Harbor, located on Frenchmen Street is the place for you. With its classy grown up vibe, Snug allows...

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    7. d.b.a.

    High ceilings, rich brown paneling, and a long, sleek bar adorn this attractive space, housed in an old Marigny building. The bar menu is extensive and the assortment of single malt whiskey will delight even the most...

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    6. One Eyed Jacks

    Walking into One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter is like stumbling into a spooky dark, red wax museum. Then you walk through the double doors and you're in a full blown (if slightly seedy) theater, with multiple...

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    3. Monteleone Hotel Carousel Bar

    The Carousel Bar is an infamous stopping point in the revered Monteleone Hotel on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Built in 1949 and renovated in 2011, the 25 seat bar gently spins its patrons around as they sip a...

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Monteleone
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    2. Tipitina's

    Tipitina's began as a neighborhood juke joint in 1977, opened by a group of young music fans (The Fabulous Fo'teen) to provide a place for Professor Longhair to perform in his final years. Named for one of...

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    1. Chickie Wah Wah

    This smoke-free venue situated on the Canal Street streetcar line is a locals' fave thanks to its eclectic line up, great food and grown up vibe. Expect an older crowd of mostly locals since not too many tourists...

    Photo courtesy of Chickie Wah Wah

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