"Famous Door" Famous Door Tip by Ewingjr98

Famous Door, New Orleans: 4 reviews and 6 photos

  The Famous Door
by Ewingjr98
  • The Famous Door - New Orleans
      The Famous Door
    by Ewingjr98
  • Famous Door - New Orleans
  • Famous Door - New Orleans

A bar on Bourbon Street with 2-for-1 drinks and live music! How could you go wrong? How about a 10-minute wait, at the bar when the bar was virtually empty, for starters? Perhaps the door is most famous when customers are leaving?

Besides the service, the bar is pretty good. They have 2-for-1 drinks (and sometimes even 3-for-1 drinks) in the late afternoon. And they seem to always have live music playing a variety of jazz and old rock. Much more mainstream than the strip clubs and loud clubs at the Canal Street end of Bourbon.

According to Frommers, this is the oldest live music venue on Bourbon Street, open since 1934. It is said Harry Connick, Jr. played here years ago when he was just a teenager. The bar was formerly owned by the same company that operated Razzoo and the Bourbon Street Blues Company. The Famous Door has changed ownership, not sure about the others.

Address: 339 Bourbon St.
Phone: 504-522-7626
Theme: Live Music
Website: http://new.orleans.nightguide.com/data/n100301.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 27, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~ Ernest Hemingway”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 3
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 9 7

Have you been to New Orleans?

  Share Your Travels