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One of Downbeat Magazine’s 212 Great Jazz Venues

Downbeat Feb 2012 Cover with Phil Woods

“Cigar and jazz aficionados converge nightly on this low-key Uptown haunt. Joe Krown, John Fohl, Carl LeBlanc and Rick Trolsen are all good musical bets.”


cigar aficionado

Cigar Insider, August 2015

If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you probably have an image in your head of an old underground jazz club where booze flows freely into the wee hours of the night and smoke is illuminated by dim stage lights hovering over a jazz quartet.  If that’s the case, then Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar is a must-visit on your trip to the Big Easy. It’s a no-frills jazz bar where cigars are not only welcome but encouraged.  This may be the last place in the city where you can enjoy live music in a club setting without having to hit the sidewalk for a smoke.  If you’re looking for the true New Orleans jazz experience, Dos Jefes is the place.