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Vaughan's Lounge

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Address: 800 Lesseps St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117-4720
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+1 504-947-5562
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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This small bar is a hot spot for live jazz and has free soul food and cheap...

This small bar is a hot spot for live jazz and has free soul food and cheap drinks. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.

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I went to Vaughan's this Thursday when I was visiting NO for the first time from London. I saw Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet and guests including the Mardi Gras Big Chief, and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Vaughan's this Thursday when I was visiting NO for the first time from London. I saw Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet and guests including the Mardi Gras Big Chief, and had the best night ever! I was a little nervous about venturing out of the French Quarter to visit here but got a taxi and although... More 

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1 Thank Alice_Fuller
New Orleans, Louisiana
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Form the outside, this unassuming neighborhood bar looks to be just that: a neighborhood bar. But once inside you'll note that this place is on fiyo! On Thursday nights the have the best New Orleans music in town, and that says a lot in this town. And you never know what treats will come out of Chris's kitchen: from "berled"... More 

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1 Thank Tangi2
Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Great to catch a show here - especially if you can see Corey Glover. Full of NOLA decorations, cheap drinks, and a nice, sweaty atmosphere. Good place to jump into the spirit of the city

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2 Thank CarolynC2289
Florence, AL
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231 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is old school cool. It's not a dive so much as an institution. It's a standard by which dive try to meet. The exterior looks like a juke joint. The interior is a little like a museum. The hour drink is a Moscow Mule made with fresh ginger. Perfect thing to revive a weary driver and set the mood... More 

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2 Thank Americana29
Los Angeles Metro area
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We met an elected official who told us he moved to New Orleans years ago because of the music and when we asked him where was the best place in New Orleans to go to hear authentic, native sounds he promptly told us that we must go to Vaughn's Lounge. Take an Uber to this location because it is off... More 

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5 Thank L B
Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

checked off my 'bucket list" as of Friday,Jan.29th,2016 A MUST GO TO !!! Get away from the French Quarter for a minute, get in a cab, take it to the corner of Dauphine&Lesseps, and BE AMAZED!!!! The place is a lot smaller than I imagined but on a Friday afternoon, it's THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE!!!!! We were the only... More 

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5 Thank Keith H
Memphis
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

After a month-long visit to New Orleans (living in Bywater), Vaughan's ended up being one of our favorite spots. Friendly, kind bartenders (except the random bouncer guy that demanded $10 from us for music we didn't know was happening when we'd already been sitting there for an hour.) Every time we showed up at Vaughan's, there was some free food... More 

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3 Thank gotigersgo1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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783 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Locals spot for hanging out and live New Orleans music. Definitely a dive but in all of the best ways. You'll love the break from the tourists in the Quarter, the CBD, and the Warehouse District. Use Uber to get to and from!

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1 Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Marin County California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The music at this funky lounge is out of this world! Thursday nights are the best.The ride out to the lounge is not for the faint of heart. We're talking the lower 9th Ward. It's been 10 years since Katrina, and block after flattened block, looks like a war zone. I'm a single woman, and was wondering if I was... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We came to listen to Trumpet Black and the Heart Attacks (A+++++) in this little hole-in-the-wall bar. Any jazz music probably sounds phenomenal here. This is a SMALL place (less than 100 people!) and super close quarters - but DANG, listening to amazing jazz here is by far one of the best parts of our trip! Happily paid a $10... More 

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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 destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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