This cigar bar allows you to smoke cigarettes and cigars inside (they bypass the no-smoking law since they are a cigar bar), and has the ambiance of a locals-only jazz bar from the 1920s. The soulful, funky, jazzy French Trio flirts with the mainstream but the musicians are all so interconnected and inspiring that I don’t care if they play Summertime and House of the Rising Sun, as long as they play it together. George French plays bass and sings while his son, Gerald French, calmly commands the drums with impossible ease. The connectedness between this father son combo is addicting, and produces face melting “how did they do that together?” moments every song. They play three sets every Wednesday night, at roughly 10pm, 11pm and midnight. This is a must see if you want an intimate and authentic New Orleans music experience! Go with your friends or bring a date, either one works at this venue.