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Vaughan's Lounge

800 Lesseps St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117-4720
+1 504-947-5562
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Excellent Bar & Music

We visited Vaughan’s Lounge on a Thursday night specifically to see Corey Henry play. We took to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Thursdays !

Made it in late, and they were raising the roof. Lot's of players sat in with Corey Henry, and I... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dive bar” (5 reviews)
“great music” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
800 Lesseps St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA 70117-4720
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
+1 504-947-5562
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Vaughan’s Lounge on a Thursday night specifically to see Corey Henry play. We took to 88 bus from the French Quarter which stopped not too far from the bar. Entry was $10 which included free red beans & rice. There were a number...More

Thank gljidb
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Made it in late, and they were raising the roof. Lot's of players sat in with Corey Henry, and I am so glad to have heard the great madness. The best!

1  Thank peachesrsweet
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If your are looking for s dive bar...this is it! We had a lot of fun on a Tuesday afternoon. Good bourbon selection, but probably best not to share it with El Chappo, the bar's resident guard chihuahua.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

On Thurday bnight we had loud funky progressive jazz that was enjoyed by all present. $10 a head cover charge and great fun was had by all.

Thank FreqTravW
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Fun night with friends and good music. This place is somewhat of a dive bar but thats good. Came in as a group fun was had by all. I for sure recommend you stop by.

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have visited here numerous times on our travels to NOLA. Always a friendly server behind the bar. It is an unassuming "dive bar" (in a positive way) with indoor and outdoor seating. The best part is that on every visit, we've had the great...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 10 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...More

2  Thank Alice_Fuller
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...More

1  Thank Tangi2
Reviewed 11 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

2  Thank CarolynC2289
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...More

2  Thank Americana29
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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