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Blue Nile

532 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
+1 504-948-2583
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Waste of time

Would have loved to listen to music, but some electrical issues preventing them.from.playing. Now... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Merrimack, New Hampshire
via mobile
Great night out

My wife and I had a great experience here. The driver who dropped us off here, he gave us a tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andes B
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“brass band” (11 reviews)
532 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
+1 504-948-2583
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would have loved to listen to music, but some electrical issues preventing them.from.playing. Now that wasn't there fault but keeping us there for an hour and not saying anything was.

Thank ski4me45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great experience here. The driver who dropped us off here, he gave us a tour of the surrounding area that the local singer Kermit Ruffin lives and performs at. Once we reach the Blue Nile, Kermit Ruffin was getting...More

Thank Andes B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see NOLA legend Kermit Ruffens. $15.00 a head for a great artist like Kermit, at a classic NOLA culb. Can't be beat. The bartenenders are helpful, and we managed to make our way to the front of the stage. Laid back that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this cool cat playing as we walked by, we backed up, and walked in. Wow!!! I had never heard authentic blues live. This dude was the amazing!!!! The vibe was laid back but the bar stools are a bit uncomfortable easy fix though...More

Thank Deemark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy going down to Frenchman St when in NOLA. Bars and music are plentiful and great. This location is a great music venue. Open floor plan with room to move. Beer selection is strong as well. I will be back to Blue Nile next...More

Thank Will1989
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Kermit Ruffin, The Brass A Holics, the New Breed Brass Band... are my favorite to name just a few; Nice decoration, nice employees, good music, good atmosphere always and the balcony room is also amazing. Big Chief Monk Boudreau is used to play there. Don't...More

Thank bluesjlp
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I visited the Blue Nile two nights in a row on March 25 and 26, 2017. There was a $15 cover charge on March 25th to see an established, at least locally well-known band. There was no cover charge to see an equally great band...More

Thank Sunnydancer1
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Full selection of bottles and draft. No cover on a Monday night. Lots of room to dance and tables to sit.

Thank chris f
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Walked in and heard a fantastic singer Mykia Jovan Soft clear voice sings blues and a little pop....She is a local with a big future ahead I hope. The venue is an open floor with a stage that seems to highlight local talent

Thank RogerPsz
Reviewed 2 March 2017

For a break from Bourbon Street, head over to Frenchmen Street for some live blues or soul music. Blue Nile is always a reliable bar for great music and a fun atmosphere. Trombone Shorty and a few other famous artists frequently perform there.

Thank CandieTravels
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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