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    Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

    If you want to make a night out of listening to traditional jazz music in a comfortable atmosphere while sipping a drink, Snug Harbor, located on Frenchmen...

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    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...

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    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,...

    Photo courtesy of Hotel Monteleone
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    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...

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    Chickie Wah Wah

    This chill 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...

    Photo courtesy of Chickie Wah Wah
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    Ooh Poo Pah Doo

    When the late R&B legend Jessie Hill wrote the song Ooh Poo Pah Doo in 1960, he had no idea it would become a New Orleans brass standard, interpreted by...

    Photo courtesy of Beth D'Addono

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