Downtown- Rampart St., French Quarter, Fauburg Marigny, Warehouse District
The Funky Butt- A block or so down from Donna's, jazzy, funky, jazzy
Donna's Bar and Grill- New Orleans' brass band headquarters on Rampart across from Armstrong Park
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe- serving up music all day near the French Market
The House of Blues- big, fancy venue drawing the biggest names on the N.O. club circuit
The Storyville District-Quint Davis' French Quarter venue, featuring N.O. food and music
Levon Helm's Classic American Cafe- new large venue across from H.O.B.
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro- New Orleans' answer to New York's Blue Note
Cafe Brasil- almost always a party inside and out on Frenchman St.
Dream Palace/ Reality Grill- formerly Cafe Istanbul across from Cafe Brasil
Checkpoint Charlie's- mostly rock oriented, you can also do your laundry and shoot pool.
The Dragon's Den - above Siam Cafe
The Howlin' Wolf- large club, good music calendar
The Mermaid Lounge - kinda alternative, sells cans of Schaffer beer while you listen to sometimes noisy music
Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
Preservation Hall- the premiere New Orleans traditional jazz venue and music label
Patout's and The Cajun Cabin
Uptown- Magazine, Napoleon, Carrollton