The City of New Orleans requires every customer to present proof of vaccination or a negative test result from within the last 72 hours in order to be in the building. Customers who have not been vaccinated or tested are welcome to dine at one of our outside tables.

As of January 14, 2022 the City of New Orleans has also reinstated its mask mandate. All customers must wear masks when not actively eating or drinking.

Playing LIVE NOW

Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake

Live Music

Live Music

Every Thursday thru Monday

Buffa’s is committed to paying our musicians fairly while also protecting our customers during the remainder of the pandemic. In order to do this we are selling full tables intead of individual seats for each show.

Friday at 7PM & 9PM


& Her Zimmermen

Meryl Zimmerman

Tom Worrell
Saturday 7PM & 9PM

Tom Worrell & Friends

Some Like It Hot!
Sunday at 11AM & 1PM

Traditional Jazz Brunch

Some Like It Hot!

Sunday at 7PM & 9PM

Steve Pistorius

& His Porch Pals

Steve Pistorius

Leslie Cooper & Eric Merchant
Monday at 7 PM

Leslie Cooper

& Eric Merchant

We're Hiring

Interested at getting paid to listen to live local music while earning money as a server, cook, or dishwasher?

Buffa's is hiring now at all positions.

Email us at ObscureMyEmail for more information or to schedule an interview!

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The Best Place You've Never Been!

We hear it all the time: “I always pass by that place and think about stopping in.” Does that sound like you? Well, think about it no more.

On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant is the quintessential New Orleans style neighborhood bar. We're open 11AM to 1AM seven days a week!

Tip the Band

Our Virtual Tip Jar!

Show our musicians how much you enjoy watching them on our web cam! Drop a Lincoln or two in our virtual tip jar! We'll see they not only get the tip, but that they know who it's from (unless you tell us not to).

Don't Tell Them Who It's From…

See Buffa's on Esquire's "Best Bars in America"
Buy our CD!

16 Original Songs.
16 Local Artists & Their Friends.

Check out the full review here!
Available now at Buffa’s and our
Online Store
or download from CDBaby

We're open

11AM to 1AM

every day!

Later on weekends

Redfish PoBoy

Buffa's is open for Dine-In or Take Out

11AM to Close.

Enjoy the best bar food in New Orleans

inside or outside!

Come on in or order online with Waitr.

Check out our reviews!

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1001 Esplanade Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70116

(504) 949-0038


This what3words address refers to the 3 metre square location at Buffa's front entrance. Tap or click the button or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.


11AM to CLOSE — Dine In or Take Out
(Kitchen closes at Midnight; 1AM on weekends)

Open for Live Music!