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7 Live Music Venues With First-Rate Food

Dinner and a show are on the menu

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New Orleans is home to incredible music and food, sometimes at the same moment. Of course there are festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest, where the food stands rival the music performances for headlines. When you’re suffering from your post-Jazz-Fest slump or you just want a place with four walls and maybe a little AC, Eater has you covered with places to hear music and get some damn good grub.

This spots on this list are primarily music venues that happen to have great food, not the other way around.

As always, this list is organized by neighborhood, not by ranking. If we missed one of your favorite spots, let us know by sending us an email.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bullet's Sports Bar

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2441 A P Tureaud Ave
New Orleans, LA
(504) 948-4003

The kitchen at this cool Treme spot churns out divine dishes like barbecued ribs, potato salad, mac and cheese, stuffed bell peppers, seafood stuffed potatoes, fried fish with potato salad, seafood pasta, jambalaya, smoked sausage, and chicken wings. Prices range from $3 for an order of fries to $12 for a plate with sides. Food trucks make an appearance at Bullet’s on busier days, typically Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Music includes Kermit Ruffins, as well as lots of local brass bands.

2. Siberia

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2227 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
(504) 265-8855
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Siberia hosts a diverse selection of musical acts (bounce, punk, metal, indie bands) all with a side of Slavic soul food (pierogi, borscht, kielbasa & stroganoff ). Also, there’s a nice menu of  Eastern European beers and vodkas. Visit the website for the music calendar. Food served 5 p.m. to midnight, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open seven days a week.

3. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

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626 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 949-0696
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It’s rare for a music venue to have such a robust menu, but Snug Harbor even makes it easy to have a three or four course dinner. From New Orleans classics like shrimp remoulade and gumbo to great burgers and a loaded baked potato, this 30-year old spot isn’t inventive, but it the classics can really hit the spot.

Loaded baked potato and cheeseburger with mushrooms
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4. Three Muses

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536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 298-8746
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Dan Esses has crafted a menu (lamb sliders, Ms. Moon's bulgogi rice bowl with house-made kimchi, and a host of veg options) at this Frenchman Street standard so good that the place could easily stand alone as a restaurant. From Earl Grey Gardens to a Champagne Supernova, the cocktail menu is also tops. Mix in live music by acts like Gal Holiday and Linnzi Zaorski and you've got the perfect place to eat, drink, and catch some live music. The kitchen at Three Muses is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week.

Fish tacos at Three Muses
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5. The Bombay Club

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830 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 577-2237
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The handsome Bombay Club bills itself as a music venue and martini bar, but the dining options shouldn’t be discounted. There menu includes an andouille, fried oyster salad; braised lamb; and seafood bouillabaisse. It’s open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plus, it’s open for Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Boudin Scotch egg at Bombay Club
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6. The Little Gem Saloon

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445 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 267-4863
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The Little Gem Saloon’s food menu is one of the best around, with Southern fare like stewed okra, country fried chicken, fried oysters with meuniere sauce and toasted pecans, and barbecue shrimp and biscuits. Plus, this music club is located on the 400 block of Rampart, widely considered to be the birthplace of jazz, and it has a full schedule of live music. Sunday brings a blues brunch with Little Freddy King. The club is also open for lunch with a 13.99 lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve a dinner table for a show, be sure to make reservations.

7. Le Bon Temps Roulé

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4801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 897-3448
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This no-frills neighborhood bar features everything from brass bands to klezmer. Free oysters on Fridays to the tune of Joe Krown make Le Bon Temps one of the best oyster happy hours in the city. The oysters and show run from 7 pm to 9 pm.

1. Bullet's Sports Bar

2441 A P Tureaud Ave, New Orleans, LA

The kitchen at this cool Treme spot churns out divine dishes like barbecued ribs, potato salad, mac and cheese, stuffed bell peppers, seafood stuffed potatoes, fried fish with potato salad, seafood pasta, jambalaya, smoked sausage, and chicken wings. Prices range from $3 for an order of fries to $12 for a plate with sides. Food trucks make an appearance at Bullet’s on busier days, typically Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Music includes Kermit Ruffins, as well as lots of local brass bands.

2441 A P Tureaud Ave
New Orleans, LA

2. Siberia

2227 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA

Siberia hosts a diverse selection of musical acts (bounce, punk, metal, indie bands) all with a side of Slavic soul food (pierogi, borscht, kielbasa & stroganoff ). Also, there’s a nice menu of  Eastern European beers and vodkas. Visit the website for the music calendar. Food served 5 p.m. to midnight, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open seven days a week.

2227 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA

3. Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Loaded baked potato and cheeseburger with mushrooms
Yelp/Tara Q

It’s rare for a music venue to have such a robust menu, but Snug Harbor even makes it easy to have a three or four course dinner. From New Orleans classics like shrimp remoulade and gumbo to great burgers and a loaded baked potato, this 30-year old spot isn’t inventive, but it the classics can really hit the spot.

626 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. Three Muses

536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA
Fish tacos at Three Muses
Yelp/Matt G.

Dan Esses has crafted a menu (lamb sliders, Ms. Moon's bulgogi rice bowl with house-made kimchi, and a host of veg options) at this Frenchman Street standard so good that the place could easily stand alone as a restaurant. From Earl Grey Gardens to a Champagne Supernova, the cocktail menu is also tops. Mix in live music by acts like Gal Holiday and Linnzi Zaorski and you've got the perfect place to eat, drink, and catch some live music. The kitchen at Three Muses is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week.

536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA

5. The Bombay Club

830 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Boudin Scotch egg at Bombay Club
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The handsome Bombay Club bills itself as a music venue and martini bar, but the dining options shouldn’t be discounted. There menu includes an andouille, fried oyster salad; braised lamb; and seafood bouillabaisse. It’s open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plus, it’s open for Saturday and Sunday brunch.

830 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. The Little Gem Saloon

445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Little Gem Saloon’s food menu is one of the best around, with Southern fare like stewed okra, country fried chicken, fried oysters with meuniere sauce and toasted pecans, and barbecue shrimp and biscuits. Plus, this music club is located on the 400 block of Rampart, widely considered to be the birthplace of jazz, and it has a full schedule of live music. Sunday brings a blues brunch with Little Freddy King. The club is also open for lunch with a 13.99 lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve a dinner table for a show, be sure to make reservations.

445 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Le Bon Temps Roulé

4801 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA

This no-frills neighborhood bar features everything from brass bands to klezmer. Free oysters on Fridays to the tune of Joe Krown make Le Bon Temps one of the best oyster happy hours in the city. The oysters and show run from 7 pm to 9 pm.

4801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA

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