One Eyed Jacks

New Orleans-City-Center

4.4 / 5

May 11, 2018

Formerly the Shim Sham club, One Eyed Jacks takes its name from the 1960s Marlon Brando film and is owned by the step-son of one Helen Mirren. It's a ...

Formerly the Shim Sham club, One Eyed Jacks takes its name from the 1960s Marlon Brando film and is owned by the step-son of one Helen Mirren. It’s a gleefully eclectic venue, the kind of place where one could find oneself watching some fringe theatre on one night, listening to live jazz on another and checking out a classic B-movie on the next. No two nights are the same and as pleasingly hard to pigeonhole as it is, it’s also a hugely atmospheric spot with blazing red wallpaper, high-ceilings, chandeliers and sofas battered into submission. The crowd is equally embracive, encompassing everyone from college kids to local hipsters to tourists hoping to sup some of that Big Easy atmosphere.