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BJ’s Lounge

A neighborhood joint tucked deep in the Bywater near Poland Avenue, BJ’s offers the makings for a real-deal New Orleans night out. From Monday night red beans blues acts to…

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Gasa Gasa

The neon-colored murals on this Freret St. venue are hard to pass by without ogling. Inside, electronic and new wave bands jam so hard that the small space seems to…

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Chickie Wah Wah

A diminutive building just off of Broad Street and surrounded by nothing in particular, this juke joint spotlights some of the most talented local acts seven days a week. They…

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Siberia

Do you like wearing all black? Do you like death metal? Are you unafraid of burly-looking bartenders? Siberia might be the place for you. The city’s top spot for everything…

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One Eyed Jack’s

The French Quarter’s top venue for touring musical acts, this Twin Peaks-inspired space is consistently aglow in red ambient light. Two bars—one anchoring a front space meant for mixing and…

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The Saloon

There are dive bars, and then there are dive bars with a century and a half of history behind them. The Saloon is one such place, having been in continuous…

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Barney’s Beanery

In the 1920s, it was nothing but a little burger joint in a poinsettia field. Today, with several locations throughout Los Angeles County, it’s an institution. Still, when it comes to…