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“D” Esquire Lounge


“D” Esquire Lounge East Hwy, 14 Kaplan, Louisiana Phone MI 3-9213 LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment- Mark Prevost: “…my uncle John Blanchard used to own (The ‘D’ Esquire Lounge) back in the early 60’s. I have the match book cover from it…”

May 25, 2016


101 Ranch


1900s era Storyville Jazz club on west corner of Tremé (old Franklin Street) & Iberville: next door to Tuxedo Dance Hall: Opened in 1910 by Abraham Sapiro (later changed to Harry Parker): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064433/1913-03-29/ed-1/seq-3/

October 20, 2014


102 Ranch


Changed name from CafŽ 101 Ranch- Owner William “Billy” Phillips


112 Club


Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country, swing, and old time fiddler Ray Beebe played there in 1960 in place of Leon Melder when Melder’s hand was out with a cut hand. Country and western swing fiddler Jack Kay played there in the mid 1960s. Eddie Friday also played at the family style dances held there at this popular spot.


307 Jazz Club


307 Jefferson Street, Jazz- mid 2000s


500 Club


1940s era French Quarter Jazz club on corner of St. Louis & Bourbon: 441 Bourbon Street (now Bourbon Street Blues Company): From the New Orleans Jazz History Central Vieux Carre Walking Tour brochure: “One of the early jazz spots on Bourbon St., Prima’s 500 Club was operated by Leon Prima, Louis’s older brother and himself a trumpeter of some repute. Prima and Frank Federico were highlighted at the opening in 1946, and music historian Hank Kmen later played in the band here.”


544 Club


544 Bourbon Street, New Orleans No known information other than matchbook cover

February 2, 2015


84 Club


Country music bar that was well known for violence http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/DeltaReflections-Nightclubs.html

July 22, 2015


A – Jacks


African American club- Featured in the 1949 Negro Motorist Green Book: 1836 Perrin Street

October 20, 2014


A. J.’s Club


Listed in “Readers recall clubs where they danced to Louisiana Music” from The Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1998: “Readers of The Daily Advertiser were asked to submit names of’ the clubs where they danced to Louisiana music in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with a brief recollection of what the club was like and who played there.”


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