Live En­ter­tain­ment

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BLUE NILE

This lively French­men Street venue is si­mul­ta­ne­ously funky and stylish, with oo­dles of am­biance. Lo­cal acts such as Ker­mit Ruffins and the Wash­board Chaz Trio per­form reg­u­larly, along with na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mu­si­cians. www.blu­e­nile­live.com. 532 French­men St., 504.948.2583. Map 3, J5

D.B.A.

This chic hang­out on the French­men strip fea­tures 20 pre­mium draught beers, fine tequi­las and sin­gle-malts and live mu­sic nightly. Lively wee-hours scene. www.dbanewor­leans.com. 618 French­men St., 504.942.3731. Map 3, J5

THE DAVEN­PORT LOUNGE

An el­e­gant es­cape in­side the Ritz-Carl­ton of­fer­ing a large se­lec­tion of clas­sic New Or­leans cock­tails, along with en­ter­tain­ment by celebrity trum­peter/crooner Jeremy Daven­port. www.ritz­carl­ton.com. 921 Canal St., 504.524.1331. Map 3, E3

HOUSE OF BLUES

The Cres­cent City branch of this na­tional chain con­sis­tently tops lo­cal best-of lists, and mixes big-name tours with per­for­mances by New Or­leans fa­vorites. www.hob.com. 225 De­catur St., 504.529.2583. Map 3, F5

THE JAZZ PLAY­HOUSE

This stylish spot in­side the Royal Son­esta recre­ates the tony jazz clubs of Bour­bon Street’s 1950s hey­day. The club fea­tures per­for­mances by a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of top-tier lo­cal tal­ent, nightly at 8 pm. www.son­esta.com/jaz­zplay­house. 300 Bour­bon St., 504.553.2299. Map , F4

MAPLE LEAF

A tin roof, a sweaty dance floor, a quin­tes­sen­tial N’awl­ins ex­pe­ri­ence: fu­eled by funk from some Cres­cent City greats, the crowd goes till dawn. www.maple­leaf­bar.com. 8316 Oak St., 504.866.9359. Map 1, C3

PRESER­VA­TION HALL

Home to tra­di­tional jazz since 1961, this no-frills nightspot still packs ’em in de­spite not serv­ing liquor. Drunks and yakkers: go else­where. www.preser­va­tion­hall.com. 726 St. Peter St., 504.522.2841. Map 3, G4

SNUG HAR­BOR

An el­e­gant, in­ti­mate main­stay of French­men Street’s mu­sic row, Snug Har­bor was rated the city’s best jazz club by Esquire. Two sets nightly. www.snug­jazz.com. 626 French­men St., 504.949.0696. Map 3, J4

THREE KEYS

This hip Ace Ho­tel venue mixes things up with live per­for­mances by lo­cal mu­sic acts, swing dance lessons and guest speak­ers dis­cussing New Or­leans cul­ture. www.three­keysnola.com. 600 Caron­delet St., 504.900.1180. Map 1, D3

THREE MUSES

This hip venue of­fers two lo­ca­tions and a ver­i­ta­ble nightlife tri­fecta: ex­cel­lent hand­crafted cock­tails, gourmet small plates and live lo­cal mu­sic. www.3mus­es­nola.com. 536 French­men St., 504.252.4801. Map 3, J5; 7537 Maple St., 504.510.2749. Map 1, D4

TIP­ITINA’S

The leg­endary Tip’s of­fers an eclec­tic, al­ways-en­ter­tain­ing lineup. Sun­day af­ter­noons fea­ture a fais do-do with live Ca­jun mu­sic. www.tip­iti­nas.com. 501 Napoleon Ave., 504.895.8477. Map 1, D4

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