Classy and romantic aren’t words you’d usually hear to describe much on Bourbon Street, but the Jazz Playhouse inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel is just such an oasis on New Orleans’ most famous street. This intimate nightclub is a sweet spot to enjoy some of the best jazz artists performing today.
Arrive early because seating gets snapped up and the floor plan makes standing to watch the show awkward. The club has a small dance floor and full bar with a specialty martini menu. Regular performers of note include Bob French and The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and Germaine Bazzle. The Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx kicks off at midnight on Fridays, and there’s a brass band jam at midnight on Saturdays.
The Jazz Playhouse inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans hosts live shows with jazz greats, brass bands, and a midnight burlesque show.