The Quintessential Jazz Club of New Orleans

Located in the heart of the enchanted Faubourg Marigny, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, it has been and remains the local favorite for live New Orleans music ranging from Traditional and Modern Jazz, Blues, Funk, Klezmer, and so much more. Patrons are sure to enjoy listening to local musicians playing their hearts out.


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What folks are saying about The Spotted Cat!

Great little place on Frenchmen Street, removed from the crowds and chaos of Bourbon Street. Bartenders were lively and friendly, pouring good drinks at reasonable prices. Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns played some of the best music we heard in NOLA.
— ★★★★★  Rhonda H. of Panama City, FL
Hands down, twas the best jazz bar I went to in New Orleans. Located on Frenchmen St where there’s plenty of jazz to go around twice, it’s small and intimate but by no means tame... unlike anything I’ve ever heard before - and as a piano player I can assure you the pianist was a genius. Every single one of them was!
— ★★★★★  Linda W. of Los Angeles, CA
Amazing place. Definitely on my top 3 best places in the city. I like the environment and music. Musicians are very nice and after each song one person goes around the place to collect donations. So if you’re shy or somewhere in the back - no worries. They got your money. Try come on Friday night they have pretty cool dancers/couples who will dance swing. The place is small but it has another huge plus compare to most other places on Frenchman. It’s their air conditioning! Very cool place!
— ★★★★★  Kirill V. of Manhattan, NY
In New Orleans but want to stay away from the drunken frat boys and girls gone wild? Looking for a real jazz club with a great atmosphere? I was in New Orleans for a conference and a friend suggested going to The Spotted Cat Music Club. It was packed for a reason. This small music box has a stage, bar, and a cozy jazz friendly area to stand and meet music lovers in a ‘locals’ area of the French Quarter. The talent is top notch and perhaps the key indicator of why this place is a local favourite.

I don’t give out a whole lot of 5 stars... the Spotted Cat Music Club deserves every one.
— ★★★★★  Kevin Y. of Toronto, Canada