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Rock n Bowl - Mid City Lanes

3016 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304
+1 504-861-1700
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Zydeco music

If you're in NOLA, Thursday night's are Zydeco night at the Rocking Bowl! If you like to dance and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Always a Good Time

We love coming here to enjoying the atmosphere, great music, and bowling! This place never fails to... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3016 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-4304
+1 504-861-1700
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you're in NOLA, Thursday night's are Zydeco night at the Rocking Bowl! If you like to dance and have a great time - get on over to the Rocking Bowl!!!

1  Thank Rangertommy
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We love coming here to enjoying the atmosphere, great music, and bowling! This place never fails to let us have a great time!

Thank Paige466
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fun up top, party down below. Once you come here you'll understand what I mean. This place has had some incredible live act over the years. Its one of those hidden gems that mostly only the locals know about. Enjoy!

Thank John C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went to rock and bowl for granddaughter's birthday had a blast. Lagniappe a Cajun zydeco band. Loved the time awesome staff and owner! Not to mention consecrated to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart!

1  Thank 1025pm
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We bought tickets in advance to hear the Zydeco band. It was a really good band and there was plenty of room to dance on the beautiful wood floor. I highly recommend you try going here and listening to this beautiful music.

1  Thank babs12858
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not all the great things are in the French Quarter. We had dinner at Ye Olde College Inn across the way (somehow associated with Rock n Bowl. It was fantastic (if you like duck, try it), lovely staff, great food, very fairly priced, best restaurant...More

1  Thank FriskyTrips
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have been to the Rock n Bowl multiple times, usually during Jazzfest. It is always fun. Lots of locals and visitors. Great music in an unusual environment. Come prepared to have a good time.

Thank carl507
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Caught the Mixed Nuts band at Rock n Bowl in New Orleans on 12/16. Great live music, good food and bowling, all the best things in life. The dance floor was crowded and the lanes were full of people just having a good time. No...More

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My Wife and I love to dance Zydeco. My favorite Zydeco bands that play at the Rock & Bowl are; Geno Delafose, Leroy Thomas, and Little Nathan and the Big Timers. If you visit on Thursday night- you will not be disappointed. Laissez les bons...More

2  Thank X3016XJalanb
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We deliberately went on a Thursday night to experience the famed zydeco dancing. For dinner, their "sister restaurant" around the corner & attached inside) is Ye Olde College Inn. We went there first, & the manager that night, Jordan Williams, couldn't have been more gracious!...More

1  Thank karwalkers
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Jen G
It appears, according to Google Maps, that the ST Charles trolley stops a mile or so from Rock N Bowl? If that's accurate, how far away is it, and do you think its a safe walk to and from the trolley?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jackomoipa | Reviewed this property |
If you're from out of town and don't necessarily know your way around I would suggest cabbing/ubering it there. It's not far. However, if you're in the mood to ride the streetcar all the way and then walk to Rock N' Bowl... More
Is there plenty of seating? My husband can't stand for long stretches.
30 March 2017|
Response from fabroussard |
We do have picnic tables inside the alley as well as a handful of high boy tables and chairs. If you are bowling, there are benching for you to sit on as well while you wait your turn.
Is this in a safe part of town to drive to in a rental car for a party of 4? Also, what time do you need to get there on Thursday Zydeco nights to be able to get a seat? Thanks!
15 March 2017|
Response from fabroussard |
Yes! You can most certainly get to us safely in a rental car. We have ample parking on site. 3 parking lots to chose from so you do not have to worry about finding off-street parking. Zydeco night starts at 8:30pm so... More