Where is everyone?

We were doing OK for a minute there, but the past week has looked a lot like June for us and a lot of other "Mom & Pop" businesses in New Orleans.

We are still struggling to survive week-to-week. We thought we would have turned the corner by now, but it hasn't happened. If you can't visit, the GoFundMe is still available. We are also fully stocked with Buffa's merchandise, which you can purchase on our web site. Every little bit helps.

Please remember, Buffa's is not the only "Mom & Pop" business in New Orleans suffering this summer. Come visit us once a month (or more, if you like!) and tell your friends to do the same. Then find 2 or 3 more local businesses you love and patronize them once a month. If enough people do that, New Orleans summer economy will thrive as more people will be employed and those businesses will be able to meet their obligations in the tough summer months.

Next Live Performance

Friday at 8PM

Jamie Bernstein and Dave Esley

Zen Cowboys

Many of our shows are live streamed for free, but we'd love it if you'd join us in person.
Click the button below to reserve your seats.

Please note doors open for the Back Room 30 minutes before the first show of the day.

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!

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!

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.

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


11AM to CLOSE — Dine In or Take Out
(Kitchen closes at 1AM; 3AM on Fridays and Saturdays)

Open for Live Music!