Candlelight Lounge

Candlelight Lounge, New Orleans: Address, Phone Number, Candlelight Lounge Reviews: 4/5

Candlelight Lounge
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Candlelight Lounge Is a well known Bar and Lounge.We feature some great Musicians and live bands.
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Neighbourhood: Tremé
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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paul b
London, UK7 contributions
Rip off
Feb 2020 • Couples
Arrived 9pm band finished playing 9.15 $20 cover charge for two people rip off! Advertised from 9.30 onwards no refund don’t bother going here.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ScubaDLT
Omaha, Nebraska235 contributions
Absolutely a must visit!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Arrived in NOLA on Monday. Read about this place on the web. Went there midday. Closed. Damn. Guy named Kevin was cleaning-up outside. I asked him if he was open. He said no, but go in and have a look around. Came back out and said we’d come back when he was open. Came back around 8 pm. DJ was playing loud. Half dozen local people there having a good time. Kevin welcomed us and thanked us for coming back. Sat at the bar. Ordered rum and coke. Strong. After about 10 mins, Kevin brought us two plates of food. Surprise! It was a whole crab, corn, sausage, potato, and a spicy turkey neck. Awesome!! Ordered another rum and coke. Drank it and thanked Kevin.

This place is local. If you want local, this is the place. Thank you Kevin for a great experience.
Written 2 November 2018
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baltojo
New Orleans, LA51 contributions
The Real New Orleans
May 2017 • Solo
Forget Bourbon Street. If you want a true taste of New Orleans music in an authentic setting, get a taxi and head to the Candle Light in the historic Treme neighborhood. You can see world-class music and enjoy the friendly company of locals in an informal atmosphere, and you'll most likely be friends with most of the bar by the end of the evening. On Monday nights, it's Jazz Night with Corey Henry and Friends. Corey, recently voted best trombonist in the Offbeat Music Awards, is a veteran of Rebirth Brass Band and Lil Rascals and currently plays with Galactic and his band Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet. He is a versatile musician who goes from gentle jazz to Mardi Gras tunes that have the audience dancing and second lining through the bar by the end of the night. His band usually consists of musicians who perform with Kermit Ruffins, but other musicians usually show up to sit in, including Delfeayo Marsalis, Kirk Joseph of Dirty Dozen and musicians from around the world. On Wednesdays, the Andrews Family, one of the premier musical families of New Orleans takes the stage. Note that many reviews cover Treme Brass Band's weekly show here, but they have moved to another bar on Wednesdays.
Written 10 May 2017
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Anniekaylen
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Definitely a hidden gem (pure Treme gold)
Apr 2017 • Solo
This place doesn't even have a phone number, but it sure has a ton of soul. On Wednesday nights, starting somewhere between 8:30-9 and for about 2 hours the amazing Andrews Brass Band plays, gathering up some of the most colorful and friendly locals from this historic African American neighborhood (Treme). Cover is $5. Bar only accepts cash.The music is definitely some of the best that I've heard around the city, and they deserve much more than a $5 cover charge so tip them well. Expect to see some eccentric, unique, extraverted, very friendly locals, most of them regulars, dancing and singing along with the band. For now, there aren't too many tourists, which helps to keep this place as a unique time capsule in a way. Take an uber there, since there isn't much going on in the neighborhood and some say its a little sketchy at night, though I haven't had any problems (ubering). Overall, I highly recommend this place.
Written 27 April 2017
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dharmamaster61
Sicily, Italy238 contributions
Wow! Simply GREAT!
Sep 2016 • Friends
Great place and great show. Very authentic. Good level musicians: the Tremé brass band is really something!
Bartender Gladys is simply super: she really makes the people feel at home and won't let you go until you get into the dance floor.
Worth the trip. Only consider the show scheduled for 9pm will hardly start before 10:00 or even later.
Written 9 September 2016
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Haven T
Guam, Mariana Islands17 contributions
Authentic New Orleans Jazz
Jun 2016 • Business
It is off the beaten track and what I would call a real 'local joint'. The band, Treme Brass was great! It was interesting in that the singers had no microphones and the singers would walk around the dance floor to sing their songs. It was absolutely classic New Orleans jazz. It was great seeing people watching from every walk in life were in the audience. I had incredible time! Don't forget to pay the cover charge when you walk in. $10 per person. Worth every penny!
Written 28 June 2016
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Key G
New Orleans, LA4 contributions
Check out Sundays too
Mar 2016 • Friends
The Candlelight Lounge has re-opened in full effect and has live music on Sunday's also. The Key Sound (a mixture of Jazz, R&B, and Blues), is there from 2-6 P.M. and there's a band following that. Come through!
Written 13 March 2016
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bwm82
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
Closed
Nov 2015 • Couples
Went their on a wednesday night in full expectation due to all good reviews but it was Closed. There building was wrapped with tape sort of like at CSI!
Written 12 November 2015
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Doug B
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Place was closed
Sep 2015 • Couples
Went on Wednesday night as suggested and it was closed down. There was yellow tape surrounding the building. Not sure what is going. Call before going.
Written 23 September 2015
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Leavita
New York City, NY127 contributions
THIS is New Orleans!
Apr 2015 • Couples
I read about the Treme Brass Band online and noticed that the Candlelight Lounge was near where I was staying. Well, it was terrific! It is off the beaten track and what I would call a real "local joint." It reminded me of a neighborhood social club. It is a very basic place with very nice bar service, both barmaids were friendly, and the most fantastic entertainment. Listening to this band was one of the top highlights of our trip. They play there every Wednesday night.
Written 11 May 2015
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