Live from the Backroom at Buffa's

Cole Willams

A word about our shows

We have a cover charge for most of our shows. 100% of this money goes directly to the musicians — we don't keep a dime. If you get tickets on Eventbrite you are guaranteed a seat for that show, as long as you show up within 15-20 minutes from the show's start time.

This system helps us make sure the musicians receive fair pay, and also allow us to pay our employees properly for their time.

Live Music

Live Music

Every Wednesday thru Monday

All Ages Welcome!

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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 close 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"

We're open

10AM to 2AM

every day!

Gothem Knight Burger
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

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

10AM to 2AM.

Enjoy the best bar food in New Orleans

inside or outside!

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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.

Giving this unique identifier to your friends will bring them right to Buffa's front door!


10AM to CLOSE — Dine In or Take Out
(Kitchen closes at 1AM)

Opens 1 hour before Live Music 7 days a week!