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Rare Form Nola

££ - £££American,
437 Esplanade Ave, Corner of Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2014
+1 504-722-3896
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
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American, Bar
££ - £££
437 Esplanade Ave, Corner of Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2014
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Sit under the umbrella, listen to music, bring the dogs, have a beer. My overseas guests loved it. A must do.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place gets great local musicians to play jazz music, New Orleans style. Never too crowded, easy to get drinks and snacks, and just enjoy what you came to New Orleans for.

Thank terry b
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped one evening to hear some music. They have a nice patio area with metal tables. We only stayed a short time to watch what resembled a high school marching band, had one drink and left. The food didn't fit what...More

Thank roger3116
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I came there for a dring in the afternoon. Sitting in the 'garden' was enjoyable: nice tables in iron, with parasols if you want, very quiet. The bar at the back of the gardens has a holiday feel, you think you're in another exotic place....More

Thank ML_Travels140
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem after the rest of our group called it a night. Excellent 10 pc jazz band, awesome music!

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 20 March 2018

walk by, listen, stop in for a drink or a snack, then proceed down the street to your next stop on frenchmen or esplanade

Thank Heather L M
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Close to French Quarter and Frenchmen Street, but it feels like a different world. Great bar and outdoor sitting area. We were lucky to be there when a guitar/trombone combo played great, quiet jazzy music. Nice and easy. Treat yourself to a good break

Thank Wolfgang R
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in because I heard the music. Didn't regret it. Probably great for an evening, I came in at 1pm on a Monday.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Love sitting on the patio here, listening to music. I bring my dogs and they enjoy it also. Beer is good. Shade is plentiful. No cover charge. A must do.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Go sit on the patio, bring the dogs, listen to music. A wonderful find. Lovely umbrellas, and shade. Live music is a plus.

Thank harmsenom
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Esplanade Ave, Corner of Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2014
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-722-3896
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