“a mecca for Jazz loves & musicians alike”
Voted "one of the best bars in Louisiana" by Esquire Magazine with it's laid back atmosphere. If you're at Fritzel's, you love jazz. Come in and get swept away in the tunes and good people. Fritz's is situated in an historic 1831 building nestled in the heart of New Orleans' storied French Quarted. Since its founding in October 1969, it has become a mecca for Jazz lovers and musicians alike. The proprietor and his team provide a locale that is a "Home Away from Home" for Jazz aficionados from around the globe. Whether you want to play or just listen, there is always a warm welcome awaiting you in Fritzel's relaxed atmosphere. So come and share the best traditional Jazz New Orleans has to offer and dance the night away.
Advertised 4 dollar draft. When I got my change the bartender gave herself a 4 dollar tip. When I questioned it her response "that's the way it is" easiest job in the world is taking money from a drunk, but that was my first drink...went on down the street...and got my drunk with better hospitality.
Most people just go to Preservation Hall to hear a bit of jazz then check it off their to-do list. If that's not enough jazz for you, I'd suggest coming here as well! It's smaller and feels like a well-kept secret... plus the jazz is awesome, duh! And their one drink per set minimum is totally reasonable, especially since there's no cover. Oh, and get a seat on the balcony if you can!
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Fritzel's European Jazz Bar
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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