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10 New Orleans Music Spots With Fun Bars 

<p>Hi-Ho Lounge

2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446

Come for bluegrass parties, surf punk and experimental jazz; stay for the roomy bar and chalkboard specials.

Maple Leaf Bar

8316 Oak St., 866-9359

Listen to live music from the main bar or head to the back bar and patio.

One Eyed Jacks

615 Toulouse St., 569-9100

www.oneeyedjacks.net

Congregate around the bar's circular chandelier centerpiece or the porn-funk and velour upstairs hideout.

Blue Nile

532 Frenchmen St., 948-2583

www.bluenilemusic.com

The bar's dramatic lighting and midnight sky interiors welcome indie rockers and reggae fans, while the upstairs balcony comes with a Marigny view.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696

www.snugjazz.com

Jazz kings and queens hold nightly court at the Frenchmen palace.

Rock 'N' Bowl

3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3133

www.rockandbowl.com

The Mid-City institution has moved, but New Orleans' music-and-bowling tradition continues with a stocked bar and live zydeco, brass bands and a mix of local sounds.

Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club

1931 St. Claude Ave., 945-9654

www.sweetlorrainesjazzclub.com

The longstanding Marigny supper club serves live jazz on weekends.

Le Bon Temps Roule

4801 Magazine St., 895-8117

The Magazine Street haunt features two bars and weekly gigs by the Soul Rebels Brass Band and others.

Circle Bar

1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2616

The Tim Burton-esque shack bordering both Lee Circle and imminent collapse offers cheap nightly shows and cheaper drinks.

Spellcaster Lodge

3052 St. Claude Ave.

www.quintronandmisspussycat.com

Quintron and Miss Pussycat's nautical-themed, mid-century UFO stocks its bar with canned beer and snark.

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