You'll find an array of live entertainment and artful expression on AllWays' main stage, home to everything from the "Big Easy bluegrass" of the Tanglers to the nouveau jazz of Chapter Soul to Esoterotica, "original stories by local authors" at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. There's also the smaller Theatre at St. Claude in the back. Find food trucks outside at night and weekends. Open daily. No food.
This longtime Frenchmen Street staple upgraded its intimate interior with an elevated viewing area to watch (for no cover charge) some of the best unsung local talent in funk, blues and rock. The intimate club's lack of pretense also extends to its drink prices. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
There's no cover at this cash-only jazz and blues club, which features live music nightly. There is a one-drink minimum per set. Open daily. No food.
The Cajun omelet is filled with cheese, onions, parsley, hot sausage, tomato, paprika and cracked pepper. A blackened center-cut pork chop is served with gumbo, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
The club features a wide variety of live music, burlesque performances, film screenings, DJ dance nights and a popular '80s night on Thursday. The bar serves classic cocktails, cheap Miller High Life and PBR shot specials. The Matador is the signature drink. Open daily. No food.