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Five Local Spots for Rockin’ Tunes on National Jukebox Day

November 21, 2021
By: Gracie Wise

Have you ever used a jukebox at a restaurant, flipping through the pages until you found your favorite song? Whether you were born in 1949 or 2001, jukeboxes evoke memories of a simpler time. If you're tired of listening to the same songs on the radio every morning, visit these five restaurants on November 24, where you can listen to something new while enjoying a delicious meal.


Mosca's Restaurant

Are you craving Italian? Make a reservation at Mosca's, a family-owned restaurant conveniently located on side of the road. Enjoy a selection of mouth-watering Creole-Italian recipes like shrimp mosca, chicken à la grande, and spaghetti bordelaise. For old-timers, Mosca's also has a jukebox filled with songs from mid-century crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and Louis Prima. Need help finding a specific song? Ask some of the waiters for help--you'll be amazed at how much they know about the jukebox! Mosca's is open from Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. 4137 U.S. Highway 90 West, Westwego, 504-436-8950, moscasrestaurant.com


Pal's Lounge

Meet up with friends at Pal's, where you can drink, watch the Saint's game, and have a good old time. Visitors can kick back and relax with a glass of Pal's signature cocktails such as Vodka Peach Tea, Old Crandaddy, and Honey Lavender Rose Sangria. They also have rotating food pop-ups like Tacos Para La Vida, Second Line Brewing, and Rosedale. Feeling energetic? Challenge your friends to a game of ice hockey, try your luck in their gambling booth, or crank up some music on the jukebox. This is also a good place to visit after a long day of partying at Jazz Fest! Happy hour is every day from 3 to 7 p.m., with discounts on food and beverages. 949 N. Rendon St., 504-488-7257, instagram.com/palsloungenola


Waffle House

Waffle House is more than its world-famous waffles, omelets, and hashbrowns--it's also a destination for music. Founded in 1955, this iconic roadside diner has hailed tourists and locals all over the South. Next time you visit the nearest Waffle House, be sure to play a song or two on the jukebox. Listen to classics like "There Are Raisins in My Toast" by Danny Jones, "Saturday Night at My Place" by Gary Garcia, and "They're Cooking Up My Order" by Alfreda Gerald. You can learn more about Waffle House Records on Instagram and Twitter. You can also find them on Spotify if you're on the go! Multiple Locations, wafflehouse.com


Snake & Jake's Christmas Club Lounge

Every day is Christmas at Snake & Jake's! Located close to Tulane, this dive bar is a hidden gem that every college student and night owl should visit. It's filled with classic Christmas-themed decorations, festive bright lights, and fine music from a jukebox. Enjoy a selection of cheap beer, wine, and cocktails, including the famous Possum Drop, which consists of Schlitz with a drop of Jägermeister. Snake & Jake's also has a friendly black lab named Peeves, so it's no big surprise that visitors bring their dogs with them! f you see him, don't forget to give him a "shot of kibble" (literally dog food) and a pat on the head! Snake & Jake's is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. 7612 Oak St., 504-861-2802, snakeandjakes.com


Le Bon Temps Roule

This bar pretty much sums up the spirit of New Orleans. Since 1979, Le Bon Temps Roule has been a hangout spot for local musicians, Mardi Gras krewes, and Hollywood stars. Visitors can stop by for some fresh oysters and a Bloody Mary as they listen to live music from New Orleans-based talents, including The Soul Rebels, Steve Lands & The Thursday Night Throwdown, and Dr. Lo Faber. Visitors can also bring their buddies to play billiards, listen to some music on the jukebox, and socialize with all the customers and bartenders. If you're coming to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, this is the place to be. 4801 Magazine St., 504-897-3448, lbtrnola.com

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