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Maple Leaf Bar

Open today: 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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A bit out of the way, but worth it

What a cool place! Obviously the band playing will impact one's opinion, but we went twice and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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Rough and

We visited when there was no band on but an open mic poetry session out the back (Courtyard was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“great music”(16 reviews)
Popular college hangout known for its live funk, jazz, blues and rock music.
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8316 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool place! Obviously the band playing will impact one's opinion, but we went twice and both nights were amazing. Good (and not overpriced) drinks, friendly staff, and awesome (mostly local) patrons. I couldn't (again, assuming that the band is to your liking) recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited when there was no band on but an open mic poetry session out the back (Courtyard was lovely!). The place was really gritty but that’s what made it feel so old and edgy. I have read reviews however about people eating there but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 911eleanorl
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after dinner and a piano player was in the back bar. We enjoyed that as well as a house punch. Awesome stuff. The main act started after we left so I can't comment on that.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The bartender Jamie was very knowledgeable and friendly. The two bands that I saw overther were awesome.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kamelsadr
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Stopped in here before dinner for a quick drink, which was probably not a good time to visit. The place is probably at it's best when a band is on but not before. The "I'm too cool for you" bartender will barely speak to you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had a blast at the Maple Leaf. We went for the music and got there a little early to make sure we could get in and get a spot at the back bar. The front area near the stage gets very crowded. The bartenders...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank swheeler68
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Super cool spot, piano going in the back, great beers in the cooler and on tap, ask the amazing bartenders for suggestions on all the local offerings, there's a band jamming at night. Highly recommend it, great spot

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank lazydays77
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I loved the big brass band that I was able to experience at this bar. It also has plenty of room for standing and a neat outdoor area as well.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

If you love music then this is a must. The Jazz band was absolutely amazing on the Tuesday night! There is little to no hospitality though so dont go expecting good service or a classy place. It's definitely more of a dive but once it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michaelframpo
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty raw with a door guy who takes pride in being difficult. If you can get past the rawness and the door guy who takes his job way too seriously then you should have a good time. Music is good, drinks come...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the
greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down
the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the
students living in the area ensure that Uptown and
Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly
fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife
and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s
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26 April 2018|
Response from Bailaencuba | Reviewed this property |
There’s live music every night but generally doesn’t start until 10 or 11. There are some benches along the sides. Their website has info on the music. Love this place.
15 March 2017|
Response from doug001 | Reviewed this property |
Stick with your plan. Did you see who is at the Maple Leaf on Wed. night? The New Orleans Suspects. Are you in town for the French Quarter Fest? That'll be a great time.
14 October 2015|
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Response from timmc8 | Reviewed this property |
Rebirth plays Tuesday's at 1030. There is limited, very limited seating so unless there is a special need, just plan on standing. I personally enjoyed the local brass bands that played in the street corner but the Maple Leaf... More