Tipitina's

Type: Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Lounge

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Best Nightlife: 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 Longhair's most enigmatic recordings "Tipitina," the club has survived multiple owners and a brief closing in 1984, only to come back stronger than ever. The venue can hold up to 1000 or so fans standing room only, making this an intimate, sweaty, exhilarating place to hear the likes of Dumpstaphunk, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and Galactic. Follow Tips on Twitter for last minute news and specials.

Dance Clubs: A hotbed of New Orleans' live music, the original "Tip's" is Uptown, rocking out bebeneath oak trees along the Mississippi River. Tip's helped launch the careers of such artists as the Neville Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John and the subdudes. Filling out the performance schedule are major rock 'n' roll acts, emerging local groups of all genres and regional Cajun, zydeco, blues and R&B performers. Clubs come and they go, but there's no place like the original Tip's. Most Sundays you'll find a Cajun jam onstage. Get a shirt, the banana logo will be the envy of all your friends. Don't forget to rub Professor Longhair's head for luck - his statue greets you as you come into the club.

Live Music: A hotbed of New Orleans' live music, the original "Tip's" is Uptown, rocking out bebeneath oak trees along the Mississippi River. Tip's helped launch the careers of such artists as the Neville Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John and the subdudes. Filling out the performance schedule are major rock 'n' roll acts, emerging local groups of all genres and regional Cajun, zydeco, blues and R&B performers. Clubs come and they go, but there's no place like the original Tip's. Most Sundays you'll find a Cajun jam onstage. Get a shirt, the banana logo will be the envy of all your friends.


Address

501 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Map / Directions
504-895-8477


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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Best Nightlife: "Check out music during the Foundation Free Fridays promo for free admission every Friday during the summer months."

Dance Clubs, Live Music: "Follow Tipitina's on Facebook to get in on the free ticket giveaways they use to promote the club."

Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Tips is synonymous with New Orleans roots music, an uptown institution not to be missed

Best for Dance Clubs Because: Tip's is classic New Orleans, a great place to shake it up to live music and get sweaty.

Best for Live Music Because: Tips is a New Orleans classic that should be at the top of every music lovers' list.

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