The Spotted Cat Music Club

Jazz Club, Rock Club, Speakeasy
623 Frenchmen St (Royal Street)
New Orleans, LA 70116


  • "I think it was a good PR move to change the name of this place. "Sickly Cat With A Weird Rash" Music Club just doesn't have the same ring to it." - Conan O'Brien
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Listen to the city's best jazz, blues, and zydeco while sucking down an Abita Amber.
  • There was a piano in the girls bathroom!
  • Every Sunday night, some of the best young jazz-funk players with Pat Casey & the New Sound
  • best jazz in new orleans... this place was awesome!
  • Go to the Spotted Cat, grab a bear and enjoy the New Orleans music!
  • Meschiya Lake and the Lil' Big Horns on Tuesday nights 10pm-2am
  • It's my first time here and I found myself not eating to leave. The old time jazz is a nice change of pace!
  • Excellent! No cover, just a one-drink minimun per set for some fine, straight ahead jazz.
  • if you like the old timey style, its the best live jazz in New Orleans...
  • Cash only!
  • No cover on a Thursday night
  • Amazing place, the best!
  • Laying in bed two nights later and I swear I can still hear this music playing in the distance. It really was like something straight out of an episode of Treme.
  • No cover, mostly traditional jazz/dixieland. Probably my favorite Frenchmen St. Place. Try to see Meschiya Lake or the Jazz Vipers there (from Al)
  • A damned good bar with great old style atmosphere and solid jazz. One of the best places I visited in NOLA.
  • Live jazz music, no cover, nice people.
  • Cash only bar. Never a cover. Escape the 80s music on Bourbon and head to Frenchman for awesome jazz bands at The Spotted Cat.
  • Although the tourists are well aware of the Spotted Cat now thanks to Treme and Conan, it is still a great place for live music Bring cash, and stay friendly. Buy & support local music and art!!
  • This place is great! The BEST New Orleans experience. A must do.

Nearby places

508 Frenchmen St (btwn Decatur & Chartres St)
618 Frenchmen St
606 Frenchmen St (at Chartres. St.)