About Snug Harbor

For over 30 years, Snug Harbor has provided the best in live jazz & great regional cooking at reasonable prices. Snug is located in three rooms of a renovated 1800’s storefront located in the Faubourg Marigny, just outside the French Quarter. We have a dining room, a bar, and a music room.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

New Orleans Music

New Orleans is the Birthplace of Jazz

New Orleans is one of the best places in America to witness the live music culture in a city setting.  While most people think of New Orleans jazz as a single origin jazz music style, the city’s music is rooted in various traditional trends and music styles.

The city pulses with the sounds of some of the world’s most talented musicians playing eclectic music ranging from traditional jazz to zydeco, brass band music, blues, funk, and R&B.

Snug Harbor features music 7 nights a week, primarily New Orleans modern jazz.

Frenchmen Street

Snug Harbor is Located in New Orleans’ Vibrant Frenchmen Music District

Snug Harbor is located in a three-block entertainment district of Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans’ 7th Ward. Just downriver from the Vieux Carre (or, French Quarter) Frenchmen Street has been known as the place locals go for live music since the 1980s. A true hotspot, Snug Harbor anchors Frenchmen between Royal and Chartres Streets. Live music 7 nights a week at most if not all of the clubs in addition to a lively street music culture.

Frenchmen Street

Music Clubs

Snug’s neighbor music clubs include DBA, Marigny Brasserie, Spotted Cat Music Club, Cafe Negril, the Apple Barrel, Blue Nile and Three Muses.  New Orleans’ finest entertainers are performing on Frenchmen 7 nights a week, so be sure to walk around and catch the night air of our city’s most musical district.

Snug Harbor

Frenchmen Art Market

In addition to the incredible music, the Frenchmen Art Market is the place to go to experience local arts and crafts from more than one hundred vendors.

Frenchmen Street Art Market

Getting to Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen is a short walk away from the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods. But if you feel like a drive, getting to and from the district is no problem and there is access to both paid parking lots and street spots.

Heads Up:  Sometimes It Can Get Packed

Holidays like Halloween, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve, and Fourth of July in addition to Krewe du Vieux, French Quarter Festival and Satchmo Festival often turn the avenue into a pedestrian mall. We encourage all guests visiting during Holidays and festivals to know their surroundings and consider their safety in and around the area.

Frenchmen Street Crowd

When in doubt, take a taxi or pedicab!

During the evening hours especially, we encourage guests to exercise caution. Just because Fats Domino goes out walking after midnight doesn’t mean you have to. Catching a cab is no problem! Taxis and pedicabs (bikecabs) cruise down Frenchmen throughout the day and night – so your next ride is never more than a few minutes away.

Here are the numbers for a few reliable services in New Orleans:

  • United Cab Company – 504-522-9771
  • Nawlins Cab – (504) 522-9059
  • NOLA Pedicabs – 504-488-6565
  • Bike Taxi Unlimited – 504-891-3441
  • Limousine Livery – (504) 561-8777

Photo credits: Elizabeth Heideman via gonola.com, frenchmenstreetlive.com, welovenola.com, pinterest

Tourists on Frenchmen Street