You don’t need to spend nearly $4 on a single grilled oyster, $20 on dry, crumbly boudin, or go out of your way to have dinner at Canary Club, a multi-floor Cajun spot on the LES. But you should make a reservation for the live music lounge downstairs, which has performances Tuesday through Saturday from 9pm until 4am. The red fabric booths, large format cocktails, and live jazz make it feel like a speakeasy in New Orleans, and it’s a great place to hang out with a first date or significant other.
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